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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 156 113 128
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 9 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.71% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.96% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
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£363 £450 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £253
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +23.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £21.12 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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
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 August 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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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
Lancashire -21 5 £375 - 2
Manchester -15 3 £350 - 3
Cheshire -9 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (60.00%) MCITP
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (60.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Altiris
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 5 (50.00%) XenServer
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Server Building
6 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (40.00%) VCP5
6 4 (40.00%) VCP4
6 4 (40.00%) Network Design
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (40.00%) AppSense
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) OpenScape
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Server Building
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) MCSA
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (60.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (40.00%) VCP4
3 4 (40.00%) VCP5
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 5 (50.00%) XenServer
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Altiris
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) AppSense
5 4 (40.00%) Symantec
6 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (10.00%) Sophos
7 1 (10.00%) Siemens