Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Communications Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 828 793
Rank change year-on-year +24 -35 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 73 53 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.051% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.053% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 73
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.36% -1.79%
10th Percentile £312 £201 £252
90th Percentile £508 £513 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £346 £375
% change year-on-year +15.61% -7.73% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.43

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Communications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Communications Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 13 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England +37 70 £425 +6.25% 5
London -3 43 £449 +12.25% 1
UK excluding London +21 28 £400 +15.61% 4
South East +7 12 £450 +56.52% 2
Midlands +22 6 £380 -10.59%
West Midlands +22 4 £400 -5.88%
East of England -3 3 £413 - 2
South West -8 3 £425 -9.38%
North of England +47 2 £400 +10.57%
Scotland -8 2 £370 +72.09%
East Midlands - 2 £315 -
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
North West +18 1 £400 +0.95%

Communications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (34.25%) Change Management
2 21 (28.77%) Finance
3 20 (27.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (23.29%) Social Media
5 15 (20.55%) Marketing
6 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
8 10 (13.70%) Intranet
8 10 (13.70%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (12.33%) Infographics
9 9 (12.33%) Banking
10 8 (10.96%) Analytics
11 6 (8.22%) Line Management
11 6 (8.22%) Retail
11 6 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (8.22%) ERP
12 5 (6.85%) SAP
12 5 (6.85%) Matrix Organization
12 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
13 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
13 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
13 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
13 4 (5.48%) Migration
14 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (4.11%) Blog
14 3 (4.11%) Telecoms

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 (13.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
1 3 (4.11%) Yammer
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) Intranet
2 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) NAS
3 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.37%) SMS
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) Marketing
3 9 (12.33%) Banking
4 6 (8.22%) Retail
5 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) EDI
1 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Social Media
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Blog
3 3 (4.11%) FMCG
3 3 (4.11%) New Media
4 2 (2.74%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Social Network
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.37%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Android
1 1 (1.37%) Windows
1 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Change Management
2 20 (27.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
5 10 (13.70%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (12.33%) Infographics
7 8 (10.96%) Analytics
8 6 (8.22%) ERP
8 6 (8.22%) Line Management
9 5 (6.85%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (5.48%) Migration
11 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (4.11%) Business Transformation
11 3 (4.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
11 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (2.74%) Marketing Strategy
12 2 (2.74%) Strategic Thinking
12 2 (2.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) SAP
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Remedy
3 1 (1.37%) Twitter
3 1 (1.37%) Workday