Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 137 131
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -41
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 86 76 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.35% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 78
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £264 £283 £265
90th Percentile £500 £588 £564
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £22.90 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.51% -57.59% +35.00%
10th Percentile £23.67 £22.85 £30.66
90th Percentile £57.50 £22.95 £56.45
England median hourly rate £38.50 £30.94 £41.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% -25.45% +21.59%

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 5,117 5,614 7,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 94.59% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,247 3,608 4,683
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £225 £225
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 247 399
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £18.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% -20.14% +36.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -8 28 £400 -5.88% 26
Cheshire +2 24 £425 +7.59% 6
Merseyside +11 10 £425 -34.62% 1
Lancashire +15 9 £315 -42.73%
Cumbria - 6 - - 2
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 28 (32.56%) ITIL
3 19 (22.09%) Service Management
4 15 (17.44%) ITSM
4 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
4 15 (17.44%) Project Management
5 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.95%) Banking
7 11 (12.79%) Migration
8 10 (11.63%) Supplier Management
9 9 (10.47%) Retail
9 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
10 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (9.30%) Retail Banking
10 8 (9.30%) COBIT
11 7 (8.14%) Degree
11 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.98%) Change Management
12 6 (6.98%) Programme Management
12 6 (6.98%) ServiceNow
13 5 (5.81%) Service Design
13 5 (5.81%) Strategic Thinking
13 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.81%) Incident Management
13 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (5.81%) Resource Management
14 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (4.65%) PMO

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 (3.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) SMS
2 2 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) DB2
1 1 (1.16%) GIS
General
1 32 (37.21%) Finance
2 12 (13.95%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Retail
4 8 (9.30%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) Service Management
3 15 (17.44%) ITSM
3 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
3 15 (17.44%) Project Management
4 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.79%) Migration
6 10 (11.63%) Supplier Management
7 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.81%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.81%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.81%) Service Design
10 5 (5.81%) Strategic Thinking
11 4 (4.65%) ITIL V3
11 4 (4.65%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.16%) RPG
1 1 (1.16%) RPG IV
1 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) Degree
4 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CISM
5 3 (3.49%) CISSP
5 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) APMP
7 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) COBIT
2 4 (4.65%) PMO
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.33%) QA
4 2 (2.33%) SLA
5 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) ServiceNow
2 3 (3.49%) Siebel
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco
3 2 (2.33%) IBM
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.16%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) VMware