The median contractor rate for a Bid Manager was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bid Manager
UK
Rank 565 624 605
Rank change year-on-year +59 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Bid Manager 21 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.012% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £480 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £390 £338
% change year-on-year -3.20% +15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Bid Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Bid Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Bid Manager in the UK

Bid Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bid Manager in the UK

Bid Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bid Manager over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bid Manager in the UK

Bid Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bid Manager in the UK

Bid Manager
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bid Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +63 21 £390 - 4
West Midlands - 9 £380 - 2
Solihull - 8 - - 2
South East +20 4 £353 -9.61%
South West +4 4 £425 -10.52% 1
London - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £400 +2.56%
Hampshire - 2 £351 -
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 -
Winchester - 2 £351 -
Bristol +1 1 £475 -
Halesowen - 1 £380 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Yeovil - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £375 -
Swindon - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £625 -

Bid Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Bid 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 featuring Bid Manager in the job title.

1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 11 (40.74%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (22.22%) WAN
5 5 (18.52%) LAN
5 5 (18.52%) Legal
5 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.81%) PMI Certification
6 4 (14.81%) IBM
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) Fujitsu
6 4 (14.81%) PgMP
6 4 (14.81%) Product Management
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.11%) APMP
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) Presales
7 3 (11.11%) Escalation Management
7 3 (11.11%) Marketing
7 3 (11.11%) Business Development
8 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.41%) Adobe
8 2 (7.41%) MS Project
8 2 (7.41%) MS Office
8 2 (7.41%) Smart Meter

Bid Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) WAN
2 5 (18.52%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (18.52%) Legal
4 3 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.81%) Product Management
5 3 (11.11%) Business Development
5 3 (11.11%) Escalation Management
5 3 (11.11%) Presales
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Information Exploitation
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) Line Management
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PgMP
1 4 (14.81%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.11%) APMP
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Fujitsu
1 4 (14.81%) HP
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Arqiva
3 1 (3.70%) Progress
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago