Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 749 760
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 71 123 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 88 83
England median daily rate £500 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -0.85%
10th Percentile £373 £322 £326
90th Percentile £638 £675 £550
UK median daily rate £494 £476 £438
% change year-on-year +3.84% +8.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £18.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00% -
UK 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 83113 96531 98196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54247 63610 61933
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 2822 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.99 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 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
London +3 32 £573 +4.09% 4
South East +25 21 £475 - 7
North of England +57 10 £406 -22.62% 9
Yorkshire +23 7 £425 -1.16% 4
Midlands +20 4 £494 +21.17% 4
West Midlands +35 3 £494 +19.99% 2
North West +30 3 £375 -36.17% 5
South West -1 2 £456 -3.95% 3
East Midlands -13 2 - - 2
East of England -16 2 £349 -40.64% 2
Software Development Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Project Management
3 23 (32.39%) Finance
4 17 (23.94%) Java
5 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (18.31%) Scrum
7 11 (15.49%) .NET
8 10 (14.08%) C#
8 10 (14.08%) Software Delivery
8 10 (14.08%) SDLC
9 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
10 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
10 8 (11.27%) Retail
10 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.86%) JIRA
12 6 (8.45%) Change Management
12 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.45%) Analytics
13 5 (7.04%) Project Governance
13 5 (7.04%) DevOps
13 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 5 (7.04%) Python
13 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.04%) TDD
13 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
14 4 (5.63%) Web Analytics
14 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
14 4 (5.63%) Kanban
14 4 (5.63%) Open Source

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 4 (5.63%) Confluence
2 3 (4.23%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.82%) nginx
3 2 (2.82%) OpenROAD
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Big Data
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.82%) Ingres
4 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) Gradle
3 2 (2.82%) Selenium
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.41%) Redmine
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 4 (5.63%) Publishing
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Front Office
6 1 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) HTML5
2 3 (4.23%) Node.js
2 3 (4.23%) React
3 2 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.82%) Kafka
3 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.41%) CSS3
4 1 (1.41%) D3.js
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.23%) Fintech
3 2 (2.82%) EPoS
3 2 (2.82%) Linked Data
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.41%) Equities
4 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Project Management
3 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (18.31%) Scrum
5 10 (14.08%) SDLC
5 10 (14.08%) Software Delivery
6 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.45%) Analytics
7 6 (8.45%) Change Management
7 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.04%) DevOps
8 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.04%) Project Governance
8 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (7.04%) TDD
9 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.63%) Kanban
9 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.63%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Java
2 10 (14.08%) C#
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) PMP
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle
2 2 (2.82%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.41%) webMethods