The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 127 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 16 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.49% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.53% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 20
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£431 £500 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £388 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £560 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -45.55%
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3137 2094 2903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.50% 92.86% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 1337 1701
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 162 251
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Manager across the South West region.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Manager across the South West region.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -10 1 - -
Devon -17 1 £725 -
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 17 (54.84%) PRINCE2
2 16 (51.61%) Project Management
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) PMP
4 9 (29.03%) PMI Certification
4 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
5 7 (22.58%) MS Office
5 7 (22.58%) Time Management
6 6 (19.35%) MS Project
6 6 (19.35%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) Service Management
7 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
7 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
8 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
8 4 (12.90%) PMI
8 4 (12.90%) Middleware
8 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (9.68%) SAP
9 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
1 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
2 6 (19.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PMI
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) PRINCE2
2 16 (51.61%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (22.58%) Time Management
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Service Management
5 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.45%) Network Management
7 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) BPR
8 1 (3.23%) ERP
8 1 (3.23%) Change Management
8 1 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) PMP
1 9 (29.03%) PMI Certification
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) APMP
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
1 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix