The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 169 179
Rank change year-on-year -39 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 556 802 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.49% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.57% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 577 499
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £428 £415
% change year-on-year -3.50% +3.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.48 £20.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £64.60 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £32.26
% change year-on-year +6.41% +20.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 523 £450 - 188
London -44 228 £525 +5.00% 60
South East -24 112 £410 -4.70% 37
East of England +9 62 £400 -8.57% 17
City of London -24 40 £575 +4.54% 16
South West -12 30 £405 +1.25% 12
North West -13 27 £388 -11.93% 18
West Midlands +1 26 £415 -7.88% 18
Cambridgeshire +11 24 £395 -9.81% 5
Scotland +9 23 £450 +5.88% 6
Hampshire +10 21 £375 -18.47% 9
Yorkshire +3 21 £438 -2.77% 15
Berkshire -3 20 £438 +9.37% 8
Surrey +9 19 £400 -8.83% 8
Buckinghamshire -29 19 £400 -5.88% 4
West Yorkshire +3 17 £438 -2.77% 12
Edinburgh -5 17 £444 +1.42% 2
Cambridge +8 16 £395 -9.81% 2
East Midlands -9 16 £406 +1.56% 11
Milton Keynes -23 16 £404 -5.05% 3
Bedfordshire +4 13 £421 -19.76% 1
Leeds +4 12 £438 -6.66% 6
Manchester -7 12 £350 -20.45% 7
Hertfordshire -6 11 £300 -25.00% 9
West Sussex +8 10 £460 +2.22% 3
Bristol -4 9 £411 +5.59% 8
Northamptonshire +1 7 £413 +3.12% 2
Slough +11 6 £356 -10.93%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 6 £500 - 1
Devon -3 6 £320 - 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 430 (37.85%) Project Management
2 369 (32.48%) Finance
3 262 (23.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 242 (21.30%) PRINCE2
5 166 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (13.91%) ITIL
7 125 (11.00%) Banking
8 101 (8.89%) Retail
9 96 (8.45%) Change Management
10 89 (7.83%) Microsoft
11 88 (7.75%) Migration
12 80 (7.04%) Supplier Management
13 77 (6.78%) Risk Management
14 73 (6.43%) Service Management
15 66 (5.81%) Service Delivery
16 64 (5.63%) PMI Certification
17 61 (5.37%) Programme Management
18 60 (5.28%) Windows
18 60 (5.28%) Security Cleared
18 60 (5.28%) SDLC
19 58 (5.11%) Degree
20 57 (5.02%) Data Centre
20 57 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 56 (4.93%) Microsoft Project
22 55 (4.84%) Telecoms
23 53 (4.67%) QA
24 51 (4.49%) PMP
24 51 (4.49%) Matrix Organization
24 51 (4.49%) PMO
25 50 (4.40%) Microsoft Office

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 21 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.44%) CMS
4 4 (0.35%) Documentum
4 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.26%) Confluence
5 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.26%) IIS
5 3 (0.26%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.18%) FileNet
6 2 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.088%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.088%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.088%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.088%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.088%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (4.93%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Windchill
8 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.97%) Actimize
2 8 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.53%) SAP APO
4 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.44%) Maximo
4 5 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.35%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.26%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.26%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.18%) TrackWise
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.088%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.088%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.26%) Office 365
2 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.41%) SaaS
4 11 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.70%) IaaS
7 4 (0.35%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.18%) G Suite
10 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.088%) GitHub
10 1 (0.088%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.088%) Yammer
10 1 (0.088%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.02%) WAN
2 21 (1.85%) Firewall
3 20 (1.76%) LAN
4 19 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (1.14%) SAN
6 12 (1.06%) Network Security
7 10 (0.88%) Internet
7 10 (0.88%) VPN
8 9 (0.79%) Skype
9 8 (0.70%) MPLS
9 8 (0.70%) VoIP
10 7 (0.62%) DNS
11 6 (0.53%) Intranet
11 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.53%) VLAN
12 3 (0.26%) DHCP
12 3 (0.26%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.26%) NAS
12 3 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.53%) GIS
3 4 (0.35%) Big Data
4 3 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.18%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.18%) MySQL
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.088%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.088%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.088%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.088%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.088%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.088%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 9 (0.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.18%) Gradle
2 2 (0.18%) Maven
3 1 (0.088%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.088%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.088%) GoCD
3 1 (0.088%) Hudson
3 1 (0.088%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.088%) Selenium
3 1 (0.088%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.088%) Subversion
3 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 369 (32.48%) Finance
2 125 (11.00%) Banking
3 101 (8.89%) Retail
4 55 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 48 (4.23%) Legal
6 44 (3.87%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.79%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.90%) Front Office
9 31 (2.73%) Marketing
10 27 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 25 (2.20%) Law
12 19 (1.67%) Back Office
13 18 (1.58%) Retail Banking
14 12 (1.06%) Billing
15 10 (0.88%) Local Government
16 8 (0.70%) Electronics
17 7 (0.62%) Advertising
17 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.44%) French Language
19 4 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.62%) .NET
2 4 (0.35%) HTML
2 4 (0.35%) Middleware
3 3 (0.26%) XML
4 2 (0.18%) CSS
4 2 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.088%) Ajax
5 1 (0.088%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.088%) EDI
5 1 (0.088%) Flash
5 1 (0.088%) FpML
5 1 (0.088%) HTML5
5 1 (0.088%) PySpark
5 1 (0.088%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.02%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.73%) PMI
5 23 (2.02%) NHS
5 23 (2.02%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.50%) FMCG
7 12 (1.06%) User Experience
8 11 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.88%) Derivative
10 9 (0.79%) CMDB
11 8 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.53%) CCTV
12 6 (0.53%) EPoS
13 5 (0.44%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.44%) Equities
13 5 (0.44%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.44%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (5.28%) Windows
2 23 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 20 (1.76%) Windows 10
4 14 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.88%) Linux
5 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.70%) Unix
7 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) VMS
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.088%) Android
10 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (37.85%) Project Management
2 262 (23.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 242 (21.30%) PRINCE2
4 166 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (13.91%) ITIL
6 96 (8.45%) Change Management
7 88 (7.75%) Migration
8 80 (7.04%) Supplier Management
9 77 (6.78%) Risk Management
10 73 (6.43%) Service Management
11 66 (5.81%) Service Delivery
12 61 (5.37%) Programme Management
13 60 (5.28%) SDLC
14 51 (4.49%) Matrix Organization
15 49 (4.31%) ERP
16 48 (4.23%) Business Analysis
17 47 (4.14%) Information Security
18 44 (3.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 43 (3.79%) IT Strategy
19 43 (3.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.46%) SQL
2 14 (1.23%) C
3 9 (0.79%) Java
4 2 (0.18%) C#
4 2 (0.18%) Groovy
4 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.18%) Python
4 2 (0.18%) Ruby
4 2 (0.18%) VBA
5 1 (0.088%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (5.63%) PMI Certification
2 60 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.11%) Degree
4 57 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 51 (4.49%) PMP
6 49 (4.31%) SC Cleared
7 47 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (2.38%) CISSP
9 23 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.94%) CISM
11 18 (1.58%) CISA
12 16 (1.41%) APMP
13 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.88%) MCSE
15 7 (0.62%) ISEB
16 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.53%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.44%) CGEIT
18 4 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
18 4 (0.35%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.67%) QA
2 51 (4.49%) PMO
3 39 (3.43%) SLA
4 26 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.58%) MiFID
6 13 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.88%) COBIT
7 10 (0.88%) GxP
8 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.62%) EMIR
9 7 (0.62%) GDPR
9 7 (0.62%) SEPA
10 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.44%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.26%) GCP
12 3 (0.26%) IFRS
12 3 (0.26%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 35 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.088%) Firmware
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.088%) XenApp
5 1 (0.088%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (0.62%) SCCM
2 4 (0.35%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.18%) SCOM
3 2 (0.18%) vRealize
4 1 (0.088%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.088%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.088%) MOM
4 1 (0.088%) Nessus
4 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.088%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.088%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.23%) SAP
3 42 (3.70%) Oracle
4 28 (2.46%) VMware
5 19 (1.67%) Cisco
6 16 (1.41%) HP
7 14 (1.23%) Citrix
8 12 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.70%) IBM
11 7 (0.62%) NetApp
12 6 (0.53%) Remedy
13 4 (0.35%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.35%) Charles River
13 4 (0.35%) OpenText
13 4 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
14 3 (0.26%) Apple
14 3 (0.26%) Avaya
14 3 (0.26%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.26%) Pegasus
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Rate: ££competitive +car +15% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: From £45,318 to £51,003 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Norton Blake
Rate: From £475 to £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + Commission
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 Per Day Ltd Co basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago