The table below looks at the statistics for the Transition Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Transition Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transition Manager
Rank 443 503 500
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Transition Manager 175 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 49 42
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Transition Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Transition Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Transition Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Transition Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK.

Transition Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Transition Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Transition Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Transition Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK.

Transition Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Transition Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 168 £425 -10.52% 20
London +40 69 £500 -4.76% 10
South East +3 33 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +16 21 £475 +39.70% 1
South West -16 17 £388 -
Berkshire +17 14 £375 +20.00% 2
City of London +21 13 £513 +5.12% 1
West Midlands +4 11 £375 -6.25% 5
Cheshire +4 9 £500 +31.57% 1
Hampshire -8 8 £338 -17.68% 1
Yorkshire +10 7 £400 -
Reading +15 6 £425 +36.00% 1
East Midlands - 6 £413 -
West Yorkshire +7 5 £400 -
Scotland -13 5 £398 -18.87%
Birmingham +3 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Manchester -5 4 £325 -
Nottingham - 3 £469 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £469 -
East of England - 3 £450 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
Bradford - 2 £400 -
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Leeds -1 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -

Transition Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Transition Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Transition Manager in their job title.

1 139 (50.00%) ITIL
2 76 (27.34%) Project Management
3 59 (21.22%) PRINCE2
4 57 (20.50%) Service Management
5 45 (16.19%) Change Management
5 45 (16.19%) Security Cleared
6 43 (15.47%) Service Delivery
7 42 (15.11%) Transition Management
8 36 (12.95%) Finance
9 33 (11.87%) Migration
10 31 (11.15%) SC Cleared
11 28 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (8.99%) SAP
13 22 (7.91%) Telecoms
14 19 (6.83%) Oracle
14 19 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (6.47%) ITIL V3
16 16 (5.76%) Microsoft
17 15 (5.40%) Retail
17 15 (5.40%) Release Management
18 14 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (5.04%) MS Excel
19 13 (4.68%) ERP
19 13 (4.68%) Risk Management
20 12 (4.32%) PMI Certification
21 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 11 (3.96%) ITSM
21 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 10 (3.60%) Banking
22 10 (3.60%) Six Sigma

Transition Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Transition Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Transition Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.24%) MS Project
3 3 (1.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.08%) Agresso
2 3 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.08%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.24%) SaaS
1 9 (3.24%) PaaS
2 8 (2.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.24%) Broadband
1 9 (3.24%) Internet
2 4 (1.44%) VoIP
2 4 (1.44%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.08%) PPP
3 3 (1.08%) Extranet
4 2 (0.72%) 3G
4 2 (0.72%) Intranet
4 2 (0.72%) 4G
5 1 (0.36%) RTP
5 1 (0.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Ant
1 3 (1.08%) Subversion
1 3 (1.08%) Maven
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 36 (12.95%) Finance
2 22 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.40%) Retail
4 10 (3.60%) Banking
5 6 (2.16%) Marketing
6 5 (1.80%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Law
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.08%) German Language
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.36%) .NET
1 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.24%) DTV
1 9 (3.24%) PMI
2 5 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.36%) Derivative
4 1 (0.36%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.36%) Statistics
4 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.36%) CMDB
4 1 (0.36%) Wiki
4 1 (0.36%) FMCG
4 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.16%) UNIX
2 1 (0.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (50.00%) ITIL
2 76 (27.34%) Project Management
3 59 (21.22%) PRINCE2
4 57 (20.50%) Service Management
5 45 (16.19%) Change Management
6 43 (15.47%) Service Delivery
7 42 (15.11%) Transition Management
8 33 (11.87%) Migration
9 28 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (6.47%) ITIL V3
11 15 (5.40%) Release Management
12 14 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (4.68%) Risk Management
13 13 (4.68%) ERP
14 11 (3.96%) ITSM
15 10 (3.60%) Six Sigma
16 9 (3.24%) PRINCE
16 9 (3.24%) Lean Six Sigma
16 9 (3.24%) Data Migration
17 8 (2.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.52%) C
2 4 (1.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (4.32%) PMI Certification
5 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (3.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.88%) ISEB
7 8 (2.88%) Degree
8 7 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (2.16%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.80%) PMP
11 2 (0.72%) CAPM
11 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.72%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.60%) SLA
2 8 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.88%) QA
2 8 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) P3O
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (8.99%) SAP
2 19 (6.83%) Oracle
3 16 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.16%) Cisco
5 2 (0.72%) Sybase
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix
6 1 (0.36%) Juniper
6 1 (0.36%) Plumtree
6 1 (0.36%) BMC
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Aruba
6 1 (0.36%) RightScale
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