Period
to

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 164 247 248
Rank change year-on-year +83 +1 +35
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,196 500 462
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.08% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.16% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 387 338
10th Percentile £371 £280 £300
25th Percentile £425 £364 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £469
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% +1.08%
75th Percentile £601 £553 £538
90th Percentile £666 £638 £607
UK median daily rate £525 £468 £459
% change year-on-year +12.30% +1.91% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 8
10th Percentile £18.26 £23.78 £32.73
25th Percentile £23.23 £26.16 £38.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £40.15
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -25.28% +27.24%
75th Percentile £42.03 £50.63 £51.25
90th Percentile £60.08 £66.00 £59.58
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £31.81 £40.15
% change year-on-year -15.11% -20.78% +39.65%

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 66,181 43,120 40,728
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 92.78% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,213 29,818 27,418
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £640 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £466
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.00% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,821 1,458 1,447
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.29 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £38.19
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% +17.76% +5.56%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in England.

Daily rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in England.

Hourly rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +64 537 £550 +8.37% 44
South East +49 188 £500 +17.65% 35
North of England +26 152 £495 +23.75% 68
Midlands +8 135 £500 +11.11% 49
West Midlands -10 99 £525 +16.67% 33
South West +29 85 £500 +17.65% 16
North West +9 78 £475 +15.15% 33
Yorkshire +3 70 £500 +25.00% 29
East of England -8 51 £520 +73.33% 27
East Midlands 0 36 £500 +23.46% 16
North East -4 3 £548 +82.50% 6
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT Manager contract jobs required the following 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.

1 424 (35.45%) Project Management
2 399 (33.36%) Finance
3 339 (28.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 314 (26.25%) Agile
5 258 (21.57%) Social Skills
6 210 (17.56%) Project Delivery
7 190 (15.89%) PRINCE2
8 148 (12.37%) ITIL
9 145 (12.12%) Change Management
10 126 (10.54%) Microsoft
11 121 (10.12%) Public Sector
12 114 (9.53%) Waterfall
13 113 (9.45%) Service Management
14 103 (8.61%) Migration
15 96 (8.03%) Banking
16 83 (6.94%) Risk Management
17 80 (6.69%) Programme Management
18 74 (6.19%) ITSM
19 71 (5.94%) Service Delivery
20 70 (5.85%) Retail
21 67 (5.60%) Scrum
21 67 (5.60%) Azure
22 66 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
23 63 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
23 63 (5.27%) PMI Certification
24 62 (5.18%) Degree
25 58 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
25 58 (4.85%) Data Centre
25 58 (4.85%) SAP
25 58 (4.85%) Windows

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 35 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.34%) Confluence
3 3 (0.25%) CMS
3 3 (0.25%) SAS
4 2 (0.17%) Documentum
4 2 (0.17%) Drupal
5 1 (0.084%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.084%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.084%) IIS
5 1 (0.084%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.084%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.084%) Mule
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.084%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
2 37 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.33%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.084%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.084%) Maximo
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.084%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.084%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.084%) Shopify
5 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.60%) Azure
2 66 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (2.51%) SaaS
4 18 (1.51%) AWS
5 11 (0.92%) Power Platform
6 7 (0.59%) GCP
7 6 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.50%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.42%) IaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.25%) Smartsheet
9 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.25%) Veeva
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.17%) GitHub
10 2 (0.17%) PaaS
10 2 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.76%) WAN
2 29 (2.42%) LAN
3 27 (2.26%) Firewall
4 13 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (1.00%) Internet
5 12 (1.00%) Network Security
6 7 (0.59%) VPN
7 5 (0.42%) SAN
7 5 (0.42%) SD-WAN
8 4 (0.33%) Broadband
8 4 (0.33%) DHCP
8 4 (0.33%) DNS
8 4 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.33%) Wireless
9 3 (0.25%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.17%) 2G
10 2 (0.17%) 3G
10 2 (0.17%) 4G
10 2 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (0.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.67%) Power BI
3 7 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.59%) Tableau
4 6 (0.50%) Big Data
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.25%) GIS
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.084%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.084%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.084%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.084%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.084%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (3.26%) JIRA
2 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.084%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.084%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.084%) GitLab
4 1 (0.084%) Gradle
4 1 (0.084%) Hudson
4 1 (0.084%) JUnit
4 1 (0.084%) Maven
4 1 (0.084%) REST Assured
4 1 (0.084%) Spock
4 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 399 (33.36%) Finance
2 258 (21.57%) Social Skills
3 121 (10.12%) Public Sector
4 96 (8.03%) Banking
5 70 (5.85%) Retail
6 58 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (4.77%) Presentation Skills
7 57 (4.77%) Telecoms
8 45 (3.76%) Influencing Skills
9 38 (3.18%) Manufacturing
10 35 (2.93%) Investment Banking
11 29 (2.42%) Marketing
12 26 (2.17%) Local Government
13 24 (2.01%) Automotive
13 24 (2.01%) Law
13 24 (2.01%) Legal
14 19 (1.59%) Electronics
14 19 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 17 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
15 17 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.59%) .NET
1 7 (0.59%) Middleware
2 3 (0.25%) GraphQL
2 3 (0.25%) Keras
2 3 (0.25%) Node.js
2 3 (0.25%) Pandas
2 3 (0.25%) React
2 3 (0.25%) React Native
2 3 (0.25%) TensorFlow
3 2 (0.17%) ADO
3 2 (0.17%) EDI
3 2 (0.17%) Velocity
3 2 (0.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.084%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.084%) Ajax
4 1 (0.084%) jQuery
4 1 (0.084%) JSON
4 1 (0.084%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.084%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.084%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.85%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.26%) NHS
3 28 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
4 27 (2.26%) PMI
5 25 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.00%) FMCG
8 11 (0.92%) CMDB
9 10 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
12 7 (0.59%) Life Science
13 6 (0.50%) CCTV
13 6 (0.50%) User Experience
14 4 (0.33%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.25%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.85%) Windows
2 23 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 22 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.00%) Unix
5 10 (0.84%) Linux
6 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.084%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.084%) SUSE
8 1 (0.084%) VMS
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (35.45%) Project Management
2 339 (28.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 314 (26.25%) Agile
4 210 (17.56%) Project Delivery
5 190 (15.89%) PRINCE2
6 148 (12.37%) ITIL
7 145 (12.12%) Change Management
8 114 (9.53%) Waterfall
9 113 (9.45%) Service Management
10 103 (8.61%) Migration
11 83 (6.94%) Risk Management
12 80 (6.69%) Programme Management
13 74 (6.19%) ITSM
14 71 (5.94%) Service Delivery
15 67 (5.60%) Scrum
16 63 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
17 57 (4.77%) Supplier Management
18 54 (4.52%) DevOps
19 53 (4.43%) SDLC
20 49 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (1.59%) C
2 13 (1.09%) Python
3 10 (0.84%) SQL
4 7 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.25%) C#
5 3 (0.25%) Java
5 3 (0.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.25%) R
6 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.17%) VB
6 2 (0.17%) VBScript
7 1 (0.084%) ABAP
7 1 (0.084%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (5.27%) PMI Certification
2 62 (5.18%) Degree
3 53 (4.43%) PMP
4 41 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 40 (3.34%) Security Cleared
6 34 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.67%) APMP
10 11 (0.92%) CISM
11 10 (0.84%) CISSP
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.42%) ISEB
14 5 (0.42%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.42%) RIBA
14 5 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.33%) CAPM
15 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.34%) PMO
2 26 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.09%) QA
4 22 (1.84%) SLA
5 12 (1.00%) GDPR
5 12 (1.00%) GRC
6 7 (0.59%) ISO 31000
6 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (0.50%) NIST
8 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) GxP
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.25%) ITGC
9 3 (0.25%) MiFID
10 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.084%) SOC 2
System Software
1 23 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.25%) Docker
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.75%) SCCM
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.25%) SCOM
4 2 (0.17%) CASB
4 2 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.17%) VxRail
4 2 (0.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.084%) Ansible
5 1 (0.084%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.084%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.084%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.084%) Terraform
5 1 (0.084%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 126 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.85%) SAP
3 53 (4.43%) ServiceNow
4 24 (2.01%) VMware
5 23 (1.92%) Oracle
6 16 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.09%) Cisco
8 10 (0.84%) Adobe
9 7 (0.59%) BMC
10 6 (0.50%) Apple
11 5 (0.42%) Altiris
11 5 (0.42%) Cadence
11 5 (0.42%) Cerner
11 5 (0.42%) Citrix
11 5 (0.42%) Google
11 5 (0.42%) Planview
11 5 (0.42%) Progress
11 5 (0.42%) Remedy
12 4 (0.33%) Infoflex
12 4 (0.33%) Reuters