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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TOWER Software over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TOWER Software
Rank 602 639 608
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -31
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 28 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.009% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.021% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Median daily rate £450 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £1,000 £190
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +426.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median 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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

TOWER Software
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TOWER Software as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TOWER Software within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 28 £450 -18.18% 2
West Midlands - 14 £450 -
Solihull - 10 - -
London +4 5 £475 -13.63% 2
South West - 5 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 -
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
South East - 4 £438 -
Telford - 4 £450 -
Staines - 3 £450 -
Surrey - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £315 -
City of London - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Winchester - 1 £315 -

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TOWER Software also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TOWER Software.

1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 19 (43.18%) SC Cleared
3 19 (43.18%) WAN
4 17 (38.64%) IBM
4 17 (38.64%) LAN
4 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
5 15 (34.09%) BT
5 15 (34.09%) Capita
5 15 (34.09%) Customer Engagement
5 15 (34.09%) Presales
6 13 (29.55%) Linux
7 11 (25.00%) Windows
8 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.91%) DNS
9 7 (15.91%) DHCP
9 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (15.91%) vRealize
9 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
9 7 (15.91%) Ansible
10 6 (13.64%) Unix
10 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
11 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
11 5 (11.36%) Solaris
11 5 (11.36%) Project Management
11 5 (11.36%) VMware
11 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (11.36%) Kernel Tuning
11 5 (11.36%) Build Automation
11 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

TOWER Software
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) Tuxedo
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) GitHub
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) WAN
2 17 (38.64%) LAN
3 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.91%) DHCP
4 7 (15.91%) DNS
5 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.55%) ATM
6 2 (4.55%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.55%) Firewall
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 1 (2.27%) BGP
7 1 (2.27%) MPLS
7 1 (2.27%) Network Security
7 1 (2.27%) OSPF
7 1 (2.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
1 1 (2.27%) GIS
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (2.27%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Mocha
2 1 (2.27%) QUnit
General
1 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Architect
2 15 (34.09%) Telecoms Architect
3 13 (29.55%) Lead Architect
4 10 (22.73%) Network Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Build Automation Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Data Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Network Support
9 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) CSS3
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
1 1 (2.27%) LESS
1 1 (2.27%) Marionette.js
1 1 (2.27%) Node.js
1 1 (2.27%) OOCSS
1 1 (2.27%) React
1 1 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) AS400
5 1 (2.27%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) LLPG
5 1 (2.27%) NLPG
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) Unix
4 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Solaris
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Customer Engagement
1 15 (34.09%) Presales
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Build Automation
3 5 (11.36%) Kernel Tuning
3 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 4 (9.09%) Change Management
4 4 (9.09%) Server Hardening
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Change Control
5 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.82%) Information Assurance
5 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Open Source
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) COBOL
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (43.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) BS7666
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) vSphere
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Ansible
1 7 (15.91%) vRealize
2 5 (11.36%) yum
3 4 (9.09%) Packer
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) IBM
2 15 (34.09%) BT
2 15 (34.09%) Capita
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) Aruba
5 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.55%) BMC
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) F5
5 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.55%) NCR
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.27%) Sonus