Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 337 338
Rank change year-on-year +118 +1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 14 24 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 20
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -9.86%
10th Percentile £373 £325 £303
90th Percentile £583 £698 £514
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £75.00 - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 - £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 6,373 13,803 15,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 94.97% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,732 8,241 9,232
Median daily rate £446 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 602 635
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.40 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.83% +23.69% +3.49%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.17 £10.59
90th Percentile £52.35 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.29% -1.67%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Contracts Manager in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Contracts Manager in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Contracts Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Contracts Manager in the South East

Contracts Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Contracts Manager in the South East.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +71 10 £500 +37.93% 1
Berkshire +58 7 £525 +31.25%
Hampshire +67 4 £275 -40.22%
Oxfordshire +29 2 £400 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £425 +21.43%
Contracts Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Escalation Management
2 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) Change 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Azure
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (7.14%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
2 4 (28.57%) Escalation Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Line Management
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft