Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £446 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 655 682
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 201 180 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 116 172
England median daily rate £446 £456 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.19% +3.99% +3.24%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £308
90th Percentile £639 £650 £550
UK median daily rate £446 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -3.51% +8.82% -
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 89,204 85,831 92,989
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.86% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,328 56,808 61,253
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,552 2,963
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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
North of England +22 64 £425 +3.03% 8
London -36 58 £525 +5.00% 9
Yorkshire +20 55 £425 +13.33% 3
South East +21 48 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands -31 14 £388 -6.63% 5
North West -12 9 £375 -9.09% 5
South West -15 9 £380 -5.00% 5
East of England -8 8 £475 +10.47% 1
East Midlands -1 7 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands -21 6 £388 -6.63% 3
Contracts Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 49 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (22.39%) Project Management
3 43 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (20.90%) Finance
5 25 (12.44%) Microsoft
6 23 (11.44%) Retail
6 23 (11.44%) Waterfall
7 22 (10.95%) E-Commerce
8 20 (9.95%) Telecoms
9 19 (9.45%) Contract Management
10 18 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.46%) Migration
12 13 (6.47%) Service Delivery
12 13 (6.47%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.47%) Supplier Management
13 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
13 12 (5.97%) Legal
14 11 (5.47%) Scrum
14 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (5.47%) SDLC
15 10 (4.98%) PMO
15 10 (4.98%) Decision-Making
15 10 (4.98%) SQL
15 10 (4.98%) ITIL
16 9 (4.48%) .NET
16 9 (4.48%) Oracle
16 9 (4.48%) JIRA
16 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (3.98%) Degree

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 6 (2.99%) Confluence
2 5 (2.49%) CMS
3 3 (1.49%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.00%) Apache
4 2 (1.00%) Jetty
4 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.99%) Magento
2 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.50%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.50%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.99%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) AdWords
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) Intranet
1 3 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.00%) LAN
2 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) Big Data
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) JIRA
2 5 (2.49%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.49%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.49%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.49%) Moq
3 3 (1.49%) NCrunch
3 3 (1.49%) NUnit
3 3 (1.49%) ReSharper
3 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.00%) FishEye
4 2 (1.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (20.90%) Finance
2 23 (11.44%) Retail
3 20 (9.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.97%) Legal
5 8 (3.98%) Banking
6 7 (3.48%) Marketing
7 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.49%) Law
9 3 (1.49%) Back Office
10 2 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.00%) Billing
10 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.50%) Front Office
11 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.50%) International Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.48%) .NET
2 6 (2.99%) REST
3 4 (1.99%) Middleware
3 4 (1.99%) Web Services
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.49%) Java EE
4 3 (1.49%) MSMQ
4 3 (1.49%) RESTful
4 3 (1.49%) WCF
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.49%) WinForms
4 3 (1.49%) WPF
5 2 (1.00%) JavaFX
5 2 (1.00%) Servlets
5 2 (1.00%) Swing
5 2 (1.00%) Vaadin
5 2 (1.00%) Velocity
6 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.48%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.49%) NHS
3 5 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.99%) Fintech
4 4 (1.99%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Animation
6 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.00%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) CMDB
7 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) LPAR
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.99%) Windows
2 3 (1.49%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (22.39%) Project Management
3 43 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.44%) Waterfall
5 22 (10.95%) E-Commerce
6 19 (9.45%) Contract Management
7 18 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (8.46%) Migration
9 13 (6.47%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.47%) Service Delivery
9 13 (6.47%) Supplier Management
10 11 (5.47%) Scrum
10 11 (5.47%) SDLC
11 10 (4.98%) Decision-Making
11 10 (4.98%) ITIL
12 8 (3.98%) ERP
13 6 (2.99%) Release Management
13 6 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (2.99%) TDD
13 6 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.98%) SQL
2 7 (3.48%) Java
3 3 (1.49%) C
3 3 (1.49%) C#
4 2 (1.00%) Java 8
5 1 (0.50%) Erlang
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.50%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 8 (3.98%) Degree
2 4 (1.99%) PMP
2 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.00%) ISEB
4 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.00%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.00%) MBA
4 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) PMO
2 6 (2.99%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) Ansible
1 4 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle
3 6 (2.99%) SAP
4 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.49%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.00%) Ariba
5 2 (1.00%) Citrix
6 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.50%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.50%) Google
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Infor
6 1 (0.50%) Okta
6 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.50%) Workday