Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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.

IT Manager
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 214 170
Rank change year-on-year -2 -44 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,282 1,137 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.24% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.31% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 820 1,169
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
10th Percentile £311 £305 £311
90th Percentile £618 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £425
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 21
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.37 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.85% -12.18% +24.51%
10th Percentile £24.60 £21.24 £13.59
90th Percentile £62.45 £57.28 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £34.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year +24.12% +5.35% +8.33%

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 95,076 86,968 101,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,247 56,247 65,952
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £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 3,065 2,875 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +18.96%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 16 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 24 June 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 -8 1,172 £450 - 281
UK excluding London +1 779 £425 +1.49% 206
London -9 481 £500 -0.99% 86
South East -9 250 £475 +11.76% 40
North of England +14 163 £410 -6.29% 61
Midlands +8 138 £425 +3.03% 47
West Midlands -2 85 £424 -0.24% 31
South West +33 81 £391 +1.95% 9
North West -4 79 £410 -4.93% 31
Scotland -35 75 £408 -4.12% 11
Yorkshire +3 70 £410 -4.09% 27
East of England -22 64 £450 +12.50% 37
East Midlands +7 40 £370 -7.50% 16
North East +2 14 £365 -27.00% 3
Wales -10 11 £413 +17.86% 1
Northern Ireland +16 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT 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 IT Manager in the job title.

1 464 (36.19%) Project Management
2 409 (31.90%) Finance
3 313 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 274 (21.37%) PRINCE2
5 265 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (15.44%) ITIL
7 147 (11.47%) Migration
8 128 (9.98%) Microsoft
9 120 (9.36%) Retail
10 111 (8.66%) Degree
11 105 (8.19%) Banking
12 104 (8.11%) Windows
13 100 (7.80%) Service Management
14 92 (7.18%) Change Management
15 91 (7.10%) Waterfall
16 89 (6.94%) Risk Management
17 79 (6.16%) PMI Certification
17 79 (6.16%) Programme Management
18 74 (5.77%) Supplier Management
18 74 (5.77%) Office 365
19 73 (5.69%) PMO
20 72 (5.62%) Service Delivery
21 69 (5.38%) PMP
22 68 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
23 67 (5.23%) Project Planning
24 62 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
25 61 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (4.76%) Decision-Making
26 60 (4.68%) IT Strategy
27 59 (4.60%) SDLC

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 53 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.70%) CMS
3 9 (0.70%) OpenStack
3 9 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.47%) IIS
6 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.31%) Confluence
7 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.23%) Documentum
8 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.16%) Jadu
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.078%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
2 40 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.55%) Maximo
3 6 (0.47%) Magento
3 6 (0.47%) Primavera
3 6 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.23%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.078%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.078%) Summit
7 1 (0.078%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.77%) Office 365
2 59 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.42%) SaaS
4 25 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (1.25%) PaaS
6 12 (0.94%) IaaS
7 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.31%) Yammer
10 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.16%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.078%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.078%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.078%) Slack
12 1 (0.078%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.18%) WAN
2 22 (1.72%) Firewall
3 20 (1.56%) LAN
3 20 (1.56%) SMS
4 18 (1.40%) Internet
5 16 (1.25%) Skype
6 14 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.94%) VPN
8 11 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.70%) MPLS
9 9 (0.70%) VoIP
10 8 (0.62%) DHCP
11 7 (0.55%) SAN
11 7 (0.55%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.47%) Network Security
12 6 (0.47%) VLAN
13 5 (0.39%) HTTP
13 5 (0.39%) Intranet
13 5 (0.39%) ISDN
13 5 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.70%) Big Data
3 8 (0.62%) Blockchain
3 8 (0.62%) MS Access
4 5 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.31%) Power BI
5 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.23%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.23%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Kudu
7 2 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) Impala
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (1.40%) JIRA
2 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.16%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.16%) JUnit
4 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.078%) Ant
5 1 (0.078%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.078%) Gradle
5 1 (0.078%) Hudson
5 1 (0.078%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.078%) Maven
5 1 (0.078%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.078%) Subversion
General
1 409 (31.90%) Finance
2 120 (9.36%) Retail
3 105 (8.19%) Banking
4 55 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.90%) Legal
6 34 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 33 (2.57%) Marketing
8 29 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.64%) Law
10 19 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.17%) German Language
13 14 (1.09%) Front Office
14 12 (0.94%) Back Office
15 10 (0.78%) Local Government
16 7 (0.55%) Advertising
16 7 (0.55%) Automotive
17 6 (0.47%) Billing
17 6 (0.47%) Electronics
17 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.01%) .NET
1 13 (1.01%) Web Services
2 9 (0.70%) Middleware
3 7 (0.55%) REST
4 5 (0.39%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.39%) XML
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.078%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.078%) Akka
7 1 (0.078%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.078%) CSS
7 1 (0.078%) HTML
7 1 (0.078%) Kafka
7 1 (0.078%) React
7 1 (0.078%) SOAP
7 1 (0.078%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.74%) Data Centre
3 35 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.03%) NHS
5 22 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 21 (1.64%) PMI
7 20 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 12 (0.94%) FMCG
10 12 (0.94%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.62%) Life Science
13 8 (0.62%) User Experience
14 7 (0.55%) Equities
14 7 (0.55%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.47%) CMDB
15 6 (0.47%) Derivative
15 6 (0.47%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 104 (8.11%) Windows
2 35 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 32 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 14 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.78%) Linux
6 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.55%) Unix
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.31%) Android
10 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.31%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.078%) AIX
13 1 (0.078%) HPUX
13 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (36.19%) Project Management
2 313 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 274 (21.37%) PRINCE2
4 265 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (15.44%) ITIL
6 147 (11.47%) Migration
7 100 (7.80%) Service Management
8 92 (7.18%) Change Management
9 91 (7.10%) Waterfall
10 89 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 79 (6.16%) Programme Management
12 74 (5.77%) Supplier Management
13 72 (5.62%) Service Delivery
14 68 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (5.23%) Project Planning
16 61 (4.76%) Decision-Making
17 60 (4.68%) IT Strategy
18 59 (4.60%) SDLC
19 58 (4.52%) Asset Management
20 55 (4.29%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.57%) SQL
2 22 (1.72%) Java
3 11 (0.86%) C
4 5 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.39%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.23%) ABAP
5 3 (0.23%) Python
6 2 (0.16%) C#
6 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.078%) C++
7 1 (0.078%) RPG
7 1 (0.078%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.078%) Scala
7 1 (0.078%) VB
7 1 (0.078%) VBA
Qualifications
1 111 (8.66%) Degree
2 79 (6.16%) PMI Certification
3 69 (5.38%) PMP
4 57 (4.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 56 (4.37%) Security Cleared
6 51 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 44 (3.43%) SC Cleared
8 39 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.25%) CISM
9 16 (1.25%) CISSP
10 12 (0.94%) APMP
11 11 (0.86%) CISA
11 11 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.78%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.70%) MCSE
14 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.62%) CCNA
14 8 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.69%) PMO
2 57 (4.45%) GDPR
3 46 (3.59%) QA
4 29 (2.26%) SLA
5 24 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (1.01%) COBIT
7 10 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.70%) GxP
9 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.31%) IFRS
10 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
12 2 (0.16%) GAMP
12 2 (0.16%) PSD2
13 1 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 54 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.39%) XenApp
5 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.078%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.078%) vSphere
7 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.25%) SCCM
2 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.078%) Ansible
6 1 (0.078%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.078%) CASB
6 1 (0.078%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.078%) Control-M
6 1 (0.078%) SCOM
6 1 (0.078%) SCSM
6 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 128 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.29%) SAP
3 33 (2.57%) Oracle
4 30 (2.34%) Cisco
4 30 (2.34%) ServiceNow
5 26 (2.03%) VMware
6 25 (1.95%) Citrix
7 17 (1.33%) Remedy
8 15 (1.17%) IBM
9 13 (1.01%) Snow
10 12 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.86%) HP
12 9 (0.70%) Capita
13 7 (0.55%) Adobe
13 7 (0.55%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.47%) iManage
14 6 (0.47%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.47%) Sun
15 5 (0.39%) Infor
15 5 (0.39%) Symantec