The median contractor rate for a Software Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
UK
Rank 535 535 553
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Manager 64 93 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 70 38
Median daily rate £475 £436 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +0.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £307 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £416 £439
% change year-on-year -3.90% -5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +2 55 £484 +10.57% 47
London +7 23 £525 +10.52% 10
South East +18 16 £400 -5.88% 13
Scotland +30 5 £263 -35.18% 2
Hampshire +9 5 £375 +11.11% 5
North West +13 4 £500 +58.10% 3
Milton Keynes -6 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £400 -
East of England - 4 £375 - 5
Cheshire +26 3 £500 +185.71%
South Wales +15 3 £321 -14.53%
Wales +11 3 £321 -14.53%
South West -8 3 £475 +11.76% 10
Essex - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +22 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +8 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire +5 2 - - 3
Northamptonshire -1 2 - -
Northampton -2 2 - -
East Midlands -6 2 - -
Moray - 2 £363 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £488 -
Basingstoke - 2 £413 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - - 2
Erskine - 2 £233 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £233 -
Devon - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 3
Cardiff +21 1 £338 -12.90%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 64 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.50%) Java
3 34 (28.33%) Project Management
4 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
5 21 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (16.67%) Finance
6 20 (16.67%) SDLC
7 19 (15.83%) Software Delivery
8 18 (15.00%) Scrum
8 18 (15.00%) JIRA
8 18 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 17 (14.17%) E-Commerce
10 16 (13.33%) TDD
10 16 (13.33%) DevOps
11 15 (12.50%) Retail
12 14 (11.67%) .NET
13 13 (10.83%) PRINCE2
14 12 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 12 (10.00%) C#
14 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
15 11 (9.17%) Oracle
15 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
17 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
18 8 (6.67%) BDD
18 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
18 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
19 7 (5.83%) Automated Testing

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (5.00%) Confluence
2 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.50%) JBoss
3 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.83%) Mule
5 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) GitHub
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Taleo
3 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) MySQL
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Big Data
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.83%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.00%) JIRA
2 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.50%) Selenium
4 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.67%) MSTest
4 2 (1.67%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.83%) Redmine
5 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Retail
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Games
4 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.50%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.67%) Automotive
6 2 (1.67%) Law
6 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) CSS
3 5 (4.17%) HTML5
4 4 (3.33%) RESTful
5 3 (2.50%) CSS3
5 3 (2.50%) JSON
5 3 (2.50%) React
5 3 (2.50%) Spring
6 2 (1.67%) Middleware
6 2 (1.67%) Web Services
6 2 (1.67%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.83%) J2EE
7 1 (0.83%) Java EE
7 1 (0.83%) jQuery
7 1 (0.83%) JSP
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.33%) Online Games
3 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) CMDB
4 2 (1.67%) Derivative
4 2 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.67%) PMI
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Fintech
5 1 (0.83%) IVR
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.83%) Social Media
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.33%) Project Management
3 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 21 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.67%) SDLC
6 19 (15.83%) Software Delivery
7 18 (15.00%) Scrum
7 18 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 17 (14.17%) E-Commerce
9 16 (13.33%) DevOps
9 16 (13.33%) TDD
10 13 (10.83%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (6.67%) BDD
15 7 (5.83%) Asset Management
15 7 (5.83%) Automated Testing
15 7 (5.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) Java
2 12 (10.00%) C#
3 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.83%) Python
5 6 (5.00%) C++
5 6 (5.00%) Scala
5 6 (5.00%) SQL
6 3 (2.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.67%) C
7 2 (1.67%) F#
7 2 (1.67%) Haskell
7 2 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.67%) PMP
4 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.83%) APMP
5 1 (0.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.17%) Oracle
3 3 (2.50%) IBM
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe
4 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.67%) SAP
4 2 (1.67%) Snow
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.83%) Avaya
5 1 (0.83%) Facebook
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) hybris
5 1 (0.83%) IFS
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.83%) Siebel
5 1 (0.83%) Talend
5 1 (0.83%) VMware
5 1 (0.83%) webMethods
5 1 (0.83%) WSO2
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