The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 68 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.091% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.100% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£365 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+31.53% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 1004 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.06% 91.02% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 527 373
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAN

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Development
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft