The median contractor rate for a Software Development Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 April 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 Development Manager
UK / England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 573 565
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 32 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 33
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £606 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -60.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41139 48919 48101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.23% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26872 32291 29651
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1389 1923
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.07 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Development Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Manager in England

Software Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Manager in England

Software Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Manager in England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Manager in England

Software Development Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Manager in England

Software Development Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 13 £550 +15.78% 9
South East +13 12 £450 -6.49% 3
Yorkshire +28 4 £369 -14.24% 3
North West +34 2 £388 +121.42% 3
West Midlands +27 1 £450 -4.76% 4
Software Development Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Software Development 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 England region featuring Software Development Manager in the job title.

1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Project Management
3 18 (31.58%) Finance
4 15 (26.32%) .NET
5 14 (24.56%) Java
6 11 (19.30%) Scrum
7 10 (17.54%) C#
7 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
7 10 (17.54%) Retail
8 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) SDLC
9 7 (12.28%) JIRA
9 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
9 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.53%) Software Delivery
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
11 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.77%) Python
11 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
11 5 (8.77%) SQL
12 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
12 4 (7.02%) Banking
12 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
13 3 (5.26%) Project Governance
13 3 (5.26%) TDD
13 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure

Software Development Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
1 2 (3.51%) OpenROAD
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.75%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Ingres
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.75%) Redmine
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) HTML5
3 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) Life Science
3 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) PMI
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Project Management
3 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
6 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.28%) SDLC
7 6 (10.53%) DevOps
7 6 (10.53%) Software Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.26%) Change Management
10 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 3 (5.26%) MVC
10 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.26%) Project Governance
10 3 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.77%) Python
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
1 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) MiFID
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) webMethods
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
London
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Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago