Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 770 725
Rank change year-on-year +18 -45 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 85 67 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.080% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 80
England median daily rate £525 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% -10.05%
10th Percentile £411 £372 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £503
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £425
% change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% -15.60% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 £62.50
% change year-on-year -14.69% -15.60% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,904 83,899 94,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,288 55,238 60,876
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,543 2,884 3,598
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.99 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
London -21 43 £550 +4.76% 24
South East -22 17 £500 +2.83% 12
East of England -13 10 £534 +23.77% 6
Midlands -2 9 £450 -6.74% 10
East Midlands -1 7 £450 -19.28% 6
North of England +38 4 £460 +11.52% 11
Yorkshire +12 3 £500 +38.89% 6
West Midlands +7 2 - - 4
South West +7 1 £450 - 6
North West +2 1 £350 -15.15% 5
Software Development Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 58 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) Project Management
3 27 (31.76%) Finance
4 20 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (22.35%) .NET
6 17 (20.00%) SDLC
7 15 (17.65%) JIRA
7 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 14 (16.47%) C#
8 14 (16.47%) Java
9 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
9 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
9 13 (15.29%) MVC
9 13 (15.29%) Software Delivery
10 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
10 12 (14.12%) Scrum
11 11 (12.94%) Product Management
11 11 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
13 9 (10.59%) Banking
13 9 (10.59%) SQL
13 9 (10.59%) Change Management
13 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (10.59%) Analytics
14 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
14 8 (9.41%) Web Analytics
15 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
15 7 (8.24%) Confluence

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 7 (8.24%) Confluence
2 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) FTP
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
1 2 (2.35%) SMTP
1 2 (2.35%) SSH
1 2 (2.35%) SSL
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Blockchain
4 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.18%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (31.76%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Law
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.35%) .NET
2 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
3 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (7.06%) Node.js
5 5 (5.88%) CSS
5 5 (5.88%) HTML
5 5 (5.88%) React
5 5 (5.88%) WCF
6 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (4.71%) jQuery
7 3 (3.53%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.35%) Web Services
9 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Fintech
3 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Equities
4 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) Project Management
3 20 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (20.00%) SDLC
5 13 (15.29%) MVC
5 13 (15.29%) Software Delivery
6 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
6 12 (14.12%) Scrum
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (12.94%) Product Management
8 9 (10.59%) Analytics
8 9 (10.59%) Change Management
8 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.41%) Web Analytics
10 6 (7.06%) DevOps
10 6 (7.06%) Open Source
11 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.88%) Microservices
11 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.47%) C#
2 14 (16.47%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) SQL
4 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.35%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.18%) C++
6 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.18%) APMP
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMP
4 1 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) PMO
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.53%) hybris
3 3 (3.53%) IBM
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe
4 1 (1.18%) Capita
4 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Google
4 1 (1.18%) Progress
4 1 (1.18%) Twitter