The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 105 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 38 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.85% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 4
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£450 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £700 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £498 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 -
% change year-on-year
+0.22% -
Senior 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
2949 2697 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.19% 91.67% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1339 1544
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 192 215
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Manager across the North West region.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Manager across the North West region.

Senior Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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 +2 20 £425 - 2
Cheshire +1 11 £450 +1.98% 1
Lancashire -19 4 £574 - 1
Merseyside -7 2 - -
Senior Manager
England

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title.

1 49 (45.37%) Finance
2 37 (34.26%) Project Management
3 33 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (17.59%) PRINCE2
5 17 (15.74%) Migration
6 16 (14.81%) Banking
7 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.04%) SAP
8 12 (11.11%) Retail
9 11 (10.19%) ITIL
9 11 (10.19%) Change Control
10 10 (9.26%) Change Management
11 9 (8.33%) MS Project
11 9 (8.33%) Scrum
12 8 (7.41%) ERP
12 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
13 7 (6.48%) WAN
13 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
13 7 (6.48%) Matrix Management
14 6 (5.56%) Supplier Management
14 6 (5.56%) Project Planning
14 6 (5.56%) Data Migration
15 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
15 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
15 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
15 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
15 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
15 5 (4.63%) Citrix
15 5 (4.63%) Local Government
15 5 (4.63%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Project
2 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) SAP ERP
1 4 (3.70%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.93%) Agresso
2 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) WAN
2 4 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (1.85%) PSTN
3 2 (1.85%) VoIP
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 2 (1.85%) H.323
3 2 (1.85%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 49 (45.37%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Banking
3 12 (11.11%) Retail
4 5 (4.63%) Local Government
4 5 (4.63%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.70%) Advertising
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.78%) PMI
3 2 (1.85%) NHS
3 2 (1.85%) New Media
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.85%) UNIX
1 2 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) Linux
2 1 (0.93%) VMS
2 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.26%) Project Management
2 33 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (17.59%) PRINCE2
4 17 (15.74%) Migration
5 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.19%) ITIL
6 11 (10.19%) Change Control
7 10 (9.26%) Change Management
8 9 (8.33%) Scrum
9 8 (7.41%) ERP
10 7 (6.48%) Matrix Management
10 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
11 6 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 6 (5.56%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.56%) Supplier Management
12 4 (3.70%) Information Security
12 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
13 3 (2.78%) Risk Management
13 3 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (2.78%) People Management
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.70%) PMP
4 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.85%) Degree
5 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (12.04%) SAP
2 5 (4.63%) Citrix
3 4 (3.70%) JDA
3 4 (3.70%) RedPrairie
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) Verint
5 2 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (0.93%) Sun
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) VMware