The first table below looks at the demand for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 114 113 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 22 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £283 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
-9.68% -14.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +28.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 18 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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Vacancies
Lancashire -11 13 £165 -
Cheshire -15 2 £325 +3.17%
Manchester - 2 £283 -
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) SCCM
3 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
4 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
5 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
6 14 (45.16%) Citrix
6 14 (45.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (45.16%) AppSense
7 13 (41.94%) Windows Vista
7 13 (41.94%) MS Office
8 12 (38.71%) CA
8 12 (38.71%) SLA
8 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
8 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
8 12 (38.71%) Lumension
9 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (22.58%) TQM
10 7 (22.58%) VBScript
11 6 (19.35%) VB
11 6 (19.35%) SMS
11 6 (19.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (16.13%) NHS
12 5 (16.13%) ITIL
12 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (12.90%) Banking
13 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
14 3 (9.68%) DNS
14 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SMS
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Desktop Support
2 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (22.58%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Software Deployment Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Packager
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.23%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (3.23%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.23%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Vista
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) TQM
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) RDF
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) VBScript
2 6 (19.35%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) SC Cleared
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (67.74%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) Citrix
2 14 (45.16%) AppSense
3 12 (38.71%) CA
3 12 (38.71%) Lumension
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Novell
5 1 (3.23%) Altiris
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Wyse