Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 217 251
Rank change year-on-year -25 +34 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 16 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.20% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Midlands median daily rate £410 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% -2.35% -
10th Percentile £308 £232 £306
90th Percentile £504 £480 £523
England median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 7,593 7,464 9,287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.68% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,633 4,619 5,620
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.47%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £234
90th Percentile £556 £544 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 364 326
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.78 £38.88
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
East Midlands +16 10 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -46 5 £410 -1.20% 4
Contracts Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Contracts 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 Midlands region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Back Office
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Legal
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) NHS
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (6.25%) Accounts Payable
6 1 (6.25%) Accounts Receivable
6 1 (6.25%) Indirect Procurement
6 1 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
4 1 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Accounts Payable
5 1 (6.25%) Accounts Receivable
5 1 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
5 1 (6.25%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (6.25%) Indirect Procurement
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile First
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) hybris