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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 89 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 76 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 2.15% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.27% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 41
Median daily rate £425 £378 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £515 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% -19.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -1.53%
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
3736 3483 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.70% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 1968 1555
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 209 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -13 39 £456 +25.86% 13
Cheshire -8 16 £483 +28.66% 3
Merseyside -12 9 £325 - 4
Lancashire +3 7 £390 -0.63% 1
Cumbria -2 1 - -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 49 (34.51%) Finance
2 38 (26.76%) Project Management
3 33 (23.24%) PRINCE2
4 27 (19.01%) Information Security
5 26 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (14.79%) Risk Management
8 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 19 (13.38%) ITIL
10 18 (12.68%) Banking
11 15 (10.56%) Firewall
12 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
13 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
13 12 (8.45%) Migration
13 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
14 11 (7.75%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (7.75%) Security Operations
15 10 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (7.04%) Cryptography
15 10 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
15 10 (7.04%) Windows
16 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
16 9 (6.34%) Change Management
16 9 (6.34%) Programme Management
17 8 (5.63%) SDLC
17 8 (5.63%) Retail
17 8 (5.63%) Legal
17 8 (5.63%) E-Commerce
17 8 (5.63%) Waterfall

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 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.93%) MS Office
4 6 (4.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.70%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) Firewall
2 4 (2.82%) Intranet
3 3 (2.11%) Network Security
4 2 (1.41%) WAN
4 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.70%) MPLS
5 1 (0.70%) Skype
5 1 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) VLAN
5 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) JIRA
1 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (34.51%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Legal
3 8 (5.63%) Retail
4 6 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.11%) Billing
5 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) CSS
2 2 (1.41%) HTML
2 2 (1.41%) JSON
2 2 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Cryptography
2 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.52%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.11%) BYOD
7 2 (1.41%) PKI
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.70%) CCTV
8 1 (0.70%) CESG
8 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.70%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) NHS
8 1 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 7 (4.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.52%) Unix
4 4 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) Project Management
2 33 (23.24%) PRINCE2
3 27 (19.01%) Information Security
4 26 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (14.79%) Risk Management
7 19 (13.38%) ITIL
8 12 (8.45%) Migration
9 11 (7.75%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (7.75%) Security Operations
10 10 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (6.34%) Change Management
11 9 (6.34%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.63%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.63%) Project Planning
12 8 (5.63%) SDLC
12 8 (5.63%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.93%) Service Desk Management
13 7 (4.93%) Supplier Management
14 6 (4.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.41%) Java
1 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) CISSP
3 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 5 (3.52%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.11%) PMP
6 2 (1.41%) CISM
6 2 (1.41%) CISMP
6 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.70%) CISA
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) HNC
7 1 (0.70%) SANS
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) COSO
4 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) Puppet
1 1 (0.70%) SCCM
1 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.82%) HP
3 3 (2.11%) Cisco
3 3 (2.11%) Hyperion
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle
3 3 (2.11%) VMware
4 2 (1.41%) BT
4 2 (1.41%) Capita
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe
5 1 (0.70%) Avaya
5 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.70%) Clearswift
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.70%) Juniper
5 1 (0.70%) Kaspersky
5 1 (0.70%) NetApp
5 1 (0.70%) SAP
5 1 (0.70%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.70%) Tripwire
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