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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 534 563 554
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 109 73 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 48
Median daily rate £450 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £533 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.00%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +40 107 £450 - 65
London +16 37 £500 +5.26% 18
South East +1 22 £450 - 14
Yorkshire +17 20 £430 +7.50% 11
West Yorkshire +4 20 £430 - 9
Halifax - 12 £430 -
East Midlands +14 8 £415 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 8 £475 -5.00%
Milton Keynes - 8 £475 -
North West - 8 £650 - 6
City of London +47 7 £563 +18.42% 7
Berkshire +4 6 £115 -72.94%
South West -1 6 £475 +11.76% 4
Cheshire - 6 £650 -
Warrington - 6 £650 -
Reading - 5 - -
Nottingham - 4 £415 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £415 - 1
Hampshire +2 3 £425 +13.33% 5
West Midlands -24 3 - - 3
East of England +13 2 £469 +25.00% 7
Oxfordshire +9 2 £469 +4.16% 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £450 -14.28%
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Manchester - 2 £431 - 5
Leicester - 2 £325 -
Leeds - 2 £480 - 5
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Wales +15 1 £475 +46.15%
South Wales +12 1 £475 +46.15%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 89 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.37%) SDLC
3 48 (23.41%) Java
4 45 (21.95%) .NET
5 41 (20.00%) Finance
6 38 (18.54%) Configuration Management
7 37 (18.05%) Project Management
7 37 (18.05%) Microsoft
8 36 (17.56%) Unix
9 34 (16.59%) Windows
10 31 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (15.12%) Software Delivery
11 30 (14.63%) Oracle
12 28 (13.66%) Waterfall
13 27 (13.17%) ITIL
14 25 (12.20%) Scrum
15 24 (11.71%) Perl
16 23 (11.22%) JIRA
17 22 (10.73%) Service Management
18 21 (10.24%) Shell Script
18 21 (10.24%) SQL
19 20 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
20 19 (9.27%) Asset Management
21 18 (8.78%) Retail
21 18 (8.78%) AIX
21 18 (8.78%) Translating Business Requirements
21 18 (8.78%) DevOps
21 18 (8.78%) Confluence
21 18 (8.78%) Capacity Planning
22 17 (8.29%) PRINCE2

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 18 (8.78%) Confluence
2 7 (3.41%) CMS
3 4 (1.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.49%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
2 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.98%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) GitHub
1 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) DNS
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) Network Security
2 1 (0.49%) SSL
2 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.85%) MongoDB
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.98%) MySQL
5 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.22%) JIRA
2 13 (6.34%) ClearQuest
3 12 (5.85%) ClearCase
4 8 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.41%) Subversion
6 5 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.95%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.98%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.98%) MSI
8 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
General
1 41 (20.00%) Finance
2 18 (8.78%) Retail
3 12 (5.85%) Law
4 11 (5.37%) Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Legal
5 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Front Office
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.95%) .NET
2 14 (6.83%) HTML
3 10 (4.88%) XML
4 8 (3.90%) J2EE
4 8 (3.90%) JSP
5 7 (3.41%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.93%) CSS
7 4 (1.95%) Ext JS
7 4 (1.95%) WCF
8 3 (1.46%) Node.js
9 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.98%) COM
9 2 (0.98%) ELK Stack
9 2 (0.98%) HTML5
9 2 (0.98%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.98%) RESTful
9 2 (0.98%) Web Services
10 1 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.90%) CMDB
3 7 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.44%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.95%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.95%) Wiki
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.46%) PMI
7 2 (0.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.49%) Physics
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Unix
2 34 (16.59%) Windows
3 18 (8.78%) AIX
4 10 (4.88%) Linux
5 2 (0.98%) CentOS
5 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.37%) SDLC
3 38 (18.54%) Configuration Management
4 37 (18.05%) Project Management
5 31 (15.12%) Software Delivery
5 31 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (13.66%) Waterfall
7 27 (13.17%) ITIL
8 25 (12.20%) Scrum
9 22 (10.73%) Service Management
10 20 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (9.27%) Asset Management
12 18 (8.78%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (8.78%) DevOps
12 18 (8.78%) Translating Business Requirements
13 17 (8.29%) PRINCE2
13 17 (8.29%) Software Engineering
13 17 (8.29%) TDD
14 15 (7.32%) Software Asset Management
15 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.41%) Java
2 24 (11.71%) Perl
3 21 (10.24%) Shell Script
3 21 (10.24%) SQL
4 13 (6.34%) C++
5 12 (5.85%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.37%) C
6 11 (5.37%) Python
7 9 (4.39%) C#
8 4 (1.95%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.98%) Ruby
10 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) VB
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.39%) Degree
3 7 (3.41%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.44%) PMP
5 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.46%) ISEB
8 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.49%) APMP
9 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.41%) SLA
3 5 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) Kibana
2 2 (0.98%) logstash
2 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.63%) Oracle
3 10 (4.88%) IBM
4 8 (3.90%) Citrix
4 8 (3.90%) VMware
5 7 (3.41%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.44%) HP
6 5 (2.44%) SAP
7 4 (1.95%) Remedy
8 2 (0.98%) Adobe
8 2 (0.98%) BMC
8 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.49%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.49%) CA
9 1 (0.49%) Capita
9 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.49%) hybris
9 1 (0.49%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.49%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.49%) Sophos
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