The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 494 471 506
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 86 98 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 50
Average daily rate
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£418 £349 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £295 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £408
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -25 79 £425 +25.00% 54
London +12 33 £438 +36.18% 13
South East -5 21 £450 +38.46% 17
City of London +31 7 £475 +17.28% 5
East Midlands +7 7 £563 - 2
Hampshire -14 7 £375 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire +4 6 £375 +19.04% 4
Nottinghamshire - 6 £650 -
West Yorkshire -1 5 £381 +21.03% 3
North West -8 5 £383 -7.27% 6
South West -41 4 £363 +3.57% 5
Berkshire +5 3 £350 - 8
Leeds +1 3 £350 +11.11% 1
Surrey 0 3 £350 +13.82% 4
Manchester -2 3 £383 - 3
Nottingham - 3 £400 -
Brighton - 3 £450 -
East Sussex - 3 £450 -
Wiltshire -5 2 £363 +11.53% 2
Devon -7 2 £315 -10.00%
Scotland -20 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £513 - 1
Southampton - 2 £330 -
Salisbury - 2 £363 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Portsmouth +2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - - 3
Cambridge -1 1 - - 3
West Sussex -8 1 £600 +84.61%
West Midlands -16 1 £500 - 3

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 46 (25.56%) Project Management
2 45 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 38 (21.11%) Finance
4 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 33 (18.33%) Scrum
6 30 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 28 (15.56%) .NET
8 27 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (14.44%) MS Excel
10 25 (13.89%) ITIL
11 24 (13.33%) Oracle
12 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
13 18 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (10.00%) Legal
14 16 (8.89%) CMDB
14 16 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (8.33%) Java
16 13 (7.22%) MVC
17 11 (6.11%) Security Cleared
17 11 (6.11%) Banking
17 11 (6.11%) Windows
18 10 (5.56%) SQL
18 10 (5.56%) Configuration Management
18 10 (5.56%) Change Management
18 10 (5.56%) Service Management
18 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
18 10 (5.56%) Release Management
19 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
20 8 (4.44%) IBM
20 8 (4.44%) SQL Server

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.67%) CICS
3 2 (1.11%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Documentum
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) FileNet
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 26 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 6 (3.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) DSL
2 3 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.33%) Couchbase
3 4 (2.22%) DB2
4 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.11%) Big Data
4 2 (1.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Subversion
2 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (2.78%) Hudson
5 4 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.22%) Selenium
6 3 (1.67%) JIRA
6 3 (1.67%) Maven
6 3 (1.67%) JUnit
6 3 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.67%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.11%) NUnit
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (21.11%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Legal
3 11 (6.11%) Banking
4 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.44%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.22%) Back Office
7 4 (2.22%) Advertising
8 3 (1.67%) Electronics
8 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.67%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.67%) Marketing
9 2 (1.11%) German Language
9 2 (1.11%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Military
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.56%) .NET
2 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.78%) Web Services
3 5 (2.78%) Middleware
3 5 (2.78%) WCF
4 4 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.11%) LAMP
6 2 (1.11%) Ninject
6 2 (1.11%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.56%) LESS
7 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) XML
7 1 (0.56%) J2EE
7 1 (0.56%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) CMDB
2 5 (2.78%) Statistics
3 4 (2.22%) Open Source
4 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.67%) DTV
4 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.11%) PMI
5 2 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.56%) Blog
6 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.11%) Windows
2 6 (3.33%) UNIX
3 2 (1.11%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.56%) Project Management
2 45 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 33 (18.33%) Scrum
4 30 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 27 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.89%) ITIL
7 19 (10.56%) Waterfall
8 18 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.22%) MVC
11 10 (5.56%) Service Management
11 10 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.56%) Change Management
11 10 (5.56%) Release Management
12 7 (3.89%) Programme Management
12 7 (3.89%) Time Management
13 6 (3.33%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.33%) Service Delivery
13 6 (3.33%) E-Commerce
14 5 (2.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.33%) Java
2 10 (5.56%) SQL
3 7 (3.89%) C#
4 5 (2.78%) C
4 5 (2.78%) PHP
5 3 (1.67%) COBOL
5 3 (1.67%) Ruby
6 2 (1.11%) Python
6 2 (1.11%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) Groovy
7 1 (0.56%) Scala
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.22%) Degree
5 3 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.67%) MCP
6 2 (1.11%) ISEB
6 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.11%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.33%) Oracle
3 8 (4.44%) IBM
4 6 (3.33%) SAP
5 4 (2.22%) Perforce
6 3 (1.67%) VMware
6 3 (1.67%) Serena
6 3 (1.67%) BMC
6 3 (1.67%) Symantec
6 3 (1.67%) Adobe
6 3 (1.67%) Altiris
6 3 (1.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.56%) Infor
7 1 (0.56%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (0.56%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.56%) Capita
7 1 (0.56%) Planview
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
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