The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Software Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
482 870 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.88% 92.45% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 549 420
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Software Manager in the job title.

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Software 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 Cheshire region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft