The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 100 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£419 £725 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.27% +81.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £725 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £725 £632
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -
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
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1718 1245 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.81% 95.11% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 741 579
Average daily rate £375 £326 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) PMP
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) OS/2
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) DB2
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (7.14%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) IPTV
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.14%) New Media
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) COBOL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Actimize
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (7.14%) Talend
2 1 (7.14%) IBM