The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 565 571 524
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -47
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 87 102 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 42
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £243 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 18
Median hourly rate £16.29 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.26% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.60 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-32.89% +20.63%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Software Deployment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Deployment Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Deployment Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Deployment Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Software Deployment Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Deployment
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 84 £350 - 13
London +5 29 £450 +28.57% 3
South East 0 18 £355 -16.47% 1
West Midlands -19 12 £330 - 1
South West +21 11 £320 -14.66%
Berkshire +6 8 £450 +160.86%
Bracknell -1 7 - -
Warwickshire - 6 £340 - 1
Wiltshire +19 5 £320 -
East of England +3 5 - -
Bristol - 5 - -
Yorkshire +17 4 £253 - 1
North West +11 4 £433 +23.57% 5
Hampshire +11 4 £380 +16.92%
West Yorkshire +10 4 £253 - 1
Malmesbury +6 4 £320 -
Cambridgeshire +19 3 - -
Edinburgh +19 3 £200 -
Scotland +16 3 £200 -
Leeds +12 3 £253 -
Cheshire +5 3 £433 +33.07% 1
Surrey 0 3 £195 -64.54% 1
Telford - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 - -
City of London +5 2 £394 +14.20%
Guildford +2 2 £173 -
Hook -1 2 £368 -13.52%
Atherstone - 2 £360 -
Lewisham - 2 £338 -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment 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 Software Deployment.

1 116 (58.29%) Windows
2 76 (38.19%) Microsoft
3 70 (35.18%) SCCM
4 69 (34.67%) Active Directory
5 45 (22.61%) VMware
6 43 (21.61%) ITIL
7 42 (21.11%) MS Office
8 41 (20.60%) Windows Server
9 38 (19.10%) Data Centre
10 37 (18.59%) Citrix
11 35 (17.59%) MS Excel
11 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (17.09%) Windows 7
13 33 (16.58%) PowerShell
14 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (15.58%) Security Cleared
15 31 (15.58%) Migration
15 31 (15.58%) Finance
15 31 (15.58%) Configuration Management
15 31 (15.58%) SQL
16 29 (14.57%) Release Management
17 27 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (13.57%) Project Management
18 26 (13.07%) Firewall
18 26 (13.07%) Linux
18 26 (13.07%) DNS
19 24 (12.06%) HP
19 24 (12.06%) Windows 10
20 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (11.06%) SQL Server

Software Deployment
Top Related 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 21 (10.55%) Skype for Business
2 12 (6.03%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.52%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.02%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.52%) Apache
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.51%) JBoss
6 5 (2.51%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.01%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.51%) Confluence
8 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.01%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.50%) IIS
10 1 (0.50%) SAP EP
Applications
1 42 (21.11%) MS Office
2 35 (17.59%) MS Excel
3 14 (7.04%) MS Project
4 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Staffware
2 3 (1.51%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.01%) Eikon
4 1 (0.50%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.55%) Office 365
3 16 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.04%) IaaS
5 11 (5.53%) PaaS
6 10 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.01%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.07%) DNS
1 26 (13.07%) Firewall
2 16 (8.04%) Network Security
3 15 (7.54%) DHCP
4 13 (6.53%) SMS
5 12 (6.03%) Skype
6 11 (5.53%) VPN
7 8 (4.02%) Extranet
7 8 (4.02%) LAN
7 8 (4.02%) WAN
8 7 (3.52%) Internet
9 6 (3.02%) MPLS
9 6 (3.02%) VLAN
10 5 (2.51%) SAN
11 4 (2.01%) LDAP
11 4 (2.01%) SSH
11 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.01%) Wireless
13 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.51%) DB2
4 3 (1.51%) MySQL
5 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.01%) MS Access
5 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.50%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.54%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.53%) Ant
3 13 (6.53%) JIRA
3 13 (6.53%) MSI
4 12 (6.03%) Subversion
5 11 (5.53%) Maven
6 8 (4.02%) Selenium
7 7 (3.52%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.52%) Hudson
8 5 (2.51%) Checkstyle
8 5 (2.51%) InstallShield
8 5 (2.51%) JUnit
8 5 (2.51%) QUnit
9 3 (1.51%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.01%) Build Forge
10 2 (1.01%) Burp Suite
10 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.01%) GitLab
10 2 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Banking
3 6 (3.02%) Publishing
4 5 (2.51%) Games
5 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Front Office
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (13.57%) Analyst
2 15 (7.54%) Architect
3 14 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (7.04%) Desktop Support
4 13 (6.53%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Server Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) Deployment Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) SCCM Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (4.52%) Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Software Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Software Deployment Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.02%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.02%) Senior Server Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) HTML
2 7 (3.52%) Struts
2 7 (3.52%) Web Services
3 6 (3.02%) CSS
3 6 (3.02%) Java EE
3 6 (3.02%) JMS
3 6 (3.02%) SAML
4 5 (2.51%) .NET
4 5 (2.51%) EJB
4 5 (2.51%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (2.51%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.51%) JBoss Seam
4 5 (2.51%) JPA
4 5 (2.51%) JSTL
5 4 (2.01%) boto
5 4 (2.01%) J2EE
5 4 (2.01%) REST
6 3 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.01%) JNDI
7 2 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.53%) Smartphone
3 10 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.52%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.52%) iPhone
5 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.02%) CMDB
6 6 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.01%) Replication
8 3 (1.51%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.51%) NHS
8 3 (1.51%) PKI
8 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 116 (58.29%) Windows
2 41 (20.60%) Windows Server
3 34 (17.09%) Windows 7
4 26 (13.07%) Linux
5 24 (12.06%) Windows 10
6 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.55%) Windows 8
8 19 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (6.03%) Unix
11 10 (5.03%) Solaris
11 10 (5.03%) VMS
12 8 (4.02%) Windows Phone
13 7 (3.52%) AIX
13 7 (3.52%) Apple iOS
13 7 (3.52%) Mac OS
13 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
14 6 (3.02%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.51%) CentOS
16 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.61%) ITIL
2 35 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.58%) Configuration Management
3 31 (15.58%) Migration
4 29 (14.57%) Release Management
5 27 (13.57%) Project Management
6 20 (10.05%) DevOps
7 17 (8.54%) Software Delivery
8 15 (7.54%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.04%) Software Distribution
10 13 (6.53%) Change Management
10 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.03%) Business Continuity
11 12 (6.03%) Service Management
12 11 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.53%) Use Case
13 10 (5.03%) Application Virtualisation
13 10 (5.03%) Asset Management
13 10 (5.03%) Capacity Management
14 8 (4.02%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.58%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.58%) SQL
3 16 (8.04%) Java
3 16 (8.04%) VBScript
4 15 (7.54%) Python
5 13 (6.53%) VB
6 12 (6.03%) Ruby
7 8 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.51%) C#
9 3 (1.51%) C++
9 3 (1.51%) Tcl
9 3 (1.51%) VBA
10 2 (1.01%) C
10 2 (1.01%) Perl
10 2 (1.01%) PHP
11 1 (0.50%) ABAP
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (10.55%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.53%) MCSE
5 10 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.02%) Degree
6 8 (4.02%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.02%) ISEB
7 6 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.02%) MCP
8 5 (2.51%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.51%) CCNA
8 5 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.51%) MCSA
9 4 (2.01%) MCITP
10 3 (1.51%) MCTS
10 3 (1.51%) OCMJD
10 3 (1.51%) Sun Certification
11 2 (1.01%) CCNP
11 2 (1.01%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (34.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.06%) XenApp
4 14 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.02%) UAG
6 8 (4.02%) vSphere
7 6 (3.02%) Docker
8 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.50%) Firmware
10 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.50%) StorNext
10 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (35.18%) SCCM
2 21 (10.55%) SCOM
3 19 (9.55%) Puppet
4 16 (8.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (6.53%) WSUS
6 12 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (5.03%) Backup Exec
8 9 (4.52%) Ansible
8 9 (4.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (4.02%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (4.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (2.01%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.51%) Netcool
13 2 (1.01%) AirWatch
13 2 (1.01%) Fluentd
13 2 (1.01%) Graylog
14 1 (0.50%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 76 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.61%) VMware
3 37 (18.59%) Citrix
4 24 (12.06%) HP
5 22 (11.06%) Intel Security
6 17 (8.54%) Symantec
7 12 (6.03%) Cisco
7 12 (6.03%) IBM
8 11 (5.53%) Oracle
9 9 (4.52%) Canon
9 9 (4.52%) Mitel
9 9 (4.52%) Splunk
10 8 (4.02%) Apple
11 7 (3.52%) Dell
12 6 (3.02%) Google
12 6 (3.02%) SAP
13 5 (2.51%) Sun
13 5 (2.51%) TIBCO
14 4 (2.01%) Atlassian
14 4 (2.01%) NetApp