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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Project Manager
Rank 595 585 549
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 38 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.045% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.049% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 21
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£425 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £379 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.53% +16.53%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 27 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 4 September 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 +4 32 £425 +9.67% 20
London +13 15 £425 -10.52% 3
South East -29 5 £450 - 5
Scotland -8 4 £475 -
Edinburgh -11 4 £475 -
Yorkshire -25 4 £400 +6.66% 2
South West -4 3 £478 +31.72% 5
West Yorkshire -25 3 £400 +6.66% 2
North West -32 3 £425 +11.11% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Oxford - 3 £450 -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £430 -
South Wales - 2 £300 -
Wales - 2 £300 -
Wiltshire +4 1 £525 +44.82% 1
Bolton +2 1 £345 -9.80%
Surrey -4 1 £430 - 2
Manchester -19 1 £345 -9.80% 1
Berkshire - 1 £425 - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Bath - 1 £430 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (55.56%) Project Management
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) PRINCE2
3 22 (34.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (31.75%) Software Delivery
5 17 (26.98%) Waterfall
6 16 (25.40%) SDLC
7 13 (20.63%) Scrum
7 13 (20.63%) Finance
7 13 (20.63%) PMI Certification
8 9 (14.29%) Retail
8 9 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (12.70%) PMI
10 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.11%) Business Transformation
10 7 (11.11%) Data Integration
11 6 (9.52%) Marketing
11 6 (9.52%) SAP
11 6 (9.52%) PMP
12 5 (7.94%) .NET
13 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
13 4 (6.35%) Kanban
13 4 (6.35%) Analytics
13 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
13 4 (6.35%) C#
13 4 (6.35%) MS Project
13 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.35%) MS Excel

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.35%) MS Project
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Retail
3 6 (9.52%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Games
6 1 (1.59%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (12.70%) PMI
3 7 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.76%) Statistics
5 2 (3.17%) DTV
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Equities
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Project Management
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) PRINCE2
3 22 (34.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (31.75%) Software Delivery
5 17 (26.98%) Waterfall
6 16 (25.40%) SDLC
7 13 (20.63%) Scrum
8 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.11%) Business Transformation
9 4 (6.35%) Analytics
9 4 (6.35%) CRM
9 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.35%) Supplier Management
9 4 (6.35%) Kanban
10 3 (4.76%) Budget Control
11 2 (3.17%) Open Source
11 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (3.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) C#
2 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) PMI Certification
2 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (9.52%) PMP
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.59%) Misys
4 1 (1.59%) SunGard
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Reuters
4 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau