The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 516 506 493
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 84 75 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 44
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £526 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.50% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -42 79 £450 +12.50% 67
London +10 29 £480 -4.00% 14
South East -22 19 £550 +69.23% 16
West Yorkshire -1 10 £421 +5.31% 3
Yorkshire -5 10 £421 +5.31% 3
City of London +29 7 £450 -4.00% 6
East of England -3 7 £390 +11.42% 5
Oxfordshire -16 7 £550 +69.23% 4
North West +6 6 £475 +35.71% 14
Bradford - 6 £400 -
Leeds -20 5 £430 +7.50% 1
Oxford -16 4 £700 +115.38% 2
Hampshire -19 4 £525 +31.18% 1
Essex - 4 £350 -
Berkshire +3 3 - - 2
Southampton -2 3 £600 +50.00%
East Midlands -3 3 £425 +16.43% 2
Hertfordshire -7 3 £425 +30.76% 4
Edinburgh -11 3 £425 +54.54% 1
Scotland -12 3 £425 +54.54% 3
Reading +14 2 - - 1
Surrey -7 2 £538 +65.38% 4
Manchester -10 2 £510 - 5
West Midlands -11 2 - - 4
South West -34 2 £450 +63.63% 8
Lancashire - 2 £475 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £538 - 1
Coventry - 2 - - 2
Cheshire +8 1 - - 6
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £425 - 1

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 67 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.01%) Finance
3 42 (24.28%) Asset Management
4 40 (23.12%) Microsoft
5 39 (22.54%) Software Asset Management
5 39 (22.54%) Software Licensing
6 37 (21.39%) Project Management
7 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
8 30 (17.34%) Oracle
8 30 (17.34%) Scrum
9 29 (16.76%) .NET
10 28 (16.18%) PRINCE2
11 22 (12.72%) Banking
12 21 (12.14%) ITIL
12 21 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (12.14%) Legal
12 21 (12.14%) Configuration Management
13 18 (10.40%) Waterfall
14 17 (9.83%) UNIX
15 15 (8.67%) Release Management
16 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
17 13 (7.51%) Change Management
17 13 (7.51%) Degree
18 12 (6.94%) Supplier Management
18 12 (6.94%) CMDB
18 12 (6.94%) C#
18 12 (6.94%) Java
19 11 (6.36%) ASP.NET
19 11 (6.36%) Web Services
19 11 (6.36%) IBM

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (4.62%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (2.31%) CMS
3 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.73%) CICS
3 3 (1.73%) IIS
3 3 (1.73%) Apache
3 3 (1.73%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.73%) Drupal
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) Confluence
4 1 (0.58%) Liferay
4 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.78%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.58%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.58%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (0.58%) DSL
2 1 (0.58%) LAN
2 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.31%) DB2
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
3 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.73%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Hudson
1 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.20%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (4.62%) Subversion
4 7 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.89%) JIRA
7 3 (1.73%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.73%) Selenium
8 2 (1.16%) WiX
8 2 (1.16%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.16%) NUnit
8 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.16%) MSI
9 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.58%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.58%) ChangeMan
9 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (26.01%) Finance
2 22 (12.72%) Banking
3 21 (12.14%) Legal
4 7 (4.05%) Retail
5 5 (2.89%) Advertising
6 4 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.73%) Electronics
8 2 (1.16%) Marketing
8 2 (1.16%) French Language
8 2 (1.16%) Billing
8 2 (1.16%) Automotive
8 2 (1.16%) Law
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.76%) .NET
2 11 (6.36%) ASP.NET
2 11 (6.36%) Web Services
3 10 (5.78%) Middleware
4 6 (3.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (3.47%) WCF
5 3 (1.73%) LAMP
5 3 (1.73%) XML
6 2 (1.16%) HTML5
6 2 (1.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.58%) Grails
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.58%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.58%) LESS
7 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.58%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) CMDB
2 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.89%) PMI
4 4 (2.31%) Kindle
4 4 (2.31%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.73%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.73%) Statistics
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) NHS
7 1 (0.58%) Economics
7 1 (0.58%) Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) Blog
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.83%) UNIX
2 10 (5.78%) Windows
3 8 (4.62%) Linux
4 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) VMS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.73%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.28%) Asset Management
3 39 (22.54%) Software Asset Management
3 39 (22.54%) Software Licensing
4 37 (21.39%) Project Management
5 30 (17.34%) Scrum
6 28 (16.18%) PRINCE2
7 21 (12.14%) ITIL
7 21 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (12.14%) Configuration Management
8 18 (10.40%) Waterfall
9 15 (8.67%) Release Management
10 13 (7.51%) Change Management
11 12 (6.94%) Supplier Management
12 11 (6.36%) MVC
13 9 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.20%) Migration
14 8 (4.62%) Software Engineering
14 8 (4.62%) BPEL
15 7 (4.05%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.94%) C#
1 12 (6.94%) Java
2 8 (4.62%) SQL
3 4 (2.31%) PHP
3 4 (2.31%) C
4 3 (1.73%) Perl
4 3 (1.73%) COBOL
5 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.16%) Ruby
5 2 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.58%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.58%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (7.51%) Degree
2 7 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.47%) ISEB
4 5 (2.89%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.31%) PMP
5 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.31%) MCP
6 3 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) MCTS
7 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) SCCM
2 4 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.34%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) IBM
4 9 (5.20%) Perforce
5 7 (4.05%) SAP
6 5 (2.89%) VMware
6 5 (2.89%) Symantec
7 4 (2.31%) LANDesk
7 4 (2.31%) Altiris
7 4 (2.31%) BMC
8 3 (1.73%) Adobe
8 3 (1.73%) HP
9 2 (1.16%) CollabNet
9 2 (1.16%) Citrix
10 1 (0.58%) McAfee
10 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.58%) CA
10 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.58%) Cognos
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