Period
to 21 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 218 261 298
Rank change year-on-year +43 +37 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 488 151 241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.30% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 113 165
10th Percentile £400 £322 £350
25th Percentile £461 £400 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £703 £638 £638
England median daily rate £500 £437 £463
% change year-on-year +14.42% -5.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £32.29 - -
Median hourly rate £39.73 £26.65 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year +49.06% -27.38% -46.94%
75th Percentile £51.41 - £48.00
90th Percentile £62.94 - £59.90
England median hourly rate £38.50 £26.65 £36.70
% change year-on-year +44.47% -27.38% +6.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 34,865 16,203 28,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.93% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,429 11,788 20,713
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 134 380
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.51 £16.06
Median hourly rate £32.75 £32.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.55% +53.57% +9.45%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.86%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in London

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for IT Manager in London

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Manager in London

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for IT Manager in London

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Manager in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in London

IT 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 IT Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London 0 76 £561 +2.05% 13
West London -31 14 £500 +17.65% 10
East London -10 1 £400 - 5
North London - 1 £450 - 1
South London - 1 £375 - 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 London region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 197 (40.37%) Finance
2 166 (34.02%) Project Management
3 125 (25.61%) Social Skills
4 113 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (13.93%) ITIL
7 67 (13.73%) Banking
7 67 (13.73%) Project Delivery
8 66 (13.52%) Change Management
9 54 (11.07%) Service Delivery
10 51 (10.45%) PRINCE2
11 46 (9.43%) Waterfall
12 43 (8.81%) Risk Management
13 42 (8.61%) Migration
14 38 (7.79%) Service Management
14 38 (7.79%) Microsoft
15 37 (7.58%) Presentation Skills
16 35 (7.17%) Public Sector
16 35 (7.17%) Azure
17 34 (6.97%) ITSM
18 33 (6.76%) Windows
18 33 (6.76%) Business Case
19 32 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (6.35%) Microsoft 365
21 28 (5.74%) PMP
22 26 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
23 25 (5.12%) PMI Certification
24 24 (4.92%) Programme Management
24 24 (4.92%) SaaS
24 24 (4.92%) Service Design

IT 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 20 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.23%) Confluence
3 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.41%) CMS
4 2 (0.41%) Documentum
4 2 (0.41%) Drupal
4 2 (0.41%) IIS
4 2 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.20%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.17%) Azure
2 31 (6.35%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (4.92%) SaaS
4 9 (1.84%) AWS
5 4 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.82%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.61%) GCP
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.20%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.20%) Slack
7 1 (0.20%) Twilio
7 1 (0.20%) Veeva
7 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (1.64%) WAN
3 7 (1.43%) Firewall
4 6 (1.23%) LAN
5 5 (1.02%) SD-WAN
6 3 (0.61%) Internet
6 3 (0.61%) MPLS
6 3 (0.61%) Network Security
7 2 (0.41%) Broadband
7 2 (0.41%) DMZ
7 2 (0.41%) Intranet
7 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.20%) DHCP
8 1 (0.20%) DNS
8 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.20%) RTP
8 1 (0.20%) Softphone
8 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.23%) Big Data
2 5 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.82%) Power BI
4 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.20%) DB2
5 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.20%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.46%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.20%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) GitLab
3 1 (0.20%) Gradle
3 1 (0.20%) JUnit
3 1 (0.20%) Maven
3 1 (0.20%) REST Assured
3 1 (0.20%) Spock
General
1 197 (40.37%) Finance
2 125 (25.61%) Social Skills
3 67 (13.73%) Banking
4 37 (7.58%) Presentation Skills
5 35 (7.17%) Public Sector
6 32 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.48%) Influencing Skills
7 17 (3.48%) Retail
8 15 (3.07%) Marketing
9 14 (2.87%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.87%) Local Government
10 13 (2.66%) Legal
11 10 (2.05%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.64%) Financial Institution
14 7 (1.43%) Front Office
14 7 (1.43%) Law
15 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
16 5 (1.02%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.02%) Keras
1 5 (1.02%) Pandas
1 5 (1.02%) TensorFlow
2 3 (0.61%) .NET
2 3 (0.61%) React
3 2 (0.41%) GraphQL
3 2 (0.41%) Node.js
3 2 (0.41%) React Native
3 2 (0.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.20%) Ajax
4 1 (0.20%) EDI
4 1 (0.20%) HTML5
4 1 (0.20%) jQuery
4 1 (0.20%) JSON
4 1 (0.20%) LAMP
4 1 (0.20%) REST
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.20%) Spring
4 1 (0.20%) Velocity
4 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.10%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.89%) NHS
3 9 (1.84%) PMI
4 8 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.43%) CMDB
6 6 (1.23%) Derivative
7 5 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.02%) LIMS
8 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.82%) Reinsurance
8 4 (0.82%) User Experience
8 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (0.61%) Life Science
9 3 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.41%) FMCG
10 2 (0.41%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.76%) Windows
2 11 (2.25%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.84%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.82%) Unix
6 3 (0.61%) Linux
6 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) HPUX
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (34.02%) Project Management
2 113 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 112 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (13.93%) ITIL
5 67 (13.73%) Project Delivery
6 66 (13.52%) Change Management
7 54 (11.07%) Service Delivery
8 51 (10.45%) PRINCE2
9 46 (9.43%) Waterfall
10 43 (8.81%) Risk Management
11 42 (8.61%) Migration
12 38 (7.79%) Service Management
13 34 (6.97%) ITSM
14 33 (6.76%) Business Case
15 26 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
16 24 (4.92%) Programme Management
16 24 (4.92%) Service Design
17 23 (4.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 22 (4.51%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (4.10%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.64%) Python
2 7 (1.43%) SQL
3 4 (0.82%) C
4 3 (0.61%) Java
4 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.20%) C++
5 1 (0.20%) Ruby
5 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (5.74%) PMP
2 25 (5.12%) PMI Certification
3 23 (4.71%) Degree
4 20 (4.10%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.25%) CISA
8 9 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.64%) CISM
9 8 (1.64%) CISSP
10 5 (1.02%) MCSA
10 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.61%) APMP
12 3 (0.61%) CRISC
12 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.41%) ISACA
13 2 (0.41%) MBA
13 2 (0.41%) RIBA
14 1 (0.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.89%) PMO
2 11 (2.25%) COBIT
3 9 (1.84%) QA
3 9 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.43%) GRC
4 7 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.43%) SLA
5 6 (1.23%) GDPR
6 4 (0.82%) NIST
6 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.61%) MiFID
8 2 (0.41%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) EMIR
9 1 (0.20%) GxP
9 1 (0.20%) HL7
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.41%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) SCCM
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.46%) SAP
3 11 (2.25%) Oracle
4 6 (1.23%) Cerner
4 6 (1.23%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.02%) Citrix
5 5 (1.02%) Infoflex
5 5 (1.02%) VMware
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (0.61%) Concur
7 3 (0.61%) Google
7 3 (0.61%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.41%) Aderant
8 2 (0.41%) Cadence
8 2 (0.41%) iManage
8 2 (0.41%) Intapp
8 2 (0.41%) MobileIron
8 2 (0.41%) Remedy