The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 121 93 127
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 17 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.98% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.05% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 6
Average daily rate £413 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £251 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.90%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2969 2287 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 93.35% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1088 1370
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 186 189
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.91 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager across the North West region.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager across the North West region.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 9 £370 +18.40% 3
Cheshire -11 5 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title.

1 13 (44.83%) Project Management
2 9 (31.03%) UNIX
3 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 6 (20.69%) Service Management
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Supplier Management
5 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) IBM Notes
7 4 (13.79%) Nortel
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) McAfee
7 4 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (13.79%) Ingres
7 4 (13.79%) Avaya
7 4 (13.79%) Lotus
7 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.79%) Internet
7 4 (13.79%) Symantec
7 4 (13.79%) Pega
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (13.79%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.45%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) NGN
3 3 (10.34%) MPLS
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) NAS
4 2 (6.90%) MVNO
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Ingres
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) XHTML
2 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Service Management
3 6 (20.69%) Supplier Management
4 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.45%) Data Management
8 1 (3.45%) Information Management
8 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.45%) B2B
8 1 (3.45%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Nortel
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee
3 4 (13.79%) Avaya
3 4 (13.79%) Lotus
3 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.79%) Symantec
3 4 (13.79%) Pega
4 3 (10.34%) BMC
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.45%) Teradata
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) Epicor