The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 78 66 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.73% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.77% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £370 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.90%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Manager
North West

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Technical Manager
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Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Ingres
4 4 (25.00%) Nortel
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Avaya
4 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (25.00%) Lotus
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Symantec
4 4 (25.00%) McAfee
4 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) BMC
6 2 (12.50%) XML

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Ingres
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XHTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Nortel
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Avaya
2 4 (25.00%) Lotus
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) Symantec
2 4 (25.00%) McAfee
3 3 (18.75%) BMC
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Pega
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Epicor