The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
UK
Rank 536 528 530
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 58 101 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 69 52
Median daily rate £475 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Manager in the job title.

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Software Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
England +6 55 £478 +11.04% 38
South East +29 20 £413 -2.94% 10
London +15 16 £488 +5.97% 10
East of England +8 7 £413 +27.90% 5
Berkshire +25 5 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes +5 5 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £400 - 1
Essex - 5 - -
Surrey +18 4 £608 +42.94% 1
Hampshire +12 4 £375 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire +8 4 - - 1
North West +6 4 £500 +20.12% 3
Leatherhead - 4 £608 -
Cheshire +29 3 £500 +185.71%
Scotland +28 3 £363 -23.68% 3
East Midlands -3 3 £475 -5.00%
Northamptonshire -4 3 £475 -5.00%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £488 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 2 - -
Leeds 0 2 - -
Northampton -8 2 - -
Kent - 2 £400 -
Reading - 2 £400 - 2
Moray - 2 £363 -
Hull +3 1 - -
East Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Glasgow +2 1 - - 1
West Midlands +2 1 - - 2
City of London -2 1 - - 3

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.89%) Java
3 35 (28.46%) Project Management
4 31 (25.20%) Software Engineering
5 23 (18.70%) Waterfall
6 22 (17.89%) SDLC
7 21 (17.07%) Finance
7 21 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (14.63%) Scrum
8 18 (14.63%) E-Commerce
9 17 (13.82%) .NET
9 17 (13.82%) JIRA
9 17 (13.82%) Software Delivery
10 16 (13.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (13.01%) TDD
11 15 (12.20%) C#
11 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
12 14 (11.38%) DevOps
13 12 (9.76%) Retail
13 12 (9.76%) Oracle
13 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
13 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.94%) ITIL
14 11 (8.94%) HTML
14 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
15 10 (8.13%) CSS
15 10 (8.13%) HTML5
15 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (7.32%) Computer Science

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (5.69%) Confluence
2 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.25%) IIS
3 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.63%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) Mule
6 1 (0.81%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) GitHub
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.44%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) Selenium
3 3 (2.44%) Subversion
4 2 (1.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.63%) MSTest
4 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 12 (9.76%) Retail
3 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.07%) Games
5 4 (3.25%) Law
6 3 (2.44%) Online Betting
6 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.44%) Publishing
7 2 (1.63%) Automotive
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) .NET
2 11 (8.94%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) CSS
3 10 (8.13%) HTML5
4 6 (4.88%) jQuery
5 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.07%) RESTful
6 4 (3.25%) REST
6 4 (3.25%) SOAP
7 3 (2.44%) CSS3
7 3 (2.44%) JSON
7 3 (2.44%) React
7 3 (2.44%) Spring
8 2 (1.63%) Middleware
8 2 (1.63%) Web Services
8 2 (1.63%) XML
9 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.81%) J2EE
9 1 (0.81%) JSP
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.25%) Online Games
5 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Derivative
6 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) IVR
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.88%) Unix
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Windows
4 3 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.46%) Project Management
3 31 (25.20%) Software Engineering
4 23 (18.70%) Waterfall
5 22 (17.89%) SDLC
6 21 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (14.63%) E-Commerce
7 18 (14.63%) Scrum
8 17 (13.82%) Software Delivery
9 16 (13.01%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (13.01%) TDD
10 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.38%) DevOps
12 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
13 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
13 11 (8.94%) ITIL
14 9 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (5.69%) Coaching
15 7 (5.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.89%) Java
2 15 (12.20%) C#
3 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.69%) SQL
5 6 (4.88%) Python
5 6 (4.88%) Scala
6 5 (4.07%) C++
7 3 (2.44%) Perl
7 3 (2.44%) Ruby
7 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.63%) C
8 2 (1.63%) F#
8 2 (1.63%) Haskell
8 2 (1.63%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (4.88%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.63%) PMP
4 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 12 (9.76%) Oracle
2 6 (4.88%) IBM
3 5 (4.07%) Adobe
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Avaya
5 1 (0.81%) Facebook
5 1 (0.81%) hybris
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.81%) Snow
5 1 (0.81%) Talend
5 1 (0.81%) VMware
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
5 1 (0.81%) WSO2
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