Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 354 357
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 20 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 34
South East median daily rate £500 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -2.70%
10th Percentile £435 £336 £354
90th Percentile £572 £580 £488
England median daily rate £495 £475 £434
% change year-on-year +4.21% +9.51% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley -13 10 £570 +16.92% 2
Hampshire +10 4 £465 +9.41% 1
Berkshire +1 4 £495 +33.78% 1
Oxfordshire -2 4 £570 +21.60% 1
Surrey -15 2 £543 +35.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 2 - -
East Sussex -3 1 £488 +5.41% 1
West Sussex -7 1 £450 +35.85% 2
Kent - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 £475 -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Project Management
2 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) IIS
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (15.00%) Change Management
8 3 (15.00%) Publishing
8 3 (15.00%) Analytics
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) Confluence
8 3 (15.00%) Web Analytics
8 3 (15.00%) MVC
8 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (15.00%) PMO
8 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 3 (15.00%) Software Asset Management

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
1 3 (15.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Project Management
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Analytics
7 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (15.00%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (15.00%) Web Analytics
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Snow