Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 112 114
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 67 80 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.64% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.73% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 72 80
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -1.16% +4.88%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £338
90th Percentile £515 £500 £553
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £45.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.11% +114.29% -39.57%
10th Percentile £21.18 £36.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £36.93 £55.25 £21.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -21.43%

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 4,949 4,621 5,662
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.00% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,073 2,930 3,420
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £539 £541
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.76% +13.33% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Birmingham -11 19 £400 - 9
Coventry -2 16 £435 -1.97% 2
Warwickshire +14 12 £425 +1.49% 2
Staffordshire -17 5 £383 +12.50% 3
Shropshire -54 3 £440 -
Solihull - 3 £356 -
Worcestershire -5 2 £325 +116.67% 5
Herefordshire -16 2 £325 +30.00% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 23 (34.33%) Finance
1 23 (34.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (31.34%) Project Management
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.90%) PRINCE2
5 11 (16.42%) Retail
5 11 (16.42%) ITIL
6 9 (13.43%) Migration
7 8 (11.94%) SAP
8 7 (10.45%) Service Management
8 7 (10.45%) Windows
8 7 (10.45%) Logistics
9 6 (8.96%) Supplier Management
9 6 (8.96%) CRM
9 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
10 5 (7.46%) SaaS
10 5 (7.46%) Project Governance
10 5 (7.46%) Service Design
10 5 (7.46%) PMO
10 5 (7.46%) Automotive
10 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
10 5 (7.46%) Project Planning
11 4 (5.97%) Resource Management
11 4 (5.97%) QA
11 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
11 4 (5.97%) 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 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) Broadband
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) Skype
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
General
1 23 (34.33%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Retail
3 5 (7.46%) Automotive
4 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) FMCG
2 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) PMI
3 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (31.34%) Project Management
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.90%) PRINCE2
5 11 (16.42%) ITIL
6 9 (13.43%) Migration
7 7 (10.45%) Logistics
7 7 (10.45%) Service Management
8 6 (8.96%) CRM
8 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.96%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.46%) Project Governance
9 5 (7.46%) Project Planning
9 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.46%) Service Design
10 4 (5.97%) Change Control
10 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.97%) Contract Management
10 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.97%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) C
1 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.97%) PMP
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) APMP
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) CIMA
4 1 (1.49%) CISA
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) PMO
2 4 (5.97%) GDPR
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.99%) TickIT
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) SAP
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco
4 1 (1.49%) NetApp