Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 282 294
Rank change year-on-year -33 +12 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 837 921 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.94% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.99% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 654 671
UK median daily rate £525 £540 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £388
90th Percentile £706 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £520 £475
% change year-on-year -2.88% +9.47% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £34.04 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -24.37% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £54.01 £48.13 £64.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.54 £67.50
% change year-on-year +2.64% -45.87% +35.00%

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 97,660 93,414 100,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,124 61,239 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,150 2,806 3,265
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -53 781 £525 -4.28% 215
UK excluding London -23 445 £505 -2.88% 147
London -44 381 £550 -1.79% 89
South East +15 154 £525 +2.44% 32
North of England -61 80 £495 -5.71% 32
Midlands -21 72 £525 +5.00% 26
West Midlands +4 54 £525 - 20
East of England -3 47 £500 - 21
South West -15 47 £525 -4.55% 15
Yorkshire -34 39 £439 -13.33% 12
Scotland -13 36 £466 -1.58% 14
North West -46 25 £475 -9.52% 19
North East -2 16 £575 +9.52% 1
East Midlands -17 16 £500 +4.17% 6
Northern Ireland +38 5 £388 - 5
Wales -10 5 £475 -36.67% 2

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 296 (35.36%) Finance
2 285 (34.05%) Project Management
3 266 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
4 241 (28.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 148 (17.68%) PRINCE2
6 85 (10.16%) Migration
6 85 (10.16%) Security Cleared
7 73 (8.72%) SC Cleared
7 73 (8.72%) Programme Management
8 65 (7.77%) Banking
8 65 (7.77%) Waterfall
9 59 (7.05%) Marketing
9 59 (7.05%) Change Management
10 55 (6.57%) Degree
11 52 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
12 51 (6.09%) Microsoft
12 51 (6.09%) Scrum
13 50 (5.97%) ITIL
14 49 (5.85%) Retail
15 46 (5.50%) Decision-Making
15 46 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (5.26%) Oracle
16 44 (5.26%) PMP
17 42 (5.02%) Risk Management
17 42 (5.02%) Project Planning
17 42 (5.02%) Matrix Organization
18 41 (4.90%) Analytics
18 41 (4.90%) Service Management
19 40 (4.78%) Data Centre
20 38 (4.54%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.19%) Confluence
3 9 (1.08%) CMS
4 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.60%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.36%) Appian
7 3 (0.36%) Documentum
7 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.36%) IIS
7 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.24%) Apache
8 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.24%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) JBoss
9 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (6.21%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.36%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.87%) Office 365
4 5 (0.60%) SaaS
4 5 (0.60%) Trello
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.24%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Responsys
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.03%) Internet
2 7 (0.84%) Firewall
2 7 (0.84%) SMS
3 6 (0.72%) WAN
4 5 (0.60%) Broadband
4 5 (0.60%) VoIP
5 4 (0.48%) LAN
5 4 (0.48%) Skype
6 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.24%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.24%) SNMP
6 2 (0.24%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) GSM
7 1 (0.12%) HTTP
7 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.12%) ISDN
7 1 (0.12%) SAN
7 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.43%) Big Data
3 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.60%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.48%) MySQL
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.36%) Power BI
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.24%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.24%) QlikView
6 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (3.58%) JIRA
2 6 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.48%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.48%) Subversion
4 3 (0.36%) Moq
4 3 (0.36%) NCrunch
4 3 (0.36%) NUnit
4 3 (0.36%) ReSharper
4 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.36%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.24%) GoCD
5 2 (0.24%) JMeter
5 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.24%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.12%) JUnit
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 296 (35.36%) Finance
2 65 (7.77%) Banking
3 59 (7.05%) Marketing
4 49 (5.85%) Retail
5 25 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.39%) Legal
7 18 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (1.91%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.55%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.43%) Front Office
12 9 (1.08%) Electronics
13 8 (0.96%) Advertising
14 7 (0.84%) Law
14 7 (0.84%) Publishing
15 6 (0.72%) Billing
15 6 (0.72%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.60%) Back Office
16 5 (0.60%) Games
17 4 (0.48%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.67%) Web Services
2 12 (1.43%) .NET
3 8 (0.96%) Middleware
4 6 (0.72%) REST
5 5 (0.60%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.36%) Angular 2
6 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.36%) JSON
6 3 (0.36%) MSMQ
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.36%) SOAP
6 3 (0.36%) WCF
6 3 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.36%) WinForms
6 3 (0.36%) WPF
6 3 (0.36%) XML
7 2 (0.24%) Ajax
7 2 (0.24%) CSS
7 2 (0.24%) HTML
7 2 (0.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.78%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 17 (2.03%) User Experience
6 14 (1.67%) PMI
7 11 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.19%) Video on Demand
9 8 (0.96%) Digital TV
9 8 (0.96%) FMCG
9 8 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.96%) NHS
9 8 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.84%) Social Media
11 6 (0.72%) CMDB
11 6 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.99%) Windows
2 16 (1.91%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.72%) Android
4 5 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.48%) Linux
6 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Debian
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.12%) Unix
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (34.05%) Project Management
2 266 (31.78%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (28.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 148 (17.68%) PRINCE2
5 85 (10.16%) Migration
6 73 (8.72%) Programme Management
7 65 (7.77%) Waterfall
8 59 (7.05%) Change Management
9 51 (6.09%) Scrum
10 50 (5.97%) ITIL
11 46 (5.50%) Decision-Making
11 46 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (5.02%) Matrix Organization
12 42 (5.02%) Project Planning
12 42 (5.02%) Risk Management
13 41 (4.90%) Analytics
13 41 (4.90%) Service Management
14 38 (4.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 36 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (4.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.79%) SQL
2 14 (1.67%) Java
3 7 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.60%) C
4 5 (0.60%) Python
5 3 (0.36%) C#
5 3 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.24%) Perl
6 2 (0.24%) PHP
6 2 (0.24%) R
6 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 85 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.57%) Degree
4 44 (5.26%) PMP
5 37 (4.42%) PMI Certification
6 25 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.55%) APMP
9 11 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.60%) ISEB
12 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.48%) MBA
12 4 (0.48%) MCSE
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.36%) CAPM
13 3 (0.36%) CCNA
14 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.12%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.42%) PMO
2 36 (4.30%) QA
3 19 (2.27%) GDPR
4 6 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.60%) SLA
6 4 (0.48%) P3O
6 4 (0.48%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.24%) GxP
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) Firmware
4 3 (0.36%) Docker
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) Varnish
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.12%) CASB
4 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Oozie
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (6.09%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.26%) Oracle
3 28 (3.35%) SAP
4 17 (2.03%) IBM
5 9 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.08%) VMware
6 8 (0.96%) Adobe
6 8 (0.96%) Workday
7 7 (0.84%) Cisco
8 5 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (0.60%) Pega
9 4 (0.48%) Cognos
9 4 (0.48%) Google
9 4 (0.48%) hybris
9 4 (0.48%) Mercator
9 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.48%) Siebel
9 4 (0.48%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.36%) HP