The first table below looks at the demand for the IT 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 IT Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Manager
Rank 124 125 135
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.041% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£338 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £23.32
% change year-on-year
- -3.51%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
IT Manager
England

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £550 - 2
Cheshire +7 2 £210 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
IT Manager
England

IT Manager
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Manager in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP