The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 123 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £386
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
Software Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2303 2286 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.88% 91.59% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1142 994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 119
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.88 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Manager in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Manager across the Berkshire region.

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Manager across the Berkshire region.

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 2 - -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Software Manager
South East

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Manager in their job title.

1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) EDRMS
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (16.67%) EDRMS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft