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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Manager
Rank 574 562 548
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 51 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.095% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.10% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 31
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£363 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.47 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.47 - £42.50

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 30 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 1 September 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 -11 49 £375 -6.25% 13
London +4 24 £400 -5.88% 4
South West +1 9 £450 - 4
Berkshire -2 7 £340 -2.85% 3
South East -27 7 £340 -17.57% 3
City of London +5 6 £450 +1.12%
Bristol - 6 £450 - 3
North West -21 4 £375 +50.00%
West Midlands +4 2 £413 -18.51%
Scotland -8 2 £230 -20.86% 1
West Yorkshire -27 2 £295 -18.19% 1
Yorkshire -32 2 £295 -18.19% 1
Cheshire - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £413 - 1
Reading - 2 £388 - 2
Slough - 2 £340 -
Warwickshire +7 1 £413 -21.42%
Halifax +1 1 £259 -28.05%
Edinburgh -20 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £230 -
Coventry - 1 £413 -
Leeds - 1 £330 - 1
Corsham - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Chester - 1 £325 -
Macclesfield - 1 £375 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 24 (23.53%) Project Management
3 19 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (11.76%) Change Management
5 10 (9.80%) Intranet
5 10 (9.80%) Banking
6 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
7 7 (6.86%) Marketing
7 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (5.88%) Unified Communications
8 6 (5.88%) Blog
8 6 (5.88%) Social Media
8 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
9 5 (4.90%) MS Office
9 5 (4.90%) NHS
9 5 (4.90%) Publishing
9 5 (4.90%) Information Security
9 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.90%) Retail
10 4 (3.92%) Content Management
10 4 (3.92%) Degree
10 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (3.92%) Google
10 4 (3.92%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
10 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.92%) ERP
11 3 (2.94%) C

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) Lync
2 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Office
2 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.98%) Maximo
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Google Analytics
1 3 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Yammer
2 1 (0.98%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Intranet
2 6 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.94%) PABX
3 3 (2.94%) H.323
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) Multicast
4 2 (1.96%) WebEx
4 2 (1.96%) Telepresence
4 2 (1.96%) MPLS
4 2 (1.96%) HTTP
4 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing
5 5 (4.90%) Retail
5 5 (4.90%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.98%) Military
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) ATL
1 1 (0.98%) XML
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Blog
1 6 (5.88%) Social Media
2 5 (4.90%) NHS
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) PMI
3 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.96%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.98%) IVR
5 1 (0.98%) Animation
5 1 (0.98%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Project Management
2 19 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.76%) Change Management
4 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (4.90%) Information Security
6 4 (3.92%) Programme Management
6 4 (3.92%) Content Management
6 4 (3.92%) Risk Management
6 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.92%) ERP
7 3 (2.94%) Service Management
7 3 (2.94%) SEO
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL
7 3 (2.94%) Release Management
7 3 (2.94%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.94%) Analytics
7 3 (2.94%) Coaching
8 2 (1.96%) Change Control
8 2 (1.96%) Business Transformation
8 2 (1.96%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.92%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (0.98%) MiFID
2 1 (0.98%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.92%) Google
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Infor
5 1 (0.98%) Twitter
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco
5 1 (0.98%) Adobe
5 1 (0.98%) Avaya
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