The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South 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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 138 131 144
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.20% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £431 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £465 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £458
% change year-on-year
- -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2791 2860 2831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.48% 95.75% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1794 1794 1824
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 175 201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.97% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Wiltshire -4 1 £450 -5.26%
Dorset - 1 - -
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 South West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) Software Audit
3 4 (22.22%) ClearQuest
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) REST
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) ClearCase
1 4 (22.22%) ClearQuest
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) REST
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) COM
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Software Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) Software Audit
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) SAP