Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £491 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 692 689
Rank change year-on-year -41 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 109 172 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 114 126
England median daily rate £491 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +10.52% -4.44%
10th Percentile £348 £371 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
England median hourly rate £46.00 £42.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% -3.98% +95.56%
10th Percentile £42.05 £40.98 £42.40
90th Percentile £55.95 £42.93 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £42.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year +8.88% -3.98% +95.56%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in England

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in England

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Manager in England

Software 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 Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Manager in England

Software 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 Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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
London -36 45 £525 - 12
South East +3 20 £500 +13.64% 7
North of England +28 14 £425 -8.11% 11
Midlands +11 13 £425 +6.12% 8
Yorkshire +6 10 £488 +13.50% 4
East of England -8 9 £600 +9.09% 6
West Midlands +24 8 £325 -29.73% 5
South West 0 8 £406 -14.47% 7
East Midlands -2 6 £438 +9.31% 3
North West +15 3 £425 -27.66% 7
North East +64 1 £350 -26.32%
Software Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 55 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.94%) Project Management
3 27 (24.77%) Finance
3 27 (24.77%) Scrum
3 27 (24.77%) Software Delivery
4 25 (22.94%) .NET
5 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (18.35%) SDLC
7 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
8 16 (14.68%) C#
9 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
10 14 (12.84%) ASP.NET
10 14 (12.84%) MVC
11 11 (10.09%) JIRA
11 11 (10.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (9.17%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.17%) Java
13 9 (8.26%) SQL
13 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
13 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
14 8 (7.34%) Node.js
14 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.34%) Kanban
14 8 (7.34%) SAP
14 8 (7.34%) Management Information System
14 8 (7.34%) IBM
15 7 (6.42%) ITIL
15 7 (6.42%) Asset Management

Software 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 5 (4.59%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) CMS
3 3 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 3 (2.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) Drupal
4 1 (0.92%) Kentico
4 1 (0.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.67%) SaaS
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) 3G
2 1 (0.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.83%) MySQL
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) JIRA
1 11 (10.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.83%) MSTest
3 2 (1.83%) NUnit
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.92%) CMake
4 1 (0.92%) Gradle
4 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.92%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.92%) WiX
General
1 27 (24.77%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Games
3 5 (4.59%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Law
4 3 (2.75%) Online Betting
4 3 (2.75%) Publishing
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.94%) .NET
2 14 (12.84%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (7.34%) Node.js
5 7 (6.42%) React
6 6 (5.50%) CSS
6 6 (5.50%) HTML
7 5 (4.59%) WCF
8 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.67%) jQuery
9 3 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.83%) Web Services
11 1 (0.92%) CSS3
11 1 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.83%) EPoS
4 2 (1.83%) PMI
5 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.92%) Fintech
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.92%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.92%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.83%) Linux
1 2 (1.83%) MVS
2 1 (0.92%) Windows
2 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.94%) Project Management
3 27 (24.77%) Scrum
3 27 (24.77%) Software Delivery
4 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (18.35%) SDLC
6 14 (12.84%) MVC
7 10 (9.17%) Waterfall
8 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.34%) Kanban
10 7 (6.42%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.42%) Coaching
10 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.42%) ITIL
10 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.50%) Change Management
11 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.68%) C#
3 10 (9.17%) Java
4 9 (8.26%) SQL
5 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.83%) PHP
6 2 (1.83%) RPG
7 1 (0.92%) C
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) Groovy
7 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.92%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) PMO
2 3 (2.75%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
1 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) FlexNet
1 1 (0.92%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) IBM
2 8 (7.34%) SAP
3 6 (5.50%) Snow
4 5 (4.59%) Oracle
4 5 (4.59%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Adobe
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) Saba