The median contractor rate for a Communications Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Communications Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 622 598
Rank change year-on-year +61 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 49 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.054% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.057% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 29
Median daily rate £463 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £540 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £415 £339
% change year-on-year +5.42% +22.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.43

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Communications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Communications Manager in the UK

Communications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Manager in the UK

Communications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Communications Manager over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Communications Manager in the UK

Communications Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Manager in the UK

Communications Manager
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +60 48 £475 +16.92% 2
London +27 24 £475 +37.68% 1
South East +29 9 £500 +31.14%
City of London +6 8 £475 +63.79% 1
Berkshire +23 7 £500 +14.28%
South West +2 5 £425 -29.16% 1
East Midlands - 5 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £500 -
Nottingham - 4 £500 -
Yorkshire +20 3 £305 +79.41%
West Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
Bristol - 3 £425 -
Hampshire +7 2 £375 +19.04%
Wakefield - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Scotland +30 1 £325 -21.68%
North West +21 1 £225 -
Edinburgh +13 1 £325 -27.13%
Canary Wharf +3 1 £225 -
East of England -2 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £305 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Newbury - 1 £510 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £225 -

Communications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Communications 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 Communications Manager in the job title.

1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 23 (25.56%) Change Management
3 22 (24.44%) Project Management
4 21 (23.33%) Marketing
5 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (20.00%) Social Media
7 15 (16.67%) Banking
8 13 (14.44%) Intranet
9 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
10 9 (10.00%) ERP
10 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.78%) Business Transformation
12 7 (7.78%) CRM
13 6 (6.67%) Office 365
13 6 (6.67%) Channel Management
13 6 (6.67%) NHS
13 6 (6.67%) SAP
13 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
13 6 (6.67%) Blog
14 5 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
14 5 (5.56%) Retail
14 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
14 5 (5.56%) Oracle
14 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.56%) Electronics
14 5 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
15 4 (4.44%) Data Strategy
15 4 (4.44%) Behavioural Change
15 4 (4.44%) PMO

Communications Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.44%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.11%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) Yammer
3 1 (1.11%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) Intranet
2 3 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.11%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (1.11%) ISDN
3 1 (1.11%) PBX
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 21 (23.33%) Marketing
3 15 (16.67%) Banking
4 5 (5.56%) Electronics
4 5 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (3.33%) Multimedia
5 3 (3.33%) Publishing
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Social Media
2 6 (6.67%) Blog
2 6 (6.67%) NHS
3 4 (4.44%) User Experience
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.22%) VLE
6 1 (1.11%) Derivative
6 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.11%) Equities
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.11%) New Media
6 1 (1.11%) Social Network
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
1 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Change Management
2 22 (24.44%) Project Management
3 19 (21.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (10.00%) ERP
4 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (7.78%) Business Transformation
5 7 (7.78%) CRM
6 6 (6.67%) Channel Management
6 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
8 4 (4.44%) Behavioural Change
8 4 (4.44%) Content Management
8 4 (4.44%) Data Strategy
8 4 (4.44%) Infographics
8 4 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (4.44%) Project Governance
8 4 (4.44%) Service Management
9 3 (3.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (1.11%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) PMO
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.11%) MobiControl
1 1 (1.11%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) SAP
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.22%) Avaya
4 2 (2.22%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.11%) NICE Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Nortel
5 1 (1.11%) SOTI
5 1 (1.11%) VMware