Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 208 206
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 -40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,174 1,196 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.31% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 871 940
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £307 £313 £310
90th Percentile £614 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 12
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +2.90% -1.43%
10th Percentile £23.50 £22.81 £21.08
90th Percentile £59.00 £55.00 £58.85
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +13.85% -10.34%

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 88,584 86,718 93,363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.91% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,985 57,510 61,457
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,801 2,549 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -35 469 £500 - 89
South East -14 230 £461 +8.53% 80
North of England -11 176 £425 -2.86% 64
Midlands -4 126 £450 +9.09% 38
East of England -5 93 £459 +14.69% 34
Yorkshire +7 92 £425 -2.02% 23
South West -11 78 £410 +1.23% 19
West Midlands -17 74 £436 +3.87% 25
North West -21 67 £438 +2.94% 34
East Midlands +14 36 £400 +0.63% 13
North East +6 17 £420 -6.67% 7
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 434 (36.97%) Project Management
2 376 (32.03%) Finance
3 283 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 268 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (20.36%) PRINCE2
6 172 (14.65%) ITIL
7 151 (12.86%) Migration
8 106 (9.03%) Microsoft
9 105 (8.94%) Waterfall
10 101 (8.60%) Degree
11 95 (8.09%) Windows
12 93 (7.92%) Service Management
13 90 (7.67%) Service Delivery
14 89 (7.58%) Retail
15 87 (7.41%) Office 365
16 77 (6.56%) Banking
16 77 (6.56%) Change Management
16 77 (6.56%) Risk Management
17 70 (5.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 68 (5.79%) PMI Certification
19 63 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
20 62 (5.28%) Supplier Management
21 61 (5.20%) SDLC
22 60 (5.11%) Programme Management
23 59 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
24 57 (4.86%) PMP
25 56 (4.77%) PMO
26 55 (4.68%) Active Directory
26 55 (4.68%) Data Centre
27 52 (4.43%) SAP

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 39 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.70%) CMS
3 9 (0.77%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.43%) Confluence
6 4 (0.34%) Documentum
6 4 (0.34%) Drupal
6 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.34%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.17%) Jadu
9 1 (0.085%) Apache
9 1 (0.085%) IIS
9 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (5.37%) Microsoft Project
2 49 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.26%) InVision
6 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.085%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Primavera
3 6 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.43%) Maximo
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.34%) Magento
6 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.17%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.17%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.085%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 87 (7.41%) Office 365
2 59 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.21%) SaaS
4 10 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.77%) PaaS
6 8 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.60%) IaaS
8 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.26%) Yammer
10 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.085%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.085%) G Suite
11 1 (0.085%) Slack
11 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.75%) WAN
2 35 (2.98%) LAN
3 25 (2.13%) Firewall
4 18 (1.53%) SMS
5 16 (1.36%) Skype
6 14 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.02%) VPN
8 11 (0.94%) DHCP
8 11 (0.94%) SAN
9 9 (0.77%) DNS
9 9 (0.77%) Internet
10 8 (0.68%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.60%) Intranet
11 7 (0.60%) VoIP
12 6 (0.51%) Network Security
12 6 (0.51%) Wireless
13 5 (0.43%) MPLS
13 5 (0.43%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.43%) VLAN
14 3 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (0.60%) MS Access
5 6 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.34%) Big Data
7 4 (0.34%) MySQL
7 4 (0.34%) Power BI
8 3 (0.26%) Apache Kudu
8 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.26%) Impala
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.26%) QlikView
8 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.085%) EDMS
10 1 (0.085%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 16 (1.36%) JIRA
2 6 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.26%) Ant
5 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.26%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.26%) Gradle
5 3 (0.26%) Maven
5 3 (0.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.17%) dbdeploy
6 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.17%) JUnit
7 1 (0.085%) Hudson
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 376 (32.03%) Finance
2 89 (7.58%) Retail
3 77 (6.56%) Banking
4 46 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.66%) Marketing
6 38 (3.24%) Legal
7 31 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 30 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.87%) Law
11 11 (0.94%) Front Office
12 9 (0.77%) Automotive
13 8 (0.68%) Back Office
13 8 (0.68%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.51%) Local Government
16 5 (0.43%) Billing
16 5 (0.43%) Electronics
17 4 (0.34%) Advertising
17 4 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.02%) .NET
2 11 (0.94%) Middleware
3 8 (0.68%) HTML
3 8 (0.68%) Web Services
4 6 (0.51%) CSS
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.34%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.34%) Velocity
6 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.26%) HTML5
7 2 (0.17%) COM
7 2 (0.17%) Node.js
7 2 (0.17%) Spring
8 1 (0.085%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.085%) LAMP
8 1 (0.085%) React
8 1 (0.085%) REST
8 1 (0.085%) SOAP
8 1 (0.085%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 45 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.30%) PMI
6 19 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.45%) User Experience
8 16 (1.36%) NHS
9 15 (1.28%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.11%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.94%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.85%) FMCG
13 9 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.60%) CMDB
14 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.60%) Equities
14 7 (0.60%) Life Science
15 6 (0.51%) Derivative
16 5 (0.43%) Contactless
16 5 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.09%) Windows
2 40 (3.41%) Windows 10
3 24 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.02%) Linux
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.60%) Unix
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.26%) Solaris
11 3 (0.26%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.17%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (36.97%) Project Management
2 283 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 268 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (20.36%) PRINCE2
5 172 (14.65%) ITIL
6 151 (12.86%) Migration
7 105 (8.94%) Waterfall
8 93 (7.92%) Service Management
9 90 (7.67%) Service Delivery
10 77 (6.56%) Change Management
10 77 (6.56%) Risk Management
11 62 (5.28%) Supplier Management
12 61 (5.20%) SDLC
13 60 (5.11%) Programme Management
14 52 (4.43%) Project Planning
15 51 (4.34%) Matrix Organization
16 50 (4.26%) ITSM
17 47 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (4.00%) Scrum
18 44 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (1.70%) SQL
2 13 (1.11%) Java
3 12 (1.02%) C
4 3 (0.26%) ABAP
4 3 (0.26%) C#
4 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.17%) Python
5 2 (0.17%) VB
6 1 (0.085%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.085%) COBOL
6 1 (0.085%) Ruby
6 1 (0.085%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (8.60%) Degree
2 70 (5.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 68 (5.79%) PMI Certification
4 57 (4.86%) PMP
5 48 (4.09%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.32%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.19%) APMP
10 9 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.77%) MCSE
10 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.68%) CISSP
12 7 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.60%) ISEB
12 7 (0.60%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.60%) MCSA
13 6 (0.51%) CAPM
13 6 (0.51%) CISA
14 5 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.77%) PMO
2 37 (3.15%) GDPR
3 31 (2.64%) QA
4 24 (2.04%) SLA
5 13 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.68%) GxP
8 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.51%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.34%) COBIT
9 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.26%) GAMP
11 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.17%) FATCA
12 1 (0.085%) Basel III
12 1 (0.085%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 55 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.085%) Firmware
6 1 (0.085%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.085%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.085%) vSphere
6 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.53%) SCCM
2 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.085%) Control-M
4 1 (0.085%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.085%) SCOM
4 1 (0.085%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.085%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.085%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.43%) SAP
3 38 (3.24%) Oracle
4 26 (2.21%) Citrix
5 24 (2.04%) VMware
6 21 (1.79%) Cisco
7 18 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.94%) Remedy
10 10 (0.85%) IBM
11 7 (0.60%) HP
11 7 (0.60%) Tableau
12 6 (0.51%) Adobe
12 6 (0.51%) Google
12 6 (0.51%) NetApp
13 5 (0.43%) Workday
14 4 (0.34%) Cognos
14 4 (0.34%) Lotus
14 4 (0.34%) Sage
14 4 (0.34%) WatchGuard