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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 152 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 2 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% 0.71% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.97% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£115 £283 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.29% -10.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+43.18% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+55.17% -35.55%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 2015. 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 -13 2 £115 -59.29%
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Linked Data
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) XHTML
1 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Linked Data
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Semantic Web
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) RDF
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) SPARQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) MobileIron