The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 132 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.083% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.089% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate £428 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 - £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Manager
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £505 -
Manchester -13 1 £350 - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) DSL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SAP