The median contractor rate for an Applications Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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.

Application Manager
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 134 108
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £432 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.97%  
10th Percentile £385 £402 £361
90th Percentile £563 £497 £484
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £42.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1948 2837 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.56% 94.63% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 5955 5423
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £226 £219 £205
90th Percentile £558 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 308 505
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.61%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £38.98 £31.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Applications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Manager in the West Midlands

Applications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Manager in the West Midlands

Applications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Manager in the West Midlands

Applications Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Manager in the West Midlands

Applications Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +20 6 £450 -
Warwickshire +6 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 £650 -
Applications Manager
England

Applications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Applications 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Manager in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Private Cloud
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
6 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (11.11%) Application Rationalisation
8 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (11.11%) Service Management
8 2 (11.11%) Change Management
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (11.11%) SQL
8 2 (11.11%) MS Project Server
8 2 (11.11%) QA
9 1 (5.56%) Problem Management

Applications Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (11.11%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) DataPower
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Data Migration
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Application Rationalisation
8 2 (11.11%) Change Management
8 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (11.11%) Service Management
9 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP