Period
to 19 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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.

IT Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 186 171
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1271 1502 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.40% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.48% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1085 1101
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £419
% change year-on-year - +1.49% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 21
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £31.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -7.35% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24.25 £16.99 £21.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £58.55 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -14.06% +13.27%

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 93561 101498 107666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61101 66325 68182
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 3137 4100
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.26% +7.43% +4.04%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT 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 IT Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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 -10 1187 £450 - 154
UK excluding London -1 744 £425 - 103
London -42 507 £513 +2.50% 70
South East -6 246 £425 -4.49% 27
North of England +28 147 £438 +2.94% 17
East of England +7 120 £400 -5.88% 12
Midlands -11 108 £413 -2.94% 20
West Midlands +5 73 £425 -5.56% 11
North West -11 71 £425 - 9
Scotland +12 62 £450 - 7
South West -5 62 £410 +2.50% 8
Yorkshire +13 60 £430 -4.44% 7
East Midlands -18 33 £400 - 9
North East +67 16 £523 +39.33% 1
Wales -5 8 £425 +19.38% 10

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT 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 IT Manager in the job title.

1 464 (36.51%) Finance
2 444 (34.93%) Project Management
3 286 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 228 (17.94%) PRINCE2
5 185 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (14.00%) Banking
7 177 (13.93%) ITIL
8 132 (10.39%) Retail
9 104 (8.18%) Service Management
10 99 (7.79%) Migration
11 96 (7.55%) Service Delivery
11 96 (7.55%) Change Management
12 93 (7.32%) Microsoft
13 85 (6.69%) Supplier Management
14 79 (6.22%) Windows
15 72 (5.66%) Degree
16 71 (5.59%) Risk Management
17 67 (5.27%) PMI Certification
18 66 (5.19%) SDLC
19 65 (5.11%) ITSM
20 62 (4.88%) Programme Management
21 61 (4.80%) Telecoms
21 61 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
22 59 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
22 59 (4.64%) QA
23 57 (4.48%) Investment Banking
23 57 (4.48%) SAP
23 57 (4.48%) PMP
23 57 (4.48%) Security Cleared
24 55 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

IT 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 39 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.87%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.71%) CMS
4 9 (0.71%) IIS
5 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.31%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.24%) Apache
7 3 (0.24%) Confluence
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.16%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.079%) FileNet
9 1 (0.079%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.079%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.079%) Smallworld
Applications
1 61 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
2 54 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Windchill
8 1 (0.079%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.79%) Actimize
3 8 (0.63%) SAP APO
4 6 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.16%) Primavera
7 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.079%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.079%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.86%) Office 365
2 26 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.02%) SaaS
4 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) G Suite
6 2 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.16%) Veeva
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.079%) GitHub
7 1 (0.079%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.079%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.81%) Firewall
2 22 (1.73%) WAN
3 21 (1.65%) LAN
4 19 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (1.42%) SAN
6 15 (1.18%) VoIP
7 14 (1.10%) Internet
8 10 (0.79%) Skype
9 9 (0.71%) DHCP
10 8 (0.63%) DNS
10 8 (0.63%) Intranet
10 8 (0.63%) NAS
11 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.55%) VPN
11 7 (0.55%) Wireless
12 6 (0.47%) Network Security
12 6 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.47%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.39%) SMS
14 4 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.47%) Big Data
3 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.39%) GIS
5 4 (0.31%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.24%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.24%) MySQL
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.16%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.079%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.079%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.079%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.079%) GoCD
2 1 (0.079%) Gradle
2 1 (0.079%) Hudson
2 1 (0.079%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.079%) Maven
2 1 (0.079%) Selenium
2 1 (0.079%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.079%) Subversion
2 1 (0.079%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 464 (36.51%) Finance
2 178 (14.00%) Banking
3 132 (10.39%) Retail
4 61 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 57 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 47 (3.70%) Legal
7 42 (3.30%) Manufacturing
8 37 (2.91%) Marketing
9 30 (2.36%) Retail Banking
10 29 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (2.20%) Law
12 27 (2.12%) Front Office
13 23 (1.81%) Back Office
14 10 (0.79%) Electronics
15 8 (0.63%) Billing
15 8 (0.63%) Private Banking
16 7 (0.55%) Local Government
17 6 (0.47%) Automotive
17 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.71%) .NET
2 4 (0.31%) Middleware
2 4 (0.31%) Web Services
2 4 (0.31%) XML
3 2 (0.16%) HTML
3 2 (0.16%) Sensu
4 1 (0.079%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.079%) Ajax
4 1 (0.079%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.079%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.079%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.079%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.079%) Flash
4 1 (0.079%) FpML
4 1 (0.079%) HTML5
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.079%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 50 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.52%) PMI
5 31 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.57%) FMCG
7 17 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (1.34%) NHS
8 13 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.63%) EPoS
10 8 (0.63%) User Experience
11 7 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.55%) Derivative
11 7 (0.55%) Equities
11 7 (0.55%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.39%) CCTV
12 5 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.39%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 79 (6.22%) Windows
2 27 (2.12%) Windows Server
3 17 (1.34%) Linux
4 16 (1.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.02%) Unix
7 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.16%) Android
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.079%) AIX
10 1 (0.079%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (34.93%) Project Management
2 286 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 228 (17.94%) PRINCE2
4 185 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (13.93%) ITIL
6 104 (8.18%) Service Management
7 99 (7.79%) Migration
8 96 (7.55%) Change Management
8 96 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 85 (6.69%) Supplier Management
10 71 (5.59%) Risk Management
11 66 (5.19%) SDLC
12 65 (5.11%) ITSM
13 62 (4.88%) Programme Management
14 53 (4.17%) ERP
14 53 (4.17%) Scrum
15 52 (4.09%) Matrix Organization
16 51 (4.01%) Project Planning
17 50 (3.93%) Information Security
18 47 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.28%) SQL
2 15 (1.18%) C
3 7 (0.55%) Java
4 5 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.39%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.39%) VBA
5 4 (0.31%) Python
6 3 (0.24%) C#
6 3 (0.24%) C++
7 2 (0.16%) Perl
7 2 (0.16%) PHP
7 2 (0.16%) Ruby
8 1 (0.079%) Groovy
8 1 (0.079%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.079%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (5.66%) Degree
2 67 (5.27%) PMI Certification
3 57 (4.48%) PMP
3 57 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 55 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 49 (3.86%) SC Cleared
6 37 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 36 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (1.73%) CISSP
9 14 (1.10%) CISM
9 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.94%) MCSE
11 11 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.71%) APMP
12 9 (0.71%) CCNA
12 9 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.63%) CISA
13 8 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.63%) MCSA
14 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.64%) QA
2 49 (3.86%) PMO
3 36 (2.83%) SLA
4 29 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.89%) GDPR
6 15 (1.18%) MiFID
7 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.87%) COBIT
9 10 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.47%) EMIR
12 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.39%) SEPA
13 4 (0.31%) GxP
13 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.24%) GCP
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
15 2 (0.16%) RMADS
15 2 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 35 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.31%) vSphere
5 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.079%) Firmware
7 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.079%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.079%) XenApp
7 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.10%) SCCM
2 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.24%) FlexNet
3 3 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (0.24%) SCOM
4 2 (0.16%) DameWare
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.16%) MOM
4 2 (0.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.079%) Nessus
5 1 (0.079%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.079%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.079%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.079%) SCSM
5 1 (0.079%) vMotion
5 1 (0.079%) vRealize
5 1 (0.079%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.48%) SAP
3 35 (2.75%) Oracle
4 30 (2.36%) VMware
5 20 (1.57%) Cisco
6 19 (1.49%) HP
7 13 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.94%) Citrix
9 11 (0.87%) IBM
10 10 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.55%) NetApp
12 6 (0.47%) Adobe
13 5 (0.39%) Apple
13 5 (0.39%) Ariba
13 5 (0.39%) Remedy
13 5 (0.39%) Siebel
13 5 (0.39%) Splunk
14 4 (0.31%) Snow
15 3 (0.24%) F5
15 3 (0.24%) IFS