The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 105 79
Rank change year-on-year -10 -26  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 27 60 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.92% 1.60% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.69% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 40
Median daily rate £388 £440 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.93% +16.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £725 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £414
% change year-on-year -4.06% +3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% +85.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £34.76
% change year-on-year +6.41% +12.19%  

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 2764 3554 3498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.76% 94.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2206 2024
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -4 12 £350 -21.34% 7
Cheshire +15 5 £420 -4.54% 10
Lancashire -1 1 £488 +23.41% 1
Merseyside -10 1 £438 +34.61%
Cumbria - 1 - -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (36.51%) Project Management
2 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.29%) Retail
5 8 (12.70%) Risk Management
6 7 (11.11%) Service Management
6 7 (11.11%) CISSP
6 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 6 (9.52%) Information Security
7 6 (9.52%) CISA
7 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 6 (9.52%) Office 365
8 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (7.94%) IT Audit
8 5 (7.94%) CISM
8 5 (7.94%) SAP
9 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) SLA
9 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
9 4 (6.35%) Migration
9 4 (6.35%) ITSM
9 4 (6.35%) Change Control
9 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) Data Protection

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 1 (1.59%) CMS
1 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) SaaS
3 3 (4.76%) IaaS
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) PaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.59%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) Skype
2 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.17%) Life Science
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) PMI
5 1 (1.59%) CCTV
5 1 (1.59%) EPoS
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) PACS
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Project Management
2 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.70%) Risk Management
5 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 7 (11.11%) Service Management
5 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 6 (9.52%) Information Security
6 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.94%) IT Audit
8 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.35%) Change Control
8 4 (6.35%) CRM
8 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.35%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.35%) ITSM
8 4 (6.35%) Migration
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.35%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) C
1 1 (1.59%) Java
1 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) CISSP
2 6 (9.52%) CISA
3 5 (7.94%) CISM
4 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.59%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.59%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) COBIT
2 3 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) SAP
2 2 (3.17%) Citrix
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
2 2 (3.17%) VMware
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Remedy
3 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.59%) Spiceworks
3 1 (1.59%) Wyse