The first table below looks at the demand for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 115 114 131
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.48% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.70% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Average daily rate £263 £185 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.89% -21.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +28.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 1708 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.73% 67.91% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 677 747
Average daily rate £400 £375 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 55
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Software Deployment
South East

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Deployment across the Berkshire region.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Reading - - - - 1
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Software Deployment
South East

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Deployment also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Deployment.

1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (36.84%) SMS
4 7 (36.84%) Software Distribution
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) McAfee
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) HP
5 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (26.32%) Validation
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Release Management
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
6 5 (26.32%) XenApp
6 5 (26.32%) Becrypt
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (21.05%) Finance

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Deployment also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Deployment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SMS
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
1 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
1 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Distribution
2 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 5 (26.32%) Release Management
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Becrypt
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Apple