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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 562 553 503
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 24 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.037% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.040% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 23
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£425 £442 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £430 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +22.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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
South East -21 8 £428 -5.00% 4
Yorkshire -12 7 £400 +6.66% 1
South West +3 5 £425 +17.24% 4
London 0 2 £463 -2.63% 6
East Midlands -8 1 - -
North West -17 1 £425 - 1
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Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Project Management
3 18 (38.30%) Software Delivery
4 16 (34.04%) PRINCE2
5 15 (31.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (29.79%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
8 8 (17.02%) SDLC
9 7 (14.89%) Scrum
9 7 (14.89%) PMI Certification
10 6 (12.77%) Java
10 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (10.64%) PMI
12 4 (8.51%) .NET
12 4 (8.51%) Oracle
12 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
12 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
12 4 (8.51%) Marketing
12 4 (8.51%) Data Integration
12 4 (8.51%) Business Transformation
13 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
13 3 (6.38%) C#
13 3 (6.38%) MS Project
13 3 (6.38%) CRM
13 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
13 3 (6.38%) PMP
13 3 (6.38%) SAP
14 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (4.26%) IBM

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Project
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.64%) PMI
3 4 (8.51%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.26%) DTV
4 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) iSeries
5 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Project Management
3 18 (38.30%) Software Delivery
4 16 (34.04%) PRINCE2
5 15 (31.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.02%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) Scrum
9 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.51%) Business Transformation
10 3 (6.38%) CRM
10 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
11 2 (4.26%) Validation
11 2 (4.26%) Logistics
11 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.26%) Release Management
11 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.38%) PMP
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) APMP
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Misys
4 1 (2.13%) SunGard
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) Reuters
4 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft