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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
England / North West
Rank 95 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 42 62 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.62% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.70% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 29
Median daily rate £450 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £22.90 £37.65 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.17% +67.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%

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
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 27 £450 - 9
Cheshire +23 6 £320 -1.53% 2
Merseyside 0 6 £650 +34.02% 3
Lancashire +10 2 £550 +39.68%
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 29 (38.67%) Project Management
2 23 (30.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (24.00%) Finance
4 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.00%) ITIL
6 8 (10.67%) Retail
6 8 (10.67%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.67%) Office 365
7 7 (9.33%) Migration
7 7 (9.33%) Service Management
7 7 (9.33%) CISA
7 7 (9.33%) SLA
7 7 (9.33%) CISSP
7 7 (9.33%) Information Security
7 7 (9.33%) Banking
8 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.00%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.00%) Supplier Management
8 6 (8.00%) CRM
8 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (6.67%) Driving Licence
9 5 (6.67%) PMO
9 5 (6.67%) CISM
9 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (6.67%) SAP
9 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (5.33%) Facilities Management

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 1 (1.33%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.33%) CMS
1 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) IPsec
2 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.33%) Skype
2 1 (1.33%) SSL
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Retail
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Local Government
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.67%) Life Science
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
5 2 (2.67%) PACS
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Android
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) Project Management
2 23 (30.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.00%) ITIL
5 8 (10.67%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.33%) Information Security
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Service Management
7 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) CRM
7 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.00%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.33%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.33%) Facilities Management
8 4 (5.33%) IT Audit
8 4 (5.33%) Service Design
9 3 (4.00%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) C
1 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) CISA
1 7 (9.33%) CISSP
2 5 (6.67%) CISM
2 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.33%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) QiCA
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) PMO
3 3 (4.00%) COBIT
3 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) SAP
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Apple
4 1 (1.33%) arcserve
4 1 (1.33%) BT
4 1 (1.33%) Citrix
4 1 (1.33%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.33%) ESRI
4 1 (1.33%) Wyse