Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 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 Manager
England > North West
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 216 234
Rank change year-on-year +22 +18 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 4 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.27% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.29% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 2
North West median daily rate £375 £525 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +36.36% +0.65%
10th Percentile £319 £163 £309
90th Percentile £488 £650 £433
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £18.00 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -11.36% +21.38%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5361 7286 7258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.32% 94.72% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3256 4460 4053
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £228
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 300 411
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.96 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.74% +2.72% +8.59%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.83 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the North West

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in the North West

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Manager in the North West

Software Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Manager in the North West

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 27 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
Cheshire +17 2 £408 -34.80% 2
Manchester +14 1 £375 -24.05% 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 North West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (25.00%) WiX
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) CMake
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Gradle
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) CMake
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) VMware