The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had IT Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 6 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 1.97% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 2.13% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Median daily rate £320 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.16 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +28.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
481 844 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.87% 92.44% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 531 412
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured IT Manager in the job title.

IT Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Manager across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

IT Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IT Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 2 £225 -47.05%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £500 -
IT Manager
North West

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT 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 across the Cheshire region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) SLA
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Local Government
5 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (6.25%) SaaS
6 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
6 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft