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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 527 509 467
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 70 90 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 47
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£450 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £434 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.68% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -20 68 £450 - 74
London -8 20 £475 -1.65% 18
South East -43 19 £450 +2.85% 19
West Yorkshire -10 10 £388 +3.33% 3
Yorkshire -28 10 £388 +3.33% 4
Hampshire -5 9 £425 +9.67% 1
South West +4 7 £463 +6.56% 5
Berkshire +7 6 £475 +5.55% 5
Southampton -8 6 £400 +12.28%
Leeds -8 5 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England +11 4 £400 +6.66% 8
City of London +7 4 £475 - 4
Oxfordshire -18 3 £450 -25.77% 9
Oxford - 3 £450 - 1
Scotland +4 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £500 - 2
Nottingham -3 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands -4 2 £500 - 4
Newbury -5 2 £475 -5.00%
Manchester -8 2 - - 6
Birmingham -8 2 £525 -
West Midlands -15 2 £525 +16.66% 4
North West -22 2 - - 12
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -
North East - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 6
Dorset - 2 - -
Wimborne - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +4 1 £400 -13.04%

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) Project Management
3 34 (22.97%) Finance
4 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
5 26 (17.57%) Oracle
6 24 (16.22%) ITIL
6 24 (16.22%) Software Delivery
7 23 (15.54%) PRINCE2
7 23 (15.54%) Scrum
8 21 (14.19%) Configuration Management
9 20 (13.51%) Java
10 19 (12.84%) Asset Management
11 18 (12.16%) .NET
11 18 (12.16%) Software Licensing
12 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 16 (10.81%) Banking
12 16 (10.81%) Waterfall
13 15 (10.14%) IBM
14 14 (9.46%) C#
15 13 (8.78%) Software Asset Management
16 12 (8.11%) Retail
16 12 (8.11%) Release Management
17 11 (7.43%) Degree
17 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
17 11 (7.43%) UNIX
18 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
18 10 (6.76%) OO
18 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
19 9 (6.08%) Matrix Management

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (2.70%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) JBoss
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) Liferay
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) 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 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Subversion
1 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.38%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.35%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.35%) Maven
4 2 (1.35%) Hudson
4 2 (1.35%) PVCS
4 2 (1.35%) Ant
4 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.68%) WiX
5 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 34 (22.97%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Banking
3 12 (8.11%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.38%) Legal
6 4 (2.70%) Advertising
7 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.03%) Automotive
7 3 (2.03%) French Language
8 2 (1.35%) German Language
8 2 (1.35%) Law
8 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.35%) Electronics
8 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.35%) Marketing
8 2 (1.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) .NET
2 4 (2.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.03%) CSS
3 3 (2.03%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.03%) WPF
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.35%) HTML
4 2 (1.35%) J2EE
4 2 (1.35%) XML
4 2 (1.35%) jQuery
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.35%) Middleware
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.68%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) XSD
5 1 (0.68%) XSLT
5 1 (0.68%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.73%) CMDB
2 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.70%) PMI
3 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.03%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.35%) NHS
5 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.35%) AS400
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Economics
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Physics
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.43%) UNIX
2 5 (3.38%) Windows
3 4 (2.70%) Linux
4 2 (1.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) Project Management
3 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (16.22%) ITIL
4 24 (16.22%) Software Delivery
5 23 (15.54%) PRINCE2
5 23 (15.54%) Scrum
6 21 (14.19%) Configuration Management
7 19 (12.84%) Asset Management
8 18 (12.16%) Software Licensing
9 16 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 13 (8.78%) Software Asset Management
11 12 (8.11%) Release Management
12 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
13 10 (6.76%) OO
13 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (6.08%) Programme Management
14 9 (6.08%) Matrix Management
14 9 (6.08%) Coaching
14 9 (6.08%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.51%) Java
2 14 (9.46%) C#
3 6 (4.05%) SQL
4 4 (2.70%) C
5 2 (1.35%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) ISEB
4 3 (2.03%) PMP
4 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.35%) MCP
5 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.35%) APMP
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) SCCM
2 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.57%) Oracle
3 15 (10.14%) IBM
4 7 (4.73%) SAP
5 6 (4.05%) Symantec
5 6 (4.05%) VMware
6 5 (3.38%) Remedy
7 4 (2.70%) LANDesk
7 4 (2.70%) HP
7 4 (2.70%) Citrix
8 2 (1.35%) BMC
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe
8 2 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.35%) Perforce
8 2 (1.35%) Altiris
9 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
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