Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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.

IT Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 128 102
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 +26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 118 146 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.43% 1.50% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.57% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 119 104
Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £325 £263
90th Percentile £500 £555 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +20.31% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.98
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.46% -8.39%

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 7797 9280 8004
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.39% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4873 5638 4625
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £235 £215
90th Percentile £550 £551 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 367 455
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.11 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT 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 IT Manager in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT 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 IT Manager within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Midlands +6 81 £415 -6.48% 18
East Midlands -8 34 £413 -0.60% 9
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 48 (40.68%) Project Management
2 34 (28.81%) Finance
3 28 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (23.73%) PRINCE2
4 21 (17.80%) Retail
5 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.41%) ITIL
7 15 (12.71%) Service Delivery
8 14 (11.86%) Programme Management
9 13 (11.02%) Change Management
9 13 (11.02%) Manufacturing
10 12 (10.17%) ERP
10 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
10 12 (10.17%) Data Centre
10 12 (10.17%) PMO
11 11 (9.32%) CRM
11 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Project
11 11 (9.32%) PMP
11 11 (9.32%) PMI Certification
12 10 (8.47%) Service Management
12 10 (8.47%) Windows
12 10 (8.47%) Office 365
13 9 (7.63%) Project Planning
13 9 (7.63%) SAP
14 8 (6.78%) PMI
14 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (6.78%) Migration
14 8 (6.78%) Marketing
14 8 (6.78%) Project Governance
15 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared

IT 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 2 (1.69%) MS Project Server
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.85%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) SAN
2 3 (2.54%) WAN
3 2 (1.69%) LAN
3 2 (1.69%) Network Security
3 2 (1.69%) VoIP
3 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.85%) MPLS
4 1 (0.85%) NAS
4 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.85%) DB2
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (28.81%) Finance
2 21 (17.80%) Retail
3 13 (11.02%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.78%) Marketing
5 7 (5.93%) Banking
5 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Automotive
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Billing
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.85%) Middleware
1 1 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.78%) PMI
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) NHS
4 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
3 3 (2.54%) Unix
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Project Management
2 28 (23.73%) PRINCE2
2 28 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.41%) ITIL
5 15 (12.71%) Service Delivery
6 14 (11.86%) Programme Management
7 13 (11.02%) Change Management
8 12 (10.17%) ERP
9 11 (9.32%) CRM
10 10 (8.47%) Service Management
11 9 (7.63%) Project Planning
12 8 (6.78%) Migration
12 8 (6.78%) Project Governance
13 7 (5.93%) Matrix Organization
14 6 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.08%) Supplier Management
15 5 (4.24%) Data Migration
15 5 (4.24%) Logistics
15 5 (4.24%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.69%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) PMI Certification
1 11 (9.32%) PMP
2 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) CISSP
5 2 (1.69%) ISEB
5 2 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) PMO
2 5 (4.24%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Firmware
1 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) SAP
3 7 (5.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.08%) Oracle
5 5 (4.24%) Infor
6 3 (2.54%) IBM
6 3 (2.54%) Remedy
7 2 (1.69%) HP
7 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) EMC
8 1 (0.85%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.85%) Lancope
8 1 (0.85%) NetApp
8 1 (0.85%) Talend
8 1 (0.85%) Temenos
8 1 (0.85%) Unisys