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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 50 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.17% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.18% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -15.04%
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
637 556 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.95% 91.90% 88.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 339 301
Average daily rate £363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 22
Average hourly rate £12.95 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.60 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (18.18%) Lotus
4 2 (18.18%) Intranet
4 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
4 2 (18.18%) MS Project
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (18.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) APMP
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Lotus
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle