The median contractor rate for a IT Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Manager
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 88 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 34 70 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.81% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.92% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 30
Median daily rate £450 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.90 - £28.25
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 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
Manchester -2 22 £464 +3.05% 8
Merseyside -1 6 £350 +7.69% 2
Cheshire +23 4 £320 -27.27% 3
Lancashire +15 1 £375 -4.76%
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 33 (43.42%) Project Management
2 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (21.05%) Finance
4 13 (17.11%) PRINCE2
5 10 (13.16%) Retail
6 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Office 365
7 8 (10.53%) ITIL
7 8 (10.53%) SLA
7 8 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.21%) CRM
9 6 (7.89%) CISSP
9 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.89%) CISA
9 6 (7.89%) Banking
9 6 (7.89%) Information Security
9 6 (7.89%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) Driving Licence
10 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (6.58%) Service Management
10 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.58%) SAP
11 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
11 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
11 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
11 4 (5.26%) CISM

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 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
4 2 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) IPsec
2 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.32%) Skype
2 1 (1.32%) SSL
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Local Government
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) HTML
1 1 (1.32%) Middleware
1 1 (1.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
4 2 (2.63%) PACS
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Android
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Project Management
2 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (17.11%) PRINCE2
4 9 (11.84%) Migration
5 8 (10.53%) ITIL
5 8 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) CRM
7 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.89%) Information Security
7 6 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.58%) Service Management
9 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.26%) Facilities Management
9 4 (5.26%) IT Strategy
9 4 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) C
1 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) CISA
1 6 (7.89%) CISSP
2 4 (5.26%) CISM
2 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.32%) CGEIT
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) QiCA
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) PMO
3 3 (3.95%) COBIT
4 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
1 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.58%) SAP
2 2 (2.63%) Citrix
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) Apple
3 1 (1.32%) arcserve
3 1 (1.32%) BT
3 1 (1.32%) Computacenter
3 1 (1.32%) ESRI
3 1 (1.32%) HP
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago