Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 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.

Contract Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 235 227
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 23 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.29% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 9
Midlands median daily rate £415 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £249 £353 £292
90th Percentile £477 £530 £508
England median daily rate £463 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,492 8,481 7,797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.04% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,699 5,154 4,440
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 369 407
Midlands median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -0.40% -3.83%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £45.08 £39.00 £36.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in the Midlands

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in the Midlands

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Contracts Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Contracts Manager in the Midlands

Contracts Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Contracts Manager in the Midlands

Contracts Manager
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contracts Manager within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
West Midlands +6 18 £415 -2.35%
East Midlands +5 4 £380 -1.94%
Contracts Manager
England

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Contracts 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 Midlands region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) Time Management
3 7 (30.43%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) Contract Management
4 6 (26.09%) Transition Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) AutoCAD
7 3 (13.04%) ERP
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Retail
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.35%) .NET
9 1 (4.35%) C
9 1 (4.35%) C#
9 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 1 (4.35%) SAP

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (17.39%) AutoCAD
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Infor M3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) EDI
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) AS400
1 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) Time Management
3 7 (30.43%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) Contract Management
4 6 (26.09%) Transition Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) ERP
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (4.35%) Pay per click
9 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
9 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Infor
3 1 (4.35%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Talend