Period
to 26 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 187 266 241
Rank change year-on-year +79 -25 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,019 258 868
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.50% 0.93% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.01% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 177 631
10th Percentile £314 £317 £313
25th Percentile £409 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £470 £465
Median % change year-on-year +4.26% +1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £534 £550
90th Percentile £644 £618 £631
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £458
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 21
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.50 £26.25
25th Percentile £38.13 £17.79 £34.00
Median hourly rate £56.50 £30.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +88.33% -25.00% +0.63%
75th Percentile £70.63 £52.19 £53.75
90th Percentile £70.98 £63.63 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £56.50 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +88.33% -25.00% +6.67%

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 63,594 25,553 72,411
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 92.55% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,875 17,605 49,118
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £507 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,864 816 2,400
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.60 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -10.90% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.11 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in England.

Daily rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in England.

Hourly rate trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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 26 October 2021. 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 +6 440 £536 +7.25% 83
South East +30 192 £480 +1.05% 64
North of England +6 136 £425 -2.86% 81
Midlands +22 133 £475 +9.20% 45
North West +10 91 £425 -7.61% 49
West Midlands +5 86 £511 +16.86% 30
South West -21 55 £463 +8.82% 32
East Midlands +6 44 £413 -5.17% 15
Yorkshire -28 42 £450 +12.50% 26
East of England -31 31 £340 +11.60% 33
North East -8 2 £363 -14.71% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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.

1 345 (33.86%) Project Management
2 337 (33.07%) Finance
3 290 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 279 (27.38%) Social Skills
5 266 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (15.80%) Project Delivery
7 151 (14.82%) PRINCE2
8 127 (12.46%) ITIL
9 106 (10.40%) Waterfall
10 95 (9.32%) Service Delivery
11 94 (9.22%) Change Management
12 88 (8.64%) Azure
13 80 (7.85%) Banking
14 79 (7.75%) Migration
15 78 (7.65%) Microsoft
15 78 (7.65%) Public Sector
16 72 (7.07%) Business Case
17 71 (6.97%) Windows
18 64 (6.28%) Service Management
18 64 (6.28%) Presentation Skills
19 62 (6.08%) Risk Management
20 59 (5.79%) Microsoft 365
21 55 (5.40%) Retail
21 55 (5.40%) Degree
22 53 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
23 49 (4.81%) Security Cleared
24 48 (4.71%) Programme Management
24 48 (4.71%) NHS
25 47 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
26 45 (4.42%) Supplier Management

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 33 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.06%) Confluence
3 6 (0.59%) CMS
3 6 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.49%) SAS
5 2 (0.20%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.098%) Drupal
6 1 (0.098%) IIS
6 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.098%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 47 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.098%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.39%) Maximo
1 4 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.20%) Primavera
3 2 (0.20%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.098%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.098%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.098%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.64%) Azure
2 59 (5.79%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (3.83%) SaaS
4 22 (2.16%) AWS
5 7 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.59%) GCP
6 6 (0.59%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.29%) PaaS
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (0.20%) Veeva
10 1 (0.098%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.098%) IaaS
10 1 (0.098%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.098%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.098%) Twilio
10 1 (0.098%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.75%) Firewall
2 23 (2.26%) WAN
3 18 (1.77%) LAN
4 16 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.28%) VPN
6 11 (1.08%) VoIP
7 8 (0.79%) Network Security
7 8 (0.79%) SD-WAN
7 8 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.69%) Intranet
8 7 (0.69%) SAN
8 7 (0.69%) VLAN
9 5 (0.49%) Internet
10 4 (0.39%) DNS
10 4 (0.39%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.29%) DHCP
11 3 (0.29%) Softphone
11 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
2 10 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.59%) Power BI
5 4 (0.39%) Big Data
5 4 (0.39%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.098%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.098%) DB2
8 1 (0.098%) MS Access
8 1 (0.098%) QlikView
8 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.098%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 39 (3.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.098%) Selenium
2 1 (0.098%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.098%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.098%) VersionOne
General
1 337 (33.07%) Finance
2 279 (27.38%) Social Skills
3 80 (7.85%) Banking
4 78 (7.65%) Public Sector
5 64 (6.28%) Presentation Skills
6 55 (5.40%) Retail
7 45 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.73%) Influencing Skills
9 37 (3.63%) Telecoms
10 33 (3.24%) Manufacturing
11 32 (3.14%) Marketing
12 26 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
13 21 (2.06%) Legal
14 19 (1.86%) Automotive
14 19 (1.86%) Local Government
15 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.98%) Electronics
17 8 (0.79%) Law
17 8 (0.79%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.49%) Middleware
2 4 (0.39%) Web Services
3 2 (0.20%) .NET
3 2 (0.20%) EDI
4 1 (0.098%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.098%) Keras
4 1 (0.098%) LDAP
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.098%) Pandas
4 1 (0.098%) React
4 1 (0.098%) Redux
4 1 (0.098%) Spring
4 1 (0.098%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.098%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.71%) NHS
2 33 (3.24%) Data Centre
3 28 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 19 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 15 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
7 11 (1.08%) PMI
8 9 (0.88%) CMDB
8 9 (0.88%) Learning Management System
8 9 (0.88%) LIMS
8 9 (0.88%) User Experience
9 6 (0.59%) FMCG
10 4 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.39%) Life Science
10 4 (0.39%) PACS
10 4 (0.39%) PKI
10 4 (0.39%) Replication
10 4 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 71 (6.97%) Windows
2 24 (2.36%) Windows Server
3 18 (1.77%) Windows 10
4 14 (1.37%) Linux
5 9 (0.88%) Unix
6 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.29%) HPUX
7 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.20%) VMS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.098%) Android
9 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.098%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (33.86%) Project Management
2 290 (28.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 266 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
4 161 (15.80%) Project Delivery
5 151 (14.82%) PRINCE2
6 127 (12.46%) ITIL
7 106 (10.40%) Waterfall
8 95 (9.32%) Service Delivery
9 94 (9.22%) Change Management
10 79 (7.75%) Migration
11 72 (7.07%) Business Case
12 64 (6.28%) Service Management
13 62 (6.08%) Risk Management
14 53 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (4.71%) Programme Management
16 45 (4.42%) Supplier Management
17 42 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (3.83%) ITSM
18 39 (3.83%) Scrum
19 37 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 10 (0.98%) SQL
2 6 (0.59%) C
2 6 (0.59%) Java
3 3 (0.29%) VB
4 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.098%) C#
5 1 (0.098%) C++
5 1 (0.098%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (5.40%) Degree
2 49 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.22%) PMP
4 42 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 35 (3.43%) PMI Certification
6 23 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
6 23 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.37%) CISA
9 13 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.08%) CISM
10 11 (1.08%) CISSP
11 7 (0.69%) APMP
11 7 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.59%) MCSA
13 5 (0.49%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.49%) MCSE
14 4 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.93%) PMO
2 16 (1.57%) SLA
3 13 (1.28%) GRC
3 13 (1.28%) QA
4 12 (1.18%) GDPR
4 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.98%) COBIT
5 10 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.59%) NIST
9 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.29%) HL7
11 2 (0.20%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.20%) MiFID
11 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.098%) ITGC
System Software
1 36 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.49%) vSphere
5 3 (0.29%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (0.88%) SCCM
2 4 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.20%) Terraform
4 2 (0.20%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.098%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.098%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.098%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.098%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.83%) Oracle
3 36 (3.53%) SAP
4 26 (2.55%) VMware
5 24 (2.36%) ServiceNow
6 9 (0.88%) Citrix
7 8 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.69%) Cisco
8 7 (0.69%) Concur
8 7 (0.69%) Google
8 7 (0.69%) IBM
9 6 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.49%) Mitel
10 5 (0.49%) MobileIron
10 5 (0.49%) NetApp
10 5 (0.49%) Snow
11 4 (0.39%) Apple
11 4 (0.39%) HP
11 4 (0.39%) Workday