The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
UK / England
Rank 527 528 540
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 56 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 35
Median daily rate £484 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £610 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £450
% change year-on-year -1.84% -9.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +18 23 £525 +10.52% 10
South East +28 16 £400 -5.88% 14
North West +21 4 £500 +58.10% 3
South West -11 4 £475 +11.76% 11
East of England - 4 £375 - 5
Yorkshire +11 2 - - 4
East Midlands -8 2 - -
West Midlands +3 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Software Manager
UK

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 61 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.64%) Java
3 33 (30.00%) Project Management
4 27 (24.55%) Software Engineering
5 21 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (16.36%) JIRA
6 18 (16.36%) Software Delivery
7 17 (15.45%) Waterfall
7 17 (15.45%) Finance
7 17 (15.45%) Scrum
7 17 (15.45%) E-Commerce
8 16 (14.55%) SDLC
8 16 (14.55%) DevOps
9 15 (13.64%) Retail
10 14 (12.73%) TDD
10 14 (12.73%) .NET
11 12 (10.91%) C#
11 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
12 11 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
13 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (8.18%) Oracle
14 9 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (6.36%) Line Management
15 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
15 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
15 7 (6.36%) Automated Testing

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (5.45%) Confluence
2 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.82%) CMS
4 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.91%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.91%) Mule
5 1 (0.91%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Office
2 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) GitHub
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) IaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Taleo
3 1 (0.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.55%) MySQL
1 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Big Data
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.91%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.91%) Power BI
4 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) JIRA
2 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.82%) MSTest
3 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.91%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.91%) Redmine
4 1 (0.91%) Selenium
4 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Retail
3 5 (4.55%) Games
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.73%) Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 2 (1.82%) Law
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) HTML
3 5 (4.55%) CSS
3 5 (4.55%) HTML5
4 4 (3.64%) RESTful
5 3 (2.73%) CSS3
5 3 (2.73%) JSON
5 3 (2.73%) React
5 3 (2.73%) Spring
6 2 (1.82%) Middleware
6 2 (1.82%) Web Services
6 2 (1.82%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.91%) J2EE
7 1 (0.91%) Java EE
7 1 (0.91%) jQuery
7 1 (0.91%) JSP
7 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.64%) Online Games
3 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.82%) CMDB
4 2 (1.82%) Derivative
4 2 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.82%) PMI
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) Fintech
5 1 (0.91%) IVR
5 1 (0.91%) Life Science
5 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) Unix
3 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.00%) Project Management
3 27 (24.55%) Software Engineering
4 21 (19.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.36%) Software Delivery
6 17 (15.45%) E-Commerce
6 17 (15.45%) Scrum
6 17 (15.45%) Waterfall
7 16 (14.55%) DevOps
7 16 (14.55%) SDLC
8 14 (12.73%) TDD
9 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
10 11 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.36%) Asset Management
13 7 (6.36%) Automated Testing
13 7 (6.36%) Line Management
13 7 (6.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.64%) Java
2 12 (10.91%) C#
3 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.36%) Python
5 6 (5.45%) C++
5 6 (5.45%) SQL
6 4 (3.64%) Scala
7 3 (2.73%) Ruby
8 2 (1.82%) C
8 2 (1.82%) F#
8 2 (1.82%) Haskell
8 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.91%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.82%) PMP
3 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.91%) APMP
4 1 (0.91%) Degree
4 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 4 (3.64%) PMO
3 2 (1.82%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) Oracle
3 2 (1.82%) SAP
3 2 (1.82%) Snow
4 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.91%) Avaya
4 1 (0.91%) Facebook
4 1 (0.91%) HP
4 1 (0.91%) hybris
4 1 (0.91%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) IFS
4 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.91%) Siebel
4 1 (0.91%) Talend
4 1 (0.91%) VMware
4 1 (0.91%) webMethods
4 1 (0.91%) WSO2
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