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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 554 571 543
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 93 69 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 63
Median daily rate £436 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 3 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 +1 89 £438 -2.77% 44
London -6 38 £450 -5.26% 9
South East -3 19 £475 +5.55% 7
North West +3 10 £408 - 7
Milton Keynes - 9 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £475 -
City of London +36 8 £525 +10.52% 1
South West 0 7 £431 -4.16% 6
Cheshire - 6 £175 - 1
East Midlands +10 5 £300 -40.00% 2
West Midlands -4 4 £425 -19.04% 3
Leicester - 4 £300 -
Leicestershire - 4 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 £470 +21.29% 7
Yorkshire -2 3 £470 +21.29% 7
Manchester -3 3 £530 - 6
Hampshire -6 3 - - 3
South Wales - 3 £375 - 1
Wales - 3 £375 - 1
Oxford +10 2 £525 +16.66%
Oxfordshire +9 2 £525 +16.66%
Berkshire +3 2 £409 -13.94% 3
Birmingham +1 2 £436 -16.90%
Tyne and Wear -34 2 £348 +6.92%
North East -36 2 £348 +6.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 2 £348 +6.92%
Stockport - 2 £530 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
Cardiff - 2 £388 - 1
Newbury +10 1 £488 +2.63% 1

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 65 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (24.10%) Finance
3 43 (22.05%) Java
3 43 (22.05%) Microsoft
4 39 (20.00%) .NET
5 37 (18.97%) ITIL
6 31 (15.90%) Software Delivery
7 30 (15.38%) SDLC
7 30 (15.38%) Project Management
7 30 (15.38%) Oracle
8 28 (14.36%) Asset Management
9 27 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 25 (12.82%) Software Asset Management
12 21 (10.77%) Software Licensing
12 21 (10.77%) Waterfall
12 21 (10.77%) Scrum
12 21 (10.77%) SQL
13 20 (10.26%) MS Excel
14 18 (9.23%) Release Management
15 16 (8.21%) DevOps
16 15 (7.69%) JIRA
16 15 (7.69%) Subversion
16 15 (7.69%) TDD
16 15 (7.69%) Windows
16 15 (7.69%) Service Management
17 14 (7.18%) Software Engineering
17 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
17 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
17 14 (7.18%) Jenkins

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 11 (5.64%) Confluence
2 5 (2.56%) CMS
2 5 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.51%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) GitHub
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.51%) Big Data
4 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.69%) JIRA
1 15 (7.69%) Subversion
2 14 (7.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.18%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.13%) Maven
4 9 (4.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.05%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.05%) ClearQuest
6 4 (2.05%) Hudson
6 4 (2.05%) InstallShield
6 4 (2.05%) MSI
6 4 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.54%) Selenium
7 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.54%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
General
1 47 (24.10%) Finance
2 13 (6.67%) Banking
3 12 (6.15%) Retail
4 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.56%) Front Office
6 4 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.05%) Legal
6 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.54%) Electronics
7 3 (1.54%) Marketing
8 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.00%) .NET
2 10 (5.13%) HTML
3 7 (3.59%) CSS
4 6 (3.08%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.56%) XML
6 4 (2.05%) Ext JS
6 4 (2.05%) J2EE
6 4 (2.05%) JSP
6 4 (2.05%) MSMQ
6 4 (2.05%) WCF
7 3 (1.54%) REST
7 3 (1.54%) SOAP
8 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.03%) COM
8 2 (1.03%) ELK Stack
8 2 (1.03%) HTML5
8 2 (1.03%) LINQ
8 2 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.13%) CMDB
2 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.05%) Derivative
3 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.05%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.05%) Wiki
4 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) NHS
5 2 (1.03%) PMI
5 2 (1.03%) User Experience
6 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.51%) Physics
6 1 (0.51%) Statistics
6 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.69%) Windows
2 11 (5.64%) Unix
3 9 (4.62%) Linux
4 2 (1.03%) AIX
4 2 (1.03%) CentOS
4 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.97%) ITIL
3 31 (15.90%) Software Delivery
4 30 (15.38%) Project Management
4 30 (15.38%) SDLC
5 28 (14.36%) Asset Management
6 27 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 25 (12.82%) Software Asset Management
9 21 (10.77%) Scrum
9 21 (10.77%) Software Licensing
9 21 (10.77%) Waterfall
10 18 (9.23%) Release Management
11 16 (8.21%) DevOps
12 15 (7.69%) Service Management
12 15 (7.69%) TDD
13 14 (7.18%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.15%) Change Management
14 12 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.15%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.05%) Java
2 21 (10.77%) SQL
3 12 (6.15%) C#
4 9 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.62%) Python
5 6 (3.08%) C
5 6 (3.08%) C++
6 5 (2.56%) Ruby
7 4 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.54%) Perl
8 3 (1.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.59%) Degree
5 5 (2.56%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.05%) PMP
7 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.03%) ISEB
8 2 (1.03%) MCP
8 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) SLA
2 6 (3.08%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) ISO19770
System Software
1 3 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Kibana
1 2 (1.03%) logstash
1 2 (1.03%) Puppet
1 2 (1.03%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.38%) Oracle
3 13 (6.67%) HP
4 9 (4.62%) Citrix
4 9 (4.62%) CollabNet
4 9 (4.62%) IBM
5 8 (4.10%) VMware
6 7 (3.59%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.59%) SAP
7 4 (2.05%) Remedy
8 3 (1.54%) Adobe
8 3 (1.54%) Perforce
9 2 (1.03%) Autodesk
9 2 (1.03%) BMC
9 2 (1.03%) CA
9 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.03%) Sophos
10 1 (0.51%) Capita
10 1 (0.51%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.51%) MKS
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bray leino
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago