Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 14 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.

Technical Manager
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 190 172
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 44 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.35% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 32
North West median daily rate £450 £368 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -9.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £356 £291 £314
90th Percentile £644 £447 £674
England median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £41.67 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% +9.38% +36.96%

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 5,679 5,404 6,146
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.38% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,570 3,420 3,981
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £233
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 257 214
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.75 £48.44
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 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 -6 19 £458 +10.91% 3
Cheshire 0 14 £375 +7.14% 2
Lancashire - 8 £505 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £510 - 1
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 17 (38.64%) Project Management
2 13 (29.55%) Windows
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
6 8 (18.18%) Linux
6 8 (18.18%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
8 6 (13.64%) Finance
8 6 (13.64%) Office 365
9 5 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (11.36%) NHS
9 5 (11.36%) GDPR
10 4 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 4 (9.09%) SQL
10 4 (9.09%) .NET
10 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
10 4 (9.09%) Line Management
10 4 (9.09%) Banking
11 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.82%) JIRA
11 3 (6.82%) AWS Certification
11 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure

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 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) ATM
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) GitLab
2 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Velocity
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (11.36%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) CentOS
6 1 (2.27%) VME
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Project Management
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
5 8 (18.18%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Line Management
7 4 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineering
8 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.55%) Change Management
9 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.55%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.55%) Strategic Thinking
9 2 (4.55%) Tech Ops
9 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) SEPA
2 1 (2.27%) TARGET2
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) Avaya
5 1 (2.27%) Black Duck
5 1 (2.27%) BT