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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 540 522 510
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 93 88 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 37
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 - £36.00

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -1 85 £430 +1.17% 67
London +1 32 £400 -5.88% 10
South East -23 21 £450 - 15
Kent - 11 £450 -
South West +1 8 £438 +20.68% 11
East Midlands -8 7 £438 -32.61% 4
North West -30 6 £543 +41.83% 7
Docklands, London -6 5 £350 -20.00%
East of England +8 4 £425 - 6
Hampshire 0 4 £415 +10.66% 3
Scotland -11 4 £475 +42.85%
Edinburgh -14 4 £475 +42.85%
Yorkshire -33 4 £400 -3.03% 5
Gloucestershire - 4 £438 -
Gloucester - 4 £438 -
Oxfordshire -15 3 £450 -12.19% 1
West Yorkshire -33 3 £400 -3.03% 5
Oxford - 3 £450 -
City of London +2 2 £438 -7.89% 3
Berkshire -2 2 £425 +3.03% 8
Nottingham -8 2 £488 +21.87%
Nottinghamshire -14 2 £488 -25.00%
Leeds -32 2 £400 -3.03% 4
Derbyshire - 2 £413 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £665 - 3
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
Basingstoke - 2 £450 -
Derby - 2 £413 - 1
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Staffordshire - 2 £388 -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 63 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.57%) Project Management
3 35 (22.29%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (17.83%) Finance
6 26 (16.56%) Microsoft
6 26 (16.56%) Software Delivery
7 25 (15.92%) Scrum
8 24 (15.29%) SDLC
9 20 (12.74%) .NET
10 19 (12.10%) Waterfall
11 17 (10.83%) ITIL
12 16 (10.19%) HTML
12 16 (10.19%) Java
12 16 (10.19%) Configuration Management
12 16 (10.19%) Management Information System
12 16 (10.19%) Asset Management
13 13 (8.28%) PMI Certification
13 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
14 12 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (7.64%) Retail
14 12 (7.64%) Release Management
14 12 (7.64%) CSS
14 12 (7.64%) TDD
14 12 (7.64%) Software Asset Management
15 11 (7.01%) Ionic Framework
15 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
15 11 (7.01%) AngularJS
15 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
16 10 (6.37%) Apache Cordova

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (3.18%) IIS
1 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.27%) CMS
2 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.55%) MS Project
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) SaaS
1 3 (1.91%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.64%) QlikView
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.46%) Subversion
4 5 (3.18%) JIRA
4 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.55%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.55%) JMeter
5 4 (2.55%) Selenium
5 4 (2.55%) JBehave
5 4 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.27%) Ant
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
7 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (17.83%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Retail
3 7 (4.46%) Marketing
4 4 (2.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.91%) Publishing
5 3 (1.91%) Legal
5 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Games
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.74%) .NET
2 16 (10.19%) HTML
3 12 (7.64%) CSS
4 11 (7.01%) AngularJS
4 11 (7.01%) Ionic Framework
5 10 (6.37%) PhoneGap
5 10 (6.37%) Apache Cordova
6 5 (3.18%) Middleware
7 4 (2.55%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.55%) XML
8 2 (1.27%) WPF
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 2 (1.27%) Web Services
9 1 (0.64%) J2EE
9 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.64%) Java EE
9 1 (0.64%) WCF
9 1 (0.64%) jQuery
9 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.10%) CMDB
3 8 (5.10%) PMI
4 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.46%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.91%) Statistics
6 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) DTV
8 1 (0.64%) EPoS
8 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.64%) Equities
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.10%) Windows
2 5 (3.18%) UNIX
3 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.57%) Project Management
3 35 (22.29%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (16.56%) Software Delivery
6 25 (15.92%) Scrum
7 24 (15.29%) SDLC
8 19 (12.10%) Waterfall
9 17 (10.83%) ITIL
10 16 (10.19%) Configuration Management
10 16 (10.19%) Asset Management
11 12 (7.64%) TDD
11 12 (7.64%) Release Management
11 12 (7.64%) Software Asset Management
12 9 (5.73%) Programme Management
12 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (5.10%) Supplier Management
13 8 (5.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.19%) Java
2 10 (6.37%) C#
2 10 (6.37%) SQL
3 9 (5.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.82%) LINC
5 5 (3.18%) C++
6 4 (2.55%) Python
7 2 (1.27%) C
8 1 (0.64%) VB
8 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) PMI Certification
1 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) Degree
3 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.82%) PMP
5 4 (2.55%) ISEB
5 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.73%) Oracle
3 8 (5.10%) SAP
4 7 (4.46%) Remedy
4 7 (4.46%) IBM
5 6 (3.82%) Unisys
6 2 (1.27%) Adobe
7 1 (0.64%) Misys
7 1 (0.64%) SunGard
7 1 (0.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.64%) Reuters
7 1 (0.64%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.64%) Cognos
7 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.64%) VMware
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.64%) Tableau
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 14 days ago