The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 547 563
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 60 105 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 49
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £420
% change year-on-year -4.49% +5.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £51.17 - £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.17 - £46.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 30 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 3 months to 25 June 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
England 0 56 £450 - 45
London +1 31 £550 +10.00% 14
South East +26 10 £438 -2.77% 11
Yorkshire +9 6 £400 -6.97% 3
South West +2 4 £369 -22.36% 2
Leeds +19 3 £400 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +7 3 £425 - 4
Surrey +5 3 £438 +16.66%
West Yorkshire +5 3 £400 -6.97% 3
Brentford - 3 £425 -
North West +23 2 £345 -46.92% 6
Berkshire +15 2 £400 +247.82% 1
City of London -1 2 £675 +20.04% 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £600 +28.00% 2
York - 2 £419 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £419 -
Scotland +42 1 - - 1
Cheshire +23 1 £315 -51.53% 1
West Midlands +22 1 £375 - 1
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Manchester +14 1 £375 -13.04% 4
Suffolk +14 1 £450 -23.40%
Wiltshire +5 1 - -
Portsmouth -1 1 £425 - 2
Nottingham -2 1 £475 +14.45% 1
Bristol -6 1 £425 -10.52% 2
East of England -8 1 £450 -4.00% 5
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £475 +14.45% 1
East Midlands -17 1 £475 +14.45% 2
Birmingham - 1 £375 -

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Project Management
3 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
4 25 (20.00%) Finance
5 24 (19.20%) Java
6 19 (15.20%) Software Engineering
7 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.80%) Scrum
9 13 (10.40%) TDD
9 13 (10.40%) C#
9 13 (10.40%) .NET
9 13 (10.40%) Oracle
9 13 (10.40%) Retail
9 13 (10.40%) DevOps
9 13 (10.40%) Software Delivery
10 12 (9.60%) SDLC
10 12 (9.60%) PRINCE2
10 12 (9.60%) VMware
11 11 (8.80%) SAP
11 11 (8.80%) QA
11 11 (8.80%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
12 10 (8.00%) Python
12 10 (8.00%) HP
13 9 (7.20%) TIBCO
13 9 (7.20%) Symantec
13 9 (7.20%) Adobe
13 9 (7.20%) SAS
13 9 (7.20%) IBM

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 9 (7.20%) SAS
2 5 (4.00%) CMS
3 4 (3.20%) Apache
3 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.20%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.40%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.60%) Confluence
5 2 (1.60%) JBoss
5 2 (1.60%) nginx
5 2 (1.60%) OpenROAD
5 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Maximo
2 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) SaaS
3 3 (2.40%) GitHub
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.60%) Office 365
5 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (1.60%) Ingres
2 2 (1.60%) MySQL
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.80%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.80%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.80%) HBase
3 1 (0.80%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) JIRA
2 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.00%) Selenium
4 4 (3.20%) Subversion
5 3 (2.40%) Gradle
5 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.60%) MSTest
6 2 (1.60%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.80%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.80%) CMake
7 1 (0.80%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.80%) Redmine
7 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.80%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.80%) WiX
General
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Legal
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Games
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) .NET
2 2 (1.60%) CSS
2 2 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.60%) HTML
2 2 (1.60%) HTML5
2 2 (1.60%) Kafka
2 2 (1.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.80%) Node.js
3 1 (0.80%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.00%) PMI
3 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) CMDB
5 2 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.60%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.80%) Fintech
6 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.80%) IVR
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.80%) Linux
2 3 (2.40%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Project Management
3 19 (15.20%) Software Engineering
4 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.80%) Scrum
6 13 (10.40%) DevOps
6 13 (10.40%) Software Delivery
6 13 (10.40%) TDD
7 12 (9.60%) PRINCE2
7 12 (9.60%) SDLC
8 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
8 11 (8.80%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.20%) Software Licensing
11 8 (6.40%) Asset Management
11 8 (6.40%) Software Asset Management
12 7 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.60%) Migration
13 6 (4.80%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.20%) Java
2 13 (10.40%) C#
3 10 (8.00%) Python
4 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.80%) C++
5 6 (4.80%) Scala
5 6 (4.80%) SQL
6 3 (2.40%) C
7 2 (1.60%) F#
7 2 (1.60%) Haskell
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) Ruby
8 1 (0.80%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.80%) Groovy
8 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
4 5 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.60%) APMP
7 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.60%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Ansible
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.80%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.40%) Oracle
3 12 (9.60%) VMware
4 11 (8.80%) SAP
5 10 (8.00%) HP
6 9 (7.20%) Adobe
6 9 (7.20%) IBM
6 9 (7.20%) Symantec
6 9 (7.20%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.20%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.60%) Snow
9 1 (0.80%) Avaya
9 1 (0.80%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.80%) IFS
9 1 (0.80%) Saba
9 1 (0.80%) Siebel
9 1 (0.80%) webMethods
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