The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of TOWER Software products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TOWER Software over the 3 months to 21 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within TOWER Software.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TOWER Software
Rank 584 569 588
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 15 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.058% 0.016% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
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£700 - £393
90% offered a daily rate of more than £597 - £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £805 - £459
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £393
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26059 24621 26922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.28% 46.93% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14568 13594 13671
Average daily rate £385 £382 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1099 1368
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

TOWER Software
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

TOWER Software Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TOWER Software
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK.

TOWER Software Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TOWER Software
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

TOWER Software Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TOWER Software
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK.

TOWER Software Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TOWER Software
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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
England -4 15 £700 - 2
London +18 14 £700 -
City of London - 1 £690 -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Luton - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TOWER Software 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 TOWER Software.

1 15 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (40.00%) Project Management
3 12 (34.29%) MS Office
3 12 (34.29%) PRINCE2
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
6 9 (25.71%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
6 9 (25.71%) Change Control
7 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) SAP
9 6 (17.14%) AutoCAD
9 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 5 (14.29%) Service Management
10 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco
11 4 (11.43%) Software Deployment
12 3 (8.57%) Cognizant
12 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
12 3 (8.57%) Scrum
12 3 (8.57%) Programme Management

TOWER Software
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TOWER Software 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 TOWER Software. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 6 (17.14%) AutoCAD
3 6 (17.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) MPLS
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.71%) DMVPN
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (5.71%) VoIP
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) SMTP
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Project Manager
1 11 (31.43%) Senior Manager
2 10 (28.57%) Senior Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Design Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Programme Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Support
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Programme Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Manager
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.86%) Neural Network
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) RMADS
3 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (40.00%) Project Management
3 12 (34.29%) PRINCE2
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Information Assurance
6 9 (25.71%) Change Control
6 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.29%) Service Management
9 4 (11.43%) Software Deployment
10 3 (8.57%) Dependency Management
10 3 (8.57%) Product Management
10 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
10 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.57%) Scrum
10 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (5.71%) ITIL
11 2 (5.71%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SAP
3 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Cognizant
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) Proofpoint