Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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.

Contract Manager
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 351 353
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 52 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 25
South East median daily rate £425 £456 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +4.89% +2.35%
10th Percentile £376 £311 £375
90th Percentile £524 £500 £494
England median daily rate £450 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,701 15,427 16,361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.76% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,400 9,079 9,871
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £241 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 629 734
South East median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.01% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Contracts Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley +15 32 £400 -11.11% 4
Berkshire +6 27 £400 -15.79% 4
West Sussex +3 7 £398 -3.64%
Hampshire -27 7 £425 -10.53% 2
Surrey -27 6 £500 +12.68%
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £400 -5.88%
Oxfordshire +4 1 - -
Contracts Manager
England

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Contracts 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 South East region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
1 14 (26.92%) Contract Management
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) Supplier Management
4 10 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 9 (17.31%) Project Management
6 8 (15.38%) Retail
6 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.46%) Finance
8 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (9.62%) SaaS
9 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (9.62%) CMS
9 5 (9.62%) Decision-Making
10 4 (7.69%) Marketing
10 4 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
11 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
11 3 (5.77%) C
11 3 (5.77%) .NET
11 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
11 3 (5.77%) Migration
11 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (5.77%) SDLC
11 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
12 2 (3.85%) Supplier Relationship Management

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (9.62%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.62%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 7 (13.46%) Finance
4 4 (7.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) CMDB
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) PMI
2 1 (1.92%) Social Media
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Contract Management
2 11 (21.15%) Supplier Management
3 10 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 9 (17.31%) Project Management
5 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) Decision-Making
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL
10 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (5.77%) Migration
10 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.77%) SDLC
10 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
11 2 (3.85%) Lead Generation
11 2 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (3.85%) Service Design
11 2 (3.85%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
1 1 (1.92%) ISEB
1 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.92%) PMP
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) Citrix
2 1 (1.92%) HP
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy
2 1 (1.92%) SAP