The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Technical Manager
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 123 143
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 11 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.46% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £433 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -20.00%  

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 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in the South West

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Manager in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Wiltshire +5 4 £450 +5.88%
Bristol 0 4 £360 +9.09% 1
Devon - 1 £460 - 1
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) People Management
4 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) Pegasus
4 3 (17.65%) LDAP
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Finance
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification

Technical 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) People Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Pegasus
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds