The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications 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 Communications Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Manager
Rank 558 530 502
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 49 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.099% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 26
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £202 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £470 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Communications Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Communications Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Communications Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Communications Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Communications Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Communications Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Communications Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Communications Manager
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -22 47 £400 +14.28% 3
London +2 30 £400 -
City of London +20 16 £425 -17.47%
East of England +11 6 £430 +3.61%
Hertfordshire +4 5 £430 +7.50%
South East -23 4 £344 -1.78% 2
North West - 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
South West +7 2 £275 -21.42%
Milton Keynes +4 2 £381 -
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £381 -
West Midlands -8 2 £350 +66.66% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £350 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £430 -
Hampshire - 2 £338 -
Edinburgh -3 1 £300 +4.16% 2
Scotland -8 1 £300 +35.44% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £438 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £438 -
Southampton - 1 £325 -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Communications 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 Communications Manager in their job title.

1 18 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Project Management
2 14 (18.92%) Change Management
3 9 (12.16%) Banking
4 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (10.81%) Marketing
5 7 (9.46%) Intranet
6 6 (8.11%) Windows
6 6 (8.11%) Information Security
7 5 (6.76%) Migration
7 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.76%) MS Office
7 5 (6.76%) QA
8 4 (5.41%) Degree
8 4 (5.41%) Social Media
8 4 (5.41%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.41%) SEO
9 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (4.05%) Publishing
9 3 (4.05%) Content Management
9 3 (4.05%) Supplier Management
9 3 (4.05%) Google
9 3 (4.05%) PMI
9 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
9 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
9 3 (4.05%) PABX
9 3 (4.05%) Office 365

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Communications 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 Communications Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.05%) Lync
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
1 3 (4.05%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Intranet
2 4 (5.41%) Unified Communications
3 3 (4.05%) PABX
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) H.323
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) MPLS
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) Multicast
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 8 (10.81%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Publishing
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Automotive
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) ATL
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Social Media
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) PMI
2 3 (4.05%) Copywriting
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) FMCG
4 1 (1.35%) Blog
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (18.92%) Project Management
2 14 (18.92%) Change Management
3 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (8.11%) Information Security
5 5 (6.76%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.41%) SEO
7 3 (4.05%) Content Management
7 3 (4.05%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.05%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Matrix Management
7 3 (4.05%) Analytics
7 3 (4.05%) Coaching
7 3 (4.05%) Data Privacy
8 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 2 (2.70%) Information Governance
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.70%) ISMS
8 2 (2.70%) ERP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) HND
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) MiFID
3 1 (1.35%) EMIR
3 1 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Google
3 2 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) FatWire
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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