Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Manager was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 254 293
Rank change year-on-year -83 +39 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 730 1,004 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.01% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.06% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 718 572
UK median daily rate £538 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.46% +2.86% +3.45%
10th Percentile £400 £384 £388
90th Percentile £698 £713 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
UK median hourly rate £38.15 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +16.67% -45.45%
10th Percentile £34.02 £33.65 £22.53
90th Percentile £54.91 £47.88 £58.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.30 £35.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +3.71% -25.93% -14.09%

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 92,806 94,351 91,840
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,342 62,670 59,948
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,828 2,778 3,240
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.03
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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -69 689 £540 -1.82% 216
UK excluding London -64 388 £525 +3.96% 132
London -81 334 £550 - 95
South East -34 102 £525 - 33
North of England -51 93 £500 -2.44% 35
Midlands +18 73 £519 +12.77% 29
West Midlands +1 52 £525 +23.53% 13
South West -36 46 £525 - 13
Yorkshire -27 41 £475 -5.00% 14
East of England -18 40 £544 +1.16% 11
North West -23 35 £500 - 16
Scotland -14 26 £466 -0.53% 8
East Midlands +5 20 £450 -14.29% 16
North East -2 18 £558 +6.19% 5
Wales -23 6 £475 -31.09% 3
Northern Ireland +23 2 £366 -8.44%

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 258 (35.34%) Finance
2 232 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (30.96%) Project Management
4 201 (27.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 94 (12.88%) PRINCE2
6 77 (10.55%) Migration
7 71 (9.73%) Programme Management
8 68 (9.32%) Security Cleared
9 62 (8.49%) Banking
10 59 (8.08%) Waterfall
11 57 (7.81%) Retail
12 55 (7.53%) SC Cleared
13 49 (6.71%) Scrum
14 47 (6.44%) Telecoms
15 43 (5.89%) Degree
15 43 (5.89%) ITIL
15 43 (5.89%) Change Management
16 42 (5.75%) Risk Management
16 42 (5.75%) Marketing
17 41 (5.62%) ERP
18 39 (5.34%) PMO
19 37 (5.07%) Decision-Making
20 35 (4.79%) Data Centre
21 34 (4.66%) Analytics
21 34 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (4.66%) Oracle
21 34 (4.66%) Service Delivery
22 33 (4.52%) E-Commerce
22 33 (4.52%) SDLC
23 32 (4.38%) Service Management

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 16 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.23%) CMS
3 8 (1.10%) Confluence
4 4 (0.55%) SAS
4 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.41%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.27%) Apache
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.27%) Documentum
6 2 (0.27%) FileNet
6 2 (0.27%) IIS
6 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.14%) Gunicorn
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.27%) Magento
4 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.88%) Office 365
3 20 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.51%) SaaS
5 5 (0.68%) Trello
6 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) Serverless
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.14%) Responsys
9 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.64%) Internet
2 6 (0.82%) Broadband
2 6 (0.82%) Firewall
3 5 (0.68%) LAN
3 5 (0.68%) WAN
4 4 (0.55%) 3G
4 4 (0.55%) 4G
5 3 (0.41%) SNMP
6 2 (0.27%) 5G
6 2 (0.27%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.27%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.27%) Skype
6 2 (0.27%) SMS
7 1 (0.14%) DMZ
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.14%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.14%) VoIP
7 1 (0.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.78%) Big Data
2 12 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.41%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.41%) MySQL
4 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.41%) Power BI
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.27%) HBase
5 2 (0.27%) Impala
5 2 (0.27%) Mahout
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.27%) Parquet
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.97%) JIRA
2 4 (0.55%) Selenium
3 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) Gatling
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) GoCD
5 1 (0.14%) JUnit
5 1 (0.14%) Mockito
5 1 (0.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 258 (35.34%) Finance
2 62 (8.49%) Banking
3 57 (7.81%) Retail
4 47 (6.44%) Telecoms
5 42 (5.75%) Marketing
6 25 (3.42%) Legal
7 15 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.23%) Billing
10 9 (1.23%) Electronics
10 9 (1.23%) Law
11 7 (0.96%) Advertising
12 6 (0.82%) Front Office
12 6 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.68%) Automotive
13 5 (0.68%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.64%) Web Services
2 6 (0.82%) .NET
2 6 (0.82%) Middleware
3 3 (0.41%) Kafka
3 3 (0.41%) Velocity
4 2 (0.27%) Apache Avro
4 2 (0.27%) Apache Camel
4 2 (0.27%) Node.js
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.27%) React
4 2 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.14%) COM
5 1 (0.14%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) Django
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) RESTful
5 1 (0.14%) SOAP
5 1 (0.14%) Spring
5 1 (0.14%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.05%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.05%) Virtual Team
4 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.78%) User Experience
6 12 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.23%) Digital TV
9 8 (1.10%) FMCG
9 8 (1.10%) NHS
9 8 (1.10%) PMI
9 8 (1.10%) Video on Demand
10 6 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.55%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.55%) Derivative
11 4 (0.55%) Fintech
11 4 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (0.55%) Social Media
12 3 (0.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (2.60%) Windows
2 13 (1.78%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.41%) Android
4 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.27%) Linux
4 2 (0.27%) Unix
4 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (30.96%) Project Management
3 201 (27.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (12.88%) PRINCE2
5 77 (10.55%) Migration
6 71 (9.73%) Programme Management
7 59 (8.08%) Waterfall
8 49 (6.71%) Scrum
9 43 (5.89%) Change Management
9 43 (5.89%) ITIL
10 42 (5.75%) Risk Management
11 41 (5.62%) ERP
12 37 (5.07%) Decision-Making
13 34 (4.66%) Analytics
13 34 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (4.66%) Service Delivery
14 33 (4.52%) E-Commerce
14 33 (4.52%) SDLC
15 32 (4.38%) Service Management
16 30 (4.11%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.51%) SQL
2 7 (0.96%) C
2 7 (0.96%) Java
3 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.41%) Python
4 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.14%) C#
5 1 (0.14%) C++
5 1 (0.14%) ES6
5 1 (0.14%) Go
5 1 (0.14%) PHP
5 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.89%) Degree
4 21 (2.88%) PMP
5 17 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 17 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.37%) APMP
8 9 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.23%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.55%) MBA
12 3 (0.41%) CISA
12 3 (0.41%) CISM
12 3 (0.41%) CISSP
12 3 (0.41%) ISEB
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.34%) PMO
2 21 (2.88%) QA
3 19 (2.60%) GDPR
4 8 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) GxP
6 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.68%) Firmware
2 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Docker
4 2 (0.27%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.27%) HDFS
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) KVM
5 1 (0.14%) vCloud
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.27%) Oozie
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.27%) SCCM
2 2 (0.27%) Terraform
3 1 (0.14%) Ansible
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (4.66%) Oracle
2 27 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.70%) SAP
3 11 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (1.23%) VMware
5 8 (1.10%) BT
5 8 (1.10%) IBM
6 7 (0.96%) Cisco
6 7 (0.96%) hybris
7 6 (0.82%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.68%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.68%) Informatica
8 5 (0.68%) Pega
8 5 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.55%) Adobe
9 4 (0.55%) Cognos
9 4 (0.55%) Juniper
9 4 (0.55%) Planview
9 4 (0.55%) Splunk
10 3 (0.41%) Brandwatch