The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 72 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% 0.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
-9.68% -14.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +28.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Deployment
North West

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 18 April 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) VBScript
2 4 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) SMS
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 1 (12.50%) SaaS

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SMS
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
1 4 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) SAP