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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Project Manager
Rank 572 545 529
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 23 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.078% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 17
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£400 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £414
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -39 23 £400 +14.28% 17
South East -28 8 £413 +26.92% 3
London +15 6 £400 -5.32% 4
North West -7 3 - - 4
West Midlands -14 3 - -
Hampshire -16 3 £418 -
East of England -17 2 £350 -2.09%
West Sussex - 2 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £358 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £413 -
Berkshire -1 1 £365 -8.75%
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
South West -22 1 £450 - 5
Oxfordshire -24 1 £315 +0.80% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £365 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £450 - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (63.27%) Project Management
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) PRINCE2
3 14 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (20.41%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.24%) Banking
7 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.20%) ITIL
8 5 (10.20%) PMP
8 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
9 4 (8.16%) PMI
9 4 (8.16%) CRM
9 4 (8.16%) ISO 9001
9 4 (8.16%) .NET
9 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
9 4 (8.16%) Kindle
9 4 (8.16%) Degree
10 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.12%) French Language
10 3 (6.12%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.12%) People Management
10 3 (6.12%) Automotive
10 3 (6.12%) C
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.04%) Open Workbench
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SMS
1 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) French Language
3 3 (6.12%) Automotive
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) PMI
2 4 (8.16%) Kindle
3 2 (4.08%) Economics
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Project Management
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) PRINCE2
3 10 (20.41%) Scrum
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.16%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
8 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.12%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.12%) People Management
9 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.08%) Budget Control
9 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) PMP
1 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) LexisNexis
3 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint