The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 29 September 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 479 457 500
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +43
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 107 111 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 31
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£375 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £245 £313
% change year-on-year
+37.75% -21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 7
Average hourly rate £19.75 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.70 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.67 £76.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
Software Deployment
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39159 35986 38445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.02% 74.57% 72.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24956 22734 22694
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1005 1437
Average hourly rate £23.25 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +3.44%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Deployment across the England region.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 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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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
South East +6 35 £300 -7.69% 5
London -2 29 £425 -2.85% 5
North West +9 16 £450 - 2
East of England -25 11 £310 +26.53% 6
South West -29 6 £350 +100.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 5 - - 6
East Midlands +2 2 - - 1
West Midlands -17 2 £325 -18.75% 1
North East -42 1 £135 -40.00%
Software Deployment
UK

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Deployment 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 Software Deployment.

1 127 (59.07%) Windows
2 79 (36.74%) Microsoft
3 62 (28.84%) Active Directory
4 54 (25.12%) Security Cleared
4 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
5 52 (24.19%) MS Office
6 45 (20.93%) Citrix
6 45 (20.93%) SCCM
7 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 42 (19.53%) Windows XP
9 36 (16.74%) Windows Vista
10 35 (16.28%) Blackberry
11 29 (13.49%) MS Excel
11 29 (13.49%) Finance
12 28 (13.02%) VMware
13 27 (12.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 27 (12.56%) ITIL
13 27 (12.56%) HP
14 26 (12.09%) SLA
15 25 (11.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 24 (11.16%) AppSense
17 22 (10.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 22 (10.23%) Software Distribution
18 21 (9.77%) McAfee
19 20 (9.30%) SMS
20 19 (8.84%) CA
21 18 (8.37%) Lumension
22 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
22 17 (7.91%) Linux
23 16 (7.44%) Oracle

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Deployment 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 Software Deployment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.19%) IIS
3 8 (3.72%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.33%) Apache
4 5 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.86%) Lync
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 52 (24.19%) MS Office
2 29 (13.49%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.19%) MS Project
4 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) assyst
1 3 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.30%) SMS
2 14 (6.51%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.51%) DNS
3 13 (6.05%) Firewall
4 12 (5.58%) VPN
5 11 (5.12%) WAN
5 11 (5.12%) LAN
6 8 (3.72%) VoIP
7 7 (3.26%) SAN
7 7 (3.26%) Internet
7 7 (3.26%) DHCP
8 6 (2.79%) Wireless
9 5 (2.33%) Extranet
9 5 (2.33%) Network Security
10 2 (0.93%) Junos
10 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.79%) MS Access
4 3 (1.40%) MySQL
4 3 (1.40%) DTS
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.86%) MSI
2 3 (1.40%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.93%) Ant
3 2 (0.93%) Maven
4 1 (0.47%) Subversion
4 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) Gradle
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Ivy
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 12 (5.58%) Banking
3 7 (3.26%) Retail
3 7 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.79%) French Language
4 6 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.47%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (15.81%) Support Engineer
2 33 (15.35%) Analyst
3 27 (12.56%) Desktop Support
4 19 (8.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 19 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (7.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 16 (7.44%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (6.05%) Administrator
9 12 (5.58%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (5.12%) Service Analyst
11 10 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (3.72%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.26%) Developer
13 7 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.33%) Desktop Analyst
14 5 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.12%) .NET
2 5 (2.33%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.40%) Web Services
3 3 (1.40%) J2EE
4 2 (0.93%) WCF
4 2 (0.93%) WF
4 2 (0.93%) HTML
4 2 (0.93%) CSS
4 2 (0.93%) Spring
5 1 (0.47%) SOAP
5 1 (0.47%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.47%) COM
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.28%) Blackberry
2 14 (6.51%) Client/Server
3 12 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.79%) NHS
5 4 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.86%) HP Superdome
5 4 (1.86%) Derivative
5 4 (1.86%) PMI
6 3 (1.40%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.40%) Handset
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Equities
6 3 (1.40%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.40%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.93%) EPoS
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
7 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 2 (0.93%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 127 (59.07%) Windows
2 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
3 42 (19.53%) Windows XP
4 36 (16.74%) Windows Vista
5 17 (7.91%) Linux
6 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.51%) UNIX
8 12 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.12%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.33%) Android
11 5 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.86%) HPUX
13 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.47%) SUSE
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) AIX
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.56%) ITIL
2 22 (10.23%) Software Distribution
3 14 (6.51%) Project Management
4 12 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (5.58%) Release Management
5 11 (5.12%) DevOps
5 11 (5.12%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.19%) Service Management
7 9 (4.19%) Regression Testing
8 8 (3.72%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.72%) TQM
8 8 (3.72%) Migration
9 7 (3.26%) ITSM
9 7 (3.26%) Unit Testing
9 7 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.79%) Build Automation
10 6 (2.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.79%) Workflow
10 6 (2.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.05%) Java
2 11 (5.12%) SQL
3 6 (2.79%) Perl
4 5 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.86%) Korn
5 4 (1.86%) C#
6 3 (1.40%) VBScript
7 2 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Groovy
8 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.47%) Winbatch
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (25.12%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.26%) MCSE
4 7 (3.26%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.86%) Degree
5 4 (1.86%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.40%) CCA
6 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.40%) HNC
6 3 (1.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) MCTS
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.09%) SLA
2 8 (3.72%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (28.84%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.72%) XenApp
5 5 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.86%) UAG
6 4 (1.86%) vSphere
6 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.86%) Firmware
7 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 45 (20.93%) SCCM
2 25 (11.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (10.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.33%) Puppet
4 5 (2.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (1.40%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.40%) Control-M
5 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.93%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.47%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.47%) WMI
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 79 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.93%) Citrix
3 28 (13.02%) VMware
4 27 (12.56%) HP
5 24 (11.16%) AppSense
6 21 (9.77%) McAfee
7 19 (8.84%) CA
8 18 (8.37%) Lumension
9 16 (7.44%) Oracle
10 11 (5.12%) IBM
11 9 (4.19%) Altiris
12 8 (3.72%) Lotus
13 7 (3.26%) Symantec
14 6 (2.79%) SAP
14 6 (2.79%) Remedy
14 6 (2.79%) Cisco
15 5 (2.33%) Apple
15 5 (2.33%) Dell
16 4 (1.86%) Trayport
16 4 (1.86%) MarketAxess
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