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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Communications Manager
Rank 546 519 504
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 32 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.12% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 19
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£400 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £578 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 21 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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 30 £400 +15.91% 10
London +4 19 £400 -3.03% 4
City of London +18 6 £445 +61.81% 3
West Midlands -4 3 £350 -24.73%
South East -28 3 £563 +75.78% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £350 -
Scotland -8 2 £343 +3.78%
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
South West - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Devizes - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 15 (19.74%) Finance
1 15 (19.74%) Marketing
2 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (14.47%) Change Management
5 9 (11.84%) Project Management
6 8 (10.53%) Banking
7 6 (7.89%) Intranet
7 6 (7.89%) QA
8 5 (6.58%) Degree
8 5 (6.58%) Digital Media
8 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.58%) Windows
8 5 (6.58%) Migration
8 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (6.58%) Publishing
9 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
9 4 (5.26%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.26%) Visualisation
10 3 (3.95%) Matrix Management
10 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.95%) FMCG
10 3 (3.95%) Social Media
10 3 (3.95%) Data Privacy
10 3 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (3.95%) Photoshop
10 3 (3.95%) Adobe
10 3 (3.95%) Cisco
10 3 (3.95%) Acrobat

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.95%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.95%) Acrobat
2 3 (3.95%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.95%) InDesign
3 2 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Intranet
2 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
1 15 (19.74%) Marketing
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Publishing
3 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Automotive
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Digital Media
2 4 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.95%) Social Media
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) FMCG
4 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (2.63%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
5 1 (1.32%) Blog
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 11 (14.47%) Change Management
4 9 (11.84%) Project Management
5 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.58%) Migration
6 4 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.95%) Matrix Management
7 3 (3.95%) Information Security
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.95%) Data Privacy
8 2 (2.63%) Content Management
8 2 (2.63%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.63%) ERP
8 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.63%) ISMS
8 2 (2.63%) Information Governance
8 2 (2.63%) Coaching
9 1 (1.32%) People Management
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) CCIE
2 2 (2.63%) CCNP
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) MiFID
3 1 (1.32%) EMIR
3 1 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) Cisco
1 3 (3.95%) Adobe
2 2 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (1.32%) FatWire
3 1 (1.32%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
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