The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 516 503 503
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 90 76 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 55
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£425 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £299 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £395
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England -2 84 £425 +30.76% 54
London +38 37 £425 +37.65% 7
South East -12 23 £450 +38.46% 11
West Yorkshire +6 9 £413 +46.01%
Yorkshire +4 9 £413 +46.01% 2
City of London +22 8 £475 +17.28% 1
Nottinghamshire +24 6 £650 - 1
East Midlands +4 6 £650 +85.71% 6
Surrey +2 6 £563 +82.92% 2
Leeds -1 6 £413 +46.01%
Hampshire -14 5 £385 -9.41% 2
Nottingham +19 3 £400 - 1
Scotland -16 3 £215 -42.66% 3
North West -17 3 £383 -23.50% 13
East Sussex - 3 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 4
Edinburgh - 3 £215 - 3
Bradford - 3 £413 -
Brighton - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £350 -
Manchester -15 2 £383 - 9
East of England -26 2 £425 +3.34% 7
South West -43 2 £363 +7.40% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £513 -
Milton Keynes -3 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 4
West Sussex -9 1 £600 +84.61% 1
Cambridge -10 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -21 1 £425 - 1
Worthing - 1 £600 -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (24.54%) Asset Management
2 38 (23.31%) Finance
2 38 (23.31%) Project Management
3 36 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 28 (17.18%) PRINCE2
5 27 (16.56%) Oracle
6 25 (15.34%) .NET
6 25 (15.34%) MS Excel
6 25 (15.34%) Scrum
7 19 (11.66%) ITIL
7 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (11.04%) Legal
8 18 (11.04%) Waterfall
9 15 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.59%) Banking
10 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.98%) Java
11 13 (7.98%) CMDB
12 12 (7.36%) Windows
12 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.36%) MVC
12 12 (7.36%) Change Management
13 11 (6.75%) Release Management
14 10 (6.13%) MS Office
14 10 (6.13%) SQL
15 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
15 9 (5.52%) UNIX
15 9 (5.52%) Middleware
16 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
16 8 (4.91%) Subversion

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (4.91%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.84%) CICS
2 3 (1.84%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) Documentum
4 1 (0.61%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) FileNet
4 1 (0.61%) WordPress
4 1 (0.61%) Liferay
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (15.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.13%) MS Office
3 5 (3.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.61%) DSL
3 1 (0.61%) LAN
3 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.68%) Couchbase
4 4 (2.45%) DB2
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (4.91%) Subversion
1 8 (4.91%) Hudson
2 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.45%) Selenium
3 4 (2.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.84%) JUnit
4 3 (1.84%) Maven
4 3 (1.84%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.84%) JIRA
5 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.23%) NUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (23.31%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Legal
3 14 (8.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.07%) Retail
7 4 (2.45%) Advertising
8 3 (1.84%) Marketing
8 3 (1.84%) Electronics
8 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.23%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Military
10 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.34%) .NET
2 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.52%) Middleware
3 8 (4.91%) Web Services
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (3.07%) WCF
5 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.23%) LAMP
6 2 (1.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.23%) Ninject
6 2 (1.23%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.61%) LESS
7 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.61%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (0.61%) Grails
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.61%) HTML5
7 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) CMDB
2 4 (2.45%) PMI
3 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.84%) DTV
3 3 (1.84%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.23%) Open Source
4 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.23%) Kindle
5 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.61%) NHS
5 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) Economics
5 1 (0.61%) Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) Statistics
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Blog
5 1 (0.61%) FMCG
5 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Windows
2 9 (5.52%) UNIX
3 3 (1.84%) Linux
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) Asset Management
2 38 (23.31%) Project Management
3 28 (17.18%) PRINCE2
4 25 (15.34%) Scrum
5 19 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (11.66%) ITIL
6 18 (11.04%) Waterfall
7 15 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.36%) MVC
9 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.36%) Change Management
10 11 (6.75%) Release Management
11 7 (4.29%) Programme Management
11 7 (4.29%) BPEL
12 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.68%) Migration
12 6 (3.68%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.68%) Automation Testing
13 5 (3.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.98%) Java
2 10 (6.13%) SQL
3 7 (4.29%) C#
4 4 (2.45%) C
5 3 (1.84%) COBOL
5 3 (1.84%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) C++
6 2 (1.23%) Python
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
6 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) Groovy
7 1 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.68%) Degree
3 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.45%) PMP
5 3 (1.84%) MCP
5 3 (1.84%) ISEB
6 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.07%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.91%) SAP
3 8 (4.91%) IBM
4 7 (4.29%) Perforce
5 3 (1.84%) VMware
5 3 (1.84%) Serena
5 3 (1.84%) BMC
5 3 (1.84%) Symantec
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe
5 3 (1.84%) Altiris
5 3 (1.84%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.61%) Infor
6 1 (0.61%) Splunk
6 1 (0.61%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (0.61%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.61%) Planview
6 1 (0.61%) HP
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
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