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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 526 516 529
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 87 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 58
Average daily rate
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£425 £349 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.86% -12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -14 80 £425 +22.30% 69
London +9 35 £425 -5.55% 8
South East -2 20 £450 +38.46% 15
Yorkshire +10 10 £413 +65.00% 3
West Yorkshire +5 10 £413 +65.00%
City of London +27 8 £475 +5.55% 2
East Midlands +12 7 £550 +57.14% 5
Nottinghamshire +16 6 £650 - 1
Surrey +5 6 £563 +60.71% 4
Leeds +1 6 £413 +65.00%
Scotland -16 5 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire -10 4 £412 -3.00% 4
Nottingham +16 3 £400 - 1
North West -13 3 £383 -23.50% 14
East Sussex - 3 £450 -
Brighton - 3 £450 -
Manchester -13 2 £383 - 7
East of England -28 2 £425 +3.34% 13
Berkshire - 2 £413 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - - 6
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 6
Cambridge -2 1 - - 3
West Sussex -12 1 £600 +84.61% 1
Bedfordshire -15 1 £425 -
South West -38 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £600 -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.64%) Asset Management
3 37 (23.72%) Software Asset Management
4 36 (23.08%) Finance
4 36 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 35 (22.44%) Project Management
6 33 (21.15%) Software Licensing
7 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 26 (16.67%) Oracle
7 26 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 23 (14.74%) Scrum
9 21 (13.46%) .NET
10 18 (11.54%) Legal
10 18 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 17 (10.90%) ITIL
12 16 (10.26%) Configuration Management
13 14 (8.97%) Banking
14 13 (8.33%) CMDB
14 13 (8.33%) Change Management
15 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (7.05%) Windows
16 11 (7.05%) SQL
16 11 (7.05%) MVC
17 10 (6.41%) Middleware
17 10 (6.41%) Java
17 10 (6.41%) MS Office
17 10 (6.41%) Web Services
17 10 (6.41%) Release Management
18 9 (5.77%) SAP

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (5.77%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.92%) Confluence
2 3 (1.92%) CICS
3 2 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) WordPress
4 1 (0.64%) Liferay
4 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.64%) FileNet
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) Documentum
4 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Office
3 5 (3.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Internet
2 2 (1.28%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) DSL
3 1 (0.64%) LAN
3 1 (0.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.21%) Couchbase
3 4 (2.56%) DB2
4 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.28%) Big Data
4 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.13%) Hudson
3 7 (4.49%) Subversion
4 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.92%) JUnit
6 3 (1.92%) JIRA
6 3 (1.92%) Selenium
6 3 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.92%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.28%) NUnit
7 2 (1.28%) Maven
8 1 (0.64%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.64%) FinalBuilder
8 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 18 (11.54%) Legal
3 14 (8.97%) Banking
4 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.49%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.21%) Retail
7 4 (2.56%) Advertising
8 3 (1.92%) Marketing
8 3 (1.92%) Electronics
8 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.28%) Law
9 2 (1.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.64%) Military
10 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) .NET
2 10 (6.41%) Web Services
2 10 (6.41%) Middleware
3 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.21%) WCF
6 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.28%) HTML
7 2 (1.28%) LAMP
7 2 (1.28%) HTML5
7 2 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.28%) Ninject
7 2 (1.28%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.64%) LESS
8 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.64%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.64%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) CMDB
2 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) PMI
4 4 (2.56%) Kindle
5 3 (1.92%) DTV
5 3 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.28%) Open Source
6 2 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Economics
7 1 (0.64%) Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Blog
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.05%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) UNIX
3 2 (1.28%) Linux
3 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.64%) Asset Management
3 37 (23.72%) Software Asset Management
4 35 (22.44%) Project Management
5 33 (21.15%) Software Licensing
6 26 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 23 (14.74%) Scrum
8 18 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 17 (10.90%) ITIL
10 16 (10.26%) Configuration Management
11 13 (8.33%) Change Management
12 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.05%) MVC
14 10 (6.41%) Release Management
15 9 (5.77%) Coaching
16 8 (5.13%) BPEL
17 7 (4.49%) Programme Management
17 7 (4.49%) Migration
17 7 (4.49%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.05%) SQL
2 10 (6.41%) Java
3 8 (5.13%) C#
4 4 (2.56%) C
5 3 (1.92%) COBOL
6 2 (1.28%) C++
6 2 (1.28%) PHP
6 2 (1.28%) Ruby
6 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.64%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.64%) Python
7 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.49%) Degree
3 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) PMP
4 5 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.92%) MCP
6 3 (1.92%) ISEB
7 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.67%) Oracle
3 9 (5.77%) SAP
4 8 (5.13%) Perforce
4 8 (5.13%) IBM
5 3 (1.92%) Altiris
5 3 (1.92%) LANDesk
5 3 (1.92%) VMware
5 3 (1.92%) Serena
5 3 (1.92%) BMC
5 3 (1.92%) Symantec
5 3 (1.92%) Adobe
6 1 (0.64%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) Citrix
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos
6 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.64%) Primavera
6 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.64%) Kronos
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