The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Contract Manager
England / South East
Rank 229 234 241
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 24 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 23
Median daily rate £444 £345 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.62% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £303 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.95 £36.32 £36.75
% change year-on-year -6.53% -1.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Contracts Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Contracts Manager in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Contracts Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +14 9 £450 +28.57% 2
Berkshire +25 5 £308 -25.45%
West Sussex +3 3 £467 +9.82%
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £438 +28.67%
Surrey - 2 £431 -
Kent +8 1 - -
Oxfordshire -12 1 £525 +75.00%
Contracts Manager
England

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Contracts 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 South East region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
4 6 (16.67%) Legal
4 6 (16.67%) Contract Management
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.33%) TDD
7 3 (8.33%) Banking
7 3 (8.33%) Retail
7 3 (8.33%) PHP
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (8.33%) Adobe
7 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (8.33%) Law
7 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.56%) Line Management
8 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
8 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (5.56%) B2B Marketing
8 2 (5.56%) HP

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DHCP
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (2.78%) JMeter
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.78%) Redmine
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Legal
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Law
4 3 (8.33%) Retail
5 2 (5.56%) Marketing
6 1 (2.78%) Back Office
6 1 (2.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Solaris
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Contract Management
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
3 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.33%) TDD
4 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.56%) B2B
5 2 (5.56%) B2B Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) BDD
5 2 (5.56%) Business Development
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Test Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) LINC
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (2.78%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Adobe
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) Google
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