Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 213 173
Rank change year-on-year +11 -40 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1355 1286 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.22% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.29% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 923 1146
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £306
90th Percentile £625 £636 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £33.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.24% -8.83%
10th Percentile £23.50 £20.10 £18.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.65 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +12.31% +1.56% -2.29%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +11 1260 £450 - 181
UK excluding London +33 781 £425 - 153
London -14 559 £500 - 47
South East +32 258 £425 -3.95% 29
North of England +44 167 £438 +8.02% 38
Midlands +1 116 £413 -3.79% 30
East of England -16 90 £400 -5.88% 24
North West +21 88 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands +16 80 £425 -4.23% 19
Scotland +14 74 £430 +1.18% 9
South West +19 68 £400 - 13
Yorkshire +18 63 £430 +4.88% 20
East Midlands -17 33 £406 -2.11% 10
North East +56 16 £450 +7.14% 3
Wales +16 10 £425 +13.33% 6

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 477 (35.20%) Finance
2 475 (35.06%) Project Management
3 286 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 280 (20.66%) PRINCE2
5 220 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (14.54%) ITIL
7 183 (13.51%) Banking
8 126 (9.30%) Retail
9 109 (8.04%) Migration
9 109 (8.04%) Change Management
10 105 (7.75%) Service Management
11 101 (7.45%) Microsoft
12 95 (7.01%) Windows
12 95 (7.01%) Service Delivery
12 95 (7.01%) Supplier Management
13 91 (6.72%) PMP
14 89 (6.57%) PMI Certification
15 86 (6.35%) Degree
16 83 (6.13%) Programme Management
17 77 (5.68%) Risk Management
17 77 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
18 72 (5.31%) SDLC
19 68 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
20 66 (4.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 63 (4.65%) Project Planning
21 63 (4.65%) ITSM
22 62 (4.58%) QA
23 61 (4.50%) Telecoms
23 61 (4.50%) PMO
24 60 (4.43%) Matrix Organization

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 50 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.74%) IIS
4 8 (0.59%) CMS
5 6 (0.44%) Confluence
5 6 (0.44%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.15%) Apache
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.074%) FileNet
10 1 (0.074%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.074%) Smallworld
Applications
1 68 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
2 57 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.59%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.30%) SAP APO
2 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.22%) Primavera
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.074%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.074%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.074%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.074%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.76%) Office 365
2 19 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.96%) SaaS
4 7 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.37%) Dropbox
6 4 (0.30%) Slack
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.15%) Veeva
9 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.074%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.074%) Taleo
9 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.85%) LAN
2 24 (1.77%) Firewall
2 24 (1.77%) WAN
3 19 (1.40%) VoIP
4 18 (1.33%) SAN
4 18 (1.33%) SMS
5 17 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.74%) Internet
6 10 (0.74%) Skype
7 9 (0.66%) DHCP
7 9 (0.66%) NAS
8 8 (0.59%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.59%) Wireless
9 6 (0.44%) DNS
9 6 (0.44%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.37%) Intranet
10 5 (0.37%) Network Security
10 5 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.30%) VPN
12 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.44%) Big Data
3 6 (0.44%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.30%) EDRMS
4 4 (0.30%) GIS
4 4 (0.30%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.074%) Clusterpoint
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (1.33%) JIRA
2 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.22%) Subversion
3 2 (0.15%) Gradle
3 2 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.074%) Maven
4 1 (0.074%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.074%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio
General
1 477 (35.20%) Finance
2 183 (13.51%) Banking
3 126 (9.30%) Retail
4 61 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 56 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 50 (3.69%) Legal
7 41 (3.03%) Retail Banking
8 37 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 35 (2.58%) Marketing
10 25 (1.85%) Law
11 22 (1.62%) Front Office
12 20 (1.48%) Back Office
13 14 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.81%) Private Banking
15 8 (0.59%) Electronics
16 7 (0.52%) Billing
16 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.37%) Automotive
17 5 (0.37%) Local Government
18 4 (0.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.74%) .NET
2 5 (0.37%) Middleware
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.22%) Web Services
4 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.15%) Sensu
4 2 (0.15%) Velocity
5 1 (0.074%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.074%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.074%) EDI
5 1 (0.074%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.074%) HTML
5 1 (0.074%) J2EE
5 1 (0.074%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 57 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.66%) PMI
5 35 (2.58%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.92%) NHS
7 23 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.89%) FMCG
10 11 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.66%) EPoS
11 9 (0.66%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.59%) User Experience
13 7 (0.52%) Equities
13 7 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.44%) Derivative
14 6 (0.44%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.01%) Windows
2 33 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 23 (1.70%) Linux
4 19 (1.40%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.96%) Unix
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.22%) Android
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.074%) AIX
13 1 (0.074%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (35.06%) Project Management
2 286 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 280 (20.66%) PRINCE2
4 220 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
5 197 (14.54%) ITIL
6 109 (8.04%) Change Management
6 109 (8.04%) Migration
7 105 (7.75%) Service Management
8 95 (7.01%) Service Delivery
8 95 (7.01%) Supplier Management
9 83 (6.13%) Programme Management
10 77 (5.68%) Risk Management
11 72 (5.31%) SDLC
12 63 (4.65%) ITSM
12 63 (4.65%) Project Planning
13 60 (4.43%) Matrix Organization
14 58 (4.28%) Information Security
15 57 (4.21%) Waterfall
16 56 (4.13%) Asset Management
16 56 (4.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.85%) SQL
2 15 (1.11%) C
3 5 (0.37%) Java
4 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.30%) VBA
5 3 (0.22%) C++
5 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.22%) Python
6 2 (0.15%) C#
6 2 (0.15%) Groovy
6 2 (0.15%) Perl
7 1 (0.074%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.074%) PHP
7 1 (0.074%) Ruby
7 1 (0.074%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (6.72%) PMP
2 89 (6.57%) PMI Certification
3 86 (6.35%) Degree
4 66 (4.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 55 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 45 (3.32%) SC Cleared
7 42 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 26 (1.92%) CISSP
10 16 (1.18%) APMP
10 16 (1.18%) CISM
11 12 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.74%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.74%) MCSE
14 9 (0.66%) CISA
15 8 (0.59%) CCNA
15 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.58%) QA
2 61 (4.50%) PMO
3 45 (3.32%) GDPR
4 37 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (2.58%) SLA
6 16 (1.18%) COBIT
6 16 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 15 (1.11%) MiFID
8 9 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.30%) EMIR
13 3 (0.22%) IFRS
13 3 (0.22%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.22%) PSD2
14 2 (0.15%) GMP
14 2 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.37%) vSphere
5 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.074%) Firmware
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.074%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.074%) XenApp
7 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.40%) SCCM
2 6 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.30%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.22%) FlexNet
4 3 (0.22%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.15%) DameWare
5 2 (0.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.074%) MOM
6 1 (0.074%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.074%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.074%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.074%) SCSM
6 1 (0.074%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.074%) vMotion
6 1 (0.074%) vRealize
6 1 (0.074%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (3.76%) SAP
3 36 (2.66%) Oracle
4 32 (2.36%) VMware
5 21 (1.55%) Cisco
6 18 (1.33%) HP
7 15 (1.11%) IBM
8 14 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.96%) ServiceNow
10 12 (0.89%) Citrix
11 8 (0.59%) Siebel
12 7 (0.52%) Snow
13 6 (0.44%) NetApp
14 5 (0.37%) Adobe
14 5 (0.37%) Ariba
14 5 (0.37%) Infor
14 5 (0.37%) Splunk
15 4 (0.30%) Remedy
16 3 (0.22%) BT
16 3 (0.22%) Sophos