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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 522 501 473
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 30 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 31
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.75%
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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 11 £406 +8.33% 4
South East -43 9 £413 +26.92% 8
East of England +5 4 £358 -12.00% 2
North East - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -17 1 £350 -14.63% 1
North West - 1 - - 4
South West - 1 £475 - 4
East Midlands - - - -
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Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (54.17%) Project Management
2 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 14 (29.17%) Finance
5 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.50%) Java
7 6 (12.50%) .NET
8 5 (10.42%) PMP
8 5 (10.42%) PMI Certification
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.25%) French Language
10 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (6.25%) People Management
10 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
10 3 (6.25%) Automotive
10 3 (6.25%) Oracle
10 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
10 3 (6.25%) C#
10 3 (6.25%) CRM
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
11 2 (4.17%) SQL
11 2 (4.17%) ITIL
11 2 (4.17%) IBM
11 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.17%) Mainframe

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) French Language
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) PMI
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Kindle
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.08%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Project Management
2 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.42%) Scrum
7 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.25%) People Management
8 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.25%) CRM
9 2 (4.17%) ITIL
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.17%) Data Management
9 2 (4.17%) Budget Control
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) PMP
1 5 (10.42%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) VCP4
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) IBM
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint