Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Manager
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 139 127
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12 -27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 67 71 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.22% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.29% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 65
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £313
90th Percentile £550 £551 £583
England median daily rate £454 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +0.89% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 1
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +69.23% +6.49%
10th Percentile £26.56 £55.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £71.25 £55.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% +2.90% +1.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,692 5,515 6,911
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,539 3,362 4,317
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 248 255
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £18.84 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +10.82% -9.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.03 £49.13 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -18 25 £438 +16.67% 10
Cumbria +4 11 - -
Lancashire -2 11 £375 -10.45% 4
Merseyside +21 7 £450 +2.86% 2
Cheshire -19 7 £475 +11.76% 4
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT 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 North West region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 24 (35.82%) Project Management
2 17 (25.37%) Finance
3 14 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.91%) ITIL
4 12 (17.91%) Windows
5 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
5 9 (13.43%) Migration
6 8 (11.94%) Service Management
7 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.45%) Office 365
8 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
9 5 (7.46%) SQL
9 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
9 5 (7.46%) ITSM
9 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
10 4 (5.97%) Application Rationalisation
10 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
10 4 (5.97%) MS Access
10 4 (5.97%) Windows NT
10 4 (5.97%) Oracle
10 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (5.97%) SAP
11 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Primavera
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) DHCP
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) LAN
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) VLAN
1 1 (1.49%) VoIP
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
1 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MS Access
2 1 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Legal
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.97%) Windows NT
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.99%) Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.49%) AIX
6 1 (1.49%) Unix
6 1 (1.49%) VMS
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Project Management
2 14 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (17.91%) ITIL
4 9 (13.43%) Migration
4 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
5 8 (11.94%) Service Management
6 5 (7.46%) ITSM
7 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.97%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) Decision-Making
8 3 (4.48%) Information Security
8 3 (4.48%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.48%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.48%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) CCNA
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.99%) PMP
2 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.49%) CISM
3 1 (1.49%) CISSP
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Lotus
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco
4 2 (2.99%) Veeam
4 2 (2.99%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.49%) Ariba
5 1 (1.49%) hybris
5 1 (1.49%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.49%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) VMware