The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Technical Manager
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 68 72
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.22% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 0.70% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £450 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £305 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +2.32% +4.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year - +0.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 862 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.78% 94.31% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 626 551
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 46
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £21.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Crewe - 5 £500 -
Warrington +22 2 - -
Knutsford +4 2 £400 +6.66%
Chester +13 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Macclesfield +3 1 £385 +10.00%
Technical Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Java EE
3 5 (31.25%) J2EE
3 5 (31.25%) Struts
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) JUnit
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (12.50%) JBoss
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) PMP
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) X.509
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team

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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) X.509
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) Java EE
2 5 (31.25%) Struts
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) CA