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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TOWER Software
Rank 580 562 540
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 27 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.038% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.085% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 1
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£475 £420 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.50

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 13 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 22 May 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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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 -20 25 £475 +13.09% 7
South East -4 15 £475 - 2
Berkshire 0 11 - -
Reading - 7 - -
London -14 6 £500 +16.27% 3
Cheltenham - 4 £420 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £420 -
South West - 4 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London +6 2 £513 +0.98% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £475 -

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) Telecoms
3 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
4 16 (32.65%) Degree
5 15 (30.61%) MS Office
6 14 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
8 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
8 10 (20.41%) vSphere
8 10 (20.41%) VMware
8 10 (20.41%) Linux
8 10 (20.41%) DHCP
8 10 (20.41%) DNS
8 10 (20.41%) HP
9 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
9 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
9 8 (16.33%) McAfee
9 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (16.33%) UNIX
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
9 8 (16.33%) Infoblox
9 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (16.33%) Kernel Tuning
9 8 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (14.29%) Electronics
11 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.20%) Java
11 5 (10.20%) SQL

TOWER Software
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 15 (30.61%) MS Office
3 14 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (8.16%) AutoCAD
5 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Agresso
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) DHCP
1 10 (20.41%) DNS
2 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 19 (38.78%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 7 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Integrator
6 1 (2.04%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Process Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Author
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) UNIX
2 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Kernel Tuning
1 8 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.12%) ERP
5 2 (4.08%) EAI
5 2 (4.08%) ETL
5 2 (4.08%) CRM
5 2 (4.08%) UML
5 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (4.08%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (10.20%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCTS
4 2 (4.08%) MCITP
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) CISSP
5 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) GAAP
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) vSphere
2 3 (6.12%) Firmware
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) SAP
2 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) VMware
3 10 (20.41%) HP
4 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) McAfee
4 8 (16.33%) Infoblox
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco
5 4 (8.16%) Hyperion
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle
6 2 (4.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.04%) Huawei
7 1 (2.04%) IBM