The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Project Manager
Rank 561 526 512
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 24 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.062% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.066% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £415
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
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 1886 1936 2443
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 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Project Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Project 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 Project Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
South East -26 8 £413 +26.92% 3
London +17 7 £400 -5.32% 4
West Midlands -6 3 - -
North West -7 3 - - 4
East of England -12 2 £350 -2.09%
Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £450 - 5
East Midlands - - - -
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Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title.

1 31 (64.58%) Project Management
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.75%) Scrum
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.50%) PMP
7 6 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 6 (12.50%) Banking
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) .NET
9 4 (8.33%) CRM
9 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
9 4 (8.33%) PMI
9 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Degree
9 4 (8.33%) Kindle
9 4 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (8.33%) Software Licensing
10 3 (6.25%) C
10 3 (6.25%) Automotive
10 3 (6.25%) French Language
10 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.25%) People Management
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SMS
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Automotive
3 3 (6.25%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Kindle
2 4 (8.33%) PMI
3 2 (4.17%) Economics
4 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Project Management
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 10 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.75%) Scrum
5 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.42%) ITIL
7 4 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (8.33%) Software Licensing
7 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.25%) People Management
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Budget Control
9 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) PMP
1 6 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) SAP
2 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.08%) LexisNexis