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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 532 529 465
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 76 74 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 49
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +38.88%

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -22 64 £450 - 57
London 0 25 £475 - 10
South East -24 20 £438 -2.77% 13
Hampshire +3 10 £373 +11.19% 1
Scotland +4 7 £325 -23.52% 2
City of London -2 7 £475 - 4
Yorkshire -13 7 £400 -6.43% 5
South West +1 6 £438 +20.68% 12
West Yorkshire -19 5 - - 5
Edinburgh +2 4 £420 -1.17% 1
Oxfordshire -21 4 £450 -12.19% 3
Oxford - 4 £450 - 2
Southampton -5 3 £370 +13.84%
Cardiff - 3 £325 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 - 1
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £325 -
West Midlands -3 2 £550 +10.00% 5
Berkshire -3 2 £425 +13.33% 2
Surrey -5 2 £400 -15.78% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £500 -16.66%
Essex - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £423 -
Basingstoke - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £350 - 4
Wiltshire -2 1 £525 +44.82% 4
Guildford -3 1 £450 -23.07%
Devon -9 1 £350 -6.54% 5
Birmingham -10 1 £550 +10.00%
East Midlands -13 1 - - 2

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 59 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.66%) Project Management
3 29 (20.00%) Finance
4 26 (17.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (17.93%) ITIL
4 26 (17.93%) PRINCE2
5 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 25 (17.24%) Software Delivery
6 23 (15.86%) Scrum
7 19 (13.10%) .NET
8 18 (12.41%) Oracle
8 18 (12.41%) Configuration Management
9 16 (11.03%) SDLC
9 16 (11.03%) Java
9 16 (11.03%) Asset Management
10 15 (10.34%) C#
11 13 (8.97%) Release Management
12 12 (8.28%) Retail
12 12 (8.28%) Software Licensing
12 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
13 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
14 10 (6.90%) Supplier Management
14 10 (6.90%) Programme Management
14 10 (6.90%) Service Delivery
14 10 (6.90%) PMI Certification
14 10 (6.90%) IBM
15 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
15 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
15 9 (6.21%) Subversion

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (2.07%) CMS
1 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.69%) Liferay
2 1 (0.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) JBoss
2 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Subversion
1 9 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.38%) Ant
4 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.38%) Maven
4 2 (1.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (8.28%) Retail
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.83%) Banking
5 5 (3.45%) Legal
6 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.76%) Marketing
7 3 (2.07%) Advertising
8 2 (1.38%) Games
8 2 (1.38%) Electronics
8 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.38%) German Language
8 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.38%) Billing
8 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.10%) .NET
2 3 (2.07%) WPF
2 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (1.38%) CSS
3 2 (1.38%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) J2EE
3 2 (1.38%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) HTML5
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.69%) CSS3
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) LINQ
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) XSD
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
4 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) CMDB
3 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.45%) PMI
5 4 (2.76%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.07%) Statistics
6 3 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.38%) DTV
7 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.38%) UNIX
1 2 (1.38%) Windows
1 2 (1.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.66%) Project Management
3 26 (17.93%) ITIL
3 26 (17.93%) PRINCE2
3 26 (17.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (17.24%) Software Delivery
5 23 (15.86%) Scrum
6 18 (12.41%) Configuration Management
7 16 (11.03%) Asset Management
7 16 (11.03%) SDLC
8 13 (8.97%) Release Management
9 12 (8.28%) Software Licensing
10 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.90%) Programme Management
11 10 (6.90%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.90%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (6.21%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.03%) Java
2 15 (10.34%) C#
3 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.45%) SQL
4 2 (1.38%) Python
4 2 (1.38%) C
5 1 (0.69%) Ruby
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 9 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.14%) PMP
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
6 4 (2.76%) ISEB
7 3 (2.07%) APMP
8 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.41%) Oracle
3 10 (6.90%) IBM
4 8 (5.52%) SAP
5 7 (4.83%) Remedy
6 5 (3.45%) VMware
7 4 (2.76%) Symantec
7 4 (2.76%) Citrix
8 2 (1.38%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.38%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.69%) Cognos
9 1 (0.69%) Informatica
9 1 (0.69%) Reuters
9 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe
9 1 (0.69%) Misys
9 1 (0.69%) SunGard
9 1 (0.69%) HP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago