The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 135 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 6 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 1.11% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 6
Median daily rate £450 £370 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -27.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £324 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £438 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £416 £411
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £44.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +60.00%
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
2721 2524 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.25% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1509 1132
Median daily rate £388 £361 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 164 157
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Technical Manager in the job title.

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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +15 1 £450 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Coventry -5 1 - - 2
Birmingham -21 1 £475 +39.70% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
Technical Manager
England

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Technical Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) MS Project
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Office 365
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) Facilities Management
6 1 (5.26%) QlikView
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) QlikView
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) ABAP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) APMP
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix
1 1 (5.26%) Google
1 1 (5.26%) Infor
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) NetApp
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) VMware