The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 132 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 14 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.88% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 17
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£413 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £382 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £440 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £25.49
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +47.13%
Technical Manager
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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
3088 2514 2124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 93.63% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1311 1044
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 204 165
Average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 -9 10 £413 +0.60% 5
Cheshire -3 2 £363 -19.44% 1
Merseyside -13 1 £600 +65.51%
Lancashire - - - -
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 9 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
2 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.89%) Scrum
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.67%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
7 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.44%) MS Project
7 2 (4.44%) SQL
7 2 (4.44%) RUP
7 2 (4.44%) Law
7 2 (4.44%) Legal
7 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
7 2 (4.44%) MPLS
7 2 (4.44%) Banking
7 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) WAN
1 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.44%) NGN
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) MPLS
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) DMZ
3 1 (2.22%) Intranet
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.22%) VPLS
3 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.22%) QlikView
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Telematics
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
2 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.89%) Scrum
4 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) RUP
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.22%) Kanban
7 1 (2.22%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) VCP4
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Nortel
3 1 (2.22%) Juniper
3 1 (2.22%) Pegasus
3 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.22%) BT
3 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
3 1 (2.22%) Aruba
3 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.22%) SAP