The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 172 174
Rank change year-on-year -29 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 548 725 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.47% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.54% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 529 459
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £413
% change year-on-year -3.79% +3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +24.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.24 £17.80 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £67.00 £64.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £39.00 £34.76
% change year-on-year +16.66% +12.19%  

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 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 June 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 -18 249 £513 +2.50% 62
South East -5 112 £400 -6.97% 28
East of England +16 61 £400 -8.62% 25
North of England +4 53 £425 -3.40% 33
Midlands -3 42 £400 -11.11% 21
South West -18 32 £410 +2.56% 13
North West -7 29 £388 -11.93% 17
West Midlands +15 28 £415 -7.88% 12
Yorkshire -8 20 £438 -2.77% 16
East Midlands -19 13 £400 -3.03% 9
North East +74 4 £400 +14.28%
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 399 (37.78%) Project Management
2 340 (32.20%) Finance
3 227 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (21.12%) PRINCE2
5 141 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (13.16%) ITIL
7 118 (11.17%) Banking
8 92 (8.71%) Retail
8 92 (8.71%) Change Management
9 76 (7.20%) Migration
9 76 (7.20%) Microsoft
10 71 (6.72%) Supplier Management
11 69 (6.53%) Risk Management
12 64 (6.06%) PMI Certification
13 63 (5.97%) Service Management
14 62 (5.87%) Service Delivery
15 58 (5.49%) Security Cleared
16 57 (5.40%) Windows
17 55 (5.21%) Programme Management
17 55 (5.21%) Degree
18 54 (5.11%) Telecoms
19 53 (5.02%) PMP
19 53 (5.02%) PMO
20 52 (4.92%) Data Centre
21 51 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 50 (4.73%) SAP
22 50 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
22 50 (4.73%) Matrix Organization
23 49 (4.64%) SC Cleared
24 47 (4.45%) QA

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 23 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.38%) CMS
2 4 (0.38%) Documentum
2 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.28%) Confluence
3 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.28%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.19%) IIS
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.19%) SAS
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.095%) Apache
5 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.095%) FileNet
5 1 (0.095%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.095%) Smallworld
Applications
1 50 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) Windchill
7 1 (0.095%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Actimize
2 9 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.57%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.38%) Maximo
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.38%) SAP SCM
5 3 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.28%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.19%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.095%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.095%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.17%) Office 365
2 26 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.42%) SaaS
4 12 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.76%) IaaS
7 4 (0.38%) PaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.095%) GitHub
10 1 (0.095%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.095%) Yammer
10 1 (0.095%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.89%) WAN
2 19 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
3 18 (1.70%) Firewall
4 16 (1.52%) LAN
5 11 (1.04%) SAN
6 10 (0.95%) Internet
6 10 (0.95%) Network Security
6 10 (0.95%) VPN
7 9 (0.85%) VoIP
8 7 (0.66%) DNS
8 7 (0.66%) Skype
8 7 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.57%) Intranet
9 6 (0.57%) VLAN
10 5 (0.47%) MPLS
10 5 (0.47%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.28%) DHCP
11 3 (0.28%) NAS
11 3 (0.28%) PBX
12 2 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.57%) GIS
3 4 (0.38%) Big Data
4 2 (0.19%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.095%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.095%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.095%) MySQL
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.095%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.095%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 8 (0.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.095%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.095%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.095%) GoCD
3 1 (0.095%) Gradle
3 1 (0.095%) Hudson
3 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.095%) Maven
3 1 (0.095%) Selenium
3 1 (0.095%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.095%) Subversion
3 1 (0.095%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 340 (32.20%) Finance
2 118 (11.17%) Banking
3 92 (8.71%) Retail
4 54 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 47 (4.45%) Investment Banking
6 45 (4.26%) Manufacturing
7 43 (4.07%) Legal
8 35 (3.31%) Front Office
9 32 (3.03%) Marketing
10 27 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (1.99%) Law
12 19 (1.80%) Back Office
13 13 (1.23%) Billing
14 10 (0.95%) Local Government
14 10 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.85%) Electronics
16 7 (0.66%) Advertising
16 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.47%) French Language
18 4 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.66%) .NET
2 3 (0.28%) HTML
2 3 (0.28%) Middleware
3 2 (0.19%) CSS
3 2 (0.19%) XML
4 1 (0.095%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.095%) FpML
4 1 (0.095%) PySpark
4 1 (0.095%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.94%) PMI
5 24 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 22 (2.08%) NHS
7 16 (1.52%) FMCG
8 15 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.14%) Derivative
10 10 (0.95%) User Experience
11 8 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.66%) Equities
13 6 (0.57%) CMDB
13 6 (0.57%) EPoS
13 6 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.47%) Fintech
14 5 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.40%) Windows
2 20 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 19 (1.80%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.66%) Unix
6 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.57%) Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Android
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.095%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (37.78%) Project Management
2 227 (21.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 223 (21.12%) PRINCE2
4 141 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (13.16%) ITIL
6 92 (8.71%) Change Management
7 76 (7.20%) Migration
8 71 (6.72%) Supplier Management
9 69 (6.53%) Risk Management
10 63 (5.97%) Service Management
11 62 (5.87%) Service Delivery
12 55 (5.21%) Programme Management
13 50 (4.73%) Matrix Organization
14 46 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 45 (4.26%) ERP
15 45 (4.26%) SDLC
16 44 (4.17%) Information Security
17 43 (4.07%) Business Analysis
18 41 (3.88%) IT Strategy
19 39 (3.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.27%) SQL
2 15 (1.42%) C
3 7 (0.66%) Java
4 2 (0.19%) C#
4 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.19%) Python
4 2 (0.19%) VBA
5 1 (0.095%) Groovy
5 1 (0.095%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.095%) PHP
5 1 (0.095%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (6.06%) PMI Certification
2 58 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 55 (5.21%) Degree
4 53 (5.02%) PMP
5 51 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 49 (4.64%) SC Cleared
7 43 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 23 (2.18%) CISSP
9 18 (1.70%) CISM
9 18 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.61%) CISA
11 12 (1.14%) APMP
12 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.66%) ISEB
13 7 (0.66%) MCSE
14 6 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.57%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.47%) CGEIT
16 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.38%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.02%) PMO
2 47 (4.45%) QA
3 34 (3.22%) SLA
4 20 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.89%) MiFID
5 11 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.95%) GxP
7 8 (0.76%) GDPR
7 8 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.66%) COBIT
8 7 (0.66%) EMIR
8 7 (0.66%) SEPA
9 4 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.28%) GCP
10 3 (0.28%) IFRS
10 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.095%) Firmware
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.095%) XenApp
5 1 (0.095%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.38%) AirWatch
1 4 (0.38%) SCCM
2 2 (0.19%) SCOM
3 1 (0.095%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.095%) MOM
3 1 (0.095%) Nessus
3 1 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.095%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.095%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 76 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.73%) SAP
3 35 (3.31%) Oracle
4 26 (2.46%) VMware
5 16 (1.52%) Cisco
6 14 (1.33%) HP
7 12 (1.14%) Citrix
8 9 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.57%) IBM
10 6 (0.57%) NetApp
11 4 (0.38%) Apple
11 4 (0.38%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.38%) Remedy
12 3 (0.28%) Avaya
12 3 (0.28%) Blue Coat
12 3 (0.28%) Charles River
12 3 (0.28%) OpenText
12 3 (0.28%) Pegasus
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: From £45,318 to £51,003 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago