Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £448 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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.

Contract Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 684 696 704
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 203 184 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 178
UK median daily rate £448 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £324 £313 £311
90th Percentile £644 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £413
% change year-on-year +2.72% +0.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 October 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 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 19 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
England -4 196 £448 -1.92% 29
UK excluding London +33 145 £425 +2.72% 20
North of England +21 63 £425 +6.25% 2
London -37 57 £535 +7.00% 10
Yorkshire +30 56 £425 +14.86% 1
South East +15 46 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands -18 13 £381 -8.13% 7
South West -20 9 £380 -5.00% 6
East of England +2 8 £475 +23.38% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £375 -11.76% 2
North West -16 7 £375 -17.81% 1
Scotland -29 5 £340 -32.00% 1
West Midlands -36 5 £281 -32.23% 5
Wales - 1 £450 -

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 51 (25.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.65%) Project Management
4 41 (20.20%) Finance
5 24 (11.82%) Microsoft
5 24 (11.82%) Waterfall
6 22 (10.84%) E-Commerce
7 21 (10.34%) Retail
8 20 (9.85%) Telecoms
9 18 (8.87%) Contract Management
10 17 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (8.37%) Migration
11 14 (6.90%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.91%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.42%) Scrum
13 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
13 11 (5.42%) ITIL
13 11 (5.42%) Supplier Management
13 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (5.42%) SDLC
14 10 (4.93%) PMO
14 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (4.93%) Legal
15 9 (4.43%) .NET
15 9 (4.43%) JIRA
15 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (4.43%) Decision-Making
16 8 (3.94%) Resource Management
16 8 (3.94%) Degree
16 8 (3.94%) Banking

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 (2.96%) Confluence
2 5 (2.46%) CMS
3 3 (1.48%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.99%) Apache
4 2 (0.99%) Jetty
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) Drupal
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.97%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.49%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.49%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.96%) SaaS
3 3 (1.48%) Office 365
4 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.99%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) AdWords
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.48%) Intranet
1 3 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.99%) LAN
2 2 (0.99%) WAN
3 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) Big Data
2 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.49%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (4.43%) JIRA
2 5 (2.46%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.46%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.48%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.48%) Moq
3 3 (1.48%) NCrunch
3 3 (1.48%) NUnit
3 3 (1.48%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.99%) FishEye
4 2 (0.99%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.99%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (20.20%) Finance
2 21 (10.34%) Retail
3 20 (9.85%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.93%) Legal
5 8 (3.94%) Banking
6 7 (3.45%) Marketing
7 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.97%) Law
9 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.99%) Back Office
9 2 (0.99%) Billing
9 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.49%) International Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.43%) .NET
2 6 (2.96%) REST
3 4 (1.97%) Middleware
4 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.48%) Java EE
4 3 (1.48%) MSMQ
4 3 (1.48%) RESTful
4 3 (1.48%) WCF
4 3 (1.48%) Web Services
4 3 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.48%) WinForms
4 3 (1.48%) WPF
5 2 (0.99%) JavaFX
5 2 (0.99%) Servlets
5 2 (0.99%) Swing
5 2 (0.99%) Vaadin
5 2 (0.99%) Velocity
6 1 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.46%) NHS
4 4 (1.97%) Fintech
4 4 (1.97%) Private Cloud
4 4 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.48%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) Animation
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.99%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.99%) Social Media
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) LPAR
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.97%) Windows
2 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.49%) Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 49 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (23.65%) Project Management
4 24 (11.82%) Waterfall
5 22 (10.84%) E-Commerce
6 18 (8.87%) Contract Management
7 17 (8.37%) Migration
7 17 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.91%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.42%) ITIL
10 11 (5.42%) Scrum
10 11 (5.42%) SDLC
10 11 (5.42%) Supplier Management
11 9 (4.43%) Decision-Making
12 8 (3.94%) ERP
12 8 (3.94%) Resource Management
13 6 (2.96%) Release Management
13 6 (2.96%) TDD
13 6 (2.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.94%) SQL
2 7 (3.45%) Java
3 3 (1.48%) C
3 3 (1.48%) C#
4 2 (0.99%) Java 8
5 1 (0.49%) Erlang
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.49%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 8 (3.94%) Degree
2 4 (1.97%) PMP
2 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.99%) ISEB
3 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.99%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.99%) MBA
3 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.49%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) PMO
2 6 (2.96%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) Ansible
1 4 (1.97%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.94%) Oracle
3 6 (2.96%) SAP
4 3 (1.48%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.48%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.48%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.99%) Ariba
5 2 (0.99%) Citrix
6 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.49%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.49%) Google
6 1 (0.49%) HP
6 1 (0.49%) IBM
6 1 (0.49%) Infor
6 1 (0.49%) Okta
6 1 (0.49%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.49%) Workday