Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £467 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 248 222
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 126 103 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.67% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.71% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 76 120
South East median daily rate £467 £455 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +4.30% +9.06%
10th Percentile £364 £309 £350
90th Percentile £549 £556 £527
England median daily rate £467 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £36.00 -
England median hourly rate £27.83 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +28.00% -10.71%

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 15,533 14,456 17,392
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 93.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,290 8,542 10,276
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 738 900
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -8 57 £467 -1.68% 10
Berkshire -5 28 £500 +9.89% 4
Hampshire +4 27 £430 -4.44% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 26 £467 -6.60% 2
Surrey -15 21 £500 +58.10% 5
West Sussex +8 17 £450 +5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -9 3 £478 -1.55% 4
Middlesex +4 2 £550 +1.38% 1
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Technical Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 35 (27.78%) Project Management
2 30 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.84%) Windows
4 23 (18.25%) SAP
5 22 (17.46%) Finance
6 17 (13.49%) Oracle
7 16 (12.70%) ITIL
7 16 (12.70%) PRINCE2
7 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
8 12 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 11 (8.73%) CRM
9 11 (8.73%) ERP
9 11 (8.73%) Banking
9 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
10 10 (7.94%) Migration
10 10 (7.94%) PMP
10 10 (7.94%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (7.94%) Matrix Organization
11 9 (7.14%) Windows Server
11 9 (7.14%) Big Data
11 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
12 8 (6.35%) PMI Certification
12 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (6.35%) Logistics
12 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
12 8 (6.35%) PMO

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 (3.17%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.38%) CMS
2 3 (2.38%) Documentum
2 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.59%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) SAP PSCD
1 4 (3.17%) Siebel CRM
2 3 (2.38%) Maximo
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.76%) IaaS
2 6 (4.76%) PaaS
3 4 (3.17%) Boomi
3 4 (3.17%) Office 365
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.79%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (3.97%) ATM
2 5 (3.97%) LAN
2 5 (3.97%) WAN
3 4 (3.17%) Firewall
3 4 (3.17%) WLAN
4 2 (1.59%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) Internet
5 1 (0.79%) MVNO
5 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) Big Data
2 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.59%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
1 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.59%) GitLab
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Banking
2 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.97%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.97%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Middleware
2 4 (3.17%) SAP PI
3 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 3 (2.38%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.79%) COM+
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
1 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
2 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) Infotainment
4 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.84%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.76%) Linux
4 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.17%) Unix
6 2 (1.59%) Android
6 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.78%) Project Management
2 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.70%) ITIL
3 16 (12.70%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 11 (8.73%) CRM
5 11 (8.73%) ERP
6 10 (7.94%) Matrix Organization
6 10 (7.94%) Migration
6 10 (7.94%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (6.35%) IT Strategy
7 8 (6.35%) Logistics
7 8 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (5.56%) Analytics
8 7 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.59%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) PMP
2 8 (6.35%) PMI Certification
2 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) Degree
5 4 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.59%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) APMG
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) PMO
2 6 (4.76%) SLA
3 5 (3.97%) GDPR
3 5 (3.97%) QA
4 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) SAP
2 17 (13.49%) Oracle
3 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.76%) Adobe
4 6 (4.76%) Citrix
5 5 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.97%) Siebel
6 4 (3.17%) ForgeRock
6 4 (3.17%) Huawei
6 4 (3.17%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.38%) HP
8 2 (1.59%) Talend
9 1 (0.79%) Cisco
9 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.79%) Planview
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.79%) Tableau
9 1 (0.79%) VMware