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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 487 450 439
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 69 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 40
Average daily rate
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£413 £356 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -14.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -21.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £33.75
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -3 19 £428 -18.57% 10
South East -31 15 £413 +26.92% 19
Yorkshire +6 12 £428 +4.26% 6
East of England 0 7 £373 +14.61% 5
North West -3 6 £475 +31.03% 13
West Midlands +2 5 £475 +58.33% 2
South West -23 4 £325 +10.63% 9
North East - 1 £325 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 4
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Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 49 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.99%) Finance
3 36 (26.09%) Project Management
4 32 (23.19%) Microsoft
5 30 (21.74%) Oracle
6 29 (21.01%) Software Licensing
7 26 (18.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (18.84%) Asset Management
8 25 (18.12%) MS Excel
9 23 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 23 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
10 19 (13.77%) .NET
10 19 (13.77%) Banking
11 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management
12 17 (12.32%) ITIL
13 16 (11.59%) Waterfall
13 16 (11.59%) Scrum
14 15 (10.87%) IBM
15 13 (9.42%) UNIX
16 11 (7.97%) Java
16 11 (7.97%) Supplier Management
16 11 (7.97%) Release Management
17 10 (7.25%) Degree
18 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
18 9 (6.52%) Windows
19 8 (5.80%) Service Delivery
19 8 (5.80%) Change Management
19 8 (5.80%) Legal
19 8 (5.80%) C#
20 7 (5.07%) SQL

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (2.90%) IIS
1 4 (2.90%) CMS
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.17%) Drupal
2 3 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (1.45%) SAS
3 2 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.72%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (0.72%) Network Security
2 1 (0.72%) LAN
2 1 (0.72%) SMS
2 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Hudson
1 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (4.35%) Subversion
3 5 (3.62%) JIRA
3 5 (3.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.90%) Selenium
5 2 (1.45%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.45%) MSI
5 2 (1.45%) NUnit
5 2 (1.45%) WiX
5 2 (1.45%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.72%) FinalBuilder
6 1 (0.72%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.72%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 40 (28.99%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Banking
3 8 (5.80%) Legal
4 7 (5.07%) Retail
5 4 (2.90%) Billing
5 4 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Law
6 3 (2.17%) Automotive
6 3 (2.17%) Advertising
6 3 (2.17%) French Language
7 2 (1.45%) Electronics
7 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.77%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) Middleware
2 7 (5.07%) Web Services
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.17%) LAMP
6 2 (1.45%) XML
7 1 (0.72%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.72%) HTML5
7 1 (0.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.72%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) jQuery
7 1 (0.72%) CSS
7 1 (0.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) PMI
3 4 (2.90%) Kindle
3 4 (2.90%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.45%) Derivative
4 2 (1.45%) NHS
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Physics
5 1 (0.72%) CMDB
5 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.42%) UNIX
2 9 (6.52%) Windows
3 7 (5.07%) Linux
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.09%) Project Management
3 29 (21.01%) Software Licensing
4 26 (18.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (18.84%) Asset Management
5 23 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 23 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
6 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 17 (12.32%) ITIL
8 16 (11.59%) Scrum
8 16 (11.59%) Waterfall
9 11 (7.97%) Release Management
9 11 (7.97%) Supplier Management
10 8 (5.80%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.80%) Change Management
11 7 (5.07%) CRM
11 7 (5.07%) Migration
11 7 (5.07%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.07%) Matrix Management
12 6 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.97%) Java
2 8 (5.80%) C#
3 7 (5.07%) SQL
4 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.17%) C
4 3 (2.17%) PHP
5 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.72%) VB
6 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.35%) PMP
4 5 (3.62%) ISEB
5 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.17%) MCP
6 3 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) MCTS
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) APMP
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) SCCM
2 3 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.74%) Oracle
3 15 (10.87%) IBM
4 7 (5.07%) SAP
5 6 (4.35%) Perforce
6 5 (3.62%) VMware
6 5 (3.62%) HP
7 4 (2.90%) Symantec
8 3 (2.17%) Altiris
8 3 (2.17%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.17%) BMC
9 2 (1.45%) Citrix
9 2 (1.45%) Adobe
9 2 (1.45%) CollabNet
10 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.72%) Splunk
10 1 (0.72%) Tableau
10 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.72%) McAfee
10 1 (0.72%) Serena
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