Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 214 165
Rank change year-on-year +10 -49 +14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1247 1205 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.24% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.31% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 868 1100
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £306
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 14
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.46% +0.70%
10th Percentile £23.20 £19.70 £17.75
90th Percentile £39.75 £57.80 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £33.96
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.24% -5.67%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -13 554 £500 - 32
South East +25 252 £425 -2.86% 26
North of England +39 164 £425 +3.34% 23
Midlands -4 114 £413 -2.94% 17
East of England -12 93 £400 -5.88% 13
North West +15 84 £425 +6.25% 12
West Midlands +8 79 £425 -4.23% 11
South West +31 69 £400 - 14
Yorkshire +18 64 £425 - 9
East Midlands 0 32 £413 -0.60% 4
North East +63 16 £450 +7.14% 2
South Coast - 1 £575 -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 437 (35.04%) Finance
2 435 (34.88%) Project Management
3 267 (21.41%) PRINCE2
4 253 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (13.79%) ITIL
7 159 (12.75%) Banking
8 120 (9.62%) Retail
9 102 (8.18%) Change Management
10 94 (7.54%) Migration
10 94 (7.54%) Microsoft
11 89 (7.14%) Service Delivery
12 88 (7.06%) PMI Certification
12 88 (7.06%) Windows
13 87 (6.98%) PMP
14 86 (6.90%) Service Management
15 82 (6.58%) Supplier Management
15 82 (6.58%) Programme Management
16 80 (6.42%) Degree
17 73 (5.85%) Risk Management
18 72 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
19 67 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
20 64 (5.13%) QA
20 64 (5.13%) SDLC
20 64 (5.13%) PMO
21 63 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 63 (5.05%) Telecoms
22 61 (4.89%) Matrix Organization
23 60 (4.81%) Project Planning
24 58 (4.65%) Information Security

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 44 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.88%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.64%) CMS
5 7 (0.56%) IIS
6 6 (0.48%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.24%) Confluence
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.080%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.080%) Smallworld
Applications
1 67 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
2 58 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.080%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.32%) SAP APO
2 4 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.24%) Primavera
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.080%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.080%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.080%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.080%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.09%) Office 365
2 18 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.04%) SaaS
4 9 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.24%) Dropbox
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.16%) PaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.16%) Slack
7 2 (0.16%) Veeva
8 1 (0.080%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.080%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.09%) Firewall
2 23 (1.84%) LAN
2 23 (1.84%) WAN
3 18 (1.44%) SMS
3 18 (1.44%) VoIP
4 17 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (1.28%) SAN
6 10 (0.80%) Internet
6 10 (0.80%) Skype
7 9 (0.72%) DHCP
7 9 (0.72%) NAS
8 8 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.64%) Wireless
9 6 (0.48%) DNS
9 6 (0.48%) Intranet
9 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.40%) Network Security
10 5 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.32%) PBX
11 4 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.48%) Big Data
3 6 (0.48%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.32%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.32%) GIS
5 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.080%) Clusterpoint
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.080%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.080%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.080%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.080%) Gradle
2 1 (0.080%) Hudson
2 1 (0.080%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.080%) Maven
2 1 (0.080%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.080%) Subversion
2 1 (0.080%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio
General
1 437 (35.04%) Finance
2 159 (12.75%) Banking
3 120 (9.62%) Retail
4 63 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 54 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 44 (3.53%) Legal
7 37 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.97%) Marketing
8 26 (2.09%) Law
8 26 (2.09%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.76%) Front Office
10 20 (1.60%) Back Office
11 13 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.88%) Electronics
12 11 (0.88%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.56%) Billing
14 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.40%) Automotive
15 5 (0.40%) Local Government
16 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.80%) .NET
2 4 (0.32%) Middleware
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.24%) Web Services
4 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.16%) Sensu
4 2 (0.16%) Velocity
5 1 (0.080%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.080%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.080%) EDI
5 1 (0.080%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.080%) HTML
5 1 (0.080%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.81%) PMI
5 33 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 24 (1.92%) NHS
7 18 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.80%) FMCG
9 10 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (0.72%) EPoS
10 9 (0.72%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.64%) Equities
11 8 (0.64%) User Experience
12 7 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.48%) CCTV
13 6 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.06%) Windows
2 26 (2.09%) Windows Server
3 22 (1.76%) Linux
4 19 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.04%) Unix
7 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.24%) Android
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.080%) AIX
12 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (34.88%) Project Management
2 267 (21.41%) PRINCE2
3 253 (20.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 202 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (13.79%) ITIL
6 102 (8.18%) Change Management
7 94 (7.54%) Migration
8 89 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 86 (6.90%) Service Management
10 82 (6.58%) Programme Management
10 82 (6.58%) Supplier Management
11 73 (5.85%) Risk Management
12 64 (5.13%) SDLC
13 61 (4.89%) Matrix Organization
14 60 (4.81%) Project Planning
15 58 (4.65%) Information Security
16 54 (4.33%) CRM
17 53 (4.25%) Waterfall
18 52 (4.17%) ERP
18 52 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (1.76%) SQL
2 15 (1.20%) C
3 4 (0.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.32%) VBA
4 3 (0.24%) C++
4 3 (0.24%) Java
4 3 (0.24%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.24%) Python
5 2 (0.16%) C#
5 2 (0.16%) Perl
6 1 (0.080%) Groovy
6 1 (0.080%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.080%) PHP
6 1 (0.080%) Ruby
6 1 (0.080%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (7.06%) PMI Certification
2 87 (6.98%) PMP
3 80 (6.42%) Degree
4 63 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 58 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 48 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (1.76%) CISSP
10 14 (1.12%) APMP
11 12 (0.96%) CISM
11 12 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.80%) MCSE
13 9 (0.72%) CCNA
13 9 (0.72%) CISA
13 9 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.64%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.13%) PMO
1 64 (5.13%) QA
2 42 (3.37%) GDPR
3 33 (2.65%) SLA
4 32 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.20%) MiFID
7 13 (1.04%) COBIT
8 9 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.32%) EMIR
12 3 (0.24%) IFRS
12 3 (0.24%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.24%) PSD2
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.16%) RMADS
14 1 (0.080%) COSO
14 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.40%) vSphere
5 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.080%) Firmware
7 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.080%) XenApp
7 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.36%) SCCM
2 6 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.24%) FlexNet
4 3 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.16%) DameWare
5 2 (0.16%) Nagios
5 2 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.080%) MOM
6 1 (0.080%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.080%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.080%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.080%) SCSM
6 1 (0.080%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.080%) vMotion
6 1 (0.080%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 54 (4.33%) SAP
3 36 (2.89%) Oracle
4 29 (2.33%) VMware
5 20 (1.60%) Cisco
6 18 (1.44%) HP
7 14 (1.12%) IBM
7 14 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.96%) Citrix
9 10 (0.80%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.64%) Siebel
11 6 (0.48%) NetApp
12 5 (0.40%) Adobe
12 5 (0.40%) Ariba
12 5 (0.40%) Splunk
13 4 (0.32%) Infor
13 4 (0.32%) Remedy
13 4 (0.32%) Snow
14 3 (0.24%) BT
14 3 (0.24%) Sophos