The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Project Manager
Rank 555 511 563
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 48 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.084% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.091% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 20
Average daily rate £405 £405 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £365 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
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 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

Software Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Project Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK.

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK.

Software Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Project 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 Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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 -28 47 £400 -2.43% 20
South East 0 24 £388 -4.32% 3
West Sussex - 9 £425 -
London -38 6 £425 -8.60% 5
Berkshire -9 5 - -
Yorkshire -13 5 £410 - 3
East of England -37 5 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey - 5 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire -6 3 £363 -12.12% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £318 -18.06%
West Yorkshire -14 3 £410 - 2
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £318 -18.06%
Nottingham 0 2 £318 -18.06%
Sheffield - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £410 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Hampshire -5 1 £388 -6.06% 1
Scotland -10 1 £410 +12.32% 5
South West -14 1 £434 +12.00%
North West -21 1 £350 - 5
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Essex - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £388 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £410 - 2
Birmingham - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £225 -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title.

1 44 (51.76%) Project Management
2 30 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 27 (31.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (27.06%) .NET
5 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (20.00%) Java
7 16 (18.82%) Finance
7 16 (18.82%) Waterfall
8 11 (12.94%) Scrum
9 10 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
9 10 (11.76%) PHP
9 10 (11.76%) ITIL
9 10 (11.76%) JIRA
9 10 (11.76%) Data Management
10 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
11 8 (9.41%) Spanish Language
11 8 (9.41%) Banking
12 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
13 6 (7.06%) C#
13 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
13 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
13 6 (7.06%) Retail
14 5 (5.88%) German Language
14 5 (5.88%) MS Project
14 5 (5.88%) Oracle
14 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software Project 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 Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (1.18%) SAS
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.18%) FileNet
1 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.88%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Office
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Network Security
2 1 (1.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Spanish Language
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Retail
4 5 (5.88%) German Language
5 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.53%) Italian Language
6 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.35%) Back Office
8 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.06%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.71%) Middleware
4 3 (3.53%) Flash
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
5 1 (1.18%) J2EE
5 1 (1.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.53%) STB
2 3 (3.53%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.35%) PMI
3 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Project Management
2 30 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 27 (31.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.82%) Waterfall
6 11 (12.94%) Scrum
7 10 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (11.76%) ITIL
7 10 (11.76%) Data Management
8 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.71%) Budget Control
10 4 (4.71%) Project Planning
11 3 (3.53%) Embedded Software Development
11 3 (3.53%) CRM
11 3 (3.53%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.53%) Change Management
12 2 (2.35%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.00%) Java
2 10 (11.76%) PHP
3 6 (7.06%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.35%) PMP
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (2.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.18%) Planview
4 1 (1.18%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (1.18%) Mercator
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago