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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 525 512 468
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 98 81 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 78
Average daily rate £429 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 93 £428 +6.54% 66
London +4 26 £475 +13.09% 17
South West +5 14 £420 +24.44% 5
Yorkshire -12 14 £425 +5.59% 6
South East +8 13 £400 -3.03% 12
North West -1 13 £425 -35.84% 8
West Yorkshire -11 12 £425 +5.59% 6
East Midlands +3 9 £500 - 4
Bristol +7 8 £375 +11.11% 2
Manchester -8 8 £525 - 5
Nottinghamshire -1 6 £500 - 1
Nottingham -8 6 £500 - 1
Scotland -2 5 £475 +11.76% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £420 -
Leeds -12 4 £388 -9.35% 4
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire +12 3 £394 +0.96% 3
Bradford +11 3 £395 - 1
Edinburgh -9 3 £500 +17.64% 2
Gloucester - 3 £420 -
Surrey -2 2 £425 -10.52%
Birmingham -4 2 £473 -3.07% 1
West Midlands -19 2 £473 -3.07% 8
Glasgow - 2 £405 - 1
Hull - 2 £431 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £563 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £431 -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 56 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.13%) Finance
3 42 (22.46%) Microsoft
4 36 (19.25%) Asset Management
5 35 (18.72%) Project Management
6 32 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (17.11%) ITIL
7 31 (16.58%) Software Asset Management
8 30 (16.04%) Software Licensing
9 28 (14.97%) .NET
10 25 (13.37%) PRINCE2
10 25 (13.37%) Configuration Management
11 24 (12.83%) Software Delivery
12 22 (11.76%) SDLC
12 22 (11.76%) MS Excel
13 21 (11.23%) Java
14 20 (10.70%) Oracle
15 18 (9.63%) SQL
16 17 (9.09%) Scrum
16 17 (9.09%) Waterfall
16 17 (9.09%) Security Cleared
17 16 (8.56%) C#
18 14 (7.49%) Release Management
19 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
19 13 (6.95%) HTML
20 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
20 12 (6.42%) TDD
20 12 (6.42%) Banking
20 12 (6.42%) Subversion
21 11 (5.88%) MS Office

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.07%) Confluence
2 2 (1.07%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Project
4 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Subversion
2 11 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.35%) Maven
3 10 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (3.74%) Hudson
6 6 (3.21%) JIRA
6 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.14%) InstallShield
7 4 (2.14%) MSI
7 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.14%) Selenium
7 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.60%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.53%) JBehave
9 1 (0.53%) JMeter
9 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 47 (25.13%) Finance
2 12 (6.42%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.74%) Retail
5 5 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.67%) Marketing
6 4 (2.14%) Electronics
6 4 (2.14%) Front Office
6 4 (2.14%) Law
6 4 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.07%) Legal
8 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Military
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.97%) .NET
2 13 (6.95%) HTML
3 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.81%) CSS
4 7 (3.74%) Apache Cordova
4 7 (3.74%) Ionic Framework
4 7 (3.74%) PhoneGap
5 5 (2.67%) LINQ
6 4 (2.14%) MSMQ
6 4 (2.14%) WinForms
7 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.60%) REST
7 3 (1.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.07%) COM
8 2 (1.07%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.07%) HTML5
8 2 (1.07%) XML
9 1 (0.53%) Web Services
9 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.14%) CMDB
3 4 (2.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.14%) Derivative
3 4 (2.14%) NHS
4 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.07%) PMI
4 2 (1.07%) Statistics
4 2 (1.07%) User Experience
5 1 (0.53%) CCTV
5 1 (0.53%) Economics
5 1 (0.53%) FMCG
5 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (0.53%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.28%) Windows
2 4 (2.14%) Linux
3 3 (1.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.25%) Asset Management
3 35 (18.72%) Project Management
4 32 (17.11%) ITIL
4 32 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (16.58%) Software Asset Management
6 30 (16.04%) Software Licensing
7 25 (13.37%) Configuration Management
7 25 (13.37%) PRINCE2
8 24 (12.83%) Software Delivery
9 22 (11.76%) SDLC
10 17 (9.09%) Scrum
10 17 (9.09%) Waterfall
11 14 (7.49%) Release Management
12 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.42%) TDD
13 10 (5.35%) RUP
13 10 (5.35%) Six Sigma
13 10 (5.35%) Supplier Management
13 10 (5.35%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.23%) Java
2 18 (9.63%) SQL
3 16 (8.56%) C#
4 7 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.74%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.14%) Ruby
6 3 (1.60%) C++
6 3 (1.60%) Python
7 2 (1.07%) C
7 2 (1.07%) Perl
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) LINC
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 8 (4.28%) PMI Certification
4 8 (4.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.74%) PMP
6 4 (2.14%) Degree
6 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.07%) ISEB
8 2 (1.07%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) ISO19770
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.70%) Oracle
3 10 (5.35%) HP
4 9 (4.81%) Citrix
4 9 (4.81%) CollabNet
5 8 (4.28%) IBM
6 7 (3.74%) SAP
6 7 (3.74%) VMware
7 5 (2.67%) Perforce
8 2 (1.07%) Adobe
8 2 (1.07%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.07%) CA
8 2 (1.07%) Sophos
9 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.53%) Siemens
9 1 (0.53%) Unisys
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