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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 91 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 62 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 2.06% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.18% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 37
Median daily rate £440 £378 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £290 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £500 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.01 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.36% -25.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +13.33%
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
3609 3538 3005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.60% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2237 2030 1633
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 £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 203 182
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £46.21 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -10 30 £445 +18.66% 20
Cheshire -1 15 £440 +17.33% 2
Lancashire -1 7 £390 -0.63% 2
Merseyside -11 7 £325 - 3
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 45 (34.09%) Finance
2 34 (25.76%) Project Management
3 32 (24.24%) PRINCE2
4 29 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (20.45%) Information Security
6 26 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 18 (13.64%) Banking
9 16 (12.12%) Firewall
10 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
11 14 (10.61%) Migration
12 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
13 12 (9.09%) ITIL
14 11 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (8.33%) Security Operations
14 11 (8.33%) Programme Management
15 10 (7.58%) Retail
15 10 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (7.58%) Cryptography
15 10 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (6.82%) SDLC
16 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
16 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
17 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
17 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
18 7 (5.30%) Waterfall
18 7 (5.30%) Supplier Management
18 7 (5.30%) Project Planning
18 7 (5.30%) Pharmaceutical

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 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.76%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) Intranet
2 3 (2.27%) Network Security
2 3 (2.27%) WAN
3 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.52%) VoIP
3 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.76%) MPLS
4 1 (0.76%) Skype
4 1 (0.76%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 45 (34.09%) Finance
2 18 (13.64%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Retail
4 7 (5.30%) Legal
4 7 (5.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.27%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) CSS
2 2 (1.52%) HTML
2 2 (1.52%) JSON
2 2 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Cryptography
2 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.03%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.27%) BYOD
5 3 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.52%) PKI
6 2 (1.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) CCTV
7 1 (0.76%) CESG
7 1 (0.76%) EPoS
7 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.76%) iPad
7 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Unix
2 4 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.76%) Project Management
2 32 (24.24%) PRINCE2
3 29 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.45%) Information Security
5 26 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (15.15%) Risk Management
7 14 (10.61%) Migration
8 12 (9.09%) ITIL
9 11 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (8.33%) Programme Management
9 11 (8.33%) Security Operations
10 10 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (6.82%) SDLC
12 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (5.30%) Change Management
13 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.30%) Project Planning
13 7 (5.30%) Supplier Management
13 7 (5.30%) Waterfall
14 6 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.52%) Java
1 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.79%) Degree
2 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (3.03%) CISSP
3 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.52%) CISM
5 2 (1.52%) CISMP
5 2 (1.52%) PMP
5 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.76%) APMP
6 1 (0.76%) CCNP
6 1 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.76%) CISA
6 1 (0.76%) HNC
6 1 (0.76%) SANS
6 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) COSO
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) SCCM
1 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (3.03%) Cisco
1 4 (3.03%) HP
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.27%) Hyperion
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle
2 3 (2.27%) VMware
3 2 (1.52%) Avaya
3 2 (1.52%) BT
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe
4 1 (0.76%) Capita
4 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Citrix
4 1 (0.76%) Clearswift
4 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.76%) Juniper
4 1 (0.76%) Kaspersky
4 1 (0.76%) NetApp
4 1 (0.76%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.76%) Tripwire
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