Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 213 164
Rank change year-on-year +15 -49 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 1347 1275 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.23% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.29% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 914 1156
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +8 1252 £450 - 169
UK excluding London +31 776 £425 - 133
London -14 556 £500 - 44
South East +32 253 £425 -2.02% 31
North of England +42 164 £425 +3.66% 33
Midlands -4 115 £413 -2.94% 25
East of England -11 93 £400 -5.88% 21
North West +16 84 £425 +6.25% 17
West Midlands +4 79 £425 -4.23% 15
Scotland +5 74 £430 +1.18% 3
South West +37 70 £400 - 15
Yorkshire +15 64 £425 +3.03% 12
East Midlands -7 33 £406 -2.11% 8
North East +56 16 £450 +7.14% 4
Wales +15 10 £425 +13.33% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 (35.41%) Finance
2 471 (34.97%) Project Management
3 287 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 281 (20.86%) PRINCE2
5 215 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (14.03%) ITIL
7 180 (13.36%) Banking
8 122 (9.06%) Retail
9 108 (8.02%) Migration
10 106 (7.87%) Change Management
11 104 (7.72%) Service Management
12 103 (7.65%) Microsoft
13 94 (6.98%) Windows
13 94 (6.98%) Service Delivery
13 94 (6.98%) Supplier Management
14 92 (6.83%) PMP
15 90 (6.68%) PMI Certification
16 87 (6.46%) Degree
17 85 (6.31%) Programme Management
18 79 (5.86%) Risk Management
19 75 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
20 72 (5.35%) Microsoft Project
21 68 (5.05%) SDLC
22 66 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 66 (4.90%) QA
22 66 (4.90%) PMO
23 65 (4.83%) Telecoms
24 63 (4.68%) ITSM
25 62 (4.60%) Project Planning
25 62 (4.60%) 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 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.89%) Skype for Business
3 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.74%) IIS
5 8 (0.59%) CMS
6 6 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.30%) Confluence
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.074%) FileNet
11 1 (0.074%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.074%) Smallworld
Applications
1 72 (5.35%) Microsoft Project
2 59 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.04%) 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 53 (3.93%) Office 365
2 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.97%) SaaS
4 9 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.22%) Dropbox
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.15%) Slack
7 2 (0.15%) Veeva
8 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.074%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.00%) Firewall
2 25 (1.86%) LAN
3 24 (1.78%) WAN
4 21 (1.56%) VoIP
5 18 (1.34%) SAN
5 18 (1.34%) SMS
6 17 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.82%) Internet
7 11 (0.82%) Skype
8 9 (0.67%) DHCP
8 9 (0.67%) NAS
9 8 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.59%) Wireless
10 6 (0.45%) DNS
10 6 (0.45%) Intranet
10 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.37%) Network Security
11 5 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.30%) PBX
12 4 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.45%) Big Data
3 6 (0.45%) 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 BI EE
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.074%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.074%) Gradle
2 1 (0.074%) Hudson
2 1 (0.074%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.074%) Maven
2 1 (0.074%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.074%) Subversion
2 1 (0.074%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio
General
1 477 (35.41%) Finance
2 180 (13.36%) Banking
3 122 (9.06%) Retail
4 65 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 54 (4.01%) Investment Banking
6 50 (3.71%) Legal
7 40 (2.97%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.82%) Marketing
8 38 (2.82%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.93%) Law
10 22 (1.63%) Front Office
11 20 (1.48%) Back Office
12 14 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.82%) Electronics
13 11 (0.82%) Private Banking
14 7 (0.52%) Billing
15 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.37%) Automotive
16 5 (0.37%) Local Government
17 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.74%) .NET
2 4 (0.30%) 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%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 56 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.67%) PMI
5 33 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.93%) NHS
7 22 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.89%) FMCG
10 11 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.67%) EPoS
11 9 (0.67%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.59%) Equities
12 8 (0.59%) User Experience
13 7 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.45%) CCTV
14 6 (0.45%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 94 (6.98%) Windows
2 32 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 23 (1.71%) Linux
4 19 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.97%) Unix
8 6 (0.45%) 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
1 471 (34.97%) Project Management
2 287 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 281 (20.86%) PRINCE2
4 215 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (14.03%) ITIL
6 108 (8.02%) Migration
7 106 (7.87%) Change Management
8 104 (7.72%) Service Management
9 94 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 94 (6.98%) Supplier Management
10 85 (6.31%) Programme Management
11 79 (5.86%) Risk Management
12 68 (5.05%) SDLC
13 63 (4.68%) ITSM
14 62 (4.60%) Matrix Organization
14 62 (4.60%) Project Planning
15 60 (4.45%) Information Security
16 58 (4.31%) Waterfall
17 57 (4.23%) Asset Management
17 57 (4.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (1.93%) SQL
2 15 (1.11%) C
3 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.30%) VBA
4 3 (0.22%) C++
4 3 (0.22%) Java
4 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.22%) Python
5 2 (0.15%) C#
5 2 (0.15%) Perl
6 1 (0.074%) Groovy
6 1 (0.074%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.074%) PHP
6 1 (0.074%) Ruby
6 1 (0.074%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (6.83%) PMP
2 90 (6.68%) PMI Certification
3 87 (6.46%) Degree
4 66 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 59 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 49 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 41 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 26 (1.93%) CISSP
10 16 (1.19%) APMP
10 16 (1.19%) CISM
11 12 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.74%) MCSE
14 9 (0.67%) CCNA
14 9 (0.67%) CISA
14 9 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.67%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.90%) PMO
1 66 (4.90%) QA
2 45 (3.34%) GDPR
3 37 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.52%) SLA
5 16 (1.19%) COBIT
5 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.11%) MiFID
7 9 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.30%) EMIR
12 3 (0.22%) IFRS
12 3 (0.22%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.22%) PSD2
13 2 (0.15%) GMP
13 2 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (2.67%) 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%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.074%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.074%) XenApp
7 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.41%) SCCM
2 6 (0.45%) 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
1 103 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 54 (4.01%) SAP
3 36 (2.67%) Oracle
4 32 (2.38%) VMware
5 21 (1.56%) Cisco
6 18 (1.34%) HP
7 15 (1.11%) IBM
8 14 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.97%) Citrix
9 13 (0.97%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.59%) Siebel
11 7 (0.52%) Snow
12 6 (0.45%) NetApp
13 5 (0.37%) Adobe
13 5 (0.37%) Ariba
13 5 (0.37%) Splunk
14 4 (0.30%) Infor
14 4 (0.30%) Remedy
15 3 (0.22%) BT
15 3 (0.22%) Sophos