Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 712 705
Rank change year-on-year -44 -7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 122 182 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 114 134
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £323 £371 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK 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 excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year +18.34% -3.98% +95.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England -45 111 £495 +4.21% 50
UK excluding London -22 76 £438 -2.78% 40
London -12 45 £525 -1.87% 12
South East +1 22 £505 +14.77% 7
North of England +31 14 £425 -8.11% 11
Midlands +10 13 £425 +6.12% 7
Yorkshire +14 10 £488 +13.50% 4
Scotland -5 10 £350 -
East of England -16 9 £600 +9.09% 6
West Midlands +18 8 £325 -29.73% 4
South West -4 8 £406 -14.47% 7
East Midlands -10 6 £438 +9.31% 3
North West +14 3 £425 -27.66% 7
North East +62 1 £350 -26.32%
Wales +8 1 £300 -36.84% 2

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.79%) Project Management
3 34 (27.87%) Finance
4 31 (25.41%) Scrum
5 29 (23.77%) Software Delivery
6 27 (22.13%) .NET
7 26 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.03%) SDLC
10 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
11 16 (13.11%) C#
12 15 (12.30%) Java
12 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
13 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET
13 14 (11.48%) MVC
13 14 (11.48%) JIRA
14 12 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (9.02%) Kanban
16 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
16 10 (8.20%) Asset Management
17 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
17 9 (7.38%) PRINCE2
17 9 (7.38%) SQL
17 9 (7.38%) Software Asset Management
18 8 (6.56%) Degree
18 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
18 8 (6.56%) Coaching
18 8 (6.56%) People Management

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.10%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) CMS
3 3 (2.46%) Apache
3 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.46%) IIS
3 3 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.64%) nginx
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.82%) Drupal
5 1 (0.82%) Kentico
5 1 (0.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) SaaS
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.82%) GitHub
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) 3G
2 1 (0.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.64%) Big Data
5 2 (1.64%) MySQL
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) JIRA
2 12 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.46%) Gradle
5 2 (1.64%) MSTest
5 2 (1.64%) NUnit
5 2 (1.64%) Selenium
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.82%) CMake
6 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.82%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.82%) TestRail
6 1 (0.82%) WiX
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Retail
4 5 (4.10%) Games
4 5 (4.10%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Law
5 3 (2.46%) Online Betting
5 3 (2.46%) Publishing
6 2 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.13%) .NET
2 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (6.56%) Node.js
5 7 (5.74%) React
6 6 (4.92%) CSS
6 6 (4.92%) HTML
7 5 (4.10%) WCF
8 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.28%) jQuery
8 4 (3.28%) Web Services
9 3 (2.46%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.64%) Kafka
11 1 (0.82%) CSS3
11 1 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.46%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) EPoS
5 2 (1.64%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.64%) PMI
6 1 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.82%) Fintech
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.82%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.82%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.64%) Linux
1 2 (1.64%) MVS
2 1 (0.82%) Windows
2 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.79%) Project Management
3 31 (25.41%) Scrum
4 29 (23.77%) Software Delivery
5 26 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (18.03%) SDLC
7 14 (11.48%) MVC
8 11 (9.02%) Kanban
9 10 (8.20%) Asset Management
9 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.20%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.38%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.38%) Software Asset Management
10 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.56%) Coaching
11 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.56%) People Management
12 7 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.74%) ITIL
12 7 (5.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.11%) C#
3 15 (12.30%) Java
4 9 (7.38%) SQL
5 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.64%) PHP
6 2 (1.64%) Python
6 2 (1.64%) RPG
6 2 (1.64%) Scala
7 1 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.82%) Groovy
7 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.64%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.82%) APMP
5 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) PMO
2 3 (2.46%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.46%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) FlexNet
1 1 (0.82%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) IBM
2 8 (6.56%) SAP
3 6 (4.92%) Snow
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle
4 5 (4.10%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.28%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.64%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) Saba