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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 569 572 542
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 42 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.038% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.041% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 28
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£423 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - -

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -12 34 £425 -5.55% 17
London +6 10 £425 -10.52% 3
South East -16 8 £428 -5.00% 3
South West +4 6 £425 +17.24% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £400 - 2
Scotland +3 5 £475 -
Edinburgh -1 5 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £325 -
Oxford - 3 £450 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 - 1
Surrey +2 2 £390 - 1
Hampshire 0 2 £350 -1.40%
North West -21 2 £385 +0.65%
Gloucestershire - 2 £423 -
Wiltshire -1 1 £525 +44.82% 1
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Bolton -2 1 £345 -9.80%
Devon -4 1 £350 - 1
Manchester -15 1 £345 -9.80%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £450 - 2
Leatherhead - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £400 - 2
Sheffield - 1 - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Project Management
3 30 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 22 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (24.24%) Finance
7 15 (22.73%) Waterfall
8 13 (19.70%) SDLC
9 12 (18.18%) Scrum
9 12 (18.18%) PMI Certification
10 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (10.61%) Retail
11 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (10.61%) PMI
12 6 (9.09%) PMP
12 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (9.09%) SAP
12 6 (9.09%) .NET
12 6 (9.09%) Marketing
12 6 (9.09%) Business Transformation
12 6 (9.09%) Data Integration
13 5 (7.58%) C#
14 4 (6.06%) Oracle
14 4 (6.06%) MS Project
14 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
14 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
14 4 (6.06%) Kanban
14 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
15 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (6.06%) MS Project
2 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SaaS
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) TestComplete
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Publishing
5 2 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.61%) PMI
3 6 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.55%) Statistics
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) DTV
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) Equities
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) iSeries
6 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Project Management
3 30 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 22 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (22.73%) Waterfall
7 13 (19.70%) SDLC
8 12 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.09%) Business Transformation
10 4 (6.06%) Kanban
10 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
11 3 (4.55%) CRM
11 3 (4.55%) Budget Control
11 3 (4.55%) Analytics
11 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.03%) Open Source
12 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) C#
2 3 (4.55%) Java
2 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (9.09%) PMP
4 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) SAP
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.52%) Misys
4 1 (1.52%) SunGard
4 1 (1.52%) Informatica
4 1 (1.52%) Reuters
4 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg