The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 555 513 496
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 27 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.093% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 31
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£413 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £448 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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 -44 26 £406 +25.00% 27
London +1 11 £406 +4.83% 7
South East -28 6 £475 +46.15% 7
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 - 1
North East - 3 £325 - 1
East of England +13 2 £400 -1.53% 1
Hampshire -7 2 £525 +35.48%
Berkshire -7 2 £426 -
South West - 2 £475 - 5
Edinburgh +1 1 £425 +3.65%
Yorkshire -4 1 £350 -14.63% 1
West Yorkshire -9 1 £350 -14.63%
Scotland -9 1 £425 +3.65% 2
Surrey -12 1 £475 +46.15%
Leeds -17 1 £350 -14.63%
Reading - 1 £365 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 - 1
Woking - 1 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Chippenham - 1 £475 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £400 -
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 - 3
City of London - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 26 (55.32%) Project Management
2 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) PRINCE2
4 14 (29.79%) Finance
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.77%) .NET
7 6 (12.77%) Java
8 4 (8.51%) PMP
8 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
9 3 (6.38%) French Language
9 3 (6.38%) People Management
9 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (6.38%) Automotive
9 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 3 (6.38%) C#
9 3 (6.38%) Oracle
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
10 2 (4.26%) C
10 2 (4.26%) SQL
10 2 (4.26%) ITIL
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
10 2 (4.26%) IBM
10 2 (4.26%) Microsoft

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Automotive
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) French Language
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) PMI
2 1 (2.13%) Economics
2 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.13%) iSeries
2 1 (2.13%) Kindle
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Project Management
2 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) PRINCE2
4 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.51%) Scrum
6 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
6 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
7 3 (6.38%) CRM
7 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.38%) People Management
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
8 2 (4.26%) Change Management
8 2 (4.26%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Budget Control
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.13%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) C
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) PMP
1 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) VCP4
3 1 (2.13%) APMP
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.13%) SAP