The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 66 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% - 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% - 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.76% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +6.57%
Software Deployment
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
642 619 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.48% 74.58% 64.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 291 335
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.21 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (20.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) ATM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware