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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 157 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.12% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.16% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate - £263 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £20.50 £14.24
% change year-on-year
-30.73% +43.96%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 1 - - 2
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) AppSense
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Network Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Product Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Site Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VCP4
2 1 (12.50%) VCP5
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) AppSense
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Altiris
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec