Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 July 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
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 682 631 684
Rank change year-on-year -51 +53 -89
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 207 202 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 131 187
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £330 £313 £318
90th Percentile £626 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £42.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -20.39% +16.84%
10th Percentile £31.25 £25.07 £40.32
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.80 £44.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.95 £42.65
% change year-on-year +10.46% -20.39% +13.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,147 90,386 104,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,570 68,073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,163 2,922 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Contracts Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Contracts Manager over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 July 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
England -42 200 £475 +5.56% 20
UK excluding London +23 140 £425 +3.03% 17
London -62 66 £519 +9.21% 3
North of England +15 60 £425 +3.03% 9
Yorkshire +8 43 £425 -1.16% 7
South East -5 40 £400 -11.11% 4
Midlands -4 13 £425 +30.77% 2
North West -18 12 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England 0 11 £450 -5.26% 2
South West +10 10 £378 -2.58%
East Midlands +2 6 £395 -11.24% 1
West Midlands -14 6 £410 +32.26%
Scotland -47 5 £340 -5.56%
North East - 5 £550 -
Wales - 1 £450 -

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 57 (27.54%) Finance
2 50 (24.15%) Project Management
3 48 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 27 (13.04%) Contract Management
6 26 (12.56%) Retail
7 21 (10.14%) Migration
8 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
8 19 (9.18%) Banking
9 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 18 (8.70%) Legal
10 14 (6.76%) ITIL
11 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
11 13 (6.28%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.28%) Supplier Management
11 13 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (5.31%) .NET
12 11 (5.31%) Degree
13 10 (4.83%) SQL
13 10 (4.83%) E-Commerce
13 10 (4.83%) Change Management
13 10 (4.83%) Scrum
13 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (4.83%) SDLC
14 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (3.86%) GDPR
15 8 (3.86%) Programme Management
15 8 (3.86%) Release Management
16 7 (3.38%) Data Migration

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (2.90%) CMS
2 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.93%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.45%) Confluence
3 3 (1.45%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.97%) Apache
4 2 (0.97%) Jetty
4 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.48%) SAS
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.97%) Magento
1 2 (0.97%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 2 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.48%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.48%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.48%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.48%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.93%) SaaS
3 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.48%) PaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.45%) WAN
2 2 (0.97%) LAN
2 2 (0.97%) MPLS
3 1 (0.48%) DHCP
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) DSL
3 1 (0.48%) Firewall
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
3 1 (0.48%) VPN
3 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.45%) Riak
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.97%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.97%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.48%) Big Data
4 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.38%) JIRA
2 5 (2.42%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.93%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.93%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.45%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.45%) Moq
4 3 (1.45%) NCrunch
4 3 (1.45%) NUnit
4 3 (1.45%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.97%) FishEye
5 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.97%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.97%) Selenium
6 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.48%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.48%) Subversion
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (27.54%) Finance
2 26 (12.56%) Retail
3 19 (9.18%) Banking
4 18 (8.70%) Legal
5 7 (3.38%) Law
5 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.42%) Back Office
6 5 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.42%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.45%) Marketing
7 3 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.97%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.48%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.31%) .NET
2 7 (3.38%) Web Services
3 5 (2.42%) REST
4 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.45%) Java EE
4 3 (1.45%) Middleware
4 3 (1.45%) MSMQ
4 3 (1.45%) RESTful
4 3 (1.45%) WCF
4 3 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.45%) WinForms
4 3 (1.45%) WPF
5 2 (0.97%) CSS
5 2 (0.97%) HTML
5 2 (0.97%) JavaFX
5 2 (0.97%) Servlets
5 2 (0.97%) Swing
5 2 (0.97%) Vaadin
5 2 (0.97%) Velocity
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.42%) NHS
3 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.93%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.45%) Derivative
5 3 (1.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.45%) Social Media
5 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.97%) CMDB
6 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.97%) Fintech
6 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.97%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.90%) Windows
2 3 (1.45%) Windows 10
2 3 (1.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.48%) Linux
3 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.15%) Project Management
2 48 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (13.04%) Contract Management
4 27 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 21 (10.14%) Migration
6 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 14 (6.76%) ITIL
8 13 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.28%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.28%) Supplier Management
9 10 (4.83%) Change Management
9 10 (4.83%) E-Commerce
9 10 (4.83%) Scrum
9 10 (4.83%) SDLC
10 8 (3.86%) Programme Management
10 8 (3.86%) Release Management
11 7 (3.38%) Data Migration
11 7 (3.38%) Matrix Organization
11 7 (3.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.42%) Java
3 3 (1.45%) C
3 3 (1.45%) C#
3 3 (1.45%) Erlang
4 2 (0.97%) Java 8
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) PHP
5 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.48%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 11 (5.31%) Degree
2 6 (2.90%) MBA
2 6 (2.90%) PMP
3 4 (1.93%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.48%) MAPM
6 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) GDPR
2 7 (3.38%) SLA
3 6 (2.90%) PMO
4 4 (1.93%) QA
5 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.48%) HL7
6 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.90%) Oracle
3 5 (2.42%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.45%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.45%) SAP
4 3 (1.45%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.97%) hybris
6 1 (0.48%) Ariba
6 1 (0.48%) Citrix
6 1 (0.48%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.48%) Infor
6 1 (0.48%) NEC
6 1 (0.48%) Okta
6 1 (0.48%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.48%) Remedy
6 1 (0.48%) Workday