Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 636 670
Rank change year-on-year -13 +34 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 198 189 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 122 179
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £327 £313 £319
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
England median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £42.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -20.39% +13.72%
10th Percentile £31.25 £25.07 £40.32
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.80 £44.97
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £42.65
% change year-on-year +10.46% -20.39% +16.84%

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 89,702 83,014 96,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,311 54,112 63,724
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,888 2,684 2,886
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -69 66 £506 +6.58% 6
North of England +6 61 £425 +3.03% 6
Yorkshire +11 43 £425 -1.16% 4
South East -33 37 £400 -11.11% 6
Midlands -14 13 £425 +13.33% 2
North West -30 13 £388 -6.06% 2
East of England +9 11 £450 -5.26%
South West +12 10 £378 -2.58%
East Midlands +3 6 £395 -11.24% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £410 +29.13%
North East - 5 £550 -
Contracts Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 54 (27.27%) Finance
2 47 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 47 (23.74%) Project Management
3 31 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (13.13%) Waterfall
5 25 (12.63%) Contract Management
5 25 (12.63%) Retail
6 21 (10.61%) Migration
7 19 (9.60%) Legal
7 19 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.60%) Banking
8 17 (8.59%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.07%) ITIL
10 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
10 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 12 (6.06%) Supplier Management
10 12 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.56%) Degree
11 11 (5.56%) .NET
12 10 (5.05%) Change Management
12 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (5.05%) SDLC
13 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (4.55%) GDPR
13 9 (4.55%) Scrum
13 9 (4.55%) SQL
14 8 (4.04%) E-Commerce
14 8 (4.04%) Law
14 8 (4.04%) Release Management
15 7 (3.54%) Data Migration

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 (3.03%) CMS
2 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.52%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) Jetty
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.01%) Magento
1 2 (1.01%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 2 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.51%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.51%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.51%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.51%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.02%) SaaS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) WAN
2 2 (1.01%) LAN
2 2 (1.01%) MPLS
3 1 (0.51%) DHCP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) DSL
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) Riak
2 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.01%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.01%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
4 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.02%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.52%) Moq
3 3 (1.52%) NCrunch
3 3 (1.52%) NUnit
3 3 (1.52%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.01%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.51%) FishEye
5 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (12.63%) Retail
3 19 (9.60%) Banking
3 19 (9.60%) Legal
4 8 (4.04%) Law
5 6 (3.03%) Back Office
5 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.01%) Billing
9 2 (1.01%) Marketing
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) International Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.56%) .NET
2 5 (2.53%) Web Services
3 4 (2.02%) REST
4 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.52%) Middleware
4 3 (1.52%) MSMQ
4 3 (1.52%) WCF
4 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.52%) WinForms
4 3 (1.52%) WPF
5 2 (1.01%) Velocity
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) HTML
6 1 (0.51%) Java EE
6 1 (0.51%) JavaFX
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.51%) Servlets
6 1 (0.51%) Swing
6 1 (0.51%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.53%) NHS
3 5 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.02%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.52%) Derivative
5 3 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.52%) Social Media
5 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.01%) CMDB
6 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.01%) Fintech
6 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
7 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.53%) Windows
2 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
2 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.74%) Project Management
1 47 (23.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.13%) Waterfall
4 25 (12.63%) Contract Management
5 21 (10.61%) Migration
6 17 (8.59%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.07%) ITIL
8 12 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 12 (6.06%) Supplier Management
9 10 (5.05%) Change Management
9 10 (5.05%) SDLC
10 9 (4.55%) Scrum
11 8 (4.04%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.04%) Release Management
12 7 (3.54%) Data Migration
12 7 (3.54%) Programme Management
12 7 (3.54%) Risk Management
13 6 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.55%) SQL
2 3 (1.52%) C
2 3 (1.52%) C#
2 3 (1.52%) Erlang
2 3 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (0.51%) Java 8
3 1 (0.51%) PHP
3 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.51%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 11 (5.56%) Degree
2 6 (3.03%) MBA
2 6 (3.03%) PMP
3 4 (2.02%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.51%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) GDPR
2 7 (3.54%) SLA
3 6 (3.03%) PMO
4 4 (2.02%) QA
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.51%) HL7
6 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.03%) Oracle
3 4 (2.02%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.02%) SAP
4 3 (1.52%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.01%) hybris
6 1 (0.51%) Ariba
6 1 (0.51%) Citrix
6 1 (0.51%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.51%) Infor
6 1 (0.51%) NEC
6 1 (0.51%) Okta
6 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.51%) Remedy
6 1 (0.51%) Workday