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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 540 513 505
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 72 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 41
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£450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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 -21 68 £450 +20.00% 85
London +12 29 £480 +4.34% 11
South East -21 19 £525 +61.53% 22
West Yorkshire -3 8 £413 +3.12% 2
Yorkshire -8 8 £413 +3.12% 2
City of London +23 7 £475 +5.55% 4
Surrey -2 6 £569 +71.05% 3
Leeds -3 5 £413 +3.12%
Oxfordshire -8 4 £550 +69.23% 6
Hampshire -15 4 £450 +12.43% 4
East of England -22 4 £425 +18.88% 8
Bradford - 4 £413 - 1
East Midlands -4 3 £425 +16.83% 2
Scotland - 3 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Berkshire +8 2 - - 3
Southampton -8 2 £548 +36.87% 1
North West -13 2 £510 +45.71% 21
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 2
Essex - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Nottingham +14 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £425 -
Cheshire +7 1 - - 9
Oxford -15 1 £550 +69.23% 3
Manchester -16 1 £510 - 9
Bristol -31 1 £450 +44.00% 1
South West -39 1 £450 +69.81% 13
South Wales - 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 3

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 61 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.48%) Asset Management
3 42 (26.58%) Finance
3 42 (26.58%) Software Asset Management
4 38 (24.05%) Microsoft
4 38 (24.05%) Software Licensing
5 34 (21.52%) Project Management
6 30 (18.99%) MS Excel
7 25 (15.82%) .NET
7 25 (15.82%) PRINCE2
8 24 (15.19%) Oracle
8 24 (15.19%) Scrum
9 22 (13.92%) Legal
10 20 (12.66%) Configuration Management
11 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (11.39%) ITIL
12 17 (10.76%) Waterfall
12 17 (10.76%) Banking
13 13 (8.23%) CMDB
14 12 (7.59%) Release Management
14 12 (7.59%) Change Management
14 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
15 11 (6.96%) UNIX
15 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET
16 10 (6.33%) Supplier Management
16 10 (6.33%) Web Services
16 10 (6.33%) MS Office
16 10 (6.33%) Windows
16 10 (6.33%) C#
16 10 (6.33%) MVC

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 8 (5.06%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.90%) Drupal
2 3 (1.90%) Apache
2 3 (1.90%) CICS
2 3 (1.90%) CMS
3 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) SAS
3 2 (1.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Liferay
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Documentum
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (18.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.33%) MS Office
3 3 (1.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) DSL
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) DB2
3 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.90%) Couchbase
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Oracle Forms
1 8 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (5.06%) Hudson
2 7 (4.43%) Subversion
3 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.16%) JIRA
5 3 (1.90%) Selenium
5 3 (1.90%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.63%) MSI
7 1 (0.63%) NUnit
7 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.63%) FinalBuilder
7 1 (0.63%) WiX
7 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (26.58%) Finance
2 22 (13.92%) Legal
3 17 (10.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.16%) Retail
4 5 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Advertising
6 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Billing
7 2 (1.27%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.82%) .NET
2 11 (6.96%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.33%) Web Services
4 9 (5.70%) Middleware
5 6 (3.80%) WCF
6 5 (3.16%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (2.53%) LAMP
8 2 (1.27%) XML
8 2 (1.27%) HTML
8 2 (1.27%) HTML5
9 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.63%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (0.63%) LESS
9 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.63%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) CMDB
2 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.53%) Kindle
3 4 (2.53%) PMI
4 3 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.27%) Statistics
5 2 (1.27%) Open Source
5 2 (1.27%) DTV
6 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Blog
6 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.96%) UNIX
2 10 (6.33%) Windows
3 7 (4.43%) Linux
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.48%) Asset Management
3 42 (26.58%) Software Asset Management
4 38 (24.05%) Software Licensing
5 34 (21.52%) Project Management
6 25 (15.82%) PRINCE2
7 24 (15.19%) Scrum
8 20 (12.66%) Configuration Management
9 18 (11.39%) ITIL
9 18 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.76%) Waterfall
11 12 (7.59%) Release Management
11 12 (7.59%) Change Management
12 10 (6.33%) MVC
12 10 (6.33%) Supplier Management
13 9 (5.70%) Coaching
14 8 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.06%) BPEL
15 7 (4.43%) Migration
15 7 (4.43%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.33%) C#
2 8 (5.06%) SQL
3 7 (4.43%) Java
4 4 (2.53%) PHP
4 4 (2.53%) C
5 3 (1.90%) COBOL
5 3 (1.90%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) C++
6 2 (1.27%) Ruby
6 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.63%) VB
7 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.43%) Degree
3 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) ISEB
4 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.53%) PMP
4 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.53%) MCP
5 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.63%) MCTS
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) SCCM
2 4 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.19%) Oracle
3 8 (5.06%) SAP
3 8 (5.06%) IBM
3 8 (5.06%) Perforce
4 5 (3.16%) VMware
4 5 (3.16%) Symantec
5 4 (2.53%) BMC
5 4 (2.53%) Altiris
5 4 (2.53%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.90%) Citrix
6 3 (1.90%) Adobe
7 2 (1.27%) HP
7 2 (1.27%) CollabNet
8 1 (0.63%) Infor
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Splunk
8 1 (0.63%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.63%) CA
8 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
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