The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 145 130 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.15% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£850 £505 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3316 2623 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.93% 92.55% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1357 1034
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 214 173
Average hourly rate £19.35 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
3 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Liferay
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
1 1 (11.11%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
1 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM