Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 349 343
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 41 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 17
South East median daily rate £475 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.38% -10.30% +2.48%
10th Percentile £325 £303 £303
90th Percentile £651 £484 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
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 16,042 15,837 15,341
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.52% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,666 9,431 9,117
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 623 782
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +16 26 £375 +20.97% 4
Berkshire +1 22 £424 +36.69% 3
West Sussex - 11 £595 -
Surrey -22 3 £575 +28.85%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 1
Hampshire -23 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Contracts Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 18 (43.90%) Contract Management
2 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
3 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
4 9 (21.95%) Supplier Management
5 8 (19.51%) Finance
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) SaaS
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (12.20%) Decision-Making
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Retail
9 3 (7.32%) Marketing
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 3 (7.32%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.88%) Collaborative Working
10 2 (4.88%) Contract Negotiation
10 2 (4.88%) Thought Leadership
10 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.88%) Degree
10 2 (4.88%) JIRA
10 2 (4.88%) Confluence
10 2 (4.88%) CMS
10 2 (4.88%) ERP
10 2 (4.88%) ITIL
10 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office

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 2 (4.88%) CMS
1 2 (4.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Contract Management
2 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
3 9 (21.95%) Supplier Management
4 7 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.20%) Decision-Making
6 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (4.88%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Contract Negotiation
8 2 (4.88%) ERP
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.88%) Thought Leadership
9 1 (2.44%) Innovative Thinking
9 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery Management
9 1 (2.44%) Supplier Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle