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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transition Manager
Rank 464 496 499
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Transition Manager 132 86 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 33
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£400 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £589 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
-20.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.75

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +11 127 £400 -20.00% 19
London +17 49 £488 -2.50% 3
South East -9 31 £360 -26.53% 5
West Midlands -2 14 £350 +4.47% 6
Yorkshire +2 13 £388 -26.19% 4
Birmingham +6 11 £350 +4.47% 3
Hampshire -14 11 £360 -24.21% 2
West Yorkshire -2 10 £425 -19.04% 3
North West -7 10 £390 -22.00% 1
City of London +5 9 £463 -15.90%
Berkshire +4 7 £415 -27.82%
Leeds - 6 £400 - 3
Surrey -3 4 £425 -19.81% 1
Manchester -7 4 £290 -20.54%
Bracknell - 3 - -
South West -21 2 £381 -
Woking +8 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 £465 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Camberley - - - -
New Milton - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Transition Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 165 (53.40%) ITIL
2 94 (30.42%) Project Management
3 70 (22.65%) Service Management
4 61 (19.74%) Service Delivery
5 56 (18.12%) PRINCE2
5 56 (18.12%) Transition Management
6 51 (16.50%) Finance
7 50 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (13.92%) Change Management
9 35 (11.33%) Security Cleared
10 29 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (8.41%) Retail
11 26 (8.41%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (8.09%) Oracle
13 24 (7.77%) Telecoms
14 22 (7.12%) Migration
15 21 (6.80%) SC Cleared
16 19 (6.15%) SLA
17 17 (5.50%) Configuration Management
18 16 (5.18%) Microsoft
18 16 (5.18%) Risk Management
18 16 (5.18%) Matrix Management
18 16 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
19 15 (4.85%) MS Excel
20 14 (4.53%) SAP
20 14 (4.53%) People Management
21 13 (4.21%) Change Control
22 12 (3.88%) Broadband
22 12 (3.88%) DTV
22 12 (3.88%) Internet

Transition Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.62%) MS Project
2 5 (1.62%) MS Office
3 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Agresso
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.91%) SaaS
1 9 (2.91%) PaaS
1 9 (2.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) Broadband
1 12 (3.88%) Internet
2 5 (1.62%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.29%) VoIP
4 3 (0.97%) 3G
4 3 (0.97%) PPP
4 3 (0.97%) 4G
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) Extranet
5 1 (0.32%) RTP
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.59%) PVCS
1 8 (2.59%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.97%) Ant
2 3 (0.97%) Maven
2 3 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 51 (16.50%) Finance
2 26 (8.41%) Retail
3 24 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.56%) Legal
5 10 (3.24%) Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Law
7 2 (0.65%) Advertising
7 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.32%) Middleware
1 1 (0.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.88%) DTV
2 10 (3.24%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.24%) Mainframe
3 6 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (0.97%) PMI
6 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) Statistics
7 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.32%) Wiki
7 1 (0.32%) CMDB
7 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.97%) UNIX
2 2 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (53.40%) ITIL
2 94 (30.42%) Project Management
3 70 (22.65%) Service Management
4 61 (19.74%) Service Delivery
5 56 (18.12%) PRINCE2
5 56 (18.12%) Transition Management
6 50 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (13.92%) Change Management
8 29 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (7.12%) Migration
10 17 (5.50%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.18%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.18%) Matrix Management
11 16 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.53%) People Management
13 13 (4.21%) Change Control
14 11 (3.56%) Lean Six Sigma
14 11 (3.56%) Supplier Management
14 11 (3.56%) Validation
14 11 (3.56%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.62%) C
1 5 (1.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.41%) ITIL Certification
3 21 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.62%) Degree
7 4 (1.29%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.97%) PMP
9 2 (0.65%) APMP
9 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.65%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.15%) SLA
2 12 (3.88%) QA
3 8 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (8.09%) Oracle
2 16 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.53%) SAP
4 6 (1.94%) Cisco
5 2 (0.65%) Citrix
5 2 (0.65%) Remedy
5 2 (0.65%) BMC
6 1 (0.32%) HP
6 1 (0.32%) VMware
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