Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Technical Manager
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 241 287
Rank change year-on-year -22 +46 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 115 127 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.83% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 75
South East median daily rate £475 £436 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.07% -7.34% +4.44%
10th Percentile £354 £316 £344
90th Percentile £681 £561 £790
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - £36.00
10th Percentile £52.50 - £35.50
90th Percentile £57.50 - £36.50
England median hourly rate £30.34 £22.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +34.82% -37.50% +48.58%

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 15,405 15,373 15,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.67% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 9,127 9,562
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 631 787
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in the South East

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 -14 53 £475 +7.04% 4
Berkshire -4 33 £475 - 3
Hampshire -21 29 £445 +6.93% 2
Surrey -16 15 £530 +6.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £375 -9.09%
Oxfordshire +8 9 £725 +67.24% 1
East Sussex +4 7 £338 +22.73%
West Sussex -12 5 £500 +5.26% 2
Kent - 3 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 41 (35.65%) Project Management
2 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (28.70%) Finance
4 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
5 26 (22.61%) PRINCE2
6 24 (20.87%) Windows
7 23 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (20.00%) Scrum
8 21 (18.26%) Oracle
9 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
9 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (14.78%) Migration
11 15 (13.04%) VMware
12 14 (12.17%) Unix
12 14 (12.17%) WAN
13 13 (11.30%) LAN
13 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (11.30%) Office 365
14 12 (10.43%) Change Management
15 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
15 10 (8.70%) Solaris
15 10 (8.70%) SQL
15 10 (8.70%) Banking
15 10 (8.70%) Windows 10
16 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
16 9 (7.83%) Resource Management
16 9 (7.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (7.83%) Linux
16 9 (7.83%) SAP
16 9 (7.83%) ITIL

Technical 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 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
1 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.30%) Office 365
3 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.61%) IaaS
4 3 (2.61%) PaaS
4 3 (2.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) WAN
2 13 (11.30%) LAN
3 8 (6.96%) SAN
4 6 (5.22%) Firewall
5 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.61%) Internet
6 3 (2.61%) VPN
7 2 (1.74%) Skype
8 1 (0.87%) BGP
8 1 (0.87%) DNS
8 1 (0.87%) FTP
8 1 (0.87%) HTTP
8 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.87%) MPLS
8 1 (0.87%) OSPF
8 1 (0.87%) PBX
8 1 (0.87%) SMTP
8 1 (0.87%) SSL
8 1 (0.87%) VoIP
8 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Power BI
3 3 (2.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.87%) NuoDB
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.87%) Maven
2 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (28.70%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Banking
2 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 5 (4.35%) Legal
5 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Games
6 2 (1.74%) German Language
6 2 (1.74%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.87%) French Language
7 1 (0.87%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) LDAP
2 2 (1.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.74%) HTML
2 2 (1.74%) Node.js
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.87%) CGI
3 1 (0.87%) CSS
3 1 (0.87%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) React
3 1 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.35%) User Experience
3 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.61%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.87%) CMDB
4 1 (0.87%) Contactless
4 1 (0.87%) Digital Wallet
4 1 (0.87%) Fintech
4 1 (0.87%) FMCG
4 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.87%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Windows
2 14 (12.17%) Unix
3 10 (8.70%) Solaris
3 10 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 9 (7.83%) Linux
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.87%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.65%) Project Management
2 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.61%) PRINCE2
4 23 (20.00%) Scrum
4 23 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.78%) Migration
6 12 (10.43%) Change Management
7 9 (7.83%) ITIL
7 9 (7.83%) Resource Management
7 9 (7.83%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.09%) DevOps
9 7 (6.09%) Kanban
9 7 (6.09%) Logistics
10 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 6 (5.22%) Project Planning
10 6 (5.22%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (4.35%) Release Management
11 5 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.74%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.87%) C
4 1 (0.87%) Java 8
4 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.87%) Scala
4 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) Degree
3 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CCDA
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
6 1 (0.87%) CCVP
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.87%) PMP
6 1 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) GDPR
2 4 (3.48%) PMO
2 4 (3.48%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (5.22%) SCCM
3 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 2 (1.74%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.26%) Oracle
3 15 (13.04%) VMware
4 9 (7.83%) Citrix
4 9 (7.83%) SAP
5 7 (6.09%) NetApp
5 7 (6.09%) Nimble Storage
6 4 (3.48%) HP
6 4 (3.48%) Veeam
7 2 (1.74%) Remedy
8 1 (0.87%) Avaya
8 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) Juniper
8 1 (0.87%) Nortel
8 1 (0.87%) SkyKick
8 1 (0.87%) Tableau