The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 April 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.

Technical Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 63 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 4 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.65% 0.13% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.14% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 11
Median daily rate £375 £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +39.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £416
% change year-on-year +4.04% +3.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -20.00%  

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 594 701 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.81% 93.47% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 470 524
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 26
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.30%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in Birmingham

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in Birmingham

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in Birmingham

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

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

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (11.11%) Network Management
5 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (11.11%) NICE Systems
5 1 (11.11%) Network Segmentation
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (11.11%) C

Technical 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PMP
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) NICE Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle