Period
to 16 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 August 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 West
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 195 191
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 10 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 12
South West median daily rate £400 £444 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.86% - +22.41%
10th Percentile £324 £413 £410
90th Percentile £468 £558 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +0.60% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year +6.51% -3.98% +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 South 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5214 5613 6048
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.60% 95.35% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3242 3619 3818
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £220 £230 £225
90th Percentile £530 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 330 383
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +44.44% +16.88%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.98 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.20 £46.54 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -2.63% +6.92% +4.53%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Devon -6 4 £313 -10.71%
Wiltshire -9 3 £438 -2.78%
Bristol -2 2 £388 -18.42% 4
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (20.00%) PMO
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Adobe
5 1 (10.00%) PMI
5 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (10.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) APMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) IFS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Snow