Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 656 639 628
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 188 179 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 137 165
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £318 £313 £312
90th Percentile £600 £578 £583
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
England median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £36.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -6.53% +3.78%
10th Percentile £31.25 £25.07 £28.78
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.80 £43.73
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £36.32
% change year-on-year +10.46% -6.53% +3.78%

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 87,818 80,118 93,602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.88% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,161 52,395 61,231
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,707 3,059
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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
London -41 76 £519 +15.28% 9
North of England 0 51 £425 +1.37% 8
South East -22 29 £400 -6.71% 13
Yorkshire -10 26 £395 -7.12% 6
North West -7 17 £388 -6.06% 1
East of England +2 16 £513 +3.80% 5
Midlands 0 13 £395 -7.06% 4
North East +28 8 £550 -8.33% 1
East Midlands -2 7 £325 -23.53% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £410 -3.53% 3
South West +10 4 £375 - 1
Contracts Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 51 (27.13%) Project Management
3 44 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (16.49%) Legal
6 18 (9.57%) Retail
6 18 (9.57%) Contract Management
7 15 (7.98%) Waterfall
7 15 (7.98%) Banking
7 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.45%) Migration
8 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.91%) GDPR
9 13 (6.91%) ITIL
9 13 (6.91%) Degree
10 12 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.38%) Law
11 11 (5.85%) Scrum
11 11 (5.85%) Programme Management
11 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
11 11 (5.85%) Analytics
12 10 (5.32%) CRM
12 10 (5.32%) CMS
13 9 (4.79%) SQL
13 9 (4.79%) SDLC
13 9 (4.79%) Matrix Organization
14 8 (4.26%) Supplier Management
14 8 (4.26%) ERP
14 8 (4.26%) PMP

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 10 (5.32%) CMS
2 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.66%) SAS
4 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Kentico
6 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (2.13%) Unica
2 3 (1.60%) Magento
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.06%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.53%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) Heroku
3 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) MPLS
1 2 (1.06%) VPN
1 2 (1.06%) WAN
2 1 (0.53%) DHCP
2 1 (0.53%) DNS
2 1 (0.53%) DSL
2 1 (0.53%) Firewall
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (1.06%) Riak
2 2 (1.06%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.06%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.53%) Big Data
3 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 31 (16.49%) Legal
3 18 (9.57%) Retail
4 15 (7.98%) Banking
5 12 (6.38%) Law
6 6 (3.19%) Back Office
6 6 (3.19%) Marketing
6 6 (3.19%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.06%) Advertising
9 2 (1.06%) Billing
9 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) .NET
2 4 (2.13%) Node.js
2 4 (2.13%) React
3 3 (1.60%) Web Services
4 2 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
5 1 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.13%) FMCG
2 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.13%) NHS
2 4 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (2.13%) Social Media
3 3 (1.60%) Derivative
3 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.06%) e-Health
4 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.06%) LIMS
4 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (1.06%) PACS
4 2 (1.06%) PMI
4 2 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.72%) Windows
2 4 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.53%) AIX
3 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.13%) Project Management
2 44 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (9.57%) Contract Management
5 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.98%) Waterfall
6 14 (7.45%) Migration
6 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.91%) ITIL
8 12 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 11 (5.85%) Analytics
9 11 (5.85%) Programme Management
9 11 (5.85%) Scrum
10 10 (5.32%) CRM
11 9 (4.79%) Matrix Organization
11 9 (4.79%) SDLC
12 8 (4.26%) Change Management
12 8 (4.26%) ERP
12 8 (4.26%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.79%) SQL
2 7 (3.72%) Java
3 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.60%) C#
5 2 (1.06%) Erlang
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (6.91%) Degree
2 8 (4.26%) PMP
3 5 (2.66%) MBA
4 4 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) GDPR
2 8 (4.26%) SLA
3 7 (3.72%) PMO
4 2 (1.06%) HL7
4 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
1 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.13%) Adobe
2 4 (2.13%) Alterian
2 4 (2.13%) IBM
2 4 (2.13%) SAP
2 4 (2.13%) Teradata
3 3 (1.60%) Citrix
3 3 (1.60%) hybris
3 3 (1.60%) Twitter
4 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.06%) Google
4 2 (1.06%) HubSpot
4 2 (1.06%) Marketo
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle
4 2 (1.06%) Pardot
5 1 (0.53%) Ariba
5 1 (0.53%) ATG
5 1 (0.53%) Progress
5 1 (0.53%) Remedy
5 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com