The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 142 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.37% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1585 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.00% 70.48% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1040 1301
Average daily rate £393 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 72 150
Average hourly rate £34.85 £19.30 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.56% -37.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £9.20 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Deployment across the South West region.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment across the South West region.

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Software Deployment
England

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 11 (68.75%) DTS
1 11 (68.75%) NHS
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (12.50%) Clustering
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) WF
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Configuration Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Product Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
1 1 (6.25%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco