Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 212 175
Rank change year-on-year -4 -37 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,227 1,111 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.26% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.32% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 808 1,115
England median daily rate £458 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +2.27% +0.98%
10th Percentile £309 £310 £311
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 15
England median hourly rate £47.50 £33.37 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -8.58% +19.59%
10th Percentile £25.60 £22.99 £17.15
90th Percentile £67.05 £56.25 £58.40
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £34.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% +5.35% +3.97%

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 89,360 83,878 96,708
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,161 54,726 63,738
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,688 2,831
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -24 490 £500 -2.44% 82
South East -15 251 £475 +11.76% 53
North of England +18 175 £410 -4.65% 66
Midlands +30 148 £425 - 43
West Midlands -7 90 £424 -0.24% 33
South West +28 85 £400 -2.44% 13
East of England -14 81 £463 +15.63% 29
North West +6 80 £425 +9.68% 21
Yorkshire +7 78 £410 -6.29% 44
East Midlands +16 42 £370 -7.50% 10
North East +4 17 £398 -22.06% 1
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 442 (36.02%) Project Management
2 388 (31.62%) Finance
3 293 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 267 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (20.86%) PRINCE2
6 190 (15.48%) ITIL
7 138 (11.25%) Migration
8 117 (9.54%) Microsoft
9 116 (9.45%) Retail
10 112 (9.13%) Degree
11 101 (8.23%) Service Management
12 94 (7.66%) Windows
13 93 (7.58%) Banking
14 92 (7.50%) Waterfall
15 88 (7.17%) Change Management
16 83 (6.76%) Service Delivery
17 81 (6.60%) Supplier Management
18 80 (6.52%) PMI Certification
19 78 (6.36%) Risk Management
19 78 (6.36%) Programme Management
20 70 (5.70%) Office 365
21 69 (5.62%) PMO
22 66 (5.38%) PMP
23 63 (5.13%) Project Planning
24 62 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
25 60 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
26 59 (4.81%) GDPR
26 59 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 59 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (4.81%) SDLC

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 45 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.22%) CMS
3 11 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.41%) IIS
6 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.33%) Documentum
7 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.24%) Confluence
8 3 (0.24%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.16%) Jadu
9 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.081%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
2 40 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.49%) Magento
3 6 (0.49%) Maximo
3 6 (0.49%) Primavera
3 6 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.081%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.081%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.081%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.081%) Summit
6 1 (0.081%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.70%) Office 365
2 59 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.53%) SaaS
4 25 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.14%) PaaS
6 8 (0.65%) IaaS
7 5 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.41%) Yammer
8 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.081%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce
11 1 (0.081%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.081%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.44%) WAN
2 27 (2.20%) LAN
3 20 (1.63%) SMS
4 17 (1.39%) Firewall
5 16 (1.30%) Skype
6 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.06%) Internet
7 13 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (0.98%) VPN
9 9 (0.73%) VoIP
10 8 (0.65%) DHCP
10 8 (0.65%) SAN
10 8 (0.65%) VLAN
11 7 (0.57%) Network Security
12 6 (0.49%) Wireless
13 5 (0.41%) HTTP
13 5 (0.41%) Intranet
13 5 (0.41%) ISDN
13 5 (0.41%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.73%) Big Data
4 8 (0.65%) MS Access
5 5 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.24%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Kudu
8 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.16%) Impala
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.16%) Power BI
8 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (1.39%) JIRA
2 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.24%) Ant
5 3 (0.24%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.24%) Gradle
5 3 (0.24%) Maven
5 3 (0.24%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.16%) dbdeploy
6 2 (0.16%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.16%) JUnit
7 1 (0.081%) Hudson
7 1 (0.081%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.081%) Subversion
General
1 388 (31.62%) Finance
2 116 (9.45%) Retail
3 93 (7.58%) Banking
4 47 (3.83%) Legal
5 46 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 41 (3.34%) Marketing
7 35 (2.85%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.53%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.14%) Law
11 13 (1.06%) Front Office
11 13 (1.06%) German Language
12 12 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.57%) Automotive
13 7 (0.57%) Back Office
13 7 (0.57%) Local Government
14 6 (0.49%) Advertising
15 5 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.41%) Electronics
15 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.06%) .NET
2 10 (0.81%) Middleware
2 10 (0.81%) Web Services
3 6 (0.49%) .NET Framework
3 6 (0.49%) REST
4 5 (0.41%) XML
5 2 (0.16%) Node.js
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.16%) Velocity
6 1 (0.081%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.081%) Akka
6 1 (0.081%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.081%) CSS
6 1 (0.081%) Kafka
6 1 (0.081%) React
6 1 (0.081%) SOAP
6 1 (0.081%) Spring
6 1 (0.081%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.75%) Data Centre
3 34 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.04%) PMI
5 22 (1.79%) NHS
6 21 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 11 (0.90%) FMCG
10 10 (0.81%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.65%) Life Science
11 8 (0.65%) User Experience
12 7 (0.57%) CMDB
12 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.49%) Contactless
13 6 (0.49%) LIMS
14 5 (0.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.66%) Windows
2 30 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 28 (2.28%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.90%) Linux
6 9 (0.73%) Unix
6 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.16%) Android
11 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.16%) HPUX
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
11 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 1 (0.081%) AIX
12 1 (0.081%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (36.02%) Project Management
2 293 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 267 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (20.86%) PRINCE2
5 190 (15.48%) ITIL
6 138 (11.25%) Migration
7 101 (8.23%) Service Management
8 92 (7.50%) Waterfall
9 88 (7.17%) Change Management
10 83 (6.76%) Service Delivery
11 81 (6.60%) Supplier Management
12 78 (6.36%) Programme Management
12 78 (6.36%) Risk Management
13 63 (5.13%) Project Planning
14 60 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (4.81%) SDLC
16 57 (4.65%) IT Strategy
17 56 (4.56%) Matrix Organization
18 50 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 50 (4.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.20%) SQL
2 20 (1.63%) Java
3 5 (0.41%) C
4 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.24%) ABAP
6 2 (0.16%) C#
6 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.16%) Python
7 1 (0.081%) Scala
7 1 (0.081%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (9.13%) Degree
2 80 (6.52%) PMI Certification
3 66 (5.38%) PMP
4 59 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 53 (4.32%) Security Cleared
6 43 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 42 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.14%) CISSP
10 13 (1.06%) APMP
10 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.98%) CISM
12 11 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.90%) MCSE
13 10 (0.81%) CISA
14 9 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.73%) MCSA
15 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.57%) CCNA
16 7 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.62%) PMO
2 59 (4.81%) GDPR
3 40 (3.26%) QA
4 25 (2.04%) SLA
5 23 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.57%) COBIT
7 7 (0.57%) GxP
8 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
12 2 (0.16%) MiFID
13 1 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.081%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.33%) XenApp
5 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.081%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (1.06%) SCCM
2 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.081%) Ansible
6 1 (0.081%) CASB
6 1 (0.081%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.081%) Control-M
6 1 (0.081%) SCOM
6 1 (0.081%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.081%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.081%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.07%) SAP
3 35 (2.85%) Oracle
4 29 (2.36%) Cisco
5 26 (2.12%) ServiceNow
6 25 (2.04%) VMware
7 24 (1.96%) Citrix
8 17 (1.39%) Remedy
9 14 (1.14%) IBM
10 11 (0.90%) HP
11 10 (0.81%) Capita
11 10 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.49%) Adobe
13 6 (0.49%) Sun
14 5 (0.41%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.41%) Tableau
15 4 (0.33%) Infor
15 4 (0.33%) Sage
15 4 (0.33%) Veeam