The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 96 115 89
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 21 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.29% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.31% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £365 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £24.00
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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
2251 2232 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.56% 90.92% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1145 890
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 183 132
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager across the West Midlands region.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager across the West Midlands region.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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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
Birmingham +11 9 £375 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £390 -
Coventry +3 2 £425 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £366 -
Warwickshire - 2 £438 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title.

1 20 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 17 (36.96%) Cisco
4 16 (34.78%) ITIL
5 14 (30.43%) Firewall
6 13 (28.26%) Finance
7 12 (26.09%) OSPF
7 12 (26.09%) BGP
7 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (26.09%) CCNA
8 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.74%) F5
10 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
11 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
11 8 (17.39%) Multicast
11 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 8 (17.39%) UNIX
11 8 (17.39%) Migration
12 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (15.22%) MS Project
12 7 (15.22%) Solaris
12 7 (15.22%) Linux
12 7 (15.22%) Structured Cabling
12 7 (15.22%) Marketing
13 6 (13.04%) DNS
13 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
14 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
14 5 (10.87%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Project
3 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) Firewall
2 12 (26.09%) OSPF
2 12 (26.09%) BGP
3 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.39%) Multicast
4 7 (15.22%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (13.04%) DNS
6 4 (8.70%) MPLS
7 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
7 3 (6.52%) VoIP
7 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.52%) PABX
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Local Government
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.35%) React
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.17%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) WinForms
3 1 (2.17%) WCF
3 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) UNIX
2 7 (15.22%) Solaris
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 16 (34.78%) ITIL
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.39%) Migration
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
6 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
7 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
9 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.52%) TDD
9 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 3 (6.52%) Change Control
9 3 (6.52%) DevOps
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
10 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) ABAP
4 1 (2.17%) VB6
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) CCNA
1 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.87%) PMP
2 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB
6 1 (2.17%) APMP
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) F5
3 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) BMC
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Sun
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy