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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Project Manager
Rank 596 545 565
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 26 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.074% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.080% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 16
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£388 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52334 49033 54752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.28% 92.74% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31946 29302 30708
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2035 2098 2640
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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
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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 25 £388 +19.23% 26
London -1 10 £475 +11.11% 3
South East -24 10 £450 +38.46% 4
Surrey +7 4 - - 2
City of London +27 3 £475 +5.55%
East Sussex - 3 £450 -
Brighton - 3 £450 -
North West -7 2 £383 - 6
Hampshire -14 2 £355 -
East Midlands +4 1 £375 - 1
Manchester -10 1 £383 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 4
Devon - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £383 - 1
Crewe - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Powys - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 6
Derby - - - -
Dorking - - - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) Project Management
3 15 (30.61%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.29%) Banking
7 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
8 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle
9 5 (10.20%) MS Project
10 4 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
10 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
10 4 (8.16%) CRM
10 4 (8.16%) PMI
10 4 (8.16%) PMP
10 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
10 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
11 3 (6.12%) Retail
11 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
11 3 (6.12%) .NET
11 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.12%) SAP

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Documentum
2 1 (2.04%) FileNet
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) PMI
3 3 (6.12%) Kindle
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) Project Management
3 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
4 11 (22.45%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) CRM
8 4 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
9 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.08%) Change Management
10 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
10 2 (4.08%) People Management
10 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
1 3 (6.12%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) PMP
1 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Primavera
5 1 (2.04%) Kronos
5 1 (2.04%) Planview
5 1 (2.04%) Infor
5 1 (2.04%) LexisNexis
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Posted: 10 hours ago