Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 84 88
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 16 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.20% 0.96% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 16
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £625 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +20.48% +27.30%
10th Percentile £288 £359 £319
90th Percentile £500 £678 £726
North West median daily rate £388 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -13.89% - +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1275 1376 1963
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 93.92% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 996 1304
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £234 £266
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.00 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -14 3 - - 2
Chester - 3 £300 - 1
Crewe - 3 £500 -
Warrington +8 2 - -
Northwich - 1 £360 -
Technical Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Kanban
4 3 (18.75%) Java EE
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Struts
4 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team Management
4 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
4 3 (18.75%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Teradata
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Sun
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (12.50%) PaaS

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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Heroku
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) Java EE
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) Struts
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Kanban
3 3 (18.75%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team Management
3 3 (18.75%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Sun
1 2 (12.50%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Progress