Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 203 181
Rank change year-on-year -3 -22 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,287 1,152 1,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.22% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.29% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 854 1,077
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £613 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 15
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £30.94 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.43% -25.45% +21.59%
10th Percentile £21.18 £22.22 £20.05
90th Percentile £58.38 £62.44 £56.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -27.71% +38.33%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +6 1,177 £450 - 520
UK excluding London +19 742 £425 - 369
London +1 518 £500 - 171
South East -12 225 £450 - 72
North of England +45 177 £425 - 87
Midlands +8 124 £413 -2.94% 84
North West +22 91 £425 - 36
Scotland -4 71 £425 - 11
Yorkshire +17 70 £425 - 42
West Midlands -1 70 £413 -2.94% 55
East of England -16 68 £419 -4.56% 51
South West +29 64 £395 -1.25% 55
East Midlands +6 46 £400 -3.61% 29
North East +40 16 £440 -12.00% 9
Wales -2 12 £330 -5.71% 6
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 435 (33.80%) Project Management
2 387 (30.07%) Finance
3 287 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 282 (21.91%) PRINCE2
5 253 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 199 (15.46%) ITIL
7 149 (11.58%) Banking
8 117 (9.09%) Retail
9 111 (8.62%) Microsoft
10 105 (8.16%) Migration
11 102 (7.93%) Change Management
12 98 (7.61%) Service Management
13 93 (7.23%) PMP
13 93 (7.23%) Windows
14 91 (7.07%) PMI Certification
15 87 (6.76%) Degree
16 82 (6.37%) Supplier Management
17 77 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
18 75 (5.83%) Service Delivery
18 75 (5.83%) Risk Management
19 68 (5.28%) SDLC
19 68 (5.28%) Waterfall
20 67 (5.21%) Programme Management
21 64 (4.97%) Project Planning
22 62 (4.82%) Security Cleared
23 61 (4.74%) Microsoft Project
24 59 (4.58%) GDPR
24 59 (4.58%) Asset Management
25 57 (4.43%) QA
25 57 (4.43%) Data Centre

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 44 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.62%) IIS
4 7 (0.54%) Confluence
5 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.31%) CMS
6 4 (0.31%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.078%) Documentum
9 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.74%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.31%) Primavera
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.16%) Maximo
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.16%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.078%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.078%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.20%) Office 365
2 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.09%) SaaS
5 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.39%) Dropbox
5 5 (0.39%) IaaS
6 4 (0.31%) PaaS
6 4 (0.31%) Slack
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.16%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.16%) Yammer
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.078%) Force.com
9 1 (0.078%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.078%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.02%) Firewall
1 26 (2.02%) SMS
2 25 (1.94%) WAN
3 21 (1.63%) LAN
4 15 (1.17%) VoIP
5 13 (1.01%) Internet
6 12 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.70%) Network Security
8 8 (0.62%) Skype
8 8 (0.62%) VPN
8 8 (0.62%) Wireless
9 7 (0.54%) DHCP
9 7 (0.54%) SAN
9 7 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.54%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.31%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.31%) Intranet
11 3 (0.23%) DNS
11 3 (0.23%) ISDN
11 3 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.09%) Blockchain
3 12 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (0.54%) Big Data
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.31%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.23%) GIS
8 2 (0.16%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.16%) DB2
8 2 (0.16%) MS Access
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.16%) Power BI
8 2 (0.16%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.078%) Clusterpoint
9 1 (0.078%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 21 (1.63%) JIRA
2 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.16%) Subversion
3 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.078%) Gradle
3 1 (0.078%) Hudson
3 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
General
1 387 (30.07%) Finance
2 149 (11.58%) Banking
3 117 (9.09%) Retail
4 50 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 42 (3.26%) Legal
6 41 (3.19%) Retail Banking
7 38 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 29 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.10%) Law
10 22 (1.71%) Marketing
11 13 (1.01%) Back Office
11 13 (1.01%) Front Office
12 9 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.54%) Advertising
13 7 (0.54%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.39%) Electronics
15 5 (0.39%) French Language
15 5 (0.39%) Local Government
15 5 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.70%) Middleware
2 7 (0.54%) .NET
3 5 (0.39%) Web Services
4 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.16%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.16%) HTML
5 2 (0.16%) Velocity
5 2 (0.16%) XML
6 1 (0.078%) EDI
6 1 (0.078%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.078%) J2EE
6 1 (0.078%) LDAP
6 1 (0.078%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.078%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 41 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.72%) PMI
5 31 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.02%) NHS
7 22 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 12 (0.93%) FMCG
8 12 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.85%) User Experience
10 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.70%) Equities
11 9 (0.70%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.62%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.54%) EPoS
13 7 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.47%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 93 (7.23%) Windows
2 34 (2.64%) Windows Server
3 27 (2.10%) Windows 10
4 18 (1.40%) Linux
5 15 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.47%) Unix
7 6 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.39%) Android
8 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (33.80%) Project Management
2 287 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 282 (21.91%) PRINCE2
4 253 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (15.46%) ITIL
6 105 (8.16%) Migration
7 102 (7.93%) Change Management
8 98 (7.61%) Service Management
9 82 (6.37%) Supplier Management
10 75 (5.83%) Risk Management
10 75 (5.83%) Service Delivery
11 68 (5.28%) SDLC
11 68 (5.28%) Waterfall
12 67 (5.21%) Programme Management
13 64 (4.97%) Project Planning
14 59 (4.58%) Asset Management
15 56 (4.35%) Information Security
16 50 (3.89%) Matrix Organization
17 49 (3.81%) Resource Management
18 47 (3.65%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.94%) SQL
2 17 (1.32%) C
3 9 (0.70%) Java
4 5 (0.39%) VBA
5 3 (0.23%) C#
5 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.16%) C++
6 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.078%) Groovy
7 1 (0.078%) Perl
7 1 (0.078%) Python
7 1 (0.078%) RPG
7 1 (0.078%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (7.23%) PMP
2 91 (7.07%) PMI Certification
3 87 (6.76%) Degree
4 62 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 57 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 49 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 47 (3.65%) SC Cleared
8 45 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (2.02%) CISSP
10 23 (1.79%) CISM
11 19 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.01%) APMP
13 10 (0.78%) CISA
14 7 (0.54%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.39%) CRISC
15 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.58%) GDPR
2 57 (4.43%) QA
3 56 (4.35%) PMO
4 40 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.94%) SLA
6 23 (1.79%) COBIT
7 15 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.78%) MiFID
9 7 (0.54%) IFRS
10 6 (0.47%) PSD2
11 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.31%) GxP
11 4 (0.31%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.23%) GAMP
12 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 31 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.078%) Snort
5 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.078%) vSphere
5 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (2.25%) SCCM
2 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.39%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.16%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.078%) Ansible
6 1 (0.078%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.078%) MOM
6 1 (0.078%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.078%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.078%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.078%) QRadar
6 1 (0.078%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 38 (2.95%) SAP
3 28 (2.18%) Oracle
4 25 (1.94%) VMware
5 22 (1.71%) Cisco
6 20 (1.55%) Snow
7 15 (1.17%) Citrix
8 14 (1.09%) HP
8 14 (1.09%) IBM
9 13 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.93%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.85%) Splunk
12 9 (0.70%) Infor
13 7 (0.54%) Capita
13 7 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.54%) Symantec
14 6 (0.47%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.47%) Siebel
15 5 (0.39%) EMC
15 5 (0.39%) NetApp