The first table below looks at the demand for the Bid Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bid Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 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 currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bid Manager
Rank 565 548 573
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Bid Manager 15 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.045% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
Average daily rate
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£370 £410 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +17.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £376 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £473 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Bid Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bid Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Bid Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bid Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bid Manager within the UK.

Bid Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bid Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bid Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Bid Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Bid Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bid Manager within the UK.

Bid Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bid Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bid Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
England -21 14 £370 -9.75% 6
South East -3 9 £370 -6.32% 2
Berkshire +8 6 £370 -
London +1 5 £425 +9.67% 2
Reading - 4 £360 -
Hampshire -19 3 - -
City of London +29 2 £358 -11.45% 1
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Telford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -

Bid Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Bid 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 Bid Manager in their job title.

1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (16.67%) Business Development
3 4 (16.67%) APMP
4 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus
5 2 (8.33%) DTV
5 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Document Management

Bid Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Bid 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 Bid Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
3 4 (16.67%) Business Development
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Document Management
4 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) E-Procurement
5 1 (4.17%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Modelling
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) APMP
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus
2 2 (8.33%) SAP