Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 394 360
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 526 582 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 397 460
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £591 £640 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
England median hourly rate - £34.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.32% -5.90%
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year - +48.58% -5.90%

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -72 243 £473 -5.50% 31
South East +50 139 £450 -5.26% 12
North of England +33 48 £375 -11.24% 14
Midlands +20 37 £425 -5.56% 6
South West +13 27 £425 -26.09% 3
West Midlands +30 26 £450 - 3
North West -12 26 £388 -13.89% 12
East of England -25 26 £454 +3.71% 7
Yorkshire +12 17 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -11 10 £400 -20.00% 3
North East +65 5 £360 +2.86%
Technical Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 171 (32.51%) Project Management
2 135 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (21.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (18.82%) Finance
5 91 (17.30%) PRINCE2
6 69 (13.12%) Microsoft
7 58 (11.03%) Migration
8 52 (9.89%) Windows
9 51 (9.70%) ITIL
9 51 (9.70%) Oracle
10 39 (7.41%) Office 365
11 36 (6.84%) Banking
12 34 (6.46%) Security Cleared
12 34 (6.46%) SAP
13 32 (6.08%) Scrum
13 32 (6.08%) Retail
14 31 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (5.89%) Telecoms
15 29 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (5.51%) Java
15 29 (5.51%) CRM
16 28 (5.32%) SQL
16 28 (5.32%) PMP
16 28 (5.32%) Big Data
17 27 (5.13%) Project Planning
18 26 (4.94%) Degree
18 26 (4.94%) Risk Management
18 26 (4.94%) Programme Management
19 25 (4.75%) Service Delivery
20 24 (4.56%) Data Centre

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 22 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.71%) CMS
4 8 (1.52%) Confluence
5 7 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.76%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.57%) WordPress
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.38%) Drupal
9 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (4.18%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.76%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.76%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Magento
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.57%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.41%) Office 365
2 31 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.90%) PaaS
5 8 (1.52%) IaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Boomi
6 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.57%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.38%) GitHub
8 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Yammer
9 1 (0.19%) Akamai
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.99%) LAN
1 21 (3.99%) WAN
2 16 (3.04%) Firewall
3 14 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (2.28%) Skype
5 5 (0.95%) Internet
5 5 (0.95%) SMS
5 5 (0.95%) VoIP
6 4 (0.76%) LDAP
6 4 (0.76%) NAS
6 4 (0.76%) VPN
6 4 (0.76%) Wireless
6 4 (0.76%) WLAN
7 3 (0.57%) 3G
7 3 (0.57%) 4G
7 3 (0.57%) Broadband
7 3 (0.57%) GSM
7 3 (0.57%) HTTP
7 3 (0.57%) SAN
8 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.32%) Big Data
2 16 (3.04%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.57%) GIS
6 3 (0.57%) MySQL
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.38%) DB2
7 2 (0.38%) MS Access
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.38%) QlikView
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.19%) Clusterpoint
8 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (3.42%) JIRA
2 6 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Appium
5 1 (0.19%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.19%) FindBugs
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 99 (18.82%) Finance
2 36 (6.84%) Banking
3 32 (6.08%) Retail
4 31 (5.89%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.23%) Marketing
6 8 (1.52%) Legal
7 7 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.95%) Electronics
8 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.76%) Automotive
9 4 (0.76%) Back Office
9 4 (0.76%) Law
9 4 (0.76%) Local Government
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.09%) .NET
2 10 (1.90%) HTML
2 10 (1.90%) Middleware
3 7 (1.33%) Web Services
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.95%) Node.js
6 4 (0.76%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.76%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.57%) CSS
7 3 (0.57%) HTML5
7 3 (0.57%) J2EE
7 3 (0.57%) Java EE
7 3 (0.57%) SAPUI5
7 3 (0.57%) SOAP
7 3 (0.57%) Spring
7 3 (0.57%) Struts
8 2 (0.38%) JSON
8 2 (0.38%) Kafka
8 2 (0.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.42%) Virtual Team
4 13 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.28%) PMI
6 8 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.52%) NHS
7 7 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.57%) Derivative
9 3 (0.57%) EPoS
9 3 (0.57%) Fintech
9 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.57%) Social Media
9 3 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.89%) Windows
2 23 (4.37%) Linux
3 15 (2.85%) Unix
4 11 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.14%) Android
8 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.57%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) AIX
11 2 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (32.51%) Project Management
2 135 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (21.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (17.30%) PRINCE2
5 58 (11.03%) Migration
6 51 (9.70%) ITIL
7 32 (6.08%) Scrum
8 29 (5.51%) CRM
9 27 (5.13%) Project Planning
10 26 (4.94%) Programme Management
10 26 (4.94%) Risk Management
11 25 (4.75%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.37%) ERP
13 22 (4.18%) Waterfall
14 21 (3.99%) DevOps
15 19 (3.61%) Analytics
16 18 (3.42%) Change Management
16 18 (3.42%) E-Commerce
16 18 (3.42%) Kanban
16 18 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.51%) Java
2 28 (5.32%) SQL
3 14 (2.66%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.90%) Python
5 8 (1.52%) C
5 8 (1.52%) C#
6 6 (1.14%) Perl
6 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.76%) C++
8 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.57%) VBScript
9 2 (0.38%) PHP
9 2 (0.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.38%) Rust
9 2 (0.38%) Scala
9 2 (0.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.32%) PMP
3 26 (4.94%) Degree
4 24 (4.56%) PMI Certification
4 24 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.95%) CCNA
9 5 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.57%) APMP
11 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.57%) CISSP
11 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.38%) MCP
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.23%) QA
2 13 (2.47%) PMO
3 10 (1.90%) GDPR
4 8 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.14%) SLA
6 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) Docker
4 2 (0.38%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) Samba
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.90%) SCCM
2 3 (0.57%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.38%) Nagios
3 2 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) Control-M
4 1 (0.19%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (13.12%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.70%) Oracle
3 34 (6.46%) SAP
4 17 (3.23%) VMware
5 13 (2.47%) Cisco
6 10 (1.90%) Citrix
7 9 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.52%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.33%) Adobe
9 7 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.14%) hybris
10 6 (1.14%) Siebel
11 5 (0.95%) ATG
11 5 (0.95%) HP
11 5 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.95%) Remedy
11 5 (0.95%) Teradata
12 4 (0.76%) ForgeRock
12 4 (0.76%) Huawei
12 4 (0.76%) SolarWinds