Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 117 134
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 71 92 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 1.62% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.70% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 59
North West median daily rate £465 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +6.71% -8.89%
10th Percentile £275 £292 £254
90th Percentile £585 £525 £565
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -21.43%

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 5,700 5,405 6,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 95.28% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,580 3,427 3,931
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £239 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 260 215
North West median hourly rate £19.63 £19.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +7.64% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.53 £48.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -20 28 £400 -5.88% 10
Cheshire -11 18 £475 +7.04% 2
Merseyside -1 12 £481 +10.00% 3
Lancashire -17 8 £348 -15.70% 4
Cumbria -1 1 - - 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (39.44%) Project Management
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.08%) Banking
5 9 (12.68%) Migration
5 9 (12.68%) ITIL
6 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
7 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.45%) Service Management
8 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.45%) Firewall
8 6 (8.45%) Office 365
9 5 (7.04%) Matrix Management
9 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.04%) Project Governance
9 5 (7.04%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (7.04%) Legal
9 5 (7.04%) Windows
10 4 (5.63%) JIRA
10 4 (5.63%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.63%) PMP
10 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
10 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.63%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (5.63%) Coaching
11 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.41%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) DHCP
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
General
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Legal
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Front Office
5 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Military
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Life Science
4 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Project Management
2 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.68%) ITIL
4 9 (12.68%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.45%) Service Management
6 5 (7.04%) Matrix Management
6 5 (7.04%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (7.04%) Project Governance
6 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.63%) Coaching
7 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.63%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.63%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (4.23%) Information Security
8 3 (4.23%) Logistics
8 3 (4.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) C
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
1 4 (5.63%) PMP
2 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.41%) CRISC
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
1 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) Avaya
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco
2 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 2 (2.82%) Veeam
4 1 (1.41%) Ariba
4 1 (1.41%) BT
4 1 (1.41%) Huawei
4 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.41%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) QAD
4 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) TSYS
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) WatchGuard