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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Manager
Rank 569 527 533
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 45 51 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 36
Average daily rate
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£363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £240 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.41% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £53.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -20.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.36%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 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 23 September 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 -23 40 £381 +5.90% 9
London +4 13 £425 -5.55% 5
South East -5 10 £413 -7.30% 2
Scotland -13 4 £290 +81.25%
City of London +18 3 £265 -37.64%
North West -5 3 £258 -14.16%
Hampshire -12 3 £450 -10.00% 2
Berkshire - 3 £350 -
Manchester -9 2 £265 -44.21%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £413 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Paisley - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (19.80%) Finance
1 20 (19.80%) Telecoms
2 18 (17.82%) Project Management
2 18 (17.82%) Change Management
3 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (16.83%) Marketing
4 12 (11.88%) Banking
5 11 (10.89%) Unified Communications
6 10 (9.90%) Social Media
7 9 (8.91%) IP Telephony
7 9 (8.91%) Intranet
8 8 (7.92%) PBX
8 8 (7.92%) Avaya
8 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (6.93%) SAP
9 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.94%) Legal
10 6 (5.94%) Acme Packet
10 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
10 6 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (5.94%) Coaching
11 5 (4.95%) Degree
11 5 (4.95%) Publishing
11 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.95%) CRM
12 4 (3.96%) ERP
12 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
12 4 (3.96%) Web Development
12 4 (3.96%) Content Management

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (3.96%) CMS
2 3 (2.97%) Drupal
2 3 (2.97%) WordPress
2 3 (2.97%) Lync
3 2 (1.98%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) Unified Communications
2 9 (8.91%) IP Telephony
2 9 (8.91%) Intranet
3 8 (7.92%) PBX
4 2 (1.98%) VoIP
4 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.99%) Broadband
5 1 (0.99%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.99%) DSL
5 1 (0.99%) WAN
5 1 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.99%) DNS
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
General
1 20 (19.80%) Telecoms
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Marketing
3 12 (11.88%) Banking
4 6 (5.94%) Legal
5 5 (4.95%) Publishing
6 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) RSS
2 2 (1.98%) HTML
2 2 (1.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Social Media
2 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.97%) Copywriting
3 3 (2.97%) Blog
3 3 (2.97%) NHS
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.99%) Windows
1 1 (0.99%) Linux
1 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
1 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Project Management
1 18 (17.82%) Change Management
2 17 (16.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.94%) Coaching
6 5 (4.95%) CRM
6 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.96%) ERP
7 4 (3.96%) Content Management
7 4 (3.96%) Web Development
8 3 (2.97%) Logistics
8 3 (2.97%) Business Transformation
8 3 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.97%) SEO
8 3 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.98%) TDD
9 2 (1.98%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.98%) B2B
9 2 (1.98%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) CISA
6 1 (0.99%) CISM
6 1 (0.99%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (7.92%) Avaya
2 7 (6.93%) SAP
3 6 (5.94%) Acme Packet
4 3 (2.97%) Facebook
4 3 (2.97%) Twitter
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco
5 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
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