Period
to 19 September 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of TOWER Software products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TOWER Software over the 6 months to 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

TOWER Software
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 836 883
Rank change year-on-year +8 +47 -37
Contract jobs citing TOWER Software 31 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.073% 0.11% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 14
UK median daily rate £460 £420 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -11.58% -26.92%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £409
90th Percentile £613 £518 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +22.67% -11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

TOWER Software is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42701 47973 49850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 44.82% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26265 29506 29380
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1405 1639 2194
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.50 £43.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% +2.97% +3.00%

TOWER Software
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TOWER Software as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TOWER Software in the UK

TOWER Software
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TOWER Software.

Contractor daily rate trend for TOWER Software in the UK

TOWER Software
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TOWER Software over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TOWER Software in the UK

TOWER Software
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TOWER Software.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TOWER Software in the UK

TOWER Software
Top 7 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 6 months to 19 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 31 £460 +9.52% 4
London -15 25 £450 -2.70% 2
UK excluding London +34 6 £460 +22.67% 2
West Midlands +23 2 - -
Midlands +19 2 - -
South East +14 2 £460 +15.00% 2
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 11 (35.48%) DevOps
3 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
3 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
6 7 (22.58%) LAN
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) WAN
6 7 (22.58%) HTML
6 7 (22.58%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
6 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
7 6 (19.35%) Splunk
7 6 (19.35%) Docker
7 6 (19.35%) Artifactory
7 6 (19.35%) OpenShift
7 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
7 6 (19.35%) Unix
7 6 (19.35%) LDAP
7 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
7 6 (19.35%) PowerShell

TOWER Software
Co-occurring 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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
1 3 (9.68%) JBoss
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (19.35%) OpenShift
4 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) GitHub
5 1 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Office 365
5 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
1 7 (22.58%) WAN
2 6 (19.35%) LDAP
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) VoIP
5 2 (6.45%) WLAN
6 1 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.45%) Hazelcast
4 2 (6.45%) HBase
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.45%) Redis
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
1 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) Artifactory
2 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Angular Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Core
3 4 (12.90%) Angular 2
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Core
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) HTML5
3 4 (12.90%) LESS
3 4 (12.90%) REST
3 4 (12.90%) RESTful
3 4 (12.90%) RxJS
4 3 (9.68%) Node.js
5 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (6.45%) Kafka
5 2 (6.45%) React
6 1 (3.23%) JSON
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (12.90%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) CESG
6 1 (3.23%) Animation
6 1 (3.23%) Fintech
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Unix
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) CoreOS
5 1 (3.23%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
2 6 (19.35%) TDD
3 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Software Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.90%) API Development
4 4 (12.90%) BDD
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Data Management
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.90%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) TypeScript
5 4 (12.90%) VBA
6 3 (9.68%) Korn
6 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 2 (6.45%) Groovy
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) Scala
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) Go
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CITP
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) IISP
3 1 (3.23%) MBCS
3 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) Docker
3 3 (9.68%) Gluster
4 1 (3.23%) vCloud
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (12.90%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.23%) Mesos
5 1 (3.23%) Rancher
5 1 (3.23%) Salt
5 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Splunk
2 4 (12.90%) Google
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Capita
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Remedy
3 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.45%) BT
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) SaltStack
5 1 (3.23%) VMware