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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 533 503 482
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 24 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.082% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.088% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £410 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
+23.46% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 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 -2 9 £400 +5.26% 4
South East -17 8 £413 +26.92% 5
West Midlands +3 3 - -
East of England +1 2 £350 -3.44% 2
North West - 2 - - 4
South West - - - - 7
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (60.87%) Project Management
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2
3 13 (28.26%) Finance
4 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.04%) PMP
6 6 (13.04%) PMI Certification
6 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 5 (10.87%) .NET
7 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.70%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (8.70%) Software Licensing
8 4 (8.70%) Kindle
8 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 4 (8.70%) Degree
8 4 (8.70%) Java
8 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
8 4 (8.70%) PMI
8 4 (8.70%) Banking
8 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.52%) Automotive
9 3 (6.52%) CRM
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle
9 3 (6.52%) C
9 3 (6.52%) French Language
9 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SMS
1 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Automotive
3 3 (6.52%) French Language
4 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Kindle
2 4 (8.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) Economics
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Project Management
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2
3 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.04%) Scrum
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 4 (8.70%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (8.70%) Software Licensing
7 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.52%) CRM
8 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.52%) People Management
9 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.35%) Budget Control
9 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 2 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) PMP
1 6 (13.04%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint