Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 246 237
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 114 113 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 103
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £368 £313 £313
90th Percentile £550 £550 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £31.63
England median hourly rate £27.83 £24.65 £30.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -19.84% -14.58%

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 15,825 14,461 17,206
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 93.87% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,300 8,301 10,384
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 727 808
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.11% +7.35%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.46 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -25 49 £477 +0.42% 10
Berkshire -12 25 £500 +8.70% 8
Buckinghamshire -20 23 £467 -11.05%
Surrey -15 22 £500 +9.29% 4
Hampshire -25 19 £465 +13.07% 1
West Sussex +9 10 £450 - 1
Kent +6 5 £500 +16.28% 3
Middlesex - 5 £550 -
East Sussex +3 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire -25 1 £479 +0.84% 2
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 36 (31.58%) Project Management
2 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (19.30%) Finance
5 21 (18.42%) Windows
6 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
8 15 (13.16%) ITIL
9 14 (12.28%) Oracle
10 13 (11.40%) Migration
11 12 (10.53%) Scrum
11 12 (10.53%) SAP
12 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (9.65%) Banking
12 11 (9.65%) Matrix Organization
13 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
13 10 (8.77%) Project Planning
14 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (7.02%) PMP
14 8 (7.02%) Citrix
15 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Project
15 7 (6.14%) ERP
15 7 (6.14%) Process Improvement
15 7 (6.14%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (6.14%) Penetration Testing
16 6 (5.26%) Content Management
16 6 (5.26%) JIRA
16 6 (5.26%) QA
16 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
16 6 (5.26%) Capacity Planning

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 4 (3.51%) CMS
1 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.63%) Documentum
2 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Maximo
2 2 (1.75%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.39%) Office 365
4 4 (3.51%) IaaS
5 3 (2.63%) PaaS
6 2 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.75%) Veeva
7 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) ATM
2 2 (1.75%) DHCP
2 2 (1.75%) DNS
2 2 (1.75%) LAN
2 2 (1.75%) Network Security
2 2 (1.75%) SMS
2 2 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.88%) MVNO
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Big Data
1 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.75%) DB2
2 2 (1.75%) MySQL
2 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) JIRA
2 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.63%) GitLab
3 3 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.39%) Marketing
5 4 (3.51%) Retail
6 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.75%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Billing
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Middleware
2 3 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (1.75%) CSS
3 2 (1.75%) Kafka
3 2 (1.75%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (0.88%) React
4 1 (0.88%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
1 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Contactless
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Wallet
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 6 (5.26%) Linux
2 6 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.63%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.58%) Project Management
2 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.04%) PRINCE2
5 15 (13.16%) ITIL
6 13 (11.40%) Migration
7 12 (10.53%) Scrum
8 11 (9.65%) Matrix Organization
9 10 (8.77%) Project Planning
10 7 (6.14%) ERP
10 7 (6.14%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Process Improvement
10 7 (6.14%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.26%) Content Management
11 6 (5.26%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.26%) DevOps
11 6 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) C
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) Python
2 1 (0.88%) Ruby
2 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) PMP
2 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
3 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.88%) APMG
6 1 (0.88%) CISA
6 1 (0.88%) CISM
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) PMO
3 3 (2.63%) GDPR
3 3 (2.63%) SLA
4 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.88%) QRadar
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle
3 12 (10.53%) SAP
4 8 (7.02%) Citrix
5 4 (3.51%) VMware
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe
6 3 (2.63%) HP
6 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.75%) Capita
7 2 (1.75%) Demandware
7 2 (1.75%) Google
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.88%) hybris
8 1 (0.88%) Nuxeo
8 1 (0.88%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.88%) Veeam