Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 254 216
Rank change year-on-year +17 -38 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 488 943 1,265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.04% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.10% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 670 893
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £306 £317 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 22
Median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -37.84% +38.60%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £24.55
90th Percentile £57.75 £39.93 £64.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +43.48% -36.11% +35.21%

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 44,123 85,729 95,580
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 94.53% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,759 56,423 62,725
Median daily rate £465 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,835 2,745 3,002
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -2.78%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Manager.

Daily rate trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Manager.

Hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 17 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 27 May 2020. 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 +10 447 £460 -3.16% 45
UK excluding London +27 316 £450 +4.65% 36
London +17 165 £475 -5.00% 12
South East +71 112 £466 +3.61% 12
North of England +34 61 £450 +5.88% 11
Midlands +29 39 £425 - 5
South West +33 36 £445 +9.54% 3
East of England +45 32 £481 +5.48% 2
Yorkshire +38 30 £500 +17.65% 4
North West +22 27 £425 - 5
East Midlands +41 20 £425 +2.41% 2
West Midlands +18 19 £425 - 3
Wales +39 18 £508 +11.29% 3
Scotland +11 17 £425 -
Work from Home +13 14 £425 - 7
North East +13 4 £450 +2.71% 2
Northern Ireland +16 1 £150 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 175 (35.86%) Project Management
2 135 (27.66%) Finance
3 123 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (23.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (14.96%) PRINCE2
6 72 (14.75%) Project Delivery
7 67 (13.73%) ITIL
8 55 (11.27%) Change Management
9 50 (10.25%) Public Sector
10 48 (9.84%) Service Management
11 47 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (7.99%) Microsoft
13 38 (7.79%) Migration
14 34 (6.97%) Risk Management
15 32 (6.56%) Service Delivery
15 32 (6.56%) Waterfall
15 32 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (6.35%) Office 365
16 31 (6.35%) Security Cleared
17 28 (5.74%) Scrum
17 28 (5.74%) Windows
18 26 (5.33%) Management Information System
18 26 (5.33%) Degree
18 26 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 26 (5.33%) Decision-Making
19 25 (5.12%) Azure
19 25 (5.12%) SC Cleared
20 24 (4.92%) ITSM
20 24 (4.92%) Information Security
20 24 (4.92%) Retail

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 14 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.20%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) Confluence
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.20%) IIS
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (4.30%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.61%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Magento
2 4 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.20%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
5 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.35%) Office 365
2 25 (5.12%) Azure
3 12 (2.46%) AWS
4 7 (1.43%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.02%) SaaS
6 4 (0.82%) G Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Veeva
8 1 (0.20%) Boomi
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) npm
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.20%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.43%) WAN
2 6 (1.23%) DNS
3 5 (1.02%) Firewall
3 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.82%) DHCP
4 4 (0.82%) LAN
4 4 (0.82%) Skype
5 3 (0.61%) Intranet
5 3 (0.61%) Network Security
5 3 (0.61%) SAN
5 3 (0.61%) Softphone
5 3 (0.61%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.41%) Internet
6 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) FCAPS
7 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.20%) MPLS
7 1 (0.20%) SSL
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.61%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.41%) dBASE
3 2 (0.41%) DTS
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) GIS
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) Power BI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (0.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.20%) FishEye
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Hudson
3 1 (0.20%) Maven
3 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 135 (27.66%) Finance
2 50 (10.25%) Public Sector
3 24 (4.92%) Retail
4 21 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.10%) Banking
6 16 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.87%) Legal
8 9 (1.84%) Marketing
9 8 (1.64%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.23%) Housing Association
10 6 (1.23%) Law
10 6 (1.23%) Military
10 6 (1.23%) Social Housing
11 4 (0.82%) French Language
11 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.61%) Back Office
12 3 (0.61%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Advertising
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.02%) .NET
1 5 (1.02%) Middleware
2 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.41%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.20%) CSS
3 1 (0.20%) HTML
3 1 (0.20%) Java EE
3 1 (0.20%) jQuery
3 1 (0.20%) LDAP
3 1 (0.20%) Node.js
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.20%) REST
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.20%) Velocity
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.69%) NHS
4 13 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.23%) User Experience
8 5 (1.02%) PMI
9 4 (0.82%) Digital Signage
10 3 (0.61%) Life Science
10 3 (0.61%) LIMS
10 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.61%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.61%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.41%) FMCG
11 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.74%) Windows
2 10 (2.05%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.43%) Linux
3 7 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) AIX
6 1 (0.20%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) Unix
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (35.86%) Project Management
2 123 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (23.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (14.96%) PRINCE2
5 72 (14.75%) Project Delivery
6 67 (13.73%) ITIL
7 55 (11.27%) Change Management
8 48 (9.84%) Service Management
9 47 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (7.79%) Migration
11 34 (6.97%) Risk Management
12 32 (6.56%) Service Delivery
12 32 (6.56%) Waterfall
13 28 (5.74%) Scrum
14 26 (5.33%) Decision-Making
14 26 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (4.92%) Information Security
15 24 (4.92%) ITSM
16 23 (4.71%) ERP
17 21 (4.30%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.84%) C
2 8 (1.64%) SQL
3 6 (1.23%) Java
4 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) C#
5 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.33%) Degree
3 25 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.10%) PMP
5 16 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (2.87%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.02%) CISA
10 5 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.82%) CCNP
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.82%) CISSP
12 3 (0.61%) CCNA
12 3 (0.61%) CIW
12 3 (0.61%) MCSE
12 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.61%) VCP6
12 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.28%) SLA
2 12 (2.46%) PMO
3 11 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.05%) QA
5 7 (1.43%) COBIT
6 5 (1.02%) GDPR
7 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.41%) Basel III
8 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.41%) GxP
8 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.41%) NCSC
8 2 (0.41%) P3O
8 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.20%) ITGC
9 1 (0.20%) NIST
9 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) Docker
3 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.82%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) Ansible
2 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (7.99%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.92%) SAP
3 15 (3.07%) ServiceNow
4 11 (2.25%) Oracle
5 9 (1.84%) Cisco
6 7 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.43%) VMware
7 4 (0.82%) Citrix
8 3 (0.61%) Adobe
8 3 (0.61%) Capita
8 3 (0.61%) Google
8 3 (0.61%) hybris
8 3 (0.61%) IBM
9 2 (0.41%) Ariba
9 2 (0.41%) iSOFT
9 2 (0.41%) Northgate
9 2 (0.41%) Planview
9 2 (0.41%) Rapid7
9 2 (0.41%) Sage
9 2 (0.41%) Zscaler