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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 533 523 485
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 87 88 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 56 52
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£425 £421 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +21.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £349
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +38.88%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -32 74 £425 - 57
London -8 27 £413 -2.94% 9
South East -11 22 £450 - 14
Scotland -4 8 £333 - 3
South West -5 7 £438 +20.68% 8
Hampshire -8 7 £395 +3.94% 1
Yorkshire -24 6 £400 +6.66% 5
Edinburgh -5 5 £475 - 2
Kent - 5 £475 - 1
East Midlands -3 4 £500 -11.11% 4
City of London -12 4 £425 -10.52% 2
Oxfordshire -21 4 £450 -12.19% 1
West Yorkshire -26 4 £400 +4.91% 5
Gloucestershire - 4 £431 -
Oxford - 4 £450 - 1
East of England +1 3 £350 -17.64% 6
West Midlands - 3 £388 - 6
Wales - 3 £325 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £325 - 1
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Cardiff - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +4 2 £425 +21.42% 4
Surrey -4 2 £390 +11.42% 5
North West -27 2 £385 +0.65% 5
Staffordshire - 2 £388 -
Essex - 2 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £413 - 2
Gloucester - 2 £438 -
Derby - 2 £413 - 2

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 63 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) Project Management
3 33 (20.89%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.35%) Software Delivery
5 28 (17.72%) Finance
6 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
7 26 (16.46%) Scrum
8 25 (15.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (15.19%) ITIL
10 20 (12.66%) SDLC
11 18 (11.39%) .NET
12 17 (10.76%) Retail
12 17 (10.76%) Oracle
12 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
13 16 (10.13%) Waterfall
14 14 (8.86%) Asset Management
14 14 (8.86%) Java
15 13 (8.23%) C#
15 13 (8.23%) Release Management
16 12 (7.59%) PMI Certification
17 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
18 10 (6.33%) Service Delivery
18 10 (6.33%) SAP
18 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
18 10 (6.33%) TDD
18 10 (6.33%) Jenkins
18 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
18 10 (6.33%) Mentoring
19 9 (5.70%) Software Asset Management

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (1.27%) CMS
1 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Liferay
2 1 (0.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) JBoss
2 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.53%) MS Project
3 3 (1.90%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) SaaS
1 3 (1.90%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.06%) Subversion
3 7 (4.43%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.90%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) Selenium
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
5 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.27%) JMeter
5 2 (1.27%) JBehave
5 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.27%) Ant
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (17.72%) Finance
2 17 (10.76%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.80%) Marketing
5 5 (3.16%) Banking
6 4 (2.53%) Legal
7 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.90%) German Language
8 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 2 (1.27%) Games
8 2 (1.27%) Electronics
8 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.39%) .NET
2 8 (5.06%) HTML
3 6 (3.80%) CSS
4 5 (3.16%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.16%) Ionic Framework
5 4 (2.53%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.53%) PhoneGap
5 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.90%) WPF
6 3 (1.90%) XML
7 2 (1.27%) Web Services
7 2 (1.27%) J2EE
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (1.27%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.63%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.63%) CSS3
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.63%) Java EE
8 1 (0.63%) WCF
8 1 (0.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.06%) CMDB
5 7 (4.43%) PMI
6 6 (3.80%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.90%) Statistics
9 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.27%) DTV
9 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.63%) Equities
10 1 (0.63%) EPoS
10 1 (0.63%) NHS
10 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.90%) UNIX
1 3 (1.90%) Windows
2 2 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) Project Management
3 33 (20.89%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.35%) Software Delivery
5 26 (16.46%) Scrum
6 25 (15.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (15.19%) ITIL
8 20 (12.66%) SDLC
9 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
10 16 (10.13%) Waterfall
11 14 (8.86%) Asset Management
12 13 (8.23%) Release Management
13 10 (6.33%) TDD
13 10 (6.33%) Service Delivery
13 10 (6.33%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.70%) Software Asset Management
14 9 (5.70%) Programme Management
14 9 (5.70%) Supplier Management
14 9 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (5.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.86%) Java
2 13 (8.23%) C#
3 7 (4.43%) SQL
4 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.90%) C++
5 3 (1.90%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Ruby
6 1 (0.63%) LINC
6 1 (0.63%) VB
6 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) PMI Certification
2 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 7 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (4.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.80%) PMP
6 5 (3.16%) ISEB
7 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.76%) Oracle
3 10 (6.33%) SAP
4 8 (5.06%) IBM
5 7 (4.43%) Remedy
6 4 (2.53%) VMware
6 4 (2.53%) Citrix
6 4 (2.53%) Symantec
7 2 (1.27%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.63%) Informatica
8 1 (0.63%) Reuters
8 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.63%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos
8 1 (0.63%) Unisys
8 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.63%) Adobe
8 1 (0.63%) Misys
8 1 (0.63%) SunGard
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