Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 277 235
Rank change year-on-year -24 -42 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 888 896 1,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.93% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.98% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 633 866
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £406 £388 £380
90th Percentile £705 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £480
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £28.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.59% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.54 -
% change year-on-year +2.64% - -

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 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -32 830 £525 - 151
UK excluding London -15 475 £500 +5.26% 85
London -32 402 £550 -3.51% 74
South East 0 171 £500 +2.56% 20
North of England -27 86 £475 -5.00% 28
Midlands -35 68 £515 +7.29% 16
East of England +24 60 £525 +10.53% 7
South West -13 43 £500 +1.88% 6
Scotland -15 42 £475 +5.56% 8
Yorkshire -21 40 £450 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -51 40 £525 +8.53% 8
North West -21 38 £500 +8.11% 17
East Midlands +2 24 £500 +11.11% 7
North East +3 9 £575 +37.72% 1
Northern Ireland +21 3 £388 -
Wales -9 3 £463 -

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 337 (37.95%) Finance
2 313 (35.25%) Project Management
3 266 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 180 (20.27%) PRINCE2
6 86 (9.68%) Security Cleared
7 83 (9.35%) Programme Management
8 81 (9.12%) Change Management
9 79 (8.90%) Migration
10 75 (8.45%) Microsoft
11 70 (7.88%) SC Cleared
11 70 (7.88%) Matrix Organization
12 68 (7.66%) Degree
13 63 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 61 (6.87%) ITIL
15 60 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
15 60 (6.76%) Banking
16 59 (6.64%) PMP
17 57 (6.42%) PMI Certification
17 57 (6.42%) Risk Management
18 56 (6.31%) Scrum
18 56 (6.31%) Marketing
19 55 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
20 53 (5.97%) QA
21 51 (5.74%) PMO
22 50 (5.63%) Project Planning
23 49 (5.52%) Retail
24 46 (5.18%) Oracle
24 46 (5.18%) SDLC
25 44 (4.95%) Data Centre

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 13 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.01%) Confluence
3 6 (0.68%) CMS
3 6 (0.68%) IIS
4 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.56%) NServiceBus
4 5 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.34%) Apache
5 3 (0.34%) Documentum
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.23%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.23%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.23%) SAS
6 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 60 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
2 33 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.34%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.36%) Office 365
4 6 (0.68%) SaaS
5 4 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.23%) GitHub
7 2 (0.23%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.23%) PaaS
7 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.11%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.11%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.69%) SMS
2 8 (0.90%) Firewall
2 8 (0.90%) Internet
3 7 (0.79%) Broadband
3 7 (0.79%) WAN
4 5 (0.56%) LAN
4 5 (0.56%) Skype
4 5 (0.56%) VoIP
5 4 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.45%) SAN
6 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.23%) DNS
7 2 (0.23%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.23%) NAS
7 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.23%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.11%) Converged Networks
8 1 (0.11%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.24%) Big Data
3 9 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.68%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.56%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.34%) MySQL
6 3 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.23%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) Power BI
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.11%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 31 (3.49%) JIRA
2 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.56%) NUnit
3 5 (0.56%) Subversion
4 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.45%) Selenium
4 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.34%) Moq
5 3 (0.34%) NCrunch
5 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.34%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.34%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.23%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.23%) JMeter
6 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.23%) Maven
6 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 337 (37.95%) Finance
2 60 (6.76%) Banking
3 56 (6.31%) Marketing
4 49 (5.52%) Retail
5 26 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.70%) Legal
7 15 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.46%) Advertising
8 13 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.24%) Front Office
11 10 (1.13%) Billing
11 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.13%) Publishing
12 8 (0.90%) Electronics
13 7 (0.79%) Law
14 6 (0.68%) French Language
15 4 (0.45%) Back Office
15 4 (0.45%) German Language
16 3 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.69%) Web Services
2 12 (1.35%) .NET
3 10 (1.13%) Middleware
4 8 (0.90%) REST
5 6 (0.68%) SOAP
6 5 (0.56%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.56%) Kafka
6 5 (0.56%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.45%) JSON
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.45%) RESTful
7 4 (0.45%) XML
8 3 (0.34%) Ajax
8 3 (0.34%) CGI
8 3 (0.34%) HTML
8 3 (0.34%) LAMP
8 3 (0.34%) Velocity
8 3 (0.34%) WCF
8 3 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.93%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.82%) User Experience
6 22 (2.48%) PMI
7 15 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.24%) NHS
9 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.90%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.68%) CMDB
12 6 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.56%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.56%) FMCG
13 5 (0.56%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.45%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.45%) Social Media
14 4 (0.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (2.59%) Windows
2 13 (1.46%) Windows 10
3 7 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.56%) Android
4 5 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.45%) Linux
6 2 (0.23%) CentOS
6 2 (0.23%) Debian
6 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.11%) Unix
7 1 (0.11%) VMS
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (35.25%) Project Management
2 266 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (28.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 180 (20.27%) PRINCE2
5 83 (9.35%) Programme Management
6 81 (9.12%) Change Management
7 79 (8.90%) Migration
8 70 (7.88%) Matrix Organization
9 63 (7.09%) Waterfall
10 61 (6.87%) ITIL
11 57 (6.42%) Risk Management
12 56 (6.31%) Scrum
13 55 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (5.63%) Project Planning
15 46 (5.18%) SDLC
16 41 (4.62%) Change Control
17 40 (4.50%) Service Management
18 39 (4.39%) Coaching
19 37 (4.17%) Asset Management
20 34 (3.83%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.36%) Java
2 9 (1.01%) JavaScript
2 9 (1.01%) SQL
3 8 (0.90%) C
3 8 (0.90%) Python
4 6 (0.68%) C#
5 4 (0.45%) PHP
5 4 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.34%) Perl
6 3 (0.34%) R
7 1 (0.11%) Go
7 1 (0.11%) Groovy
7 1 (0.11%) Ruby
7 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 70 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 68 (7.66%) Degree
4 59 (6.64%) PMP
5 57 (6.42%) PMI Certification
6 28 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (1.35%) APMP
9 11 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.01%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.90%) ISEB
12 7 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.34%) CISSP
15 3 (0.34%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.34%) MCSE
15 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.97%) QA
2 51 (5.74%) PMO
3 19 (2.14%) GDPR
4 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.56%) P3O
8 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.45%) SEPA
9 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.34%) SLA
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.23%) NFS
4 2 (0.23%) Samba
4 2 (0.23%) Squid
4 2 (0.23%) Varnish
4 2 (0.23%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (0.34%) CASB
2 3 (0.34%) SCCM
3 2 (0.23%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.23%) Nagios
3 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.23%) WMI
4 1 (0.11%) Control-M
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) MOM
4 1 (0.11%) Oozie
4 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.11%) Terraform
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.18%) Oracle
3 38 (4.28%) SAP
4 16 (1.80%) IBM
5 14 (1.58%) VMware
6 12 (1.35%) Cisco
7 9 (1.01%) Citrix
8 8 (0.90%) Google
9 7 (0.79%) Adobe
9 7 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.79%) Workday
10 6 (0.68%) EMC
10 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.68%) Siebel
10 6 (0.68%) Splunk
11 5 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.45%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.45%) HP
12 4 (0.45%) Juniper
12 4 (0.45%) NetApp