Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 213 176
Rank change year-on-year +1 -37 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,173 1,090 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.23% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.30% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 810 1,023
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £307
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 15
England median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.55% -33.73% +15.28%
10th Percentile £23.57 £19.08 £21.25
90th Percentile £55.50 £38.12 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% -33.73% +9.21%

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 86,904 83,899 94,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,288 55,238 60,876
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,543 2,884 3,598
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.99 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -17 519 £500 - 165
South East -10 230 £450 +3.75% 97
North of England +34 177 £425 - 94
Midlands -7 120 £400 -5.88% 93
North West +3 92 £431 +1.47% 43
West Midlands -6 72 £400 -5.88% 58
Yorkshire +30 69 £425 +6.25% 42
East of England -30 65 £413 -5.71% 37
South West +21 61 £400 - 37
East Midlands +1 43 £406 -4.41% 35
North East +44 16 £440 -12.00% 9
South Coast - 1 £575 -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 410 (34.95%) Project Management
2 375 (31.97%) Finance
3 275 (23.44%) PRINCE2
4 252 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 237 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (15.35%) ITIL
7 145 (12.36%) Banking
8 107 (9.12%) Change Management
9 106 (9.04%) Retail
10 103 (8.78%) Microsoft
11 101 (8.61%) Migration
12 92 (7.84%) PMI Certification
13 89 (7.59%) PMP
14 86 (7.33%) Windows
15 80 (6.82%) Service Management
16 76 (6.48%) Service Delivery
16 76 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
17 71 (6.05%) Degree
18 70 (5.97%) Supplier Management
19 68 (5.80%) Risk Management
19 68 (5.80%) SDLC
20 66 (5.63%) Programme Management
21 62 (5.29%) Microsoft Project
22 61 (5.20%) Waterfall
23 60 (5.12%) Data Centre
23 60 (5.12%) Project Planning
24 59 (5.03%) QA
25 57 (4.86%) Security Cleared
26 56 (4.77%) Matrix Organization
27 54 (4.60%) PMO

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 40 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.68%) Confluence
4 7 (0.60%) IIS
5 6 (0.51%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.34%) CMS
7 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.085%) Documentum
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (5.29%) Microsoft Project
2 53 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Primavera
2 4 (0.34%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.17%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.17%) Maximo
4 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.085%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.085%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.01%) Office 365
2 20 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.02%) SaaS
5 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.43%) Dropbox
5 5 (0.43%) IaaS
6 4 (0.34%) PaaS
6 4 (0.34%) Slack
7 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.17%) Veeva
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.085%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.085%) Force.com
9 1 (0.085%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.085%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.085%) Trello
9 1 (0.085%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.22%) Firewall
1 26 (2.22%) WAN
2 22 (1.88%) SMS
3 21 (1.79%) LAN
4 12 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (0.94%) Internet
6 10 (0.85%) Network Security
6 10 (0.85%) VoIP
7 9 (0.77%) SAN
8 7 (0.60%) DHCP
8 7 (0.60%) NAS
8 7 (0.60%) Skype
8 7 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.60%) Wireless
9 4 (0.34%) MPLS
9 4 (0.34%) VPN
10 3 (0.26%) Intranet
10 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.17%) DNS
12 1 (0.085%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.36%) Blockchain
2 13 (1.11%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.51%) Big Data
5 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.17%) DB2
6 2 (0.17%) GIS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.17%) Power BI
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.085%) Adabas
7 1 (0.085%) DataStage
7 1 (0.085%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.085%) MS Access
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (1.71%) JIRA
2 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.085%) Gradle
3 1 (0.085%) Hudson
3 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
General
1 375 (31.97%) Finance
2 145 (12.36%) Banking
3 106 (9.04%) Retail
4 48 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 41 (3.50%) Legal
7 33 (2.81%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.30%) Law
10 24 (2.05%) Marketing
11 18 (1.53%) Back Office
12 16 (1.36%) Front Office
13 11 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.77%) Private Banking
15 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.51%) Billing
17 5 (0.43%) Advertising
17 5 (0.43%) Electronics
17 5 (0.43%) Local Government
18 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.60%) .NET
1 7 (0.60%) Web Services
2 6 (0.51%) Middleware
3 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.17%) HTML
4 2 (0.17%) LDAP
4 2 (0.17%) Velocity
4 2 (0.17%) XML
5 1 (0.085%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.085%) EDI
5 1 (0.085%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.085%) J2EE
5 1 (0.085%) Sensu
5 1 (0.085%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.12%) Data Centre
3 47 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.32%) PMI
5 23 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.62%) NHS
8 12 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.94%) FMCG
9 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.85%) Market Risk
11 9 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.77%) Equities
11 9 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.68%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.60%) EPoS
14 6 (0.51%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.51%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (7.33%) Windows
2 28 (2.39%) Windows Server
3 24 (2.05%) Windows 10
4 23 (1.96%) Linux
5 14 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.68%) Unix
7 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.34%) Android
8 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (34.95%) Project Management
2 275 (23.44%) PRINCE2
3 252 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 237 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (15.35%) ITIL
6 107 (9.12%) Change Management
7 101 (8.61%) Migration
8 80 (6.82%) Service Management
9 76 (6.48%) Service Delivery
10 70 (5.97%) Supplier Management
11 68 (5.80%) Risk Management
11 68 (5.80%) SDLC
12 66 (5.63%) Programme Management
13 61 (5.20%) Waterfall
14 60 (5.12%) Project Planning
15 56 (4.77%) Matrix Organization
16 51 (4.35%) CRM
17 49 (4.18%) Information Security
17 49 (4.18%) ITSM
18 44 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (1.79%) SQL
2 17 (1.45%) C
3 7 (0.60%) Java
4 6 (0.51%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.34%) VBA
6 3 (0.26%) C#
6 3 (0.26%) C++
7 2 (0.17%) Perl
7 2 (0.17%) Python
8 1 (0.085%) Groovy
8 1 (0.085%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.085%) RPG
8 1 (0.085%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (7.84%) PMI Certification
2 89 (7.59%) PMP
3 71 (6.05%) Degree
4 57 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 53 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 44 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 44 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (1.96%) CISSP
9 18 (1.53%) CISM
10 11 (0.94%) APMP
11 10 (0.85%) CISA
11 10 (0.85%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.77%) MCSE
12 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.68%) MCSA
14 7 (0.60%) CCNA
14 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.03%) QA
2 54 (4.60%) PMO
3 52 (4.43%) GDPR
4 34 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (2.30%) SLA
6 17 (1.45%) COBIT
7 15 (1.28%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.85%) MiFID
9 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.51%) IFRS
10 6 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.34%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.34%) PSD2
12 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.17%) EMIR
13 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 2 (0.17%) RMADS
14 1 (0.085%) GxP
System Software
1 30 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.34%) vSphere
4 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.085%) Snort
6 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (1.62%) SCCM
2 5 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.26%) FlexNet
3 3 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.085%) MOM
5 1 (0.085%) Nagios
5 1 (0.085%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.085%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.085%) QRadar
5 1 (0.085%) SCOM
Vendors
1 103 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.58%) SAP
3 25 (2.13%) Oracle
3 25 (2.13%) VMware
4 19 (1.62%) Cisco
5 18 (1.53%) IBM
6 16 (1.36%) Citrix
6 16 (1.36%) HP
7 14 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 9 (0.77%) Splunk
9 8 (0.68%) Infor
10 7 (0.60%) Siebel
11 6 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.51%) Snow
11 6 (0.51%) Symantec
12 5 (0.43%) Capita
12 5 (0.43%) iManage
12 5 (0.43%) NetApp
13 4 (0.34%) EMC