The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Technical Manager
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 339 329
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 242 325 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 230 178
Median daily rate £450 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £24.65 £34.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -13.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.93 £34.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.37 £34.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -20.00%  

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
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 £245
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 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in England

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in England

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in England

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in England

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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 -18 118 £475 - 32
South East -1 56 £473 +6.47% 12
North West +19 18 £450 +3.86% 6
East of England -4 14 £410 -8.88% 1
South West -8 11 £400 - 2
West Midlands +17 9 £425 +9.67% 2
East Midlands -4 6 £380 -13.14% 3
Yorkshire +14 4 £313 -40.47% 1
Midlands +8 1 - -
Technical Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 174 (36.55%) Project Management
2 118 (24.79%) Finance
3 111 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (21.85%) PRINCE2
5 73 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (13.03%) Microsoft
7 55 (11.55%) Data Centre
8 54 (11.34%) Migration
9 53 (11.13%) ITIL
10 41 (8.61%) Security Cleared
11 36 (7.56%) Windows
12 34 (7.14%) Scrum
13 32 (6.72%) SC Cleared
14 31 (6.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 31 (6.51%) Telecoms
15 30 (6.30%) Service Delivery
15 30 (6.30%) Oracle
15 30 (6.30%) Cisco
16 27 (5.67%) Service Management
17 26 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (5.46%) SQL
18 25 (5.25%) Banking
19 24 (5.04%) Programme Management
20 23 (4.83%) Firewall
20 23 (4.83%) SAP
20 23 (4.83%) Waterfall
21 22 (4.62%) PMI Certification
21 22 (4.62%) VMware
21 22 (4.62%) Marketing
22 21 (4.41%) Change Control

Technical 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 20 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.05%) Drupal
5 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.63%) Confluence
6 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.42%) Apache
7 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.73%) MS Project
3 11 (2.31%) MS Office
4 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.47%) SAP CRM
3 6 (1.26%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.42%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.42%) HFM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.21%) Line 500
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.21%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.57%) Office 365
3 16 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.05%) PaaS
5 4 (0.84%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.42%) Boomi
7 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Force.com
7 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.21%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.83%) Firewall
2 17 (3.57%) LAN
3 16 (3.36%) WAN
4 13 (2.73%) SAN
5 8 (1.68%) HTTP
5 8 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.47%) Network Security
6 7 (1.47%) VoIP
7 6 (1.26%) BGP
8 5 (1.05%) DNS
8 5 (1.05%) OSPF
8 5 (1.05%) Skype
8 5 (1.05%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.05%) VPN
8 5 (1.05%) WebEx
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.84%) Internet
9 4 (0.84%) NAS
9 4 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.68%) Big Data
3 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.26%) DB2
4 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.05%) GIS
5 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.84%) MS Access
6 4 (0.84%) MySQL
7 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.42%) DataStage
8 2 (0.42%) Flink
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (2.73%) JIRA
2 3 (0.63%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.63%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.63%) Selenium
3 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.42%) JUnit
3 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
4 1 (0.21%) Mockito
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.21%) Trac
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (24.79%) Finance
2 31 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.25%) Banking
4 22 (4.62%) Marketing
5 17 (3.57%) Retail
6 12 (2.52%) Legal
7 7 (1.47%) Electronics
7 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Front Office
10 4 (0.84%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Automotive
12 2 (0.42%) Back Office
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.99%) Web Services
2 11 (2.31%) HTML
3 10 (2.10%) Middleware
4 9 (1.89%) .NET
5 8 (1.68%) REST
6 7 (1.47%) XML
7 6 (1.26%) Silverlight
8 5 (1.05%) JSON
9 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.84%) SOAP
10 3 (0.63%) J2SE
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.63%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.42%) CSS
11 2 (0.42%) EDI
11 2 (0.42%) RESTful
11 2 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.55%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.31%) PMI
3 11 (2.31%) Virtual Team
4 9 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.68%) User Experience
6 7 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.26%) Fintech
7 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.05%) NHS
8 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.84%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.63%) Handset
10 3 (0.63%) PKI
10 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.42%) Derivative
11 2 (0.42%) EPoS
11 2 (0.42%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.56%) Windows
2 18 (3.78%) Linux
3 8 (1.68%) Unix
3 8 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.26%) Android
5 5 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) AIX
7 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (36.55%) Project Management
2 111 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (21.85%) PRINCE2
4 73 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (11.34%) Migration
6 53 (11.13%) ITIL
7 34 (7.14%) Scrum
8 30 (6.30%) Service Delivery
9 27 (5.67%) Service Management
10 24 (5.04%) Programme Management
11 23 (4.83%) Waterfall
12 21 (4.41%) Change Control
13 20 (4.20%) SDLC
14 18 (3.78%) Mentoring
15 17 (3.57%) CRM
16 16 (3.36%) Change Management
17 15 (3.15%) ERP
17 15 (3.15%) People Management
18 14 (2.94%) Resource Management
19 13 (2.73%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.46%) SQL
2 14 (2.94%) Java
3 10 (2.10%) Python
4 7 (1.47%) C
5 5 (1.05%) C#
6 4 (0.84%) Perl
6 4 (0.84%) VBA
7 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.63%) Ruby
8 2 (0.42%) COBOL
8 2 (0.42%) Scala
8 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) R
9 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 22 (4.62%) PMI Certification
5 15 (3.15%) PMP
5 15 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.52%) Degree
7 9 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.68%) ISEB
9 7 (1.47%) CCNA
9 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.05%) APMP
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.84%) CCNP
12 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.42%) CCIE
12 2 (0.42%) CISM
12 2 (0.42%) CISSP
12 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.78%) QA
2 11 (2.31%) PMO
3 9 (1.89%) SLA
4 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.21%) FATCA
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.63%) XenApp
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.47%) SCCM
2 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.84%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.21%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.21%) Grafana
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.21%) Kibana
4 1 (0.21%) logstash
4 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.21%) rkt
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.30%) Cisco
2 30 (6.30%) Oracle
3 23 (4.83%) SAP
4 22 (4.62%) VMware
5 11 (2.31%) Citrix
6 9 (1.89%) Remedy
7 8 (1.68%) Adobe
7 8 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.47%) BMC
8 7 (1.47%) EMC
9 6 (1.26%) F5
9 6 (1.26%) Juniper
9 6 (1.26%) Tableau
10 5 (1.05%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.05%) HP
11 4 (0.84%) Pegasus
12 3 (0.63%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.63%) Informatica
12 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
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