Period
to 14 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 329 341 348
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 19 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 7
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £366 £308
90th Percentile £566 £528 £493
England median daily rate £455 £446 £456
% change year-on-year +1.96% -2.19% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £72.50 - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +43.33% - -

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 13,094 15,433 15,291
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 94.50% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,740 9,249 9,047
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £243
90th Percentile £600 £575 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 652 635
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.38% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.41% -3.13% +1.08%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +2 10 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £400 +6.67% 1
Hampshire +4 5 £475 +11.76% 2
Surrey +40 4 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire -29 1 - - 1
Contracts Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 4 (21.05%) Spring
3 4 (21.05%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) Line Management
3 4 (21.05%) Java 8
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Web SSO
5 1 (5.26%) Workshop Facilitation
5 1 (5.26%) Burndown Charts
5 1 (5.26%) Project Roadmap
5 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft

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 (5.26%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) Sage 50
1 1 (5.26%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Spring
1 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Line Management
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 4 (21.05%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) Java 8
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Motorola
1 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
1 1 (5.26%) Sage
1 1 (5.26%) SAP