The median contractor rate for a Defect Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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.

Defect Manager
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 428 417
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.028% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £388 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Defect Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Defect Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Defect Manager in London

Defect Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Defect Manager in London

Defect Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Defect Manager in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Defect Manager in London

Defect Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Defect Manager within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
Croydon - 3 £383 -
City of London +11 1 £388 -8.82%
Defect Manager
England

Defect Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Defect 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 London region featuring Defect Manager in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Defect Management
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Guidewire
5 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Confluence
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) JSP 440
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) GIS
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management

Defect Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.69%) Toad
3 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Defect Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Guidewire
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) ION Trading
2 1 (7.69%) Murex