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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications Manager
Rank 552 535 515
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 54 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.090% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 45
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£380 £325 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £73.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.37%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 22 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 29 August 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 -9 48 £400 +22.13% 5
London +15 18 £425 -
South East -10 10 £413 - 2
City of London +17 5 £445 +4.70%
North West -14 5 £250 -16.66%
Manchester -8 4 £246 -48.15%
West Midlands -9 4 £506 +26.56%
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
East of England -27 1 £500 +66.66%
Oxford - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Preston - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Communications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (18.87%) Finance
1 20 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 18 (16.98%) Change Management
3 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (15.09%) Project Management
3 16 (15.09%) Marketing
4 13 (12.26%) Banking
5 12 (11.32%) Intranet
6 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (10.38%) Unified Communications
7 10 (9.43%) Social Media
8 9 (8.49%) IP Telephony
9 8 (7.55%) Avaya
9 8 (7.55%) PBX
10 7 (6.60%) SAP
10 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.60%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (5.66%) Acme Packet
11 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
11 6 (5.66%) Legal
11 6 (5.66%) ERP
12 5 (4.72%) CRM
12 5 (4.72%) Publishing
12 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.72%) Degree
13 4 (3.77%) Web Development
13 4 (3.77%) Facebook
13 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (3.77%) CMS
13 4 (3.77%) Management Information System

Communications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.77%) CMS
2 3 (2.83%) Drupal
2 3 (2.83%) WordPress
2 3 (2.83%) Lync
3 2 (1.89%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) Intranet
2 11 (10.38%) Unified Communications
3 9 (8.49%) IP Telephony
4 8 (7.55%) PBX
5 2 (1.89%) LAN
5 2 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (0.94%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) HTTP
6 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.94%) DNS
6 1 (0.94%) Broadband
6 1 (0.94%) SMS
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.94%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.94%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Dreamweaver
General
1 20 (18.87%) Telecoms
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 16 (15.09%) Marketing
3 13 (12.26%) Banking
4 6 (5.66%) Legal
5 5 (4.72%) Publishing
6 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) RSS
2 2 (1.89%) HTML
2 2 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Social Media
2 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.83%) Copywriting
3 3 (2.83%) Blog
3 3 (2.83%) NHS
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.89%) Windows
1 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.94%) Linux
2 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Change Management
2 16 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (15.09%) Project Management
3 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.66%) ERP
6 5 (4.72%) CRM
6 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.77%) Web Development
8 3 (2.83%) Content Management
8 3 (2.83%) Logistics
8 3 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.83%) SEO
8 3 (2.83%) Business Transformation
9 2 (1.89%) Strategic Management
9 2 (1.89%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.89%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.89%) B2B
9 2 (1.89%) Customer Insight
9 2 (1.89%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) CISA
6 1 (0.94%) CISM
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) FATCA
2 1 (0.94%) EMIR
2 1 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Avaya
2 7 (6.60%) SAP
3 6 (5.66%) Acme Packet
4 4 (3.77%) Facebook
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
5 3 (2.83%) Twitter
6 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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