Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 73 99
Rank change year-on-year -9 +26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 12 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.93% 0.74% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.79% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.86% +18.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £343 £384 £250
90th Percentile £579 £500 £421
North West median daily rate £423 £444 £415
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.93% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £18.02 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,247 1,018 1,834
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 94.70% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 696 1,204
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £256
90th Percentile £545 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 76
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.38% +24.53% -15.49%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.16
90th Percentile £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.90% -4.76% +16.67%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Technical Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in Cheshire

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in Cheshire

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in Cheshire

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in Cheshire

Technical Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -9 2 - - 3
Macclesfield +2 1 £525 +36.36%
Crewe -19 1 £650 +30.00%
Wilmslow - 1 £285 -
Technical Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Technical Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Workload Management
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Office 365
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management

Technical Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Workload Management
5 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP