Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Manager was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior Manager
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 295 238
Rank change year-on-year +21 -57 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 979 894 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.85% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.90% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 633 868
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -2.44% -1.44%
10th Percentile £385 £382 £384
90th Percentile £723 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £20.00 £25.75 £50.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £64.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -48.15% +22.73% +22.22%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Manager over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Manager over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +18 928 £549 +9.15% 141
London +2 484 £550 - 72
UK excluding London +52 483 £513 +7.89% 72
South East -1 144 £500 +2.56% 17
North of England +104 130 £513 +8.81% 21
Midlands -2 72 £500 +6.38% 12
North West +44 58 £500 +5.26% 9
Yorkshire +56 56 £485 +2.11% 9
East of England +13 49 £550 +22.22% 12
South West +16 48 £540 -5.92% 7
West Midlands -5 42 £500 +5.26% 10
Scotland +8 35 £486 +6.99% 2
East Midlands -3 29 £480 +6.67% 2
North East +68 16 £525 +36.45% 3
Wales - 6 £689 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Manager in the job title.

1 389 (39.73%) Finance
2 325 (33.20%) Project Management
3 279 (28.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 244 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (18.59%) PRINCE2
6 104 (10.62%) Change Management
7 95 (9.70%) Programme Management
8 87 (8.89%) Banking
9 84 (8.58%) Security Cleared
10 83 (8.48%) Migration
11 75 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
11 75 (7.66%) PMO
12 73 (7.46%) ITIL
13 71 (7.25%) Degree
14 68 (6.95%) Risk Management
15 61 (6.23%) Waterfall
15 61 (6.23%) SC Cleared
16 60 (6.13%) Marketing
17 59 (6.03%) PMP
18 57 (5.82%) Retail
19 53 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 52 (5.31%) PMI Certification
21 51 (5.21%) Scrum
21 51 (5.21%) Legal
21 51 (5.21%) Project Planning
22 50 (5.11%) Service Delivery
22 50 (5.11%) SAP
23 49 (5.01%) Microsoft
23 49 (5.01%) Service Management
24 48 (4.90%) Matrix Organization

Senior 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 19 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.82%) SAS
3 5 (0.51%) CMS
3 5 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.41%) Mule
5 3 (0.31%) Confluence
6 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.10%) Documentum
7 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.10%) IIS
7 1 (0.10%) Moodle
7 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (4.70%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.41%) Primavera
2 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.20%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.19%) Office 365
2 22 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.72%) IaaS
5 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.51%) SaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Force.com
6 4 (0.41%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.20%) Yammer
8 1 (0.10%) AdWords
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.10%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.94%) SMS
2 16 (1.63%) LAN
3 15 (1.53%) WAN
4 9 (0.92%) Firewall
4 9 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.72%) IP Telephony
6 6 (0.61%) Skype
6 6 (0.61%) VoIP
7 5 (0.51%) Broadband
8 3 (0.31%) Internet
8 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.20%) ATM
9 2 (0.20%) Intranet
9 2 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.20%) MPLS
9 2 (0.20%) SAN
9 2 (0.20%) Wireless
10 1 (0.10%) IMAP
10 1 (0.10%) Network Security
10 1 (0.10%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.31%) Big Data
2 3 (0.31%) EDRMS
2 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.20%) MS Access
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.10%) KNIME
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.10%) QlikView
4 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.10%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.43%) JIRA
2 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.10%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.10%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.10%) FindBugs
3 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.10%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.10%) Selenium
3 1 (0.10%) Subversion
3 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 389 (39.73%) Finance
2 87 (8.89%) Banking
3 60 (6.13%) Marketing
4 57 (5.82%) Retail
5 51 (5.21%) Legal
6 41 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.96%) Advertising
8 17 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.02%) Electronics
11 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.02%) Law
12 9 (0.92%) Front Office
13 8 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.72%) Local Government
15 6 (0.61%) Automotive
15 6 (0.61%) Billing
16 4 (0.41%) Back Office
17 3 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.23%) Middleware
2 7 (0.72%) Apache Camel
3 6 (0.61%) .NET
4 5 (0.51%) HTML
5 4 (0.41%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.41%) GWT
5 4 (0.41%) HTML5
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.41%) Visualforce
6 3 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.10%) ATL
7 1 (0.10%) CSS
7 1 (0.10%) EDI
7 1 (0.10%) Flash
7 1 (0.10%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.10%) JFC
7 1 (0.10%) JSON
7 1 (0.10%) Velocity
7 1 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 29 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.35%) NHS
4 23 (2.35%) Virtual Team
5 20 (2.04%) User Experience
6 17 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.43%) PMI
9 9 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.82%) FMCG
11 7 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (0.51%) CCTV
12 5 (0.51%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.51%) Derivative
12 5 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.51%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.27%) Windows
2 13 (1.33%) Windows 10
3 9 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.72%) Android
5 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.31%) Linux
6 3 (0.31%) Solaris
6 3 (0.31%) Unix
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.20%) AIX
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) pSOS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (33.20%) Project Management
2 279 (28.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 244 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (18.59%) PRINCE2
5 104 (10.62%) Change Management
6 95 (9.70%) Programme Management
7 83 (8.48%) Migration
8 73 (7.46%) ITIL
9 68 (6.95%) Risk Management
10 61 (6.23%) Waterfall
11 53 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 51 (5.21%) Project Planning
12 51 (5.21%) Scrum
13 50 (5.11%) Service Delivery
14 49 (5.01%) Service Management
15 48 (4.90%) Matrix Organization
16 40 (4.09%) Coaching
17 37 (3.78%) Analytics
18 36 (3.68%) Change Control
19 33 (3.37%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.53%) Java
2 7 (0.72%) SQL
3 4 (0.41%) Apex Code
3 4 (0.41%) C
4 3 (0.31%) PHP
5 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.10%) C#
6 1 (0.10%) C++
6 1 (0.10%) Lingo
6 1 (0.10%) Perl
6 1 (0.10%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.10%) Python
6 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 71 (7.25%) Degree
3 61 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 59 (6.03%) PMP
5 52 (5.31%) PMI Certification
6 31 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 24 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.12%) APMP
11 8 (0.82%) CISSP
12 6 (0.61%) CISM
12 6 (0.61%) ISEB
12 6 (0.61%) MBA
13 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.41%) HNC
14 4 (0.41%) HND
15 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.20%) CISA
16 2 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.66%) PMO
2 43 (4.39%) GDPR
3 32 (3.27%) QA
4 21 (2.15%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.72%) MiFID
7 4 (0.41%) IFRS
7 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.41%) SLA
8 3 (0.31%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.31%) PSD2
8 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) COSO
9 2 (0.20%) EMIR
9 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.20%) UCITS
10 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) MOM
2 7 (0.72%) SCCM
3 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.10%) QRadar
5 1 (0.10%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.10%) SCOM
5 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (5.11%) SAP
2 49 (5.01%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.35%) Oracle
4 13 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.02%) Cisco
6 7 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
7 6 (0.61%) Adobe
7 6 (0.61%) HP
8 5 (0.51%) Google
8 5 (0.51%) Reuters
8 5 (0.51%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.51%) VMware
9 4 (0.41%) Informatica
10 3 (0.31%) Citrix
10 3 (0.31%) EMC
10 3 (0.31%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.31%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.31%) Temenos
11 2 (0.20%) Facebook
11 2 (0.20%) TSYS