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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 109 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.32% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.34% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate £475 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £298 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £47.39
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -24.03%
Technical 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
2391 2044 1967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.21% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1144 1028
Average daily rate £383 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 180 142
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 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
Birmingham +3 7 £400 - 2
Coventry -7 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £388 -
Staffordshire - 1 £488 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 3
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) APMP
5 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) CISSP
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) MS Project
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Office 365
6 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 3 (12.50%) CISMP
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.33%) MCITP
7 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
6 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Analytics
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) ABAP
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) APMP
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) CISMP
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle