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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
UK
Rank 546 521 517
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 54 97 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 66 61
Median daily rate £518 £438 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.28% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -15 53 £518 +19.30% 41
London -4 17 £550 +15.78% 9
South East +32 16 £510 +56.92% 10
Yorkshire -1 5 £410 -3.52% 3
Surrey - 5 £608 - 2
Hampshire +11 4 £414 +5.07% 2
East of England +9 4 £450 +39.53% 1
East Midlands -5 4 £438 -12.50% 2
Northamptonshire -13 4 £438 -12.50%
Leatherhead - 4 £608 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 £400 - 3
West Yorkshire +4 3 £410 -3.52% 3
Leeds +1 3 £410 -3.52% 2
West Midlands -2 3 £538 - 8
Northampton -10 3 £400 -20.00%
Essex - 3 - -
Hook +11 2 - -
South West +5 2 £450 +7.14% 3
Oxfordshire -1 2 £555 +70.76% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £446 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Cheshire +23 1 £500 - 1
Scotland +20 1 - - 1
Hull +9 1 - -
Glasgow +7 1 - -
East Yorkshire +7 1 - -
North West +4 1 £500 +25.00% 5
Bristol +1 1 £450 - 2

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Project Management
3 29 (23.39%) Java
4 27 (21.77%) Waterfall
5 25 (20.16%) Finance
6 24 (19.35%) SDLC
7 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
8 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
9 19 (15.32%) JIRA
10 18 (14.52%) .NET
10 18 (14.52%) Software Delivery
11 16 (12.90%) Oracle
11 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 16 (12.90%) Scrum
12 15 (12.10%) C#
12 15 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (11.29%) PRINCE2
13 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 14 (11.29%) Mentoring
14 13 (10.48%) Configuration Management
15 12 (9.68%) ITIL
15 12 (9.68%) HTML
16 11 (8.87%) CSS
16 11 (8.87%) TDD
17 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
17 10 (8.06%) HTML5
17 10 (8.06%) Retail
17 10 (8.06%) MS Office
17 10 (8.06%) ITIL Certification

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 (7.26%) Confluence
2 6 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.23%) IIS
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Drupal
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Mule
7 1 (0.81%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.81%) SAS
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) MySQL
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.32%) JIRA
2 5 (4.03%) Subversion
2 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.23%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.81%) MSTest
5 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Retail
3 8 (6.45%) Banking
4 6 (4.84%) Law
4 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.03%) Games
5 5 (4.03%) Publishing
6 3 (2.42%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.42%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Military
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) HTML
3 11 (8.87%) CSS
4 10 (8.06%) HTML5
5 6 (4.84%) jQuery
6 5 (4.03%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.03%) RESTful
7 4 (3.23%) REST
7 4 (3.23%) SOAP
8 3 (2.42%) CSS3
8 3 (2.42%) JSON
8 3 (2.42%) React
8 3 (2.42%) Spring
8 3 (2.42%) Symfony
9 2 (1.61%) Middleware
9 2 (1.61%) Web Services
9 2 (1.61%) XML
10 1 (0.81%) J2EE
10 1 (0.81%) JSP
10 1 (0.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.84%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.23%) Online Games
5 3 (2.42%) CMDB
5 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.42%) PMI
6 2 (1.61%) Derivative
6 2 (1.61%) Economics
6 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) Unix
2 6 (4.84%) AIX
2 6 (4.84%) Linux
2 6 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Project Management
3 27 (21.77%) Waterfall
4 24 (19.35%) SDLC
5 22 (17.74%) Software Engineering
6 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (15.32%) E-Commerce
8 18 (14.52%) Software Delivery
9 16 (12.90%) Scrum
10 15 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (11.29%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.29%) PRINCE2
12 13 (10.48%) Configuration Management
13 12 (9.68%) ITIL
14 11 (8.87%) TDD
15 9 (7.26%) DevOps
16 8 (6.45%) Coaching
16 8 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
17 7 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
17 7 (5.65%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) Java
2 15 (12.10%) C#
3 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.84%) Perl
4 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.84%) SQL
5 5 (4.03%) Python
6 4 (3.23%) C++
7 3 (2.42%) PHP
8 2 (1.61%) C
8 2 (1.61%) Ruby
8 2 (1.61%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.65%) Degree
3 6 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (4.03%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.42%) PMP
7 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) HNC
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.23%) SLA
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) Ansible
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 16 (12.90%) Oracle
2 9 (7.26%) IBM
3 5 (4.03%) Adobe
4 2 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Facebook
5 1 (0.81%) hybris
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.81%) Talend
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
5 1 (0.81%) WSO2
5 1 (0.81%) Zend
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