Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Manager
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.075% 0.62% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.66% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Cheshire median daily rate £315 £650 £665
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.54% -2.26% -
10th Percentile £308 £409 £633
90th Percentile £323 £650 £698
North West median daily rate £425 £650 £475
% change year-on-year -34.62% +36.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1275 1368 1976
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 93.96% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 989 1314
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £231 £266
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £28.50 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Software Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in Cheshire

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Manager in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in Cheshire

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
Software Manager
North West

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (100.00%) WiX
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) CMake
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) CMake
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) WiX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) VMware