The median contractor rate for a IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 147 159
Rank change year-on-year -68 +12  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 508 813 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.65% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.73% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 564 481
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 13
Median hourly rate £31.63 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.91% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.27 £18.05 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.74 £41.65 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.66 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.31% -25.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -54 200 £500 +3.09% 69
South East -13 124 £450 +5.88% 33
West Midlands +4 40 £425 +3.03% 9
North West -8 35 £450 +2.85% 16
East of England -39 29 £434 +2.05% 13
Yorkshire +1 27 £423 +1.80% 14
South West -21 22 £374 -8.90% 16
East Midlands -23 18 £375 -6.25% 7
North East -11 10 £523 +46.66% 2
Midlands +9 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 402 (39.22%) Project Management
2 311 (30.34%) Finance
3 236 (23.02%) PRINCE2
4 222 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 164 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (14.34%) ITIL
7 105 (10.24%) Banking
8 98 (9.56%) Change Management
9 78 (7.61%) Migration
10 76 (7.41%) Microsoft
10 76 (7.41%) Retail
11 74 (7.22%) Service Management
12 73 (7.12%) Service Delivery
13 70 (6.83%) Programme Management
14 66 (6.44%) Risk Management
15 64 (6.24%) Security Cleared
16 62 (6.05%) Degree
17 60 (5.85%) Supplier Management
18 58 (5.66%) Windows
19 54 (5.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 53 (5.17%) PMO
21 52 (5.07%) Business Analysis
22 51 (4.98%) PMI Certification
23 50 (4.88%) Matrix Organization
24 49 (4.78%) Data Centre
24 49 (4.78%) Legal
25 48 (4.68%) MS Project
26 47 (4.59%) SC Cleared
27 45 (4.39%) QA
28 44 (4.29%) 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 13 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.98%) CMS
3 9 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.59%) MS Project Server
5 5 (0.49%) Documentum
5 5 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.29%) Confluence
8 2 (0.20%) IIS
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.098%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.098%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.098%) FileNet
9 1 (0.098%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.098%) Moodle
9 1 (0.098%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (4.68%) MS Project
2 33 (3.22%) MS Excel
3 31 (3.02%) MS Office
4 17 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Maximo
2 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.20%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.20%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.098%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.098%) Summit
5 1 (0.098%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.098%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.22%) Office 365
2 23 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.05%) SaaS
4 12 (1.17%) IaaS
5 6 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.39%) PaaS
7 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.20%) Yammer
9 1 (0.098%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.098%) Taleo
9 1 (0.098%) Veeva
9 1 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.098%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.54%) Firewall
2 23 (2.24%) LAN
3 22 (2.15%) WAN
4 13 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (1.17%) Network Security
5 12 (1.17%) VPN
6 11 (1.07%) Internet
7 10 (0.98%) MPLS
8 9 (0.88%) SAN
9 7 (0.68%) Skype
9 7 (0.68%) VoIP
10 6 (0.59%) Intranet
11 5 (0.49%) DNS
11 5 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.20%) 4G
12 2 (0.20%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.20%) NAS
12 2 (0.20%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.098%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.59%) GIS
3 5 (0.49%) Big Data
4 2 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.098%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.098%) Flink
5 1 (0.098%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.098%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.098%) QlikView
5 1 (0.098%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.17%) JIRA
2 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.098%) Gradle
4 1 (0.098%) Hudson
4 1 (0.098%) Maven
4 1 (0.098%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.098%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.098%) TeamCity
General
1 311 (30.34%) Finance
2 105 (10.24%) Banking
3 76 (7.41%) Retail
4 49 (4.78%) Legal
5 41 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.93%) Front Office
8 28 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 28 (2.73%) Marketing
9 21 (2.05%) Law
10 16 (1.56%) Billing
10 16 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.27%) Retail Banking
12 12 (1.17%) Advertising
12 12 (1.17%) Back Office
13 10 (0.98%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.78%) Local Government
15 6 (0.59%) Automotive
16 4 (0.39%) Electronics
16 4 (0.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.27%) .NET
2 6 (0.59%) Middleware
3 4 (0.39%) Web Services
4 3 (0.29%) HTML
5 2 (0.20%) CSS
6 1 (0.098%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.098%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.098%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.098%) Kafka
6 1 (0.098%) REST
6 1 (0.098%) SAML
6 1 (0.098%) SOAP
6 1 (0.098%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.78%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.54%) NHS
5 18 (1.76%) PMI
5 18 (1.76%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.27%) FMCG
7 10 (0.98%) CMDB
8 9 (0.88%) Derivative
8 9 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 9 (0.88%) User Experience
9 8 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.49%) Equities
11 5 (0.49%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.39%) AS400
12 4 (0.39%) CCTV
12 4 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (5.66%) Windows
2 20 (1.95%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.46%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.07%) Linux
7 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.49%) Android
8 5 (0.49%) Unix
8 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.20%) VMS
10 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (39.22%) Project Management
2 236 (23.02%) PRINCE2
3 222 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 164 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (14.34%) ITIL
6 98 (9.56%) Change Management
7 78 (7.61%) Migration
8 74 (7.22%) Service Management
9 73 (7.12%) Service Delivery
10 70 (6.83%) Programme Management
11 66 (6.44%) Risk Management
12 60 (5.85%) Supplier Management
13 52 (5.07%) Business Analysis
14 50 (4.88%) Matrix Organization
15 44 (4.29%) Information Security
15 44 (4.29%) Waterfall
16 42 (4.10%) IT Strategy
17 41 (4.00%) Project Planning
18 40 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 40 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.05%) SQL
2 15 (1.46%) C
3 7 (0.68%) Java
4 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.098%) C#
5 1 (0.098%) Groovy
5 1 (0.098%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.098%) Python
5 1 (0.098%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.05%) Degree
3 54 (5.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 51 (4.98%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 43 (4.20%) PMP
7 41 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (2.05%) CISSP
10 20 (1.95%) CISA
11 18 (1.76%) APMP
12 16 (1.56%) CISM
13 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.98%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.98%) MCSE
15 7 (0.68%) ISEB
16 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
18 4 (0.39%) PgMP
18 4 (0.39%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.17%) PMO
2 45 (4.39%) QA
3 43 (4.20%) SLA
4 16 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.27%) MiFID
6 11 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.88%) GxP
8 6 (0.59%) COBIT
8 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.39%) EMIR
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS
9 4 (0.39%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.39%) SEPA
10 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.29%) GDPR
11 2 (0.20%) Basel III
11 2 (0.20%) FATCA
11 2 (0.20%) GMP
System Software
1 35 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.39%) XenApp
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.20%) XenServer
6 1 (0.098%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.098%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.49%) SCCM
2 3 (0.29%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.20%) SCOM
3 2 (0.20%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.098%) Ansible
4 1 (0.098%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.098%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.098%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.098%) Puppet
4 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.098%) WSUS
4 1 (0.098%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 76 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.02%) Oracle
3 30 (2.93%) SAP
4 27 (2.63%) VMware
5 21 (2.05%) Cisco
6 16 (1.56%) Citrix
7 15 (1.46%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.37%) HP
9 9 (0.88%) NetApp
10 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.68%) Workday
11 6 (0.59%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.59%) Remedy
12 5 (0.49%) BT
12 5 (0.49%) Computacenter
12 5 (0.49%) IBM
13 4 (0.39%) BMC
13 4 (0.39%) Demandware
13 4 (0.39%) Mitel
13 4 (0.39%) Saba
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £45.00 - £46.00 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £414 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oliver Marks Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £770 - £890 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £53000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People Services Ltd
Salary: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract - £40k-£50k pa pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago