The median contractor rate for a Communications Manager was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications Manager
UK
Rank 553 595 593
Rank change year-on-year +42 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Manager 43 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.089% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.093% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 18
Median daily rate £330 £433 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.69% +10.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £348 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £545 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £414 £368
% change year-on-year -21.45% +12.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.26

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Communications Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Manager in the UK

Communications Manager
Top 27 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 24 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 +37 43 £330 -23.69% 8
London +24 19 £375 -16.66% 3
South East +30 6 £302 -26.78% 2
North West +27 5 £335 -25.55%
East Midlands -1 5 £375 -6.25%
Liverpool +5 3 £335 -
Merseyside 0 3 £335 -
Surrey - 3 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £224 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £224 - 2
Berkshire +24 2 £318 -23.00%
City of London +4 2 £363 +4.31% 1
Northamptonshire 0 2 £550 +37.50%
East of England -2 2 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 -
Wakefield - 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £250 -
Leicester - 2 £250 -
Manchester +9 1 £310 -
West Midlands +7 1 £420 +1.20%
Bristol +4 1 £148 - 1
South West -2 1 £148 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £420 -
Cheshire - 1 £438 -
Chertsey - 1 £279 -
Bracknell - 1 £260 -
Reading - 1 £375 -

Communications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 24 (27.59%) Finance
1 24 (27.59%) Marketing
2 19 (21.84%) Change Management
3 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.24%) ERP
5 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
5 13 (14.94%) Intranet
6 11 (12.64%) SAP
7 9 (10.34%) Banking
7 9 (10.34%) Social Media
8 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.05%) Service Management
10 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 6 (6.90%) Degree
11 5 (5.75%) Business Transformation
11 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.75%) Oracle
11 5 (5.75%) NHS
11 5 (5.75%) CMS
11 5 (5.75%) Publishing
12 4 (4.60%) Electronics
12 4 (4.60%) Content Management
12 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.60%) Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (4.60%) User Experience
12 4 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 3 (3.45%) IT Strategy
13 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared

Communications 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Office
1 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) Intranet
2 1 (1.15%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (1.15%) ISDN
2 1 (1.15%) PBX
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (27.59%) Finance
1 24 (27.59%) Marketing
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Publishing
4 4 (4.60%) Electronics
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
5 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Back Office
7 1 (1.15%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) CSS
1 2 (2.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Social Media
2 5 (5.75%) NHS
3 4 (4.60%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) VLE
5 1 (1.15%) Blog
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Change Management
2 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (17.24%) ERP
4 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (8.05%) Service Management
6 6 (6.90%) Project Management
7 5 (5.75%) Business Transformation
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Content Management
8 4 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (4.60%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.45%) Coaching
9 3 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.45%) Copywriting
9 3 (3.45%) CRM
9 3 (3.45%) IT Strategy
10 2 (2.30%) Data Management
10 2 (2.30%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Degree
3 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) MobiControl
1 1 (1.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) SAP
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) Avaya
4 2 (2.30%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.15%) NICE Systems
5 1 (1.15%) Nortel
5 1 (1.15%) SOTI
5 1 (1.15%) VMware
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £305 - £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, Yorkshire
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago