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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 51 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 0.65% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.70% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£426 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+39.80% +7.29%
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
703 713 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.39% 92.84% 92.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 394 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015, 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 16 (50.00%) Project Management
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) PRINCE2
3 14 (43.75%) Finance
4 12 (37.50%) Firewall
4 12 (37.50%) OSPF
4 12 (37.50%) BGP
4 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 12 (37.50%) CCNA
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) F5
6 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.00%) Migration
7 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.00%) UNIX
7 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 8 (25.00%) Multicast
7 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.88%) Structured Cabling
8 7 (21.88%) Marketing
8 7 (21.88%) Data Migration
8 7 (21.88%) Solaris
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
8 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) PMP
10 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
10 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
10 5 (15.63%) PRINCE
11 4 (12.50%) MPLS

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
1 12 (37.50%) OSPF
1 12 (37.50%) BGP
2 8 (25.00%) Multicast
2 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (21.88%) Structured Cabling
4 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
6 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (9.38%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (6.25%) React
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.13%) JSP
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) WinForms
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 7 (21.88%) Solaris
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Project Management
2 15 (46.88%) PRINCE2
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 7 (21.88%) Data Migration
6 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.38%) TDD
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.38%) BDD
9 3 (9.38%) Change Control
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
10 2 (6.25%) MVC
11 1 (3.13%) Validation
11 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.38%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VB6
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CCNA
1 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) PMP
2 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) APMP
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) F5
3 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Sun
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp