The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 31 July 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 South 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 134 99 131
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 4 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.70% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.75% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £348 £404
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -13.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2833 2001 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.16% 93.37% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 1227 1726
Average daily rate £360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 136 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Manager
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Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
Devon - 2 £315 - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (40.00%) MS Project
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Practice Management
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (20.00%) LexisNexis
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Practice Management
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) LexisNexis
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle