The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South 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 / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 91 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 32 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.18% 1.66% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.74% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 38
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £327 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £414
% change year-on-year -4.06% +3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2601 2818 2987
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.46% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1823 1930
Median daily rate £375 £368 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 138 200
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.60 £42.50
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 South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured IT Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the South West

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Manager in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in the South West

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the South West

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the South West

IT Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Bristol -5 10 £413 +3.18% 6
Devon -4 6 £320 - 1
Wiltshire -2 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 £406 - 1
Dorset +2 2 £300 -20.00% 2
Cornwall - 2 £310 -
Somerset -6 1 £350 -4.10%
IT Manager
England

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 South West region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 14 (25.45%) Finance
3 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
4 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Change Management
6 5 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 5 (9.09%) Office 365
6 5 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (9.09%) ITIL
7 4 (7.27%) MCSE
7 4 (7.27%) ERP
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (7.27%) NetApp
7 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.27%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (7.27%) Project Governance
7 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) FlexPod
8 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
8 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.45%) PMO
8 3 (5.45%) QA

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (1.82%) FileNet
1 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Unified Communications
1 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) Network Security
2 3 (5.45%) VLAN
2 3 (5.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Local Government
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Military
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) FlexPod
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) CCTV
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Project Management
2 12 (21.82%) PRINCE2
2 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (7.27%) ERP
6 4 (7.27%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (7.27%) Project Governance
6 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.64%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.82%) Escalation Management
8 1 (1.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C#
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) MCSE
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) APMP
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PMO
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.27%) NetApp
2 3 (5.45%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Lotus
4 1 (1.82%) Pega
4 1 (1.82%) Pegasus