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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Manager
Rank 552 517 495
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 49 53 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 45
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£350 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £273 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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 -38 44 £354 -1.73% 10
London -4 25 £381 -4.68% 4
South East -21 7 £345 -1.42% 3
City of London +20 4 £265 -18.46% 2
Scotland +4 4 £278 -15.90%
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
North West -14 2 £258 -14.16%
West Midlands -11 1 £300 +40.18% 1
Manchester - 1 £265 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Paisley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 24 (25.00%) Marketing
2 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (18.75%) Project Management
4 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 11 (11.46%) Social Media
6 10 (10.42%) Banking
6 10 (10.42%) Change Management
6 10 (10.42%) Intranet
7 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 8 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (7.29%) Unified Communications
9 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (7.29%) Avaya
9 7 (7.29%) PBX
9 7 (7.29%) Publishing
10 5 (5.21%) Digital Media
10 5 (5.21%) Acme Packet
10 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
10 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.21%) CRM
11 4 (4.17%) SAP
11 4 (4.17%) Legal
11 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
11 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.17%) Content Management
11 4 (4.17%) Degree
12 3 (3.13%) Blog
12 3 (3.13%) Drupal

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (3.13%) Drupal
1 3 (3.13%) WordPress
1 3 (3.13%) CMS
1 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.13%) InDesign
2 3 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.13%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Intranet
2 8 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 7 (7.29%) Unified Communications
3 7 (7.29%) PBX
4 3 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.04%) Broadband
6 1 (1.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) HTTP
6 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.04%) DOCSIS
6 1 (1.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Big Data
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (25.00%) Marketing
2 19 (19.79%) Finance
3 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 10 (10.42%) Banking
5 7 (7.29%) Publishing
6 4 (4.17%) Legal
6 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.13%) Retail
8 2 (2.08%) Advertising
9 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.04%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) RSS
2 2 (2.08%) HTML
2 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Social Media
2 5 (5.21%) Digital Media
2 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.13%) Blog
3 3 (3.13%) Copywriting
3 3 (3.13%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.08%) FMCG
4 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.04%) Wiki
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
1 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (18.75%) Project Management
3 10 (10.42%) Change Management
4 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.21%) CRM
6 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.17%) Content Management
7 3 (3.13%) Web Development
7 3 (3.13%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.13%) SEO
7 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.13%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.13%) ERP
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 2 (2.08%) People Management
8 2 (2.08%) Coaching
8 2 (2.08%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) CISA
4 1 (1.04%) CISM
4 1 (1.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Avaya
2 5 (5.21%) Acme Packet
3 4 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (3.13%) Facebook
4 3 (3.13%) Twitter
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco
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