Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 138 109
Rank change year-on-year +9 -29 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 79 62 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.13% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.20% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 73
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -3.41% +13.55%
10th Percentile £275 £287 £313
90th Percentile £495 £588 £605
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 1
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +69.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £24.75 £29.28 £31.25
90th Percentile £59.38 £55.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +42.31% -15.58% +27.23%

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 5,577 5,182 7,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.49% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,463 3,140 4,413
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 286 310
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.11% -8.10% +13.07%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.38 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -27 28 £375 -16.67% 17
Cumbria +9 15 - -
Cheshire -5 12 £425 +20.57% 7
Lancashire -6 10 £315 -26.96% 6
Merseyside +17 8 £450 +20.00% 3
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 (30.38%) ITIL
2 21 (26.58%) Project Management
3 18 (22.78%) Finance
4 17 (21.52%) Service Management
5 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.92%) Windows
7 10 (12.66%) ITSM
7 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.13%) Migration
9 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.13%) Supplier Management
9 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (8.86%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.59%) SQL
11 6 (7.59%) PMO
12 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
12 5 (6.33%) Office 365
12 5 (6.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (6.33%) ITIL V3
12 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
12 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (6.33%) Retail
12 5 (6.33%) Change Management
13 4 (5.06%) Information Security
13 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
13 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
13 4 (5.06%) Banking
13 4 (5.06%) NHS

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 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.80%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Primavera
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) LAN
1 1 (1.27%) SMS
1 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.27%) VLAN
1 1 (1.27%) WAN
1 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) MS Access
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) JIRA
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.06%) NHS
3 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.06%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Unix
5 1 (1.27%) VMS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) ITIL
2 21 (26.58%) Project Management
3 17 (21.52%) Service Management
4 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.66%) ITSM
6 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.13%) Migration
7 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.13%) Supplier Management
8 7 (8.86%) Programme Management
8 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.33%) Change Management
9 5 (6.33%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.06%) Application Rationalisation
10 4 (5.06%) Change Control
10 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.06%) Information Security
10 4 (5.06%) IT Strategy
10 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) C
2 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.27%) RPG
2 1 (1.27%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.80%) CCNA
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) ISEB
3 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.53%) PMP
3 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) CISM
4 1 (1.27%) CISSP
4 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) PMO
2 3 (3.80%) COBIT
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.27%) GDPR
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) Lotus
2 3 (3.80%) SAP
2 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco
3 1 (1.27%) Citrix
3 1 (1.27%) hybris
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) Ivanti
3 1 (1.27%) WatchGuard