Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £448 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Contract Manager
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 684 667 676
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 148 175 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 115 144
England median daily rate £448 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +8.82% +2.10%
10th Percentile £303 £305 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £572
UK median daily rate £440 £464 £425
% change year-on-year -5.12% +9.12% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,236 87,626 85,752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,643 58,779 56,489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,548 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Contracts Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in England

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Contracts Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in England

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Contracts Manager in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Contracts Manager in England

Contracts Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Contracts Manager in England

Contracts Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 44 £563 +2.27% 7
North of England -2 42 £413 -2.94% 1
South East +18 37 £455 +46.77% 4
Yorkshire -7 30 £425 - 1
Midlands -7 16 £375 -9.64% 8
North West -6 11 £375 -21.05%
East Midlands +13 10 £431 +13.49% 3
East of England +6 6 £475 -9.52%
West Midlands -29 6 £308 -25.90% 5
South West -31 3 £363 -9.38% 3
North East -8 1 £380 -52.50%
Contracts Manager
UK

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Contracts Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.95%) Finance
3 28 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (18.24%) Project Management
5 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
6 19 (12.84%) E-Commerce
7 16 (10.81%) Retail
7 16 (10.81%) Contract Management
7 16 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
9 12 (8.11%) Service Delivery
9 12 (8.11%) Legal
10 11 (7.43%) ERP
11 10 (6.76%) SAP
11 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (6.76%) PMO
11 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (6.08%) Scrum
12 9 (6.08%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.41%) Marketing
13 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (5.41%) ITIL
13 8 (5.41%) Decision-Making
14 7 (4.73%) Contract Negotiation
14 7 (4.73%) SDLC
14 7 (4.73%) Supplier Management
15 6 (4.05%) JIRA
15 6 (4.05%) Mathematics
15 6 (4.05%) Test Automation

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.70%) Confluence
2 3 (2.03%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.35%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.70%) Magento
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Office 365
1 4 (2.70%) SaaS
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) AdWords
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.35%) Firewall
2 2 (1.35%) Intranet
2 2 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) IPsec
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) VLAN
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.35%) Big Data
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.81%) Retail
4 12 (8.11%) Legal
5 8 (5.41%) Marketing
6 6 (4.05%) Front Office
7 4 (2.70%) Back Office
8 2 (1.35%) Law
8 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
2 1 (0.68%) Java EE
2 1 (0.68%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) REST
2 1 (0.68%) RESTful
2 1 (0.68%) Sass
2 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.05%) User Experience
3 5 (3.38%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.03%) NHS
5 2 (1.35%) Animation
5 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.35%) Fintech
5 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.68%) LPAR
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.38%) Windows
2 4 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.35%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (18.24%) Project Management
4 19 (12.84%) E-Commerce
5 16 (10.81%) Contract Management
5 16 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.43%) ERP
8 9 (6.08%) Scrum
8 9 (6.08%) Waterfall
9 8 (5.41%) Decision-Making
9 8 (5.41%) ITIL
9 8 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.73%) Contract Negotiation
10 7 (4.73%) SDLC
10 7 (4.73%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.05%) Mathematics
11 6 (4.05%) Test Automation
12 5 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.38%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.05%) Java
2 5 (3.38%) C#
2 5 (3.38%) C++
3 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.68%) SQL
4 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.38%) Degree
1 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) ISEB
3 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.35%) PMP
3 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) PMO
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Ansible
1 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.68%) Netcool
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.76%) SAP
3 6 (4.05%) Oracle
4 2 (1.35%) Ariba
4 2 (1.35%) ATG
4 2 (1.35%) hybris
4 2 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.68%) BT
5 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) Huawei
5 1 (0.68%) Meraki
5 1 (0.68%) QAD
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
5 1 (0.68%) Tripwire