Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 683 702 686
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 199 178 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 159 154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £307 £312 £283
90th Percentile £650 £563 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £417 £400
% change year-on-year -0.48% +4.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97314 97205 107393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.71% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64526 63412 68502
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.94% +2.22%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2848 3287 4072
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 16 December 2017.

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 14 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 16 December 2017. 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 +28 183 £450 +4.35% 8
UK excluding London +29 114 £415 -0.48% 6
London -34 84 £519 +5.33% 3
North of England +60 33 £425 +2.10% 3
Midlands +27 23 £415 -2.35%
South East -21 20 £370 -8.92% 1
Yorkshire +22 19 £425 +3.03% 1
West Midlands +26 18 £415 -2.35%
Scotland +4 15 £375 - 1
East of England -5 13 £513 +2.50% 1
North West +8 11 £444 +4.41% 2
South West +2 11 £400 -4.19%
East Midlands +2 4 £380 -1.94%
North East - 3 £800 -

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Contracts 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 featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 76 (38.19%) Project Management
2 66 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (31.16%) Finance
4 38 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (17.09%) Contract Management
6 21 (10.55%) Microsoft
7 20 (10.05%) PRINCE2
8 19 (9.55%) E-Commerce
9 18 (9.05%) Service Delivery
9 18 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (8.54%) Legal
11 15 (7.54%) Scrum
12 14 (7.04%) Banking
12 14 (7.04%) Supplier Management
13 13 (6.53%) Change Management
14 12 (6.03%) Migration
14 12 (6.03%) ITIL
14 12 (6.03%) CRM
14 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (6.03%) Time Management
14 12 (6.03%) Analytics
15 11 (5.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (5.53%) SQL
16 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
16 10 (5.03%) Marketing
16 10 (5.03%) Degree
16 10 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 9 (4.52%) Risk Management
17 9 (4.52%) Waterfall
17 9 (4.52%) Customer Engagement

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 8 (4.02%) CMS
2 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.01%) SAS
4 3 (1.51%) Drupal
4 3 (1.51%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) Kentico
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.01%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.01%) Unica
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.01%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.01%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.50%) Heroku
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.51%) Internet
2 2 (1.01%) LAN
2 2 (1.01%) SAN
2 2 (1.01%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.50%) MPLS
3 1 (0.50%) SDH
3 1 (0.50%) Skype
3 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.51%) Electronic Patient Records
1 3 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) VersionOne
General
1 62 (31.16%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Legal
3 14 (7.04%) Banking
4 10 (5.03%) Marketing
5 8 (4.02%) Law
5 8 (4.02%) Retail
6 6 (3.02%) Back Office
6 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.51%) International Banking
8 4 (2.01%) Front Office
9 3 (1.51%) Advertising
10 2 (1.01%) Billing
10 2 (1.01%) Electronics
10 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) .NET
2 4 (2.01%) Node.js
2 4 (2.01%) React
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.50%) EDI
3 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.51%) NHS
4 4 (2.01%) iPad
5 3 (1.51%) e-Health
5 3 (1.51%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.51%) LIMS
5 3 (1.51%) PACS
5 3 (1.51%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.51%) User Experience
5 3 (1.51%) VLE
6 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.01%) FMCG
6 2 (1.01%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Fintech
7 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.51%) Windows
2 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.50%) AIX
3 1 (0.50%) Android
3 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.19%) Project Management
2 66 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (17.09%) Contract Management
5 20 (10.05%) PRINCE2
6 19 (9.55%) E-Commerce
7 18 (9.05%) Service Delivery
8 15 (7.54%) Scrum
9 14 (7.04%) Supplier Management
10 13 (6.53%) Change Management
11 12 (6.03%) Analytics
11 12 (6.03%) CRM
11 12 (6.03%) ITIL
11 12 (6.03%) Migration
11 12 (6.03%) Time Management
12 11 (5.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (4.52%) Customer Engagement
13 9 (4.52%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.52%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.53%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.01%) C#
5 2 (1.01%) C
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (5.03%) Degree
2 6 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) PMP
4 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) CCNA
6 1 (0.50%) CCNP
6 1 (0.50%) CCSA
6 1 (0.50%) CCSE
6 1 (0.50%) CEH
6 1 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MBA
6 1 (0.50%) MCSA
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) PMO
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 4 (2.01%) GDPR
4 3 (1.51%) HL7
5 1 (0.50%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) MOM
1 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.51%) Adobe
3 4 (2.01%) Alterian
3 4 (2.01%) Google
3 4 (2.01%) IBM
3 4 (2.01%) Teradata
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle
4 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.51%) Twitter
5 2 (1.01%) ATG
5 2 (1.01%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.01%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.01%) FireEye
5 2 (1.01%) HubSpot
5 2 (1.01%) hybris
5 2 (1.01%) Marketo
5 2 (1.01%) NGA Human Resources
5 2 (1.01%) Pardot
5 2 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) Qualys