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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 531 520 471
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 66 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 44
Average daily rate
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£446 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £340 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +15.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -25 61 £450 -3.74% 63
London +25 23 £475 +2.70% 15
South East -31 19 £425 -10.05% 22
Hampshire +7 10 £388 +19.23% 6
City of London +14 8 £475 +5.55% 2
Yorkshire -20 7 - - 5
South West +15 6 £438 +16.82% 3
Southampton -5 6 £400 +23.07%
West Yorkshire -12 6 - - 3
Scotland +2 5 £325 -23.52% 6
Oxfordshire -13 4 £450 -26.53% 4
Oxford - 4 £450 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £325 - 5
East of England +10 2 £400 -13.97% 6
Surrey +9 2 £400 -42.44% 6
Edinburgh +5 2 £340 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £500 -16.66%
West Midlands -8 2 £550 +10.00% 5
Gloucestershire - 2 £423 - 1
Berkshire +6 1 - - 4
Guildford 0 1 £450 -35.48% 1
Sheffield -4 1 - -
Devon -5 1 £350 -6.54%
Manchester -5 1 - - 3
Nottingham -5 1 £500 -
East Midlands -5 1 £500 +5.26%
Birmingham -7 1 £550 +10.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £500 -
North West -13 1 - - 5
South Yorkshire -16 1 - -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.93%) Project Management
3 35 (23.81%) Finance
4 26 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (17.01%) Software Delivery
6 24 (16.33%) PRINCE2
6 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 22 (14.97%) ITIL
7 22 (14.97%) Scrum
8 20 (13.61%) Configuration Management
8 20 (13.61%) Oracle
9 18 (12.24%) .NET
10 17 (11.56%) Asset Management
10 17 (11.56%) Waterfall
11 16 (10.88%) SDLC
12 13 (8.84%) Java
12 13 (8.84%) C#
13 12 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
13 12 (8.16%) Banking
13 12 (8.16%) Retail
14 11 (7.48%) IBM
14 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
14 11 (7.48%) Service Delivery
14 11 (7.48%) Programme Management
14 11 (7.48%) Software Licensing
15 10 (6.80%) Supplier Management
15 10 (6.80%) Release Management
16 9 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 9 (6.12%) Coaching
17 8 (5.44%) People Management

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) SAS
2 1 (0.68%) JBoss
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.68%) Liferay
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Subversion
1 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.36%) Maven
4 2 (1.36%) PVCS
4 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.36%) Ant
4 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 35 (23.81%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Banking
2 12 (8.16%) Retail
3 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.40%) Legal
4 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Advertising
6 3 (2.04%) Billing
7 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.36%) French Language
7 2 (1.36%) German Language
7 2 (1.36%) Games
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Law
7 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) .NET
2 3 (2.04%) CSS
2 3 (2.04%) Web Services
2 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.04%) WPF
3 2 (1.36%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.36%) jQuery
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (1.36%) HTML
3 2 (1.36%) J2EE
4 1 (0.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSD
4 1 (0.68%) XSLT
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) LINQ
4 1 (0.68%) WCF
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) CMDB
1 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.72%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.04%) PMI
4 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.36%) Statistics
5 2 (1.36%) NHS
5 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.36%) AS400
5 2 (1.36%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Economics
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) UNIX
2 3 (2.04%) Windows
3 2 (1.36%) AIX
3 2 (1.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.93%) Project Management
3 26 (17.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (17.01%) Software Delivery
5 24 (16.33%) PRINCE2
6 22 (14.97%) ITIL
6 22 (14.97%) Scrum
7 20 (13.61%) Configuration Management
8 17 (11.56%) Asset Management
8 17 (11.56%) Waterfall
9 16 (10.88%) SDLC
10 12 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
11 11 (7.48%) Service Delivery
11 11 (7.48%) Programme Management
11 11 (7.48%) Software Licensing
12 10 (6.80%) Supplier Management
12 10 (6.80%) Release Management
13 9 (6.12%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.12%) Coaching
14 8 (5.44%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.84%) Java
1 13 (8.84%) C#
2 5 (3.40%) SQL
3 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) C
5 2 (1.36%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.76%) PMI Certification
1 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) Degree
3 4 (2.72%) ISEB
3 4 (2.72%) PMP
4 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.36%) APMP
5 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCP
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.61%) Oracle
3 11 (7.48%) IBM
4 8 (5.44%) SAP
5 6 (4.08%) Remedy
6 5 (3.40%) Symantec
6 5 (3.40%) VMware
7 4 (2.72%) Citrix
8 3 (2.04%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.36%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.36%) HP
10 1 (0.68%) Perforce
10 1 (0.68%) BMC
10 1 (0.68%) Informatica
10 1 (0.68%) Adobe
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos
10 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.68%) Altiris
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