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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 522 488 459
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 57 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 35
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£450 £473 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £614 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £458 £398
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Software Manager
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +2 23 £475 - 16
South East -31 16 £425 -10.05% 20
Yorkshire -16 7 - - 5
South West +14 6 £450 +20.16% 3
East of England +9 2 £400 -13.97% 7
West Midlands -10 1 £550 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -11 1 £500 +5.26% 4
North West -22 1 - - 4
Software Manager
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Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.85%) Project Management
3 35 (26.12%) Finance
4 27 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
6 23 (17.16%) Oracle
6 23 (17.16%) Software Delivery
7 21 (15.67%) ITIL
7 21 (15.67%) PRINCE2
8 18 (13.43%) Scrum
8 18 (13.43%) Asset Management
9 17 (12.69%) Configuration Management
9 17 (12.69%) .NET
10 15 (11.19%) Waterfall
11 14 (10.45%) MS Excel
11 14 (10.45%) IBM
11 14 (10.45%) Software Licensing
12 13 (9.70%) Java
13 12 (8.96%) Service Delivery
13 12 (8.96%) Software Asset Management
14 11 (8.21%) Retail
14 11 (8.21%) C#
15 10 (7.46%) Banking
16 9 (6.72%) Programme Management
16 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
16 9 (6.72%) People Management
16 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
16 9 (6.72%) Coaching
16 9 (6.72%) Supplier Management
17 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (2.24%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) SAS
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Confluence
2 1 (0.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Subversion
1 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) Maven
3 2 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.49%) Ant
4 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) Hudson
4 1 (0.75%) TestComplete
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Retail
3 10 (7.46%) Banking
4 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.73%) Legal
6 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.99%) Advertising
7 3 (2.24%) Billing
7 3 (2.24%) Marketing
8 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.49%) French Language
8 2 (1.49%) German Language
8 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.75%) Electronics
9 1 (0.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.75%) Games
9 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.69%) .NET
2 3 (2.24%) Web Services
2 3 (2.24%) WPF
2 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.49%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (1.49%) jQuery
3 2 (1.49%) CSS
3 2 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) XSD
4 1 (0.75%) XSLT
4 1 (0.75%) LINQ
4 1 (0.75%) WCF
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.22%) CMDB
2 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.99%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.24%) PMI
4 3 (2.24%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.49%) NHS
5 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.75%) DTV
6 1 (0.75%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Economics
6 1 (0.75%) iSeries
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.75%) UNIX
1 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.85%) Project Management
3 27 (20.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (17.16%) Software Delivery
5 21 (15.67%) ITIL
5 21 (15.67%) PRINCE2
6 18 (13.43%) Scrum
6 18 (13.43%) Asset Management
7 17 (12.69%) Configuration Management
8 15 (11.19%) Waterfall
9 14 (10.45%) Software Licensing
10 12 (8.96%) Service Delivery
10 12 (8.96%) Software Asset Management
11 9 (6.72%) Programme Management
11 9 (6.72%) People Management
11 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.72%) Coaching
11 9 (6.72%) Supplier Management
12 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.70%) Java
2 11 (8.21%) C#
3 6 (4.48%) SQL
4 2 (1.49%) Python
4 2 (1.49%) C
4 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.75%) C++
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby
5 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.22%) PMI Certification
1 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) Degree
4 4 (2.99%) PMP
4 4 (2.99%) ISEB
5 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.16%) Oracle
3 14 (10.45%) IBM
4 7 (5.22%) SAP
5 6 (4.48%) Remedy
6 5 (3.73%) Symantec
6 5 (3.73%) VMware
7 4 (2.99%) Citrix
8 3 (2.24%) HP
8 3 (2.24%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.75%) BMC
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) Cognos
9 1 (0.75%) Adobe
9 1 (0.75%) Perforce
9 1 (0.75%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.75%) Altiris
9 1 (0.75%) Tableau
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