Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 162 154
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 23 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.47% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 14
Scotland median daily rate £413 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% +36.00%
10th Percentile £329 £253 £313
90th Percentile £458 £530 £558
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in Scotland

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in Scotland

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in Scotland

Technical Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 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
Edinburgh -4 13 £425 -5.56% 2
Glasgow -7 9 £363 -27.50% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Technical Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Windows
6 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
6 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) Confluence
6 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) GitHub
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.35%) User Stories
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) User Experience

Technical Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) ISDN
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) GitLab
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JMX
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) Spring
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) FMCG
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Cash Management
6 1 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) User Stories
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat