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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 102 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 29 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.68% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£328 £250 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £250 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +95.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.19% +7.89%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +2 24 - -
Manchester -3 2 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 40 (75.47%) Windows Vista
3 39 (73.58%) MS Office
4 36 (67.92%) Windows XP
5 32 (60.38%) Citrix
5 32 (60.38%) Windows 7
6 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
6 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
6 31 (58.49%) SCCM
7 27 (50.94%) Blackberry
7 27 (50.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (50.94%) AppSense
8 26 (49.06%) Lumension
8 26 (49.06%) SLA
8 26 (49.06%) CA
9 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
10 13 (24.53%) TQM
11 8 (15.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (15.09%) Windows 2000
12 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
12 7 (13.21%) MS Project
12 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.43%) NHS
13 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
13 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (5.66%) SMS
14 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (5.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 3 (5.66%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (73.58%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
2 7 (13.21%) MS Project
3 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.89%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) SMS
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) SAN
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.89%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.89%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Desktop Support
2 25 (47.17%) Support Engineer
3 21 (39.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 21 (39.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
5 2 (3.77%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (3.77%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (1.89%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.94%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.89%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 40 (75.47%) Windows Vista
3 36 (67.92%) Windows XP
4 32 (60.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (15.09%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) TQM
2 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL
4 1 (1.89%) RDF
4 1 (1.89%) Service Management
4 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.89%) Migration
4 1 (1.89%) Scrum
4 1 (1.89%) TDD
4 1 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.89%) Web Development
4 1 (1.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
2 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.89%) SPARQL
2 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
1 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (49.06%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (58.49%) SCCM
2 8 (15.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (60.38%) Citrix
3 27 (50.94%) AppSense
4 26 (49.06%) CA
4 26 (49.06%) Lumension
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Altiris
6 1 (1.89%) Novell
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Wyse