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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 530 512 456
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 96 100 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 91
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.88 - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Software Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 88 £425 +3.03% 56
South East +19 25 £414 +0.30% 11
London -12 24 £550 +22.22% 20
North West -16 11 £425 +9.32% 3
East Midlands - 10 £400 - 1
Surrey -5 9 £425 -1.16% 1
Hampshire +9 8 £435 +16.00% 3
West Yorkshire -5 8 £386 +10.35% 2
Yorkshire -16 8 £386 +10.35% 4
Scotland -1 7 £415 -2.35%
Manchester -13 7 £425 +5.59% 2
South West +8 6 £350 -6.66% 3
Leeds -7 6 £388 +10.71% 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £395 -
Nottingham - 6 £395 -
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £400 +14.28%
Milton Keynes +7 5 £400 -
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 1
East of England -3 3 £525 +43.83% 8
Edinburgh -15 3 £475 +11.76%
Glasgow - 3 £415 -
Northampton - 3 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £400 -
Preston - 3 £475 -
Berkshire +5 2 £445 -6.31% 3
Plymouth - 2 £325 -
Portsmouth - 2 £388 - 2
Devon - 2 £325 -
Hook - 2 £386 -
City of London +33 1 - - 4

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 96 (43.64%) Project Management
2 85 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (36.82%) PRINCE2
4 62 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (19.55%) Software Delivery
5 43 (19.55%) Finance
6 38 (17.27%) SDLC
7 28 (12.73%) Scrum
8 26 (11.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 23 (10.45%) Waterfall
10 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
10 21 (9.55%) PMI Certification
11 20 (9.09%) Oracle
11 20 (9.09%) Project Planning
12 16 (7.27%) QA
13 14 (6.36%) Migration
14 13 (5.91%) Change Management
14 13 (5.91%) Retail
15 12 (5.45%) Banking
15 12 (5.45%) PMI
15 12 (5.45%) PMP
16 11 (5.00%) .NET
16 11 (5.00%) MS Excel
16 11 (5.00%) Risk Management
17 10 (4.55%) Data Migration
17 10 (4.55%) Degree
17 10 (4.55%) MS Project
17 10 (4.55%) SharePoint
17 10 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
18 9 (4.09%) CRM

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.91%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.55%) MS Project
3 6 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Office
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) GSM
2 1 (0.45%) RFID
2 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.73%) JIRA
2 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (19.55%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Retail
3 12 (5.45%) Banking
4 8 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.73%) Marketing
7 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.27%) Law
8 3 (1.36%) Back Office
8 3 (1.36%) Billing
9 2 (0.91%) Electronics
9 2 (0.91%) Local Government
9 2 (0.91%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Military
10 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) J2EE
2 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.45%) PMI
2 10 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.82%) DTV
4 4 (1.82%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.36%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.36%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.91%) Equities
6 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Economics
7 1 (0.45%) FMCG
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.36%) Linux
1 3 (1.36%) Windows
2 1 (0.45%) Solaris
2 1 (0.45%) Unix
2 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.64%) Project Management
2 85 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (36.82%) PRINCE2
4 62 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (19.55%) Software Delivery
6 38 (17.27%) SDLC
7 28 (12.73%) Scrum
8 23 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 20 (9.09%) Project Planning
10 14 (6.36%) Migration
11 13 (5.91%) Change Management
12 11 (5.00%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.55%) Data Migration
14 9 (4.09%) CRM
15 7 (3.18%) Asset Management
15 7 (3.18%) PRINCE
15 7 (3.18%) Programme Management
15 7 (3.18%) Release Management
15 7 (3.18%) Resource Management
15 7 (3.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.64%) SQL
2 7 (3.18%) C#
3 6 (2.73%) Java
4 4 (1.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) C++
6 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 21 (9.55%) PMI Certification
3 12 (5.45%) PMP
4 10 (4.55%) Degree
5 9 (4.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (2.73%) ISEB
7 3 (1.36%) APMP
7 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.91%) IBM
4 2 (0.91%) SAP
5 1 (0.45%) Citrix
5 1 (0.45%) hybris
5 1 (0.45%) Pega
5 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.45%) Planview
5 1 (0.45%) Rally
5 1 (0.45%) Sybase
5 1 (0.45%) VMware
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