The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 59 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+7.29% -46.66%
Technical Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
672 612 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.05% 91.89% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 381 350
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Manager in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Manager in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Sybase
3 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (30.00%) Front Office
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) BCP
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Lync
6 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 1 (10.00%) RightScale
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) Sendmail

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eikon
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XMPP
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Derivative
1 1 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
1 1 (10.00%) Equities
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) BCP
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) RightScale
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Reuters