Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Contracts Manager was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Contract Manager
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 904 1143 1158
Rank change year-on-year +239 +15 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 222 58 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.033% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.034% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 201 34 37
UK median annual salary £90,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -16.67% +27.66%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,550 £45,950
90th Percentile £137,500 £55,875 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +80.00% -13.04% +15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent 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 permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Contracts Manager.

Salary trend for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Contracts Manager over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Contracts Manager in the UK

Contracts Manager
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +244 221 £90,000 +80.00% 14
UK excluding London +210 187 £90,000 +80.00% 12
North of England +153 129 £100,000 +100.00% 4
North West +106 90 £100,000 +90.48% 1
Yorkshire +64 38 £90,000 +89.47% 2
London +56 34 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South East +13 28 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Midlands +46 26 £115,000 +155.56% 5
West Midlands +61 25 £115,000 +155.56% 4
South West +22 2 £42,500 -
East of England +22 2 £47,500 -5.00%
North East - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Contracts Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 92 (41.44%) Sun
2 54 (24.32%) Finance
3 51 (22.97%) Contract Management
4 26 (11.71%) Supplier Management
5 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (7.66%) Decision-Making
7 16 (7.21%) Contract Negotiation
8 15 (6.76%) Process Improvement
9 13 (5.86%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (5.41%) Project Management
11 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
12 10 (4.50%) ITIL
12 10 (4.50%) Law
12 10 (4.50%) Performance Management
13 9 (4.05%) Line Management
13 9 (4.05%) Value Proposition
13 9 (4.05%) Service Delivery
13 9 (4.05%) Microsoft
13 9 (4.05%) Games
13 9 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (3.60%) Retail
14 8 (3.60%) Legal
14 8 (3.60%) Matrix Organization
15 7 (3.15%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (3.15%) Validation
16 6 (2.70%) Resource Management
16 6 (2.70%) C
16 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
16 6 (2.70%) Risk Management

Contracts 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 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Internet
General
1 54 (24.32%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.50%) Law
4 9 (4.05%) Games
5 8 (3.60%) Legal
5 8 (3.60%) Retail
6 4 (1.80%) Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.35%) User Experience
4 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.45%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.97%) Contract Management
2 26 (11.71%) Supplier Management
3 17 (7.66%) Decision-Making
4 16 (7.21%) Contract Negotiation
5 15 (6.76%) Process Improvement
6 13 (5.86%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (5.41%) Project Management
8 10 (4.50%) ITIL
8 10 (4.50%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.05%) Line Management
9 9 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.05%) Value Proposition
10 8 (3.60%) Matrix Organization
11 7 (3.15%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (3.15%) Validation
12 6 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (2.70%) Resource Management
12 6 (2.70%) Risk Management
13 5 (2.25%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.70%) C
2 1 (0.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.45%) CITP
2 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 92 (41.44%) Sun
2 9 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.45%) Alteryx
3 1 (0.45%) Tableau