The median contractor rate for a IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
UK
Rank 202 148 158
Rank change year-on-year -54 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 581 879 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.65% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.74% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 587 513
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Median hourly rate £31.63 £31.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.27 £13.48 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.74 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.66 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.31% -25.83%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -52 519 £460 +8.23% 171
London -42 209 £500 +3.09% 54
South East -2 126 £450 +5.88% 33
Scotland +10 44 £425 -2.85% 6
West Midlands +3 41 £425 +3.03% 12
City of London -5 41 £455 -14.55% 13
North West -6 36 £450 +4.34% 15
Edinburgh +7 32 £425 -5.55% 2
Hampshire +16 27 £375 -3.22% 6
East of England -43 27 £456 +7.35% 14
Yorkshire -3 26 £423 +1.80% 16
West Sussex +14 25 £415 -3.48% 2
Berkshire -1 23 £450 +5.26% 2
Manchester -3 23 £463 +2.77% 11
South West -13 23 £372 -9.26% 18
East Midlands -18 18 £390 -2.50% 8
West Yorkshire -3 16 £423 +4.00% 14
Surrey +6 15 £450 +5.88% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £414 -3.77% 6
Milton Keynes -1 13 £415 -3.48% 4
Kent +18 11 £471 -9.37% 1
North East -7 10 £523 +49.28%
Crawley +13 9 £399 -6.17% 1
Birmingham -10 9 £413 -2.94% 5
Reading +14 8 £500 -
Wales +11 8 £350 -3.31% 1
Glasgow +2 8 £404 - 3
Bedfordshire 0 8 £468 -1.57% 4
Hertfordshire -11 8 £335 -14.10% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 7 £523 +49.28%

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 443 (39.31%) Project Management
2 356 (31.59%) Finance
3 256 (22.72%) PRINCE2
4 254 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 181 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (14.29%) ITIL
7 126 (11.18%) Banking
8 105 (9.32%) Change Management
9 92 (8.16%) Microsoft
10 91 (8.07%) Retail
11 88 (7.81%) Migration
12 79 (7.01%) Service Management
13 76 (6.74%) Service Delivery
14 75 (6.65%) Programme Management
15 71 (6.30%) Risk Management
16 70 (6.21%) Degree
17 69 (6.12%) Supplier Management
18 63 (5.59%) Security Cleared
19 62 (5.50%) Windows
19 62 (5.50%) Business Analysis
20 59 (5.24%) MS Project
21 58 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 56 (4.97%) PMI Certification
23 55 (4.88%) Data Centre
24 54 (4.79%) PMO
25 52 (4.61%) Matrix Organization
26 49 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
27 48 (4.26%) Management Information System
27 48 (4.26%) Legal
27 48 (4.26%) Information Security

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.89%) CMS
4 6 (0.53%) Documentum
4 6 (0.53%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.27%) Confluence
6 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.18%) IIS
7 2 (0.18%) Moodle
8 1 (0.089%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.089%) Blackboard Learn
8 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.089%) FileNet
8 1 (0.089%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.089%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (5.24%) MS Project
2 37 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 33 (2.93%) MS Office
4 16 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.44%) Maximo
3 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.18%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.089%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.089%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.089%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.089%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.84%) Office 365
2 22 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.95%) SaaS
3 12 (1.06%) IaaS
4 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.35%) PaaS
7 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.18%) Yammer
9 1 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.089%) Taleo
9 1 (0.089%) Veeva
9 1 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.089%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.57%) Firewall
1 29 (2.57%) LAN
2 26 (2.31%) WAN
3 14 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.06%) Network Security
4 12 (1.06%) VPN
5 11 (0.98%) Internet
6 10 (0.89%) MPLS
6 10 (0.89%) SAN
7 8 (0.71%) Skype
8 7 (0.62%) VoIP
9 6 (0.53%) DNS
9 6 (0.53%) Intranet
9 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.44%) VLAN
11 3 (0.27%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.18%) DHCP
12 2 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.18%) Wireless
12 2 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.53%) GIS
4 5 (0.44%) Big Data
5 2 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.089%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.089%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.089%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.089%) Flink
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.089%) QlikView
6 1 (0.089%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.089%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.06%) JIRA
2 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.089%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.089%) Gradle
4 1 (0.089%) Hudson
4 1 (0.089%) Maven
4 1 (0.089%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.089%) TeamCity
General
1 356 (31.59%) Finance
2 126 (11.18%) Banking
3 91 (8.07%) Retail
4 48 (4.26%) Legal
5 44 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.02%) Front Office
7 32 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 28 (2.48%) Marketing
9 27 (2.40%) Retail Banking
10 24 (2.13%) Law
11 17 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.42%) Billing
13 12 (1.06%) Back Office
14 11 (0.98%) Advertising
15 10 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.71%) Local Government
17 6 (0.53%) Automotive
18 5 (0.44%) French Language
19 4 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.24%) .NET
2 6 (0.53%) Middleware
3 4 (0.35%) Web Services
4 3 (0.27%) HTML
5 2 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.089%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.089%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.089%) EDI
6 1 (0.089%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.089%) Kafka
6 1 (0.089%) REST
6 1 (0.089%) SAML
6 1 (0.089%) SOAP
6 1 (0.089%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.40%) NHS
5 20 (1.77%) PMI
6 19 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.15%) FMCG
8 11 (0.98%) CMDB
8 11 (0.98%) User Experience
9 9 (0.80%) Derivative
9 9 (0.80%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.53%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.44%) Equities
13 5 (0.44%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.35%) AS400
14 4 (0.35%) CCTV
14 4 (0.35%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.50%) Windows
2 25 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 14 (1.24%) Linux
4 13 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.98%) Windows 10
5 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.44%) Android
7 5 (0.44%) Unix
7 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (39.31%) Project Management
2 256 (22.72%) PRINCE2
3 254 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 181 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (14.29%) ITIL
6 105 (9.32%) Change Management
7 88 (7.81%) Migration
8 79 (7.01%) Service Management
9 76 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 75 (6.65%) Programme Management
11 71 (6.30%) Risk Management
12 69 (6.12%) Supplier Management
13 62 (5.50%) Business Analysis
14 52 (4.61%) Matrix Organization
15 48 (4.26%) Information Security
16 46 (4.08%) IT Strategy
16 46 (4.08%) Waterfall
17 45 (3.99%) SDLC
18 43 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
18 43 (3.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (1.86%) SQL
2 14 (1.24%) C
3 7 (0.62%) Java
4 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.089%) C#
5 1 (0.089%) Groovy
5 1 (0.089%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.089%) Python
5 1 (0.089%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (6.21%) Degree
2 63 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 56 (4.97%) PMI Certification
5 46 (4.08%) PMP
6 44 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 41 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 28 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.40%) CISSP
10 23 (2.04%) APMP
10 23 (2.04%) CISA
11 20 (1.77%) CISM
12 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.98%) MCSE
14 10 (0.89%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.62%) ISEB
16 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.53%) CGEIT
16 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.35%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.79%) PMO
2 48 (4.26%) QA
3 44 (3.90%) SLA
4 19 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.15%) MiFID
7 9 (0.80%) COBIT
7 9 (0.80%) GxP
8 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.35%) EMIR
9 4 (0.35%) IFRS
9 4 (0.35%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.27%) GDPR
10 3 (0.27%) SEPA
11 2 (0.18%) Basel III
11 2 (0.18%) FATCA
11 2 (0.18%) GMP
System Software
1 38 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.35%) XenApp
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.18%) XenServer
5 1 (0.089%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.089%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.62%) SCCM
2 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.18%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.089%) Ansible
4 1 (0.089%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.089%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.089%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.089%) Puppet
4 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.089%) vRealize
4 1 (0.089%) WSUS
4 1 (0.089%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 92 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 34 (3.02%) Oracle
3 32 (2.84%) SAP
4 28 (2.48%) VMware
5 26 (2.31%) Cisco
6 17 (1.51%) Citrix
6 17 (1.51%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.15%) HP
8 9 (0.80%) NetApp
9 7 (0.62%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.62%) Workday
10 6 (0.53%) IBM
10 6 (0.53%) Remedy
11 5 (0.44%) BT
11 5 (0.44%) Computacenter
12 4 (0.35%) Adobe
12 4 (0.35%) Mitel
12 4 (0.35%) OpenText
12 4 (0.35%) Saba
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oliver Marks Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes
aap3
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People Services Ltd
Salary: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract - £40k-£50k pa pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Arnold Ash Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 2 months initial
Posted: 6 days ago