The table below looks at the statistics for the Defect Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Defect Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Defect Manager
Rank 134 130 140
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Defect Manager 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.065% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£330 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2838 2667 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.02% 92.25% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1318 1565
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 223
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Defect Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Defect Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Defect Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Defect Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Defect Manager
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Defect 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 Defect Manager in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Defect Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Defect 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 Defect Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP