Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 395 365
Rank change year-on-year -29 -30 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 544 619 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 419 484
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £588 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.58% -5.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +39.81%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 16 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -14 516 £450 - 56
UK excluding London +28 297 £425 -5.56% 36
London -76 238 £470 -6.00% 22
South East +48 135 £450 -5.26% 12
North of England +22 48 £375 -10.71% 10
Midlands +25 37 £425 -5.56% 4
South West +13 27 £425 -29.17% 5
West Midlands +32 26 £450 - 2
North West 0 26 £388 -13.89% 9
East of England -29 25 £438 +2.94% 3
Scotland -1 23 £413 -5.71% 2
Yorkshire +12 17 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +3 10 £400 -20.00% 2
North East +66 5 £360 +2.86%
Channel Islands +3 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland -43 1 £350 -3.45%

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 177 (32.54%) Project Management
2 141 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (21.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (19.30%) Finance
5 103 (18.93%) PRINCE2
6 67 (12.32%) Microsoft
7 60 (11.03%) Migration
8 53 (9.74%) Windows
9 52 (9.56%) Oracle
10 51 (9.38%) ITIL
11 43 (7.90%) Banking
12 39 (7.17%) Office 365
13 36 (6.62%) Scrum
14 34 (6.25%) SAP
14 34 (6.25%) Security Cleared
15 33 (6.07%) Retail
16 31 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (5.51%) Java
17 30 (5.51%) SQL
17 30 (5.51%) Telecoms
18 29 (5.33%) PMP
18 29 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (5.15%) Big Data
20 27 (4.96%) Risk Management
20 27 (4.96%) Project Planning
21 26 (4.78%) Degree
21 26 (4.78%) Service Delivery
21 26 (4.78%) Programme Management
22 25 (4.60%) PMI Certification
22 25 (4.60%) Data Centre

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 24 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.84%) Confluence
4 9 (1.65%) CMS
5 7 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.92%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.74%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.55%) WordPress
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.37%) Drupal
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.74%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (0.55%) Magento
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.55%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.17%) Office 365
2 31 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.84%) PaaS
5 8 (1.47%) IaaS
6 4 (0.74%) Boomi
6 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.55%) GitHub
7 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) SaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) Akamai
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Serverless
9 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.49%) LAN
1 19 (3.49%) WAN
2 16 (2.94%) Firewall
3 14 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (2.21%) Skype
5 6 (1.10%) Internet
5 6 (1.10%) VoIP
6 5 (0.92%) SMS
7 4 (0.74%) LDAP
7 4 (0.74%) NAS
7 4 (0.74%) VPN
7 4 (0.74%) Wireless
7 4 (0.74%) WLAN
8 3 (0.55%) 3G
8 3 (0.55%) 4G
8 3 (0.55%) Broadband
8 3 (0.55%) GSM
8 3 (0.55%) HTTP
8 3 (0.55%) SAN
9 2 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.15%) Big Data
2 18 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.74%) MySQL
6 3 (0.55%) DB2
6 3 (0.55%) GIS
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.37%) MS Access
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.18%) Clusterpoint
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (3.86%) JIRA
2 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Appium
5 1 (0.18%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.18%) FindBugs
5 1 (0.18%) GitLab
5 1 (0.18%) Mockito
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
5 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 105 (19.30%) Finance
2 43 (7.90%) Banking
3 33 (6.07%) Retail
4 30 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.13%) Marketing
6 8 (1.47%) Legal
7 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.10%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.92%) Electronics
10 4 (0.74%) Automotive
10 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.74%) Law
10 4 (0.74%) Local Government
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.21%) .NET
2 10 (1.84%) HTML
2 10 (1.84%) Middleware
3 8 (1.47%) Web Services
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.92%) Node.js
5 5 (0.92%) XML
6 4 (0.74%) JSON
6 4 (0.74%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.74%) Spring
7 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.55%) CSS
7 3 (0.55%) HTML5
7 3 (0.55%) J2EE
7 3 (0.55%) Java EE
7 3 (0.55%) SAPUI5
7 3 (0.55%) SOAP
7 3 (0.55%) Struts
8 2 (0.37%) Kafka
8 2 (0.37%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.49%) Virtual Team
4 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.21%) PMI
5 8 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.47%) NHS
6 7 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.74%) EPoS
7 4 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.74%) User Experience
8 3 (0.55%) Derivative
8 3 (0.55%) Fintech
8 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.74%) Windows
2 24 (4.41%) Linux
3 16 (2.94%) Unix
4 12 (2.21%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.10%) Android
8 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.55%) Solaris
11 2 (0.37%) AIX
11 2 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (32.54%) Project Management
2 141 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (21.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (18.93%) PRINCE2
5 60 (11.03%) Migration
6 51 (9.38%) ITIL
7 36 (6.62%) Scrum
8 27 (4.96%) Project Planning
8 27 (4.96%) Risk Management
9 26 (4.78%) Programme Management
9 26 (4.78%) Service Delivery
10 24 (4.41%) CRM
11 23 (4.23%) Waterfall
12 22 (4.04%) ERP
13 21 (3.86%) DevOps
14 19 (3.49%) Analytics
14 19 (3.49%) Change Management
14 19 (3.49%) Kanban
15 18 (3.31%) Service Management
16 17 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.51%) Java
1 30 (5.51%) SQL
2 14 (2.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (1.84%) Python
4 8 (1.47%) C
4 8 (1.47%) C#
5 6 (1.10%) Perl
5 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.55%) VBScript
8 2 (0.37%) PHP
8 2 (0.37%) Ruby
8 2 (0.37%) Rust
8 2 (0.37%) Scala
8 2 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.33%) PMP
3 26 (4.78%) Degree
4 25 (4.60%) PMI Certification
5 24 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.84%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.92%) CCNA
10 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.55%) APMP
12 3 (0.55%) CISSP
13 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.37%) MCP
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.94%) QA
2 13 (2.39%) PMO
3 10 (1.84%) GDPR
4 8 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.10%) SLA
6 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.37%) Docker
4 2 (0.37%) Firmware
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) Samba
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.02%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.37%) Nagios
3 2 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Control-M
4 1 (0.18%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 67 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.56%) Oracle
3 34 (6.25%) SAP
4 17 (3.13%) VMware
5 13 (2.39%) Cisco
6 9 (1.65%) Citrix
6 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.10%) Adobe
9 6 (1.10%) hybris
9 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.10%) Siebel
10 5 (0.92%) ATG
10 5 (0.92%) HP
10 5 (0.92%) Teradata
11 4 (0.74%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.74%) Huawei
12 3 (0.55%) Google
12 3 (0.55%) Tripwire