The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 495 481 468
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 84 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 39
Average daily rate
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£438 £370 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -10.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £529 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £406
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +20 28 £475 -9.52% 6
South East -29 20 £473 +45.38% 13
Yorkshire -3 13 £416 - 3
East of England -4 10 £373 +10.37% 4
North West -8 6 £475 +35.71% 5
West Midlands -5 3 - - 2
East Midlands +3 2 £450 +23.28%
South West -31 2 £450 +63.63% 6
North East - - - - 1
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Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 60 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.50%) Finance
3 39 (24.38%) Asset Management
4 38 (23.75%) Project Management
5 37 (23.13%) Microsoft
6 36 (22.50%) Software Asset Management
6 36 (22.50%) Software Licensing
7 31 (19.38%) Oracle
8 30 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 27 (16.88%) PRINCE2
10 23 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.75%) Scrum
12 21 (13.13%) .NET
13 20 (12.50%) Configuration Management
14 19 (11.88%) Legal
14 19 (11.88%) Waterfall
14 19 (11.88%) Banking
15 18 (11.25%) UNIX
16 17 (10.63%) ITIL
17 14 (8.75%) Release Management
18 13 (8.13%) Supplier Management
19 12 (7.50%) Web Services
19 12 (7.50%) IBM
20 11 (6.88%) MS Office
20 11 (6.88%) Middleware
20 11 (6.88%) Change Management
20 11 (6.88%) Hudson
21 10 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
21 10 (6.25%) Perforce
21 10 (6.25%) SQL Server

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.88%) Drupal
2 3 (1.88%) IIS
2 3 (1.88%) Apache
2 3 (1.88%) CICS
2 3 (1.88%) CMS
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Liferay
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) DB2
3 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.88%) MySQL
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Hudson
2 10 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.75%) Subversion
5 5 (3.13%) JIRA
5 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.88%) Selenium
6 3 (1.88%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.25%) MSI
7 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.25%) NUnit
7 2 (1.25%) WiX
7 2 (1.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.63%) FinalBuilder
8 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.63%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 44 (27.50%) Finance
2 19 (11.88%) Legal
2 19 (11.88%) Banking
3 7 (4.38%) Retail
4 5 (3.13%) Advertising
5 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.88%) French Language
6 3 (1.88%) Billing
6 3 (1.88%) Automotive
6 3 (1.88%) Law
7 2 (1.25%) Electronics
7 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.13%) .NET
2 12 (7.50%) Web Services
3 11 (6.88%) Middleware
4 7 (4.38%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.50%) WCF
6 3 (1.88%) LAMP
6 3 (1.88%) XML
7 1 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.63%) J2EE
7 1 (0.63%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) CMDB
2 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) PMI
4 4 (2.50%) Kindle
4 4 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.25%) Economics
6 2 (1.25%) Derivative
6 2 (1.25%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Physics
7 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.25%) UNIX
2 9 (5.63%) Windows
3 7 (4.38%) Linux
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.38%) Asset Management
3 38 (23.75%) Project Management
4 36 (22.50%) Software Asset Management
4 36 (22.50%) Software Licensing
5 27 (16.88%) PRINCE2
6 23 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (13.75%) Scrum
8 20 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 19 (11.88%) Waterfall
10 17 (10.63%) ITIL
11 14 (8.75%) Release Management
12 13 (8.13%) Supplier Management
13 11 (6.88%) Change Management
14 8 (5.00%) Service Delivery
14 8 (5.00%) BPEL
15 7 (4.38%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.38%) Matrix Management
15 7 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (4.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.00%) Java
2 7 (4.38%) C#
2 7 (4.38%) SQL
3 3 (1.88%) C
3 3 (1.88%) COBOL
3 3 (1.88%) PHP
4 2 (1.25%) Perl
4 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.63%) Degree
2 7 (4.38%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.75%) PMP
3 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) ISEB
5 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.88%) MCP
6 3 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) MCTS
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (23.13%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.38%) Oracle
3 12 (7.50%) IBM
4 10 (6.25%) Perforce
5 6 (3.75%) SAP
6 4 (2.50%) HP
6 4 (2.50%) VMware
6 4 (2.50%) Symantec
7 3 (1.88%) Altiris
7 3 (1.88%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.88%) BMC
7 3 (1.88%) Adobe
8 2 (1.25%) Citrix
8 2 (1.25%) CollabNet
9 1 (0.63%) Splunk
9 1 (0.63%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.63%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.63%) McAfee
9 1 (0.63%) Serena
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £47,328 to £54,841 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago