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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 572 544 548
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 58 100 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 68 57
Median daily rate £518 £438 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £337 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £525 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -14 54 £518 +15.00% 35
London -8 18 £550 +15.78% 6
South East +24 13 £515 +14.44% 8
Yorkshire +4 6 £420 -1.17% 3
Scotland +13 4 - - 3
West Yorkshire +12 4 £410 -3.52% 2
Berkshire +12 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -1 4 £515 +58.46% 1
East Midlands -6 4 £438 +2.94% 2
West Midlands -19 4 £538 +48.27% 6
North East - 4 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £475 - 1
Edinburgh +18 3 - - 3
South West +12 3 £450 +7.14% 2
Oxford +2 3 £510 +56.92% 1
Reading - 3 £425 - 1
Surrey - 3 £608 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £475 -
Leeds +14 2 £410 +0.92% 2
Warwickshire -2 2 £500 +37.93% 3
East of England - 2 £450 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £438 -
Leatherhead - 2 £608 -
Northampton - 2 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire +19 1 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - -
Milton Keynes +17 1 - -
Bristol +9 1 £450 +12.50% 2
City of London +1 1 £550 - 3

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 79 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.17%) Project Management
3 37 (24.83%) Finance
4 35 (23.49%) Waterfall
4 35 (23.49%) SDLC
5 30 (20.13%) Java
6 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
6 23 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
7 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
8 21 (14.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (13.42%) .NET
10 19 (12.75%) E-Commerce
10 19 (12.75%) Scrum
11 18 (12.08%) PRINCE2
12 17 (11.41%) Unix
12 17 (11.41%) Software Delivery
13 16 (10.74%) Perl
13 16 (10.74%) C#
13 16 (10.74%) MS Excel
13 16 (10.74%) Shell Script
14 15 (10.07%) AIX
14 15 (10.07%) Oracle
14 15 (10.07%) JIRA
15 14 (9.40%) Windows
15 14 (9.40%) ITIL
15 14 (9.40%) Service Management
15 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
16 13 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (8.72%) Translating Business Requirements

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 9 (6.04%) Confluence
2 6 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.34%) Apache
4 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Drupal
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) Mule
5 1 (0.67%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.71%) MS Office
3 4 (2.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) Intranet
2 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) MySQL
3 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) DB2
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.07%) JIRA
2 11 (7.38%) ClearCase
3 9 (6.04%) Subversion
3 9 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.68%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (24.83%) Finance
2 13 (8.72%) Law
3 12 (8.05%) Retail
4 9 (6.04%) Banking
5 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.36%) Games
6 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.36%) Publishing
7 3 (2.01%) Online Betting
8 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.34%) Legal
8 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.67%) Automotive
9 1 (0.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) .NET
2 13 (8.72%) HTML
3 11 (7.38%) CSS
4 10 (6.71%) HTML5
5 6 (4.03%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.03%) jQuery
6 5 (3.36%) Node.js
6 5 (3.36%) RESTful
6 5 (3.36%) Web Services
7 4 (2.68%) REST
7 4 (2.68%) SOAP
8 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.01%) CSS3
8 3 (2.01%) JSON
8 3 (2.01%) LAMP
8 3 (2.01%) React
8 3 (2.01%) Spring
8 3 (2.01%) Symfony
9 2 (1.34%) Middleware
9 2 (1.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.03%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.68%) Online Games
5 3 (2.01%) CMDB
5 3 (2.01%) Life Science
6 2 (1.34%) Derivative
6 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.34%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Economics
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Unix
2 15 (10.07%) AIX
3 14 (9.40%) Windows
4 7 (4.70%) Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.17%) Project Management
3 35 (23.49%) SDLC
3 35 (23.49%) Waterfall
4 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
4 23 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
6 21 (14.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (12.75%) E-Commerce
7 19 (12.75%) Scrum
8 18 (12.08%) PRINCE2
9 17 (11.41%) Software Delivery
10 14 (9.40%) ITIL
10 14 (9.40%) Service Management
11 13 (8.72%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
11 13 (8.72%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (6.71%) Open Source
13 9 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.13%) Java
2 16 (10.74%) C#
2 16 (10.74%) Perl
2 16 (10.74%) Shell Script
3 7 (4.70%) SQL
4 6 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.36%) PHP
6 4 (2.68%) C++
6 4 (2.68%) Python
7 2 (1.34%) Ruby
7 2 (1.34%) Scala
8 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.70%) Degree
3 6 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.36%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.68%) PMP
5 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) APMP
8 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.01%) QA
4 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.67%) Ansible
2 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.07%) Oracle
3 12 (8.05%) IBM
4 5 (3.36%) Adobe
5 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.67%) Facebook
6 1 (0.67%) HP
6 1 (0.67%) hybris
6 1 (0.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Talend
6 1 (0.67%) webMethods
6 1 (0.67%) WSO2
6 1 (0.67%) Zend
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