The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 473 409 490
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +81
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 117 94 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 37
Average daily rate £275 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
-9.68% -14.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.12% +38.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +28.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Deployment
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -37 31 £375 -9.63% 10
South East -6 26 £275 +46.66% 6
North West -1 22 £283 -10.31% 1
South West -3 21 £250 -35.48% 2
East of England -23 9 £323 +84.28% 3
Yorkshire -30 5 £420 +27.27% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £400 +81.81%
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Software Deployment
UK

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 114 (51.82%) Windows
2 70 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 66 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 66 (30.00%) SCCM
4 55 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 48 (21.82%) Citrix
6 45 (20.45%) Windows XP
7 41 (18.64%) NHS
8 40 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (16.36%) ITIL
11 35 (15.91%) MS Office
12 29 (13.18%) SQL
12 29 (13.18%) VMware
12 29 (13.18%) Security Cleared
13 28 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (12.73%) Linux
14 27 (12.27%) SC Cleared
15 26 (11.82%) DNS
15 26 (11.82%) DTS
16 25 (11.36%) Finance
16 25 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (10.91%) SAN
18 23 (10.45%) HP
19 22 (10.00%) UNIX
19 22 (10.00%) Oracle
19 22 (10.00%) Banking
20 21 (9.55%) DHCP
20 21 (9.55%) MS Excel

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.00%) IIS
4 9 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.91%) Apache
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.91%) Lync
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (15.91%) MS Office
2 21 (9.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) Mingle
4 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.82%) DNS
2 24 (10.91%) SAN
3 21 (9.55%) DHCP
4 20 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.82%) LAN
5 15 (6.82%) WAN
6 14 (6.36%) VoIP
6 14 (6.36%) NAS
7 13 (5.91%) SMS
8 12 (5.45%) FTP
8 12 (5.45%) VPN
9 11 (5.00%) SSH
10 9 (4.09%) Internet
11 6 (2.73%) SSL
12 5 (2.27%) Firewall
12 5 (2.27%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.36%) Wireless
14 3 (1.36%) 3G
14 3 (1.36%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) DTS
2 20 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.27%) MySQL
7 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.91%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (5.00%) MSI
2 7 (3.18%) Selenium
2 7 (3.18%) Subversion
2 7 (3.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (2.27%) WiX
3 5 (2.27%) CruiseControl
3 5 (2.27%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.36%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.36%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.91%) NUnit
6 2 (0.91%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (11.36%) Finance
2 22 (10.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.27%) Back Office
4 5 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.91%) Publishing
5 2 (0.91%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (27.73%) Analyst
2 22 (10.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 19 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.18%) Desktop Support
5 16 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.36%) Administrator
7 13 (5.91%) Test Analyst
7 13 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Consultant
10 9 (4.09%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) UNIX Administrator
11 8 (3.64%) Product Specialist
12 7 (3.18%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.18%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.73%) Configuration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.82%) .NET
2 12 (5.45%) Application Packaging
3 7 (3.18%) XML
4 3 (1.36%) Middleware
5 2 (0.91%) Web Services
5 2 (0.91%) J2EE
5 2 (0.91%) Spring
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.45%) WCF
6 1 (0.45%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (0.45%) XSD
6 1 (0.45%) XSL
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.64%) NHS
2 17 (7.73%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.91%) Celerra
3 13 (5.91%) CLARiiON
4 12 (5.45%) Clustering
5 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
8 3 (1.36%) iPhone
8 3 (1.36%) Informatics
8 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.36%) EPoS
9 2 (0.91%) EMC Centera
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.45%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 114 (51.82%) Windows
2 55 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 45 (20.45%) Windows XP
4 40 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (12.73%) Linux
7 22 (10.00%) UNIX
8 15 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (6.36%) Solaris
9 14 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (5.91%) Windows Vista
11 7 (3.18%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.27%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.36%) Android
13 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 36 (16.36%) ITIL
2 12 (5.45%) Project Management
3 11 (5.00%) Release Management
4 10 (4.55%) Software Distribution
5 9 (4.09%) Migration
6 7 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (3.18%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.18%) TQM
7 6 (2.73%) PRINCE2
7 6 (2.73%) CRM
7 6 (2.73%) Configuration Management
7 6 (2.73%) Validation
7 6 (2.73%) Change Management
7 6 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.27%) Waterfall
8 5 (2.27%) Matrix Management
8 5 (2.27%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.18%) SQL
2 18 (8.18%) Perl
3 14 (6.36%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.45%) Java
5 10 (4.55%) Python
6 9 (4.09%) VBScript
7 7 (3.18%) VB
8 5 (2.27%) C
9 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.82%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.36%) Korn
10 3 (1.36%) C#
11 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.45%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 29 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.55%) MCSE
6 6 (2.73%) Degree
7 4 (1.82%) ISEB
7 4 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.36%) MCSA
8 3 (1.36%) MCP
9 2 (0.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.45%) MCTS
10 1 (0.45%) PMP
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CCNA
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 66 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (8.64%) XenApp
4 19 (8.64%) vSphere
5 13 (5.91%) Hyper-V
6 11 (5.00%) NFS
7 6 (2.73%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.45%) XenServer
9 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.45%) RACF
9 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 66 (30.00%) SCCM
2 16 (7.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 13 (5.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (4.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.36%) SCOM
8 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 70 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 48 (21.82%) Citrix
3 29 (13.18%) VMware
4 23 (10.45%) HP
5 22 (10.00%) Oracle
6 19 (8.64%) EMC
7 15 (6.82%) AppSense
7 15 (6.82%) Cisco
8 13 (5.91%) IBM
9 12 (5.45%) CA
9 12 (5.45%) Dell
9 12 (5.45%) Lumension
10 11 (5.00%) Sun
10 11 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.55%) Altiris
12 9 (4.09%) Veritas
13 6 (2.73%) McAfee
13 6 (2.73%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.27%) Becrypt
14 5 (2.27%) CommVault
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