The median contractor rate for a IT Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
North West / Merseyside
Rank 32 30 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.85% 2.65% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.78% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £405 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -14.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £485 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.66 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.31% -25.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 308 324 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.06% 95.58% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 215 150
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 15
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.84 £15.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured IT Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in Merseyside

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in Merseyside

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in Merseyside

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Liverpool +1 5 £350 -13.58%
IT Manager
North West

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT 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 Merseyside region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) CISA
4 2 (16.67%) MS Project
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
4 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Marketing

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft