The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had IT Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 112 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 53 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 1.88% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.98% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 35
Median daily rate £440 £444 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.84% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -45.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £34.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+35.25% +17.79%
IT Manager
England

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
3515 3591 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 95.13% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2092 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 195 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IT Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT 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 IT Manager across the North West region.

IT Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

IT Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IT Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -12 26 £440 -2.22% 14
Cheshire -6 11 £425 -10.05% 7
Merseyside -8 5 £388 +27.57% 2
Lancashire -11 5 £388 -2.20% 2
IT Manager
England

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 North West region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 33 (25.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (24.62%) PRINCE2
4 31 (23.85%) Project Management
5 30 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (19.23%) Information Security
7 17 (13.08%) Firewall
8 14 (10.77%) MS Excel
8 14 (10.77%) Banking
8 14 (10.77%) Migration
8 14 (10.77%) Risk Management
9 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 11 (8.46%) ITIL
10 11 (8.46%) Programme Management
10 11 (8.46%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (8.46%) Data Centre
10 11 (8.46%) Security Operations
11 10 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (7.69%) Retail
11 10 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (7.69%) Cryptography
11 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (6.92%) Change Management
12 9 (6.92%) SDLC
13 8 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (5.38%) Supplier Management
14 7 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
15 6 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (4.62%) Linux

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.77%) CMS
2 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.77%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) Firewall
2 3 (2.31%) Intranet
2 3 (2.31%) Network Security
3 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.54%) VLAN
3 2 (1.54%) WAN
3 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.77%) MPLS
4 1 (0.77%) Skype
4 1 (0.77%) SSL
4 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.77%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Retail
4 8 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) CSS
2 2 (1.54%) HTML
2 2 (1.54%) JSON
2 2 (1.54%) XML
3 1 (0.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.69%) Cryptography
3 6 (4.62%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) PKI
5 2 (1.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) CCTV
6 1 (0.77%) CESG
6 1 (0.77%) EPoS
6 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Linux
2 5 (3.85%) Unix
2 5 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (24.62%) PRINCE2
3 31 (23.85%) Project Management
4 30 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (19.23%) Information Security
6 14 (10.77%) Migration
6 14 (10.77%) Risk Management
7 11 (8.46%) ITIL
7 11 (8.46%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (8.46%) Programme Management
7 11 (8.46%) Security Operations
8 10 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (6.92%) Change Management
9 9 (6.92%) SDLC
10 7 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.38%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.62%) Service Management
11 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.54%) Java
1 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.08%) CISSP
3 4 (3.08%) Degree
4 3 (2.31%) PMP
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CISMP
5 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.77%) APMP
6 1 (0.77%) CCNP
6 1 (0.77%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.77%) CISA
6 1 (0.77%) HNC
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) COSO
4 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.77%) Puppet
1 1 (0.77%) SCCM
1 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.77%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (3.08%) Cisco
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle
2 3 (2.31%) Hyperion
2 3 (2.31%) VMware
3 2 (1.54%) BT
3 2 (1.54%) HP
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.77%) Adobe
4 1 (0.77%) Avaya
4 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.77%) Citrix
4 1 (0.77%) Clearswift
4 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.77%) Juniper
4 1 (0.77%) NetApp
4 1 (0.77%) Orchard
4 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.77%) SAP
4 1 (0.77%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.77%) Tripwire
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