The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Technical Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 324 350
Rank change year-on-year -34 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 266 354 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.69% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 244 192
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% -13.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Manager in the UK

Technical Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 245 £455 -1.08% 61
London -24 118 £475 -1.29% 31
South East -2 59 £473 +9.24% 13
City of London -10 20 £500 +0.75% 14
North West +18 18 £450 +5.88% 6
Hampshire +3 17 £420 -11.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £525 +23.52% 3
Berkshire +24 14 £473 +18.12% 2
East of England -2 14 £410 -8.88% 1
Scotland +17 13 £450 -5.26% 3
South West -5 11 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes -7 11 £550 +29.41% 1
Manchester +13 10 £413 - 5
West Midlands +16 9 £425 +13.33% 3
Glasgow +11 8 £430 -
East Midlands -7 6 £380 -13.14% 3
Northamptonshire +7 5 £390 +29.78% 2
Northampton 0 5 £390 +29.78% 2
Reading +20 4 £501 +41.69%
Kent +17 4 £430 +22.85%
South Wales +16 4 - -
Yorkshire +13 4 £313 -40.47% 2
Wales +13 4 - -
Surrey +10 4 £545 +28.23% 2
Bristol +4 4 £360 +9.09% 1
Hertfordshire +4 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £375 -16.66%
Wiltshire 0 4 £450 +5.88%
Bedfordshire -1 4 £395 -21.00% 1
Iver - 4 £450 -

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 192 (37.43%) Project Management
2 128 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.17%) Finance
4 107 (20.86%) PRINCE2
5 76 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (13.84%) Microsoft
7 60 (11.70%) Migration
8 55 (10.72%) ITIL
8 55 (10.72%) Data Centre
9 44 (8.58%) Security Cleared
10 37 (7.21%) Windows
11 36 (7.02%) Scrum
12 35 (6.82%) SC Cleared
13 32 (6.24%) Telecoms
13 32 (6.24%) Oracle
13 32 (6.24%) Cisco
14 31 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 30 (5.85%) Service Delivery
16 29 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (5.26%) Service Management
18 26 (5.07%) SQL
18 26 (5.07%) SAP
19 25 (4.87%) Programme Management
19 25 (4.87%) Banking
20 24 (4.68%) VMware
20 24 (4.68%) Firewall
21 23 (4.48%) PMI Certification
21 23 (4.48%) Waterfall
22 22 (4.29%) MS Excel
22 22 (4.29%) Marketing

Technical 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 20 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.36%) Drupal
3 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.58%) CMS
6 3 (0.58%) Confluence
6 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.39%) Apache
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.39%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.39%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.12%) MS Project
3 15 (2.92%) MS Office
4 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.36%) SAP CRM
3 6 (1.17%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.39%) HFM
5 2 (0.39%) Magento
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.19%) Line 500
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.09%) Office 365
2 19 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.17%) PaaS
5 5 (0.97%) IaaS
6 4 (0.78%) SaaS
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.39%) Boomi
7 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Force.com
8 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.68%) Firewall
2 18 (3.51%) LAN
3 17 (3.31%) WAN
4 13 (2.53%) SAN
5 8 (1.56%) HTTP
5 8 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.56%) VoIP
6 7 (1.36%) Network Security
6 7 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.17%) BGP
7 6 (1.17%) Internet
8 5 (0.97%) DNS
8 5 (0.97%) OSPF
8 5 (0.97%) Skype
8 5 (0.97%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.97%) VPN
8 5 (0.97%) WebEx
8 5 (0.97%) Wireless
9 4 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.56%) Big Data
3 7 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.17%) DB2
4 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.97%) GIS
5 5 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.78%) MS Access
6 4 (0.78%) MySQL
7 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.39%) DataStage
8 2 (0.39%) Flink
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.58%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.58%) Selenium
3 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.39%) JUnit
3 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
4 1 (0.19%) Mockito
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Trac
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (24.17%) Finance
2 32 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.87%) Banking
4 22 (4.29%) Marketing
5 17 (3.31%) Retail
6 12 (2.34%) Legal
7 7 (1.36%) Electronics
7 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.17%) Law
8 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.97%) Front Office
10 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) German Language
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.09%) Web Services
2 12 (2.34%) HTML
3 10 (1.95%) Middleware
4 9 (1.75%) .NET
5 8 (1.56%) REST
6 7 (1.36%) XML
7 6 (1.17%) Silverlight
8 5 (0.97%) JSON
9 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.78%) SOAP
10 3 (0.58%) J2SE
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.58%) RESTful
10 3 (0.58%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.58%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.39%) HTML5
11 2 (0.39%) Kafka
11 2 (0.39%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.72%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.34%) PMI
4 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.56%) User Experience
7 7 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.17%) Fintech
8 6 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.97%) NHS
9 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.78%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.58%) ASIC
11 3 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.58%) Handset
11 3 (0.58%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.21%) Windows
2 18 (3.51%) Linux
3 8 (1.56%) Unix
3 8 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.17%) Android
5 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.39%) AIX
7 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (37.43%) Project Management
2 128 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.86%) PRINCE2
4 76 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (11.70%) Migration
6 55 (10.72%) ITIL
7 36 (7.02%) Scrum
8 30 (5.85%) Service Delivery
9 27 (5.26%) Service Management
10 25 (4.87%) Programme Management
11 23 (4.48%) Waterfall
12 21 (4.09%) Change Control
12 21 (4.09%) Kanban
13 20 (3.90%) SDLC
14 18 (3.51%) ERP
14 18 (3.51%) Mentoring
15 17 (3.31%) CRM
16 16 (3.12%) Change Management
17 15 (2.92%) Analytics
17 15 (2.92%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.07%) SQL
2 14 (2.73%) Java
3 10 (1.95%) Python
4 7 (1.36%) C
5 5 (0.97%) C#
6 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.78%) Perl
6 4 (0.78%) VBA
7 3 (0.58%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.58%) Ruby
8 2 (0.39%) COBOL
8 2 (0.39%) Scala
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) R
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 23 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 16 (3.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 15 (2.92%) PMP
7 12 (2.34%) Degree
8 9 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.56%) ISEB
10 7 (1.36%) CCNA
10 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.97%) APMP
11 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.78%) CCNP
13 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.39%) CCIE
14 2 (0.39%) CISM
14 2 (0.39%) CISSP
14 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.70%) QA
2 11 (2.14%) PMO
3 10 (1.95%) SLA
4 6 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) FATCA
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.58%) Firmware
4 3 (0.58%) XenApp
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.19%) Docker
6 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) SCCM
2 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.78%) XenMobile
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.19%) Grafana
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.19%) Kibana
4 1 (0.19%) logstash
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.19%) rkt
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.24%) Cisco
2 32 (6.24%) Oracle
3 26 (5.07%) SAP
4 24 (4.68%) VMware
5 11 (2.14%) Citrix
6 10 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.75%) Remedy
8 8 (1.56%) Adobe
9 7 (1.36%) BMC
9 7 (1.36%) EMC
10 6 (1.17%) F5
10 6 (1.17%) Juniper
10 6 (1.17%) Tableau
11 5 (0.97%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.97%) HP
12 4 (0.78%) Google
12 4 (0.78%) Pegasus
13 3 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (0.58%) Mitel
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