The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Manager
Rank 489 468 519
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 98 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 46 41
Average daily rate £438 £403 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £344 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 95 £450 +8.43% 55
South East +18 47 £431 +5.82% 12
London -23 19 £492 +3.47% 13
Yorkshire -13 12 £375 +38.88% 7
West Sussex +7 9 £425 -
Milton Keynes -8 9 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £500 -
West Yorkshire -15 9 £375 +38.88% 7
Surrey - 9 £506 - 2
Leeds -12 7 £375 +38.88% 6
Hampshire +6 6 £363 +1.75% 5
Berkshire -8 6 £450 +19.20% 4
East of England -37 6 £375 -6.25% 10
Oxfordshire +1 5 £600 +46.34%
City of London -10 5 £475 -13.63% 4
Guildford - 5 £698 -
Hertfordshire -6 4 £300 -33.33% 4
North West -14 4 £428 - 3
East Midlands -10 3 £318 -18.06% 5
West Midlands -13 3 £450 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £505 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £300 -
Basingstoke +19 2 £338 +12.50%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 £318 -18.06% 1
Nottingham -1 2 £318 -18.06% 1
Scotland -12 2 £418 +14.38% 6
Edinburgh -25 2 £418 +4.37% 2
Southampton - 2 £356 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £538 -

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (27.47%) Project Management
2 41 (22.53%) Asset Management
3 38 (20.88%) Finance
3 38 (20.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (18.68%) .NET
6 33 (18.13%) PRINCE2
7 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 29 (15.93%) ITIL
9 22 (12.09%) Java
9 22 (12.09%) MS Excel
9 22 (12.09%) Scrum
10 21 (11.54%) Oracle
11 20 (10.99%) Waterfall
12 16 (8.79%) Banking
13 13 (7.14%) PHP
13 13 (7.14%) Windows
13 13 (7.14%) IBM
13 13 (7.14%) Service Management
14 11 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (6.04%) SQL
14 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
14 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
14 11 (6.04%) JIRA
15 10 (5.49%) Data Management
15 10 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
15 10 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (4.95%) DSL
16 9 (4.95%) Software Engineering
16 9 (4.95%) Retail

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (0.55%) IIS
1 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.55%) FileNet
1 1 (0.55%) CMS
1 1 (0.55%) WordPress
1 1 (0.55%) Drupal
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Project
3 4 (2.20%) MS Office
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.95%) DSL
2 3 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) ATM
3 1 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.75%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) MySQL
3 3 (1.65%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.10%) Big Data
4 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) JIRA
2 6 (3.30%) Maven
2 6 (3.30%) Subversion
2 6 (3.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.20%) Selenium
4 3 (1.65%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.65%) JUnit
4 3 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.65%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.10%) NUnit
5 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.10%) NetBeans
5 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.10%) Ant
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 38 (20.88%) Finance
2 16 (8.79%) Banking
3 9 (4.95%) Retail
4 8 (4.40%) Spanish Language
5 7 (3.85%) Legal
5 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.30%) German Language
7 5 (2.75%) Back Office
8 4 (2.20%) Marketing
8 4 (2.20%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.65%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.10%) Electronics
10 2 (1.10%) Games
11 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.68%) .NET
2 7 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.20%) Middleware
5 3 (1.65%) Flash
5 3 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.10%) RichFaces
6 2 (1.10%) Servlets
6 2 (1.10%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (1.10%) Ninject
7 1 (0.55%) HTML
7 1 (0.55%) J2EE
7 1 (0.55%) CGI
7 1 (0.55%) LAMP
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.95%) Statistics
3 8 (4.40%) CMDB
4 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.65%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.65%) STB
5 2 (1.10%) Open Source
5 2 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.10%) DTV
5 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.55%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Informatics
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (1.65%) UNIX
2 3 (1.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.10%) Solaris
3 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.55%) AIX
4 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.47%) Project Management
2 41 (22.53%) Asset Management
3 38 (20.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (18.13%) PRINCE2
6 29 (15.93%) ITIL
7 22 (12.09%) Scrum
8 20 (10.99%) Waterfall
9 13 (7.14%) Service Management
10 11 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.49%) Data Management
11 10 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (4.95%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.30%) Time Management
13 6 (3.30%) Programme Management
13 6 (3.30%) E-Commerce
14 5 (2.75%) MVC
14 5 (2.75%) Service Delivery
14 5 (2.75%) Configuration Management
14 5 (2.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.09%) Java
2 13 (7.14%) PHP
3 11 (6.04%) SQL
4 8 (4.40%) C#
5 4 (2.20%) C
6 2 (1.10%) Python
6 2 (1.10%) Perl
7 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) Scala
7 1 (0.55%) Groovy
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (2.75%) MCP
2 5 (2.75%) Degree
3 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.10%) PMP
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.55%) SCCM
1 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.54%) Oracle
3 13 (7.14%) IBM
4 7 (3.85%) SAP
5 3 (1.65%) Serena
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe
6 2 (1.10%) HP
7 1 (0.55%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (0.55%) Citrix
7 1 (0.55%) VMware
7 1 (0.55%) Telelogic
7 1 (0.55%) BMC
7 1 (0.55%) Mercator
7 1 (0.55%) Symantec
7 1 (0.55%) Remedy
7 1 (0.55%) McAfee
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.55%) Capita
7 1 (0.55%) Planview
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Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
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Halifax
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