The median contractor rate for a Technical Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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.

Technical Manager
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 123 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -11.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -20.00%  

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 2107 2627 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.15% 95.63% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1463 1357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Technical Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Manager in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Manager in the West Midlands

Technical Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Manager in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Manager in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Coventry +5 3 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire +4 1 £425 -5.55%
Birmingham 0 1 - - 2
Technical Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Manager in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Programme Management
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
5 5 (21.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Process Management
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 2 (8.70%) SOAP
8 2 (8.70%) ETL
8 2 (8.70%) Informatica
8 2 (8.70%) NHS
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (8.70%) DataStage
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (8.70%) Visualforce

Technical 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) DataStage
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) REST
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) Visualforce
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
2 7 (30.43%) Programme Management
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Process Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) NICE Systems
4 1 (4.35%) VMware