The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Development Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Development Project Manager
Rank 594 586 537
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 8 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.032% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.035% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 7
Average daily rate
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£446 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Software Development Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Development Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK.

Software Development Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Software Development Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK.

Software Development Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
England -6 8 £446 +4.94% 1
South East -16 3 £463 +8.82%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 -
North East - 3 £325 -
London +2 1 £442 +17.86% 1
Surrey 0 1 £450 +38.46%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -
South West - 1 £475 -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chinnor - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Software Development Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Project 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 Development Project Manager in their job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Budget Control
6 2 (13.33%) People Management
6 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) iSeries
7 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) APMP
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (6.67%) Banking
7 1 (6.67%) Retail
7 1 (6.67%) Billing
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management

Software Development Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Project 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 Development Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Budget Control
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (13.33%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) B2C
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) APMP
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint