The table below looks at the statistics for the Contracts Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Contracts Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract Manager
Rank 123 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.37% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate £425 £363 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £335 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £465 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.65 £36.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% +33.63%
Contracts Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2734 2515 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 93.98% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1469 1134
Average daily rate £390 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 162 162
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Contracts Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Contracts Manager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Contracts Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Contracts Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Contracts Manager across the West Midlands region.

Contracts Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Contracts Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Contracts Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Contracts Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Contracts Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Contracts Manager across the West Midlands region.

Contracts Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Contracts Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire - 4 £413 -
Solihull -8 3 £425 +41.66%
Worcestershire -5 2 £425 +21.42%
Birmingham - 1 £295 -
West Bromwich - 1 £363 -
Contracts Manager
England

Contracts Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Contracts 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 Contracts Manager in their job title.

1 5 (31.25%) Finance
1 5 (31.25%) NHS
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
3 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) MS Office
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Civica
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
5 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.25%) COBIT

Contracts Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Contracts 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 Contracts Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) NEBOSH
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Civica