The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Software Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 148 150 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.053% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.056% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £650 £385 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.83% +0.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%
Software Manager
England

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
3472 3597 2880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.98% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2115 1563
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 193 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Software Manager in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 7 £650 - 2
Manchester -5 3 £400 +15.94% 3
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Software Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Open Source
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) IIS
5 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
5 4 (19.05%) SLA
5 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
5 4 (19.05%) Node.js
5 4 (19.05%) High Availability
5 4 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
5 4 (19.05%) Coaching
5 4 (19.05%) Ext JS
5 4 (19.05%) WCF
5 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Driving Licence
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source Development
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) Ext JS
2 4 (19.05%) Node.js
2 4 (19.05%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
1 4 (19.05%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Open Source
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source Development
4 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Release Management
7 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) APMP
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) VMware