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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TOWER Software
Rank 583 561 540
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 25 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.100% 0.033% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £348 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.27% +98.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £420 -
% change year-on-year
-54.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 17 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 18 December 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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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 -12 24 £550 +58.27% 5
London +40 19 £550 +100.00% 2
South East -37 3 - - 1
Reigate - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £475 -
North West - 1 £100 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

TOWER Software
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (39.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (34.15%) Finance
3 13 (31.71%) PRINCE2
4 12 (29.27%) Project Management
5 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (24.39%) SAP
7 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (21.95%) GAAP
7 9 (21.95%) Hyperion
7 9 (21.95%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (21.95%) Data Protection
7 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.95%) Information Assurance
8 8 (19.51%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (17.07%) Change Control
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) ITIL
10 6 (14.63%) Degree
11 5 (12.20%) Performance Management
11 5 (12.20%) VMware
11 5 (12.20%) UNIX
11 5 (12.20%) SLA
12 4 (9.76%) DNS
12 4 (9.76%) DHCP
12 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.76%) Windows
12 4 (9.76%) Linux
12 4 (9.76%) Java
12 4 (9.76%) HP
12 4 (9.76%) McAfee

TOWER Software
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
1 4 (9.76%) DHCP
1 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) VLAN
2 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
1 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
1 10 (24.39%) Senior Manager
2 9 (21.95%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Programme Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Service Improvement Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.32%) Statistics
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) iPhone
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) UNIX
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (31.71%) PRINCE2
3 12 (29.27%) Project Management
4 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) Data Protection
5 9 (21.95%) Information Assurance
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (17.07%) Change Control
8 6 (14.63%) ITIL
9 5 (12.20%) Performance Management
10 4 (9.76%) Service Management
10 4 (9.76%) Validation
10 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
10 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
10 4 (9.76%) Kernel Tuning
10 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
11 3 (7.32%) Product Management
11 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
1 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.44%) CCA
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCEA
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSD
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) GAAP
2 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) vSphere
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) SAP
2 9 (21.95%) Hyperion
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) McAfee
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.76%) Infoblox
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) IBM
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) Adobe
8 1 (2.44%) Lotus