Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Transition Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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.

Transition Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 597 580
Rank change year-on-year -36 -17 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Transition Manager 252 294 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 209 213
UK median daily rate £438 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.11% +3.53%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £325
90th Percentile £572 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £418
% change year-on-year -11.11% +7.78% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £39.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.64% -47.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Transition Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Transition Manager in the UK

Transition Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Transition Manager in the UK

Transition Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Transition Manager over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Transition Manager in the UK

Transition Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Transition Manager in the UK

Transition Manager
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -24 245 £438 -5.41% 12
UK excluding London -3 140 £400 -11.11% 9
London -40 110 £475 - 3
South East +15 79 £375 -6.37% 3
North of England +49 24 £458 +1.67% 2
North West +20 13 £475 +5.56%
Midlands 0 13 £375 -16.67% 3
East of England -11 13 £430 -4.44%
East Midlands +2 8 £358 -24.74%
Yorkshire +21 6 £450 - 2
Scotland -4 6 £430 -11.79%
North East +66 5 £440 -19.27%
South West -16 5 £475 +15.15% 1
West Midlands -1 4 £463 +2.78% 3

Transition Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Transition 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 Transition Manager in the job title.

1 142 (56.35%) ITIL
2 70 (27.78%) Service Management
3 60 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 57 (22.62%) Service Design
5 50 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (16.27%) Security Cleared
6 41 (16.27%) ITIL Certification
7 38 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (14.68%) Transition Management
9 33 (13.10%) SC Cleared
10 32 (12.70%) Finance
11 29 (11.51%) Project Management
12 28 (11.11%) ITIL V3
13 25 (9.92%) PRINCE2
13 25 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 21 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
14 21 (8.33%) Change Management
14 21 (8.33%) ITSM
15 20 (7.94%) Release Management
16 19 (7.54%) Waterfall
17 17 (6.75%) Risk Management
18 16 (6.35%) Programme Management
18 16 (6.35%) QA
19 14 (5.56%) Retail
19 14 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (5.16%) Six Sigma
20 13 (5.16%) ISO 9001
21 12 (4.76%) Telecoms
21 12 (4.76%) Contract Management

Transition 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:

Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.38%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.98%) Broadband
1 5 (1.98%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) LAN
2 3 (1.19%) WAN
3 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.19%) GIS
2 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 32 (12.70%) Finance
2 14 (5.56%) Retail
3 12 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.59%) Legal
5 3 (1.19%) Back Office
5 3 (1.19%) Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.98%) Digital TV
3 3 (1.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (0.79%) CMDB
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.40%) NHS
5 1 (0.40%) PKI
5 1 (0.40%) PMI
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (56.35%) ITIL
2 70 (27.78%) Service Management
3 60 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 57 (22.62%) Service Design
5 50 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (14.68%) Transition Management
8 29 (11.51%) Project Management
9 28 (11.11%) ITIL V3
10 25 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (9.92%) PRINCE2
11 21 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
11 21 (8.33%) Change Management
11 21 (8.33%) ITSM
11 21 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 20 (7.94%) Release Management
13 19 (7.54%) Waterfall
14 17 (6.75%) Risk Management
15 16 (6.35%) Programme Management
16 13 (5.16%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (16.27%) ITIL Certification
1 41 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.97%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.59%) Degree
5 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.35%) QA
2 13 (5.16%) ISO 9001
3 8 (3.17%) COBIT
3 8 (3.17%) SLA
4 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (3.17%) Microsoft
1 8 (3.17%) SAP
2 6 (2.38%) ServiceNow
3 3 (1.19%) Citrix
4 2 (0.79%) Capita
4 2 (0.79%) Cisco
4 2 (0.79%) Workday
5 1 (0.40%) Apple
5 1 (0.40%) Avaya
5 1 (0.40%) BMC
5 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.40%) IBM
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy