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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 549 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 107 62 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 46
Median daily rate £450 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £451
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 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
England +24 105 £450 - 48
London +18 48 £475 - 11
South East -11 20 £475 +8.57% 8
Yorkshire +13 11 £430 - 7
West Yorkshire +5 11 £430 - 6
Buckinghamshire +18 10 £475 -5.00%
Milton Keynes - 10 £475 -
City of London +37 9 £550 +15.78% 2
Halifax - 7 £430 -
East Midlands +17 6 £358 -28.50% 3
North West -7 6 £431 - 7
West Midlands -7 5 £413 -25.00% 3
South West -9 5 £431 -4.16% 4
Berkshire -4 4 £409 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £413 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £300 -
Leicester - 3 £300 -
Warwickshire - 3 £425 - 2
East of England +8 2 £469 +17.18% 4
Oxfordshire +7 2 £488 +8.33%
Nottingham 0 2 £415 -17.00% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 2 £415 -17.00% 2
Hampshire -10 2 - - 2
Manchester -14 2 £431 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 2 £348 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £348 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 £625 - 1
North East - 2 £348 -
Birmingham +4 1 £400 -27.27% 1

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 81 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (23.90%) Java
3 45 (21.95%) Finance
4 44 (21.46%) .NET
5 41 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 41 (20.00%) SDLC
6 36 (17.56%) Software Delivery
7 35 (17.07%) Project Management
8 32 (15.61%) Configuration Management
9 30 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (14.63%) Oracle
10 29 (14.15%) ITIL
11 26 (12.68%) Windows
12 25 (12.20%) Asset Management
13 23 (11.22%) SQL
13 23 (11.22%) Unix
13 23 (11.22%) Scrum
14 22 (10.73%) JIRA
15 21 (10.24%) Software Asset Management
16 20 (9.76%) DevOps
17 19 (9.27%) Waterfall
18 18 (8.78%) Confluence
18 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
19 17 (8.29%) Retail
19 17 (8.29%) Software Licensing
20 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
20 16 (7.80%) TDD
20 16 (7.80%) Service Management
21 15 (7.32%) Banking
21 15 (7.32%) Software Engineering

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 18 (8.78%) Confluence
2 7 (3.41%) CMS
3 4 (1.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.49%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.49%) Node.js
5 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.98%) GitHub
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) DNS
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) Network Security
2 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) MySQL
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.73%) JIRA
2 9 (4.39%) ClearQuest
3 8 (3.90%) ClearCase
4 7 (3.41%) Subversion
5 6 (2.93%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.44%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.95%) InstallShield
7 4 (1.95%) MSI
7 4 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.98%) Hudson
8 2 (0.98%) Selenium
8 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.49%) Maven
9 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
General
1 45 (21.95%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Retail
3 15 (7.32%) Banking
4 5 (2.44%) Front Office
4 5 (2.44%) Law
4 5 (2.44%) Legal
4 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.46%) .NET
2 14 (6.83%) HTML
3 9 (4.39%) XML
4 8 (3.90%) J2EE
4 8 (3.90%) JSP
5 7 (3.41%) CSS
5 7 (3.41%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.95%) Ext JS
6 4 (1.95%) MSMQ
6 4 (1.95%) WCF
7 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.98%) COM
7 2 (0.98%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.98%) HTML5
7 2 (0.98%) REST
7 2 (0.98%) RESTful
7 2 (0.98%) SOAP
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.88%) CMDB
2 6 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.44%) Video on Demand
4 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.95%) Derivative
4 4 (1.95%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.95%) Wiki
5 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.46%) PMI
6 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.49%) Equities
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.49%) Physics
7 1 (0.49%) Statistics
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.68%) Windows
2 23 (11.22%) Unix
3 10 (4.88%) Linux
4 9 (4.39%) AIX
5 2 (0.98%) CentOS
5 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.00%) SDLC
3 36 (17.56%) Software Delivery
4 35 (17.07%) Project Management
5 32 (15.61%) Configuration Management
6 30 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (14.15%) ITIL
8 25 (12.20%) Asset Management
9 23 (11.22%) Scrum
10 21 (10.24%) Software Asset Management
11 20 (9.76%) DevOps
12 19 (9.27%) Waterfall
13 17 (8.29%) Software Licensing
14 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (7.80%) Service Management
14 16 (7.80%) TDD
15 15 (7.32%) Software Engineering
16 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
16 14 (6.83%) PRINCE2
17 12 (5.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.90%) Java
2 23 (11.22%) SQL
3 13 (6.34%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.34%) Perl
4 11 (5.37%) C
4 11 (5.37%) C++
5 10 (4.88%) Python
5 10 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.90%) C#
7 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.95%) Ruby
8 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.90%) Degree
3 7 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.46%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) PMP
7 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.49%) APMP
8 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) MCP
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.41%) SLA
2 6 (2.93%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) Kibana
2 2 (0.98%) logstash
2 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.63%) Oracle
3 9 (4.39%) Citrix
4 8 (3.90%) IBM
4 8 (3.90%) VMware
5 7 (3.41%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.93%) SAP
7 5 (2.44%) HP
8 4 (1.95%) Remedy
9 3 (1.46%) Adobe
9 3 (1.46%) Perforce
10 2 (0.98%) Autodesk
10 2 (0.98%) BMC
10 2 (0.98%) CA
10 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.98%) Sophos
11 1 (0.49%) Capita
11 1 (0.49%) CollabNet
11 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.49%) MKS
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