The median contractor rate for an Applications Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 60 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 6 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.98% 0.98% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.03% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +1.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 584 774 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 94.96% 94.51% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 547 495
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Applications Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Manager in Birmingham

Applications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Manager in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Manager in Birmingham

Applications Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Manager in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Manager in Birmingham

Applications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Applications 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 Birmingham region featuring Applications Manager in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) Application Rationalisation
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management

Applications Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle