The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 390 311
Rank change year-on-year +38 -79  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 254 286 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.54% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.57% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 192 241
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year - +0.59%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +24 241 £450 - 64
London -30 103 £460 -5.64% 25
South East +49 59 £425 -5.55% 15
East of England +1 23 £520 +22.35% 6
North West +18 19 £463 +2.77% 5
Berkshire +16 19 £450 - 2
Hampshire +14 18 £375 -21.05% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £425 +41.66% 4
Cheshire +33 13 £500 +33.33% 2
Scotland +45 11 £450 -1.31% 3
West Midlands +31 11 £388 -18.42% 1
Essex -3 11 £544 -
Milton Keynes -5 11 £418 +39.33% 2
City of London -9 11 £438 -10.25% 5
Yorkshire +15 9 £475 +11.76% 4
West Yorkshire +20 8 £475 +18.75% 4
South West -4 7 £375 -9.09% 2
East Midlands -9 7 £500 +21.21% 4
Birmingham +20 6 £388 -18.42% 1
Leeds +16 6 £450 +12.50% 3
Glasgow +9 6 £450 +24.30% 1
Bedfordshire -3 6 £520 +28.00%
Reading +9 5 £499 +10.83% 1
Luton 0 5 £560 +31.76%
Crewe - 5 £500 -
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £394 -7.35% 2
Devon - 4 £375 -
Edinburgh +11 3 £500 -9.09% 2
Southampton +7 3 £388 -8.82% 1
Manchester +1 3 £413 -8.33% 3

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 199 (38.05%) Project Management
2 127 (24.28%) Finance
3 120 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (19.50%) PRINCE2
5 87 (16.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 70 (13.38%) Migration
8 68 (13.00%) ITIL
9 48 (9.18%) Data Centre
10 43 (8.22%) Windows
11 41 (7.84%) Security Cleared
12 40 (7.65%) Telecoms
13 36 (6.88%) Office 365
14 35 (6.69%) SC Cleared
15 32 (6.12%) Service Delivery
15 32 (6.12%) Scrum
15 32 (6.12%) Cisco
15 32 (6.12%) PMI Certification
16 30 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (5.54%) Banking
17 29 (5.54%) PMP
17 29 (5.54%) Oracle
18 27 (5.16%) Java
18 27 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 27 (5.16%) SDLC
19 26 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (4.97%) Service Management
20 24 (4.59%) Retail
21 23 (4.40%) SQL
21 23 (4.40%) SharePoint

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 23 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.10%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.15%) CMS
6 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.96%) Drupal
6 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.76%) JBoss
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.38%) Confluence
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.38%) Magento
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.19%) Primavera
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.88%) Office 365
2 30 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.25%) IaaS
5 16 (3.06%) PaaS
6 11 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.57%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) Boomi
8 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.38%) Yammer
9 1 (0.19%) Akamai
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.44%) LAN
2 17 (3.25%) WAN
3 16 (3.06%) Firewall
4 13 (2.49%) Skype
5 9 (1.72%) Internet
6 8 (1.53%) Wireless
7 7 (1.34%) Network Security
7 7 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.15%) BGP
9 5 (0.96%) 4G
9 5 (0.96%) HTTP
9 5 (0.96%) OSPF
9 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.76%) DNS
10 4 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.76%) FTP
10 4 (0.76%) MPLS
10 4 (0.76%) SAN
10 4 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.34%) MySQL
3 4 (0.76%) Big Data
3 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.76%) DB2
3 4 (0.76%) GIS
3 4 (0.76%) MS Access
4 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) DataStage
5 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.38%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.19%) HBase
6 1 (0.19%) QlikView
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (1.91%) JIRA
2 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.57%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.57%) JUnit
2 3 (0.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.57%) Selenium
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 127 (24.28%) Finance
2 40 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.54%) Banking
4 24 (4.59%) Retail
5 18 (3.44%) Legal
5 18 (3.44%) Marketing
6 12 (2.29%) Electronics
7 11 (2.10%) Local Government
8 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.96%) Law
9 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Front Office
10 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.76%) Publishing
11 3 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.63%) Web Services
2 13 (2.49%) Middleware
3 11 (2.10%) .NET
4 8 (1.53%) JSON
4 8 (1.53%) Spring
4 8 (1.53%) XML
5 7 (1.34%) J2EE
6 5 (0.96%) Java EE
6 5 (0.96%) REST
6 5 (0.96%) SOAP
6 5 (0.96%) Struts
7 4 (0.76%) HTML
8 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.57%) J2SE
8 3 (0.57%) jQuery
9 2 (0.38%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.38%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.38%) Velocity
9 2 (0.38%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.82%) Virtual Team
4 13 (2.49%) PMI
5 9 (1.72%) EPoS
6 8 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (1.53%) User Experience
7 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.15%) CCTV
8 6 (1.15%) Fintech
8 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.15%) NHS
8 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.57%) Handset
11 3 (0.57%) PKI
11 3 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.22%) Windows
2 15 (2.87%) Windows 10
3 12 (2.29%) Linux
4 7 (1.34%) Unix
5 6 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.96%) Android
6 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.38%) AIX
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (38.05%) Project Management
2 120 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (19.50%) PRINCE2
4 87 (16.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (13.38%) Migration
6 68 (13.00%) ITIL
7 32 (6.12%) Scrum
7 32 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 27 (5.16%) SDLC
9 26 (4.97%) Service Management
10 20 (3.82%) DevOps
10 20 (3.82%) Programme Management
11 19 (3.63%) Change Control
11 19 (3.63%) Waterfall
12 18 (3.44%) Data Migration
13 17 (3.25%) Resource Management
14 16 (3.06%) Change Management
14 16 (3.06%) ERP
15 15 (2.87%) CRM
16 14 (2.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.16%) Java
2 23 (4.40%) SQL
3 11 (2.10%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.91%) Python
5 7 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.15%) C
6 6 (1.15%) Perl
7 5 (0.96%) C#
8 4 (0.76%) VBA
9 3 (0.57%) Ruby
10 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.38%) PHP
10 2 (0.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) COBOL
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.12%) PMI Certification
4 29 (5.54%) PMP
5 27 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 23 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.72%) CCNA
10 8 (1.53%) ISEB
11 7 (1.34%) APMP
11 7 (1.34%) CCNP
11 7 (1.34%) Degree
12 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.38%) CCIE
14 2 (0.38%) CISSP
14 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.19%) ISSMP
15 1 (0.19%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.06%) QA
2 14 (2.68%) PMO
3 10 (1.91%) GDPR
4 9 (1.72%) SLA
5 3 (0.57%) MiFID
6 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.34%) SCCM
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.38%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 79 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.12%) Cisco
3 29 (5.54%) Oracle
4 20 (3.82%) SAP
5 11 (2.10%) Remedy
5 11 (2.10%) VMware
6 9 (1.72%) Adobe
7 8 (1.53%) Avaya
7 8 (1.53%) BMC
7 8 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.15%) Citrix
8 6 (1.15%) Juniper
9 5 (0.96%) EMC
10 4 (0.76%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.76%) F5
10 4 (0.76%) HP
10 4 (0.76%) IBM
10 4 (0.76%) Tableau
11 3 (0.57%) Apigee
11 3 (0.57%) hybris
Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago