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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 534 561 542
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 110 83 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 55
Median daily rate £475 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +14 108 £475 +11.76% 67
London -7 26 £575 +35.29% 21
Yorkshire +18 22 £430 +7.37% 8
West Yorkshire +18 22 £430 +7.37% 5
South East -4 16 £425 -5.55% 12
East Midlands +12 14 £400 -19.95% 2
Halifax - 13 £430 -
North West -2 10 £650 +52.94% 7
South West +7 8 £475 +8.57% 5
Cheshire - 7 £650 - 3
Warrington - 7 £650 - 3
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £408 -18.45%
Berkshire +2 6 £115 -72.94% 1
Nottingham +2 6 £408 -18.45%
West Midlands -18 6 £513 - 7
City of London +41 5 £563 +18.42% 9
Reading - 5 - -
Leicestershire +8 4 £325 -35.00%
Warwickshire - 4 £513 -
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £475 -5.00% 1
Leicester 0 3 £325 -35.00%
Wiltshire -5 3 £450 -14.23% 2
North East - 3 £600 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £400 - 4
East of England +19 2 £413 +17.85% 3
Derbyshire +8 2 - - 1
Hampshire +6 2 £425 +13.33% 8
Oxfordshire +6 2 £469 +4.16%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £600 - 1

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 96 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.57%) SDLC
3 51 (23.83%) Java
4 47 (21.96%) Finance
5 44 (20.56%) .NET
6 41 (19.16%) Configuration Management
6 41 (19.16%) Project Management
6 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
7 38 (17.76%) Unix
8 35 (16.36%) Windows
9 32 (14.95%) Waterfall
10 31 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (13.55%) Oracle
11 29 (13.55%) Software Delivery
12 27 (12.62%) Perl
12 27 (12.62%) Scrum
13 26 (12.15%) Service Management
13 26 (12.15%) ITIL
14 25 (11.68%) Shell Script
15 24 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (10.75%) JIRA
17 22 (10.28%) Retail
17 22 (10.28%) PRINCE2
17 22 (10.28%) AIX
17 22 (10.28%) Capacity Planning
17 22 (10.28%) Translating Business Requirements
18 21 (9.81%) DevOps
19 19 (8.88%) SQL
20 18 (8.41%) Confluence
20 18 (8.41%) E-Commerce

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 18 (8.41%) Confluence
2 7 (3.27%) CMS
3 4 (1.87%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Apache
4 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.47%) SSL
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.27%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.34%) MySQL
4 3 (1.40%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Big Data
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.75%) JIRA
2 16 (7.48%) ClearCase
3 14 (6.54%) ClearQuest
4 9 (4.21%) Subversion
4 9 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.34%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (21.96%) Finance
2 22 (10.28%) Retail
3 15 (7.01%) Law
4 11 (5.14%) Banking
5 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.87%) Legal
6 4 (1.87%) Marketing
7 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.56%) .NET
2 13 (6.07%) HTML
3 10 (4.67%) XML
4 8 (3.74%) J2EE
4 8 (3.74%) JSP
5 7 (3.27%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.80%) CSS
6 6 (2.80%) Node.js
7 4 (1.87%) Ext JS
7 4 (1.87%) WCF
8 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.40%) LAMP
8 3 (1.40%) Web Services
9 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.93%) COM
9 2 (0.93%) ELK Stack
9 2 (0.93%) RESTful
9 2 (0.93%) Symfony
10 1 (0.47%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.74%) CMDB
3 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.34%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.87%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.87%) PMI
5 4 (1.87%) Wiki
6 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.93%) Life Science
6 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Equities
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.76%) Unix
2 35 (16.36%) Windows
3 22 (10.28%) AIX
4 13 (6.07%) Linux
5 2 (0.93%) CentOS
5 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.57%) SDLC
3 41 (19.16%) Configuration Management
3 41 (19.16%) Project Management
4 32 (14.95%) Waterfall
5 31 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (13.55%) Software Delivery
7 27 (12.62%) Scrum
8 26 (12.15%) ITIL
8 26 (12.15%) Service Management
9 24 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (10.28%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (10.28%) PRINCE2
10 22 (10.28%) Translating Business Requirements
11 21 (9.81%) DevOps
12 18 (8.41%) Asset Management
12 18 (8.41%) E-Commerce
12 18 (8.41%) TDD
13 17 (7.94%) Software Engineering
14 14 (6.54%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.83%) Java
2 27 (12.62%) Perl
3 25 (11.68%) Shell Script
4 19 (8.88%) SQL
5 11 (5.14%) C++
5 11 (5.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.14%) Python
6 9 (4.21%) C
7 8 (3.74%) C#
8 7 (3.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.21%) Degree
3 7 (3.27%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.34%) PMP
4 5 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) ISEB
6 2 (0.93%) APMP
6 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.27%) SLA
3 6 (2.80%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Docker
1 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) SCCM
2 3 (1.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.93%) Kibana
3 2 (0.93%) logstash
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.55%) Oracle
3 8 (3.74%) IBM
3 8 (3.74%) VMware
4 7 (3.27%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.27%) Citrix
5 5 (2.34%) HP
6 4 (1.87%) Remedy
6 4 (1.87%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) BMC
7 2 (0.93%) hybris
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe
8 1 (0.47%) Capita
8 1 (0.47%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.47%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.47%) MKS
8 1 (0.47%) Perforce
8 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Zend
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