Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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.

IT Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 113 119
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 74 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.58% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.66% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 71
West Midlands median daily rate £436 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £341
90th Percentile £509 £500 £530
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09% +10.79%
10th Percentile £24.53 £35.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.00 £55.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.90% -1.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,761 4,385 5,879
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.71% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,891 2,759 3,497
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £541
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 192 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -12.38%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.21 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Coventry +2 22 £450 -2.70% 2
Birmingham -5 19 £444 +10.94% 10
Warwickshire +11 14 £463 +10.45% 1
Worcestershire -2 4 £325 +116.67% 2
Staffordshire -12 4 £413 +24.06% 4
Herefordshire -13 2 £325 +30.00%
Shropshire -41 2 £440 - 1
Solihull - 2 £288 - 4
Walsall - 1 - -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 28 (37.84%) Project Management
2 24 (32.43%) Finance
3 19 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2
5 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.92%) ITIL
7 10 (13.51%) Retail
8 8 (10.81%) Supplier Management
8 8 (10.81%) Migration
8 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.46%) Service Management
9 7 (9.46%) SAP
9 7 (9.46%) CRM
10 6 (8.11%) Automotive
10 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
11 5 (6.76%) Windows
11 5 (6.76%) Office 365
11 5 (6.76%) People Management
11 5 (6.76%) Service Design
11 5 (6.76%) PMO
11 5 (6.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
12 4 (5.41%) Software Delivery
12 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
12 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (5.41%) SaaS
12 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
12 4 (5.41%) Change Management
12 4 (5.41%) ITSM
12 4 (5.41%) Programme Management

IT 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) SaaS
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
1 2 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (1.35%) Broadband
2 1 (1.35%) LAN
2 1 (1.35%) Skype
2 1 (1.35%) WAN
2 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Subversion
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 6 (8.11%) Automotive
4 3 (4.05%) Legal
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.70%) FMCG
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
4 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Project Management
2 19 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2
4 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) ITIL
6 8 (10.81%) Migration
6 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.81%) Supplier Management
7 7 (9.46%) CRM
7 7 (9.46%) Service Management
8 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.76%) People Management
9 5 (6.76%) Service Design
9 5 (6.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
10 4 (5.41%) Change Management
10 4 (5.41%) ITSM
10 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.41%) Resource Management
10 4 (5.41%) Software Delivery
10 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.35%) C
1 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.70%) PMP
3 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) APMP
4 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.35%) CIMA
4 1 (1.35%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) PMO
2 3 (4.05%) GDPR
3 2 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) SAP
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) CommVault
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Apple
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.35%) NetApp
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds