Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Manager
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 217 172
Rank change year-on-year +2 -45 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,173 1,040 1,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.28% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 763 1,091
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £313
90th Percentile £638 £649 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 16
England median hourly rate £45.00 £32.41 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.84% +1.69% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22.08 £22.12 £18.69
90th Percentile £60.70 £63.47 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £32.33 £25.13
% change year-on-year +39.21% +28.66% -16.25%

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 87,906 81,435 93,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.86% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,306 53,273 61,163
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 2,716 2,753 3,095
England median hourly rate £18.69 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.62% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in England

IT 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 IT Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 +7 513 £500 -1.96% 138
South East -24 239 £475 +8.57% 88
North of England -1 155 £413 -3.51% 66
Midlands +19 137 £413 -2.94% 70
North West -3 90 £425 - 33
West Midlands -13 79 £413 -2.94% 45
South West +35 72 £400 +7.53% 40
East of England -18 59 £469 +7.14% 37
Yorkshire -13 54 £413 -2.94% 27
East Midlands +8 46 £406 +1.56% 25
North East +18 11 £318 -38.94% 6
South Coast -1 1 £575 -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT 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 IT Manager in the job title.

1 391 (33.33%) Project Management
2 348 (29.67%) Finance
3 286 (24.38%) PRINCE2
4 278 (23.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 248 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
6 179 (15.26%) ITIL
7 114 (9.72%) Retail
8 111 (9.46%) Banking
8 111 (9.46%) Microsoft
9 101 (8.61%) Migration
10 98 (8.35%) Change Management
11 92 (7.84%) Windows
12 91 (7.76%) PMI Certification
13 86 (7.33%) Service Management
14 84 (7.16%) PMP
15 78 (6.65%) Supplier Management
16 77 (6.56%) Risk Management
17 73 (6.22%) Degree
18 72 (6.14%) Programme Management
18 72 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
19 71 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
20 65 (5.54%) Project Planning
20 65 (5.54%) Waterfall
20 65 (5.54%) PMO
21 64 (5.46%) Service Delivery
22 61 (5.20%) SDLC
23 59 (5.03%) Security Cleared
24 58 (4.94%) QA
25 56 (4.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 55 (4.69%) IT Strategy

IT 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 46 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.77%) IIS
4 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.51%) Confluence
5 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.34%) CMS
7 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.085%) Documentum
9 1 (0.085%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.085%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.085%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.085%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 42 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Magento
3 4 (0.34%) Maximo
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.34%) Primavera
4 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.085%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.085%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.085%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.75%) Office 365
2 34 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.88%) SaaS
4 21 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.85%) IaaS
5 10 (0.85%) PaaS
6 4 (0.34%) Dropbox
6 4 (0.34%) Slack
7 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.26%) Yammer
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.17%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.085%) Force.com
9 1 (0.085%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.085%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.085%) Taleo
9 1 (0.085%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.96%) Firewall
2 22 (1.88%) SMS
3 19 (1.62%) WAN
4 16 (1.36%) Internet
5 14 (1.19%) LAN
6 12 (1.02%) Skype
7 11 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.77%) VoIP
8 9 (0.77%) VPN
9 8 (0.68%) Network Security
10 7 (0.60%) DHCP
10 7 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.43%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.43%) HTTP
11 5 (0.43%) Intranet
11 5 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.43%) MPLS
11 5 (0.43%) VLAN
12 4 (0.34%) DNS
12 4 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.36%) Blockchain
1 16 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.77%) Big Data
4 4 (0.34%) MS Access
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.26%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.26%) DB2
5 3 (0.26%) GIS
5 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.26%) Power BI
5 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.17%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.085%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (1.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.17%) Hudson
2 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.17%) Subversion
2 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.085%) Gradle
3 1 (0.085%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 348 (29.67%) Finance
2 114 (9.72%) Retail
3 111 (9.46%) Banking
4 49 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.75%) Legal
6 33 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.22%) Marketing
9 23 (1.96%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.28%) Back Office
10 15 (1.28%) Law
11 14 (1.19%) Front Office
12 12 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.94%) German Language
14 7 (0.60%) Advertising
15 6 (0.51%) Billing
15 6 (0.51%) Electronics
15 6 (0.51%) French Language
15 6 (0.51%) Local Government
16 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.94%) .NET
2 9 (0.77%) Web Services
3 8 (0.68%) Middleware
4 6 (0.51%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.51%) XML
5 5 (0.43%) REST
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.085%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.085%) Akka
8 1 (0.085%) EDI
8 1 (0.085%) HTML
8 1 (0.085%) J2EE
8 1 (0.085%) Kafka
8 1 (0.085%) LDAP
8 1 (0.085%) SOAP
8 1 (0.085%) Spring
8 1 (0.085%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.81%) PMI
5 25 (2.13%) NHS
6 21 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (0.77%) User Experience
11 8 (0.68%) Equities
11 8 (0.68%) FMCG
11 8 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.68%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.60%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.51%) CCTV
14 5 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.84%) Windows
2 37 (3.15%) Windows Server
3 23 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.36%) Linux
5 11 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.68%) Unix
8 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.43%) Android
9 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.085%) VMS
12 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.085%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (33.33%) Project Management
2 286 (24.38%) PRINCE2
3 278 (23.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 248 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (15.26%) ITIL
6 101 (8.61%) Migration
7 98 (8.35%) Change Management
8 86 (7.33%) Service Management
9 78 (6.65%) Supplier Management
10 77 (6.56%) Risk Management
11 72 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
11 72 (6.14%) Programme Management
12 65 (5.54%) Project Planning
12 65 (5.54%) Waterfall
13 64 (5.46%) Service Delivery
14 61 (5.20%) SDLC
15 55 (4.69%) IT Strategy
16 53 (4.52%) Matrix Organization
17 51 (4.35%) Information Security
18 44 (3.75%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.39%) SQL
2 17 (1.45%) Java
3 12 (1.02%) C
4 5 (0.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.26%) VBA
6 2 (0.17%) C#
6 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.17%) Python
7 1 (0.085%) C++
7 1 (0.085%) Groovy
7 1 (0.085%) Perl
7 1 (0.085%) RPG
7 1 (0.085%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 91 (7.76%) PMI Certification
2 84 (7.16%) PMP
3 73 (6.22%) Degree
4 59 (5.03%) Security Cleared
5 56 (4.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 53 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 49 (4.18%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.62%) CISSP
10 18 (1.53%) CISM
11 15 (1.28%) Master's Degree
12 12 (1.02%) APMP
13 10 (0.85%) CISA
14 6 (0.51%) CCNA
14 6 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.43%) CRISC
15 5 (0.43%) ISEB
15 5 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.54%) PMO
2 58 (4.94%) QA
3 54 (4.60%) GDPR
4 29 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (2.47%) SLA
5 18 (1.53%) COBIT
6 11 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.43%) GxP
7 5 (0.43%) IFRS
7 5 (0.43%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.43%) MiFID
7 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.26%) EMIR
8 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.26%) PSD2
9 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 30 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
2 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.34%) XenApp
3 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.085%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.085%) Snort
5 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.085%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.02%) SCCM
2 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.43%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.085%) Ansible
6 1 (0.085%) CASB
6 1 (0.085%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.085%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.085%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.085%) QRadar
6 1 (0.085%) SCOM
6 1 (0.085%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 111 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 45 (3.84%) SAP
3 30 (2.56%) Oracle
4 23 (1.96%) Cisco
5 22 (1.88%) ServiceNow
5 22 (1.88%) VMware
6 21 (1.79%) Citrix
7 14 (1.19%) HP
7 14 (1.19%) IBM
8 12 (1.02%) Capita
8 12 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.77%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.77%) Infor
10 7 (0.60%) JD Edwards
10 7 (0.60%) Remedy
10 7 (0.60%) Snow
10 7 (0.60%) Splunk
10 7 (0.60%) Symantec
11 6 (0.51%) iManage
11 6 (0.51%) Sun