The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 131 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.34% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£253 £226 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -49.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £311 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £12.50 £14.06
% change year-on-year
+33.76% -11.09%
Software Deployment
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 5 £253 -27.85% 2
Lancashire - 3 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) Windows XP
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Vista
4 17 (68.00%) MS Office
5 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (44.00%) SCCM
6 11 (44.00%) Citrix
6 11 (44.00%) Blackberry
7 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 10 (40.00%) SLA
8 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (32.00%) CA
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (32.00%) AppSense
8 8 (32.00%) Lumension
9 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (24.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
9 6 (24.00%) Windows 2000
9 6 (24.00%) MS Project
10 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (12.00%) MCSE
11 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (8.00%) SAN
12 2 (8.00%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (68.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (24.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 2 (8.00%) VLAN
2 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 8 (32.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) XHTML
1 2 (8.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Life Science
3 2 (8.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (8.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows XP
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Vista
3 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) RDF
1 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (8.00%) TQM
1 2 (8.00%) Scrum
1 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (8.00%) Web Development
2 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.00%) TDD
2 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) SPARQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Citrix
3 8 (32.00%) CA
3 8 (32.00%) AppSense
3 8 (32.00%) Lumension
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
4 2 (8.00%) VMware