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 26 March 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.

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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TOWER Software
Rank 574 555 532
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 23 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.032% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.094% 0.071% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.09%

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
24472 23857 21193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.33% 45.49% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13917 13077 11304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1059 1167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

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 26 March 2015.

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 18 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 26 March 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
England -11 23 £413 +3.12% 12
South East -2 15 £475 +18.75% 4
Berkshire +3 13 - -
Reading +9 7 - -
London +1 7 £375 -18.47% 3
City of London +9 1 £500 +7.52%
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Reigate - - - - 4
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
Nottingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 23 (46.94%) SAP
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
4 16 (32.65%) MS Office
4 16 (32.65%) Degree
5 15 (30.61%) Telecoms
6 14 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (26.53%) Finance
8 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (20.41%) Hyperion
8 10 (20.41%) GAAP
8 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.24%) UNIX
9 6 (12.24%) VMware
10 5 (10.20%) Linux
10 5 (10.20%) ITIL
10 5 (10.20%) DHCP
10 5 (10.20%) DNS
10 5 (10.20%) AutoCAD
10 5 (10.20%) McAfee
10 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
10 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
10 5 (10.20%) HP
10 5 (10.20%) Kernel Tuning
10 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (10.20%) Infoblox
10 5 (10.20%) vSphere

TOWER Software
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 16 (32.65%) MS Office
3 14 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (10.20%) AutoCAD
5 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.04%) MS Project
6 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) Agresso
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DHCP
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) VLAN
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (20.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
1 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (30.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Architect
1 14 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.04%) Administrator
6 1 (2.04%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
1 2 (4.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) iPhone
2 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.04%) AIX
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL
1 5 (10.20%) Kernel Tuning
1 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Information Assurance
4 2 (4.08%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.08%) CRM
4 2 (4.08%) RAD
4 2 (4.08%) UML
4 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.04%) MCSD
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) CCA
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCEA
5 1 (2.04%) CISSP
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) GAAP
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) SAP
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) Hyperion
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 5 (10.20%) McAfee
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) HP
5 5 (10.20%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
6 2 (4.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) Huawei
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.04%) Adobe