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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 571 560 559
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 86 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 73 46
Median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £347 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £437
% change year-on-year
- +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +12 80 £475 +11.76% 46
London -19 19 £525 +31.25% 11
Yorkshire +10 10 £425 +13.33% 7
South West +10 10 £476 +8.68% 8
West Yorkshire +5 9 £425 +13.33% 5
East Midlands -7 9 £400 +10.19% 1
South East -2 8 £438 -2.77% 8
West Midlands -18 8 £388 +3.33% 1
North West +17 7 £500 -7.83% 7
Scotland +12 6 - - 3
North East - 6 £475 -
Edinburgh +17 5 - - 1
Cheshire +11 5 £500 -24.81%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £475 -
Nottinghamshire -9 4 £408 -16.41% 1
Nottingham -13 4 £408 -16.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £475 -
Somerset +21 3 - - 1
Warrington +13 3 £650 -2.25%
East of England +6 3 £550 +10.00% 3
Yeovil +5 3 - -
Warwickshire -3 3 £488 +34.48%
Birmingham - 3 £388 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Berkshire +8 2 £625 +51.51% 1
Leicestershire +2 2 £350 -30.00%
Derbyshire -2 2 - -
Manchester -2 2 £375 +8.60% 7
Oxfordshire -7 2 £439 -2.50%
Halifax - 2 £425 -

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 93 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.57%) SDLC
3 50 (25.91%) Finance
4 43 (22.28%) Java
5 42 (21.76%) Project Management
6 40 (20.73%) Configuration Management
7 37 (19.17%) Unix
8 36 (18.65%) .NET
9 35 (18.13%) Windows
9 35 (18.13%) Waterfall
10 34 (17.62%) Microsoft
11 33 (17.10%) Perl
12 31 (16.06%) Shell Script
13 29 (15.03%) Service Management
14 28 (14.51%) AIX
15 27 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (13.99%) Capacity Planning
15 27 (13.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (13.99%) Translating Business Requirements
16 23 (11.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 23 (11.92%) Scrum
17 22 (11.40%) PRINCE2
17 22 (11.40%) Oracle
17 22 (11.40%) Data Centre
18 21 (10.88%) E-Commerce
18 21 (10.88%) Retail
18 21 (10.88%) JIRA
19 20 (10.36%) ITIL
20 19 (9.84%) MS Excel
20 19 (9.84%) Law

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 16 (8.29%) Confluence
2 6 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.11%) CMS
2 6 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.07%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.52%) Drupal
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.15%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) DNS
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Network Security
2 1 (0.52%) SMS
2 1 (0.52%) SSL
2 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.07%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.07%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.88%) JIRA
2 16 (8.29%) ClearCase
3 11 (5.70%) ClearQuest
3 11 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.66%) Subversion
5 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (25.91%) Finance
2 21 (10.88%) Retail
3 19 (9.84%) Law
4 14 (7.25%) Banking
5 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.07%) Legal
7 4 (2.07%) Marketing
7 4 (2.07%) Publishing
8 2 (1.04%) Electronics
8 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Military
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.65%) .NET
2 12 (6.22%) HTML
3 8 (4.15%) CSS
4 6 (3.11%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.11%) Hibernate
4 6 (3.11%) Node.js
4 6 (3.11%) XML
5 5 (2.59%) HTML5
5 5 (2.59%) jQuery
5 5 (2.59%) SOAP
6 4 (2.07%) J2EE
6 4 (2.07%) JSP
6 4 (2.07%) REST
7 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.55%) LAMP
7 3 (1.55%) RESTful
7 3 (1.55%) Symfony
7 3 (1.55%) Web Services
8 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.04%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.59%) CMDB
3 5 (2.59%) Video on Demand
3 5 (2.59%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.07%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.07%) Wiki
5 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.55%) PMI
6 2 (1.04%) Life Science
7 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) Equities
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) Physics
7 1 (0.52%) Statistics
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.17%) Unix
2 35 (18.13%) Windows
3 28 (14.51%) AIX
4 10 (5.18%) Linux
5 2 (1.04%) CentOS
5 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.57%) SDLC
3 42 (21.76%) Project Management
4 40 (20.73%) Configuration Management
5 35 (18.13%) Waterfall
6 29 (15.03%) Service Management
7 27 (13.99%) Capacity Planning
7 27 (13.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (13.99%) Translating Business Requirements
8 23 (11.92%) Scrum
9 22 (11.40%) PRINCE2
10 21 (10.88%) E-Commerce
11 20 (10.36%) ITIL
12 19 (9.84%) DevOps
12 19 (9.84%) Software Delivery
13 16 (8.29%) Software Engineering
14 13 (6.74%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.74%) Open Source
14 13 (6.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.28%) Java
2 33 (17.10%) Perl
3 31 (16.06%) Shell Script
4 13 (6.74%) C#
5 11 (5.70%) Python
5 11 (5.70%) SQL
6 7 (3.63%) C++
6 7 (3.63%) PHP
7 6 (3.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.59%) C
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (6.22%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (5.18%) Degree
3 8 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.11%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.07%) PMP
5 4 (2.07%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) ISEB
7 2 (1.04%) APMP
7 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) HNC
8 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.59%) SLA
3 4 (2.07%) QA
4 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Docker
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.11%) SCCM
2 3 (1.55%) Puppet
3 2 (1.04%) Kibana
3 2 (1.04%) logstash
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.40%) Oracle
3 12 (6.22%) IBM
4 6 (3.11%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.59%) Adobe
6 3 (1.55%) SAP
7 2 (1.04%) HP
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) Capita
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
8 1 (0.52%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.52%) MKS
8 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.52%) Zend