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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
TOWER Software
UK
Rank 582 613 585
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -28
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 13 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.010% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.064% 0.023% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 15
Median daily rate £463 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £190
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
20350 21582 22699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.46% 43.26% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12452 12661 13331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 863 1010
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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
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 6 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +22 13 £463 -11.90% 7
West Midlands - 12 £450 - 1
Solihull - 9 - -
Shropshire - 3 £450 -
Telford - 3 £450 -
London +7 1 £475 -9.52% 5

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (47.50%) WAN
4 17 (42.50%) IBM
4 17 (42.50%) LAN
4 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
5 15 (37.50%) BT
5 15 (37.50%) Customer Engagement
5 15 (37.50%) Capita
5 15 (37.50%) Presales
6 12 (30.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
8 7 (17.50%) vRealize
8 7 (17.50%) Ansible
9 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.50%) DNS
10 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (12.50%) Solaris
10 5 (12.50%) DHCP
10 5 (12.50%) Unix
10 5 (12.50%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) VMware
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (12.50%) vSphere
10 5 (12.50%) yum

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 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) WAN
2 17 (42.50%) LAN
3 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.50%) DHCP
4 5 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya Modular Messaging
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Mocha
2 1 (2.50%) QUnit
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Architect
2 15 (37.50%) Telecoms Architect
3 14 (35.00%) Lead Architect
4 9 (22.50%) Network Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) Build Automation Specialist
6 4 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Account Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Network Support
9 1 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) CSS3
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) HTML5
1 1 (2.50%) LESS
1 1 (2.50%) Marionette.js
1 1 (2.50%) Node.js
1 1 (2.50%) OOCSS
1 1 (2.50%) React
1 1 (2.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) CESG
5 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Solaris
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Customer Engagement
1 15 (37.50%) Presales
2 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 5 (12.50%) Kernel Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 4 (10.00%) Change Control
4 4 (10.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.00%) Server Hardening
5 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) Open Source
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CCNP
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
1 7 (17.50%) vRealize
2 5 (12.50%) yum
3 4 (10.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) IBM
2 15 (37.50%) BT
2 15 (37.50%) Capita
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Aruba
5 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.00%) BMC
5 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) F5
5 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris
6 1 (2.50%) Lattice Semiconductor
6 1 (2.50%) Red Box
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) Sonus