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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 133 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.071% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.096% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£280 - £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £313
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
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
2377 2073 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.03% 73.75% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1029 1019
Average daily rate £378 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 125 96
Average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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
Lancashire -21 5 - -
Manchester - 2 £280 - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 30 (85.71%) Windows Vista
3 28 (80.00%) MS Office
3 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (71.43%) Windows XP
5 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
6 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 20 (57.14%) Citrix
7 19 (54.29%) SCCM
8 16 (45.71%) Blackberry
9 15 (42.86%) SLA
10 13 (37.14%) CA
10 13 (37.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (37.14%) AppSense
10 13 (37.14%) Lumension
11 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
12 9 (25.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
13 8 (22.86%) MS Project
13 8 (22.86%) MS Visio
13 8 (22.86%) Windows 2000
13 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (17.14%) TQM
15 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
16 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (8.57%) MCSE
17 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 2 (5.71%) SMS
17 2 (5.71%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (80.00%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Project
2 8 (22.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) SMS
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) ATM
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Desktop Support
2 17 (48.57%) Support Engineer
3 13 (37.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 13 (37.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (2.86%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Technician
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) XHTML
1 1 (2.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Blackberry
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.86%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 30 (85.71%) Windows Vista
3 25 (71.43%) Windows XP
4 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (22.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) TQM
2 1 (2.86%) Scrum
2 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (2.86%) Web Development
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL
2 1 (2.86%) RDF
2 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.86%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) MCSE
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) SCCM
2 9 (25.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) Citrix
3 13 (37.14%) CA
3 13 (37.14%) AppSense
3 13 (37.14%) Lumension
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) VMware