Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Technical Manager
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 179 188
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 42 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.51% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 42
North West median daily rate £425 £419 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -0.89% -15.50%
10th Percentile £352 £299 £325
90th Percentile £504 £500 £925
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £41.67 - -
England median hourly rate £30.34 £22.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +34.82% -42.31% +30.00%

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 5,692 5,515 6,911
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,539 3,362 4,317
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 248 255
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £18.84 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +10.82% -9.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.03 £49.13 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Technical Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in the North West

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in the North West

Technical Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Manager in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Cheshire -7 20 £375 -6.25% 3
Manchester -1 17 £450 +0.28% 9
Lancashire - 3 £600 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 15 (35.71%) Project Management
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) NHS
3 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 8 (19.05%) Windows
4 7 (16.67%) Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Office 365
5 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.90%) GDPR
7 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
8 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 3 (7.14%) .NET
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (7.14%) Change Management
9 2 (4.76%) Finance
9 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.76%) SQL
9 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (4.76%) Symantec
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
9 2 (4.76%) Data Migration

Technical 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.38%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) VME
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Project Management
1 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 7 (16.67%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.76%) Tech Ops
8 2 (4.76%) Workload Management
9 1 (2.38%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Change Control
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
9 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) COBOL
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
2 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.38%) PMP
1 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) McAfee
2 2 (4.76%) Symantec
3 1 (2.38%) Avaya
3 1 (2.38%) BT
3 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus