Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 258 223
Rank change year-on-year -21 -35 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 924 891 1,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.98% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.03% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 632 889
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £376 £376 £375
90th Percentile £696 £738 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -29.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £33.20 £27.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £48.35 £62.55 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18% +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 95,940 86,521 100,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,058 56,224 64,987
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,958 2,966 3,307
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 -27 850 £525 - 203
UK excluding London -1 470 £500 - 105
London -28 441 £550 -4.35% 109
South East -37 147 £500 -1.96% 32
North of England -20 80 £500 - 17
Midlands -27 65 £491 +5.48% 19
East of England +14 60 £525 +5.00% 18
Scotland +4 57 £465 +3.33% 9
South West +9 55 £500 +0.86% 7
North West -5 39 £492 +9.44% 6
Yorkshire -26 34 £475 -5.00% 11
West Midlands -27 34 £425 -8.60% 10
East Midlands +10 27 £500 +5.26% 9
North East +13 8 £538 +7.50%
Wales -5 6 £600 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, Senior Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Manager in the job title.

1 370 (40.04%) Finance
2 323 (34.96%) Project Management
3 280 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 256 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (21.65%) PRINCE2
6 90 (9.74%) Programme Management
7 89 (9.63%) Change Management
8 86 (9.31%) Security Cleared
9 81 (8.77%) Migration
10 74 (8.01%) Risk Management
10 74 (8.01%) Degree
11 71 (7.68%) Banking
12 67 (7.25%) PMO
12 67 (7.25%) PMP
13 66 (7.14%) Microsoft
14 64 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
15 63 (6.82%) Retail
16 62 (6.71%) SC Cleared
16 62 (6.71%) Waterfall
16 62 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (6.49%) PMI Certification
18 59 (6.39%) Microsoft Project
19 57 (6.17%) ITIL
20 56 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (5.84%) Data Centre
21 54 (5.84%) Marketing
22 51 (5.52%) Project Planning
23 49 (5.30%) Scrum
24 48 (5.19%) Coaching
25 42 (4.55%) SDLC

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 14 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.08%) CMS
3 7 (0.76%) Confluence
3 7 (0.76%) SAS
4 6 (0.65%) IIS
5 5 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.22%) Apache
7 2 (0.22%) Documentum
7 2 (0.22%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.22%) JBoss
7 2 (0.22%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (6.39%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
3 3 (0.32%) Maximo
3 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.22%) HFM
4 2 (0.22%) Primavera
5 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clinical
5 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.73%) Office 365
4 9 (0.97%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.65%) SaaS
7 4 (0.43%) PaaS
8 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.32%) IaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.22%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.73%) SMS
1 16 (1.73%) WAN
2 14 (1.52%) LAN
3 11 (1.19%) Firewall
4 5 (0.54%) Broadband
4 5 (0.54%) IP Telephony
4 5 (0.54%) Skype
5 4 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.32%) Internet
6 3 (0.32%) SAN
7 2 (0.22%) DNS
7 2 (0.22%) Intranet
7 2 (0.22%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.22%) NAS
7 2 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.22%) SSL
7 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.22%) VoIP
7 2 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.08%) Big Data
2 9 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.54%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.22%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.22%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.22%) MySQL
6 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.22%) Power BI
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (2.81%) JIRA
2 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.43%) Subversion
4 2 (0.22%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Maven
4 2 (0.22%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.22%) NUnit
4 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.22%) Selenium
4 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.22%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 370 (40.04%) Finance
2 71 (7.68%) Banking
3 63 (6.82%) Retail
4 54 (5.84%) Marketing
5 34 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.14%) Legal
7 28 (3.03%) Advertising
8 15 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.08%) Billing
11 9 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.97%) Front Office
12 8 (0.87%) Law
13 7 (0.76%) Electronics
13 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.65%) Publishing
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
16 3 (0.32%) German Language
16 3 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.08%) Web Services
2 8 (0.87%) .NET
3 7 (0.76%) Middleware
4 4 (0.43%) REST
4 4 (0.43%) SOAP
4 4 (0.43%) XML
5 3 (0.32%) Ajax
5 3 (0.32%) CGI
5 3 (0.32%) HTML
5 3 (0.32%) Kafka
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.32%) OSGi
5 3 (0.32%) React
5 3 (0.32%) RESTful
6 2 (0.22%) CSS
6 2 (0.22%) JSON
6 2 (0.22%) JSR 170
6 2 (0.22%) LDAP
6 2 (0.22%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.03%) User Experience
4 21 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.95%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.62%) FMCG
8 13 (1.41%) Blog
9 12 (1.30%) PMI
10 11 (1.19%) NHS
11 10 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.65%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.65%) Reinsurance
15 5 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.54%) Derivative
15 5 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
15 5 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 27 (2.92%) Windows
2 11 (1.19%) Apple iOS
2 11 (1.19%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.87%) Android
4 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.22%) CentOS
5 2 (0.22%) Debian
5 2 (0.22%) Linux
5 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.11%) pSOS
6 1 (0.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.11%) VMS
6 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (34.96%) Project Management
2 280 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 256 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (21.65%) PRINCE2
5 90 (9.74%) Programme Management
6 89 (9.63%) Change Management
7 81 (8.77%) Migration
8 74 (8.01%) Risk Management
9 64 (6.93%) Matrix Organization
10 62 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
10 62 (6.71%) Waterfall
11 57 (6.17%) ITIL
12 51 (5.52%) Project Planning
13 49 (5.30%) Scrum
14 48 (5.19%) Coaching
15 42 (4.55%) SDLC
16 39 (4.22%) Decision-Making
17 38 (4.11%) Service Delivery
17 38 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 35 (3.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.06%) Java
2 15 (1.62%) C
3 11 (1.19%) SQL
4 7 (0.76%) Python
5 6 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.65%) PHP
6 4 (0.43%) C#
6 4 (0.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.32%) R
7 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.22%) Perl
9 1 (0.11%) C++
9 1 (0.11%) Go
9 1 (0.11%) Groovy
9 1 (0.11%) Pascal
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 74 (8.01%) Degree
3 67 (7.25%) PMP
4 62 (6.71%) SC Cleared
5 60 (6.49%) PMI Certification
6 37 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 19 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.84%) APMP
10 15 (1.62%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.97%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.87%) ISEB
13 7 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.32%) CISA
17 3 (0.32%) CISSP
17 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
18 2 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.25%) PMO
2 39 (4.22%) QA
3 31 (3.35%) GDPR
4 9 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.32%) SEPA
7 3 (0.32%) SLA
8 2 (0.22%) MiFID
8 2 (0.22%) P3O
8 2 (0.22%) PSD2
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) RMADS
9 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 9 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.22%) NFS
4 2 (0.22%) Samba
4 2 (0.22%) Squid
4 2 (0.22%) Varnish
4 2 (0.22%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.32%) MOM
2 2 (0.22%) CASB
2 2 (0.22%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.22%) Nagios
2 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.22%) Puppet
2 2 (0.22%) WMI
3 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.11%) Control-M
3 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.11%) Terraform
3 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.11%) Oracle
3 37 (4.00%) SAP
4 15 (1.62%) Google
5 14 (1.52%) Cisco
6 13 (1.41%) VMware
7 12 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 9 (0.97%) Citrix
9 9 (0.97%) EMC
10 8 (0.87%) Capita
11 6 (0.65%) Adobe
11 6 (0.65%) hybris
11 6 (0.65%) Juniper
11 6 (0.65%) NetApp
11 6 (0.65%) Progress
11 6 (0.65%) Splunk
12 5 (0.54%) Demandware
12 5 (0.54%) F5
13 4 (0.43%) Tableau