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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 555 539 510
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 106 110 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 42
Median daily rate £350 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £420 £263
% change year-on-year
-13.09% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 29
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.55%

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 -7 100 £340 -24.44% 21
South East +8 37 £300 -40.00% 7
London -23 24 £338 -28.94% 7
Hampshire +10 13 £335 -25.55% 3
South West +3 10 £320 - 2
Berkshire -1 10 £160 -41.81% 2
Bracknell -5 10 £160 -10.61%
Surrey -19 7 £404 -26.59% 1
West Midlands -19 7 £340 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 6 £270 -
Yorkshire +2 6 £400 +6.66% 2
North West +1 6 £458 +22.00% 2
Hook - 6 £315 -
Milton Keynes +18 5 £270 -
Scotland +6 5 £388 +29.16%
Wiltshire +4 5 £320 - 2
Staines 0 5 £619 -
Manchester - 5 £500 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £330 - 1
Malmesbury - 4 £320 - 2
City of London +33 3 £293 -38.42% 2
Leeds +5 3 - - 1
East Midlands +3 3 £420 -
Edinburgh +1 3 £388 -
West Yorkshire 0 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £420 -
Havant - 3 £550 -
East of England +14 2 £675 +42.10%
Guildford +4 2 £173 -
Basingstoke +3 2 £150 - 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 119 (51.52%) Windows
2 103 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 77 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 72 (31.17%) SCCM
5 59 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (24.68%) Configuration Management
7 52 (22.51%) ITIL
8 46 (19.91%) SQL
8 46 (19.91%) Puppet
9 44 (19.05%) MS Office
10 43 (18.61%) Windows Server
11 42 (18.18%) VMware
11 42 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 40 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (16.88%) MS Excel
14 37 (16.02%) Opscode Chef
14 37 (16.02%) Data Centre
15 36 (15.58%) Windows 7
15 36 (15.58%) SCOM
15 36 (15.58%) Finance
16 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
17 34 (14.72%) DevOps
18 30 (12.99%) Linux
18 30 (12.99%) Jenkins
18 30 (12.99%) Git (software)
19 29 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (12.55%) DNS
19 29 (12.55%) Project Management
20 28 (12.12%) Firewall
20 28 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 13 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.76%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.03%) Apache
6 6 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.73%) IIS
7 4 (1.73%) JBoss
7 4 (1.73%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.30%) Confluence
8 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (19.05%) MS Office
2 39 (16.88%) MS Excel
3 14 (6.06%) MS Project
4 6 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Staffware
2 3 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Eikon
3 1 (0.43%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (8.66%) Office 365
4 15 (6.49%) IaaS
5 13 (5.63%) PaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.73%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.43%) Google Play
8 1 (0.43%) iTunes
8 1 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.55%) DNS
2 28 (12.12%) Firewall
3 21 (9.09%) Network Security
4 17 (7.36%) DHCP
5 15 (6.49%) VPN
6 12 (5.19%) LAN
6 12 (5.19%) WAN
7 11 (4.76%) VLAN
8 10 (4.33%) MPLS
9 8 (3.46%) Extranet
9 8 (3.46%) SMS
10 7 (3.03%) Internet
11 6 (2.60%) LDAP
12 5 (2.16%) HTTP
12 5 (2.16%) SAN
12 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.73%) Skype
13 4 (1.73%) SSH
13 4 (1.73%) SSL
14 2 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.73%) DB2
6 3 (1.30%) MS Access
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.87%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 30 (12.99%) Git (software)
1 30 (12.99%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.39%) JIRA
3 22 (9.52%) Ant
3 22 (9.52%) Maven
4 21 (9.09%) Subversion
5 20 (8.66%) Hudson
6 9 (3.90%) MSI
7 6 (2.60%) InstallShield
7 6 (2.60%) Selenium
7 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.16%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.30%) Checkstyle
10 3 (1.30%) Gradle
10 3 (1.30%) JUnit
10 3 (1.30%) QUnit
11 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 12 (5.19%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Publishing
4 3 (1.30%) Games
5 2 (0.87%) Billing
5 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Front Office
6 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (13.42%) Analyst
2 24 (10.39%) Architect
3 23 (9.96%) Desktop Support
4 21 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 19 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (6.93%) Azure DevOps
6 16 (6.93%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (6.93%) Server Engineer
6 16 (6.93%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) Deployment Engineer
8 14 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (5.63%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (5.63%) Developer
10 11 (4.76%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (4.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.90%) SCCM Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Software Deployment Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.93%) .NET
2 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.03%) HTML
4 6 (2.60%) Web Services
5 5 (2.16%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.16%) SAML
5 5 (2.16%) Struts
6 4 (1.73%) boto
6 4 (1.73%) CSS
6 4 (1.73%) J2EE
6 4 (1.73%) Java EE
6 4 (1.73%) JMS
6 4 (1.73%) REST
7 3 (1.30%) EJB
7 3 (1.30%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (1.30%) JBoss Seam
7 3 (1.30%) JPA
7 3 (1.30%) jQuery
7 3 (1.30%) JSTL
7 3 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.66%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.46%) Replication
6 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.16%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.73%) CMDB
7 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.30%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.30%) PKI
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.87%) PDA
10 1 (0.43%) AS400
10 1 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 119 (51.52%) Windows
2 43 (18.61%) Windows Server
3 36 (15.58%) Windows 7
4 30 (12.99%) Linux
5 25 (10.82%) VMS
6 23 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (6.49%) Windows 8
9 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (5.63%) Unix
11 12 (5.19%) Windows 10
12 10 (4.33%) Apple iOS
12 10 (4.33%) Windows Vista
13 9 (3.90%) Mac OS
13 9 (3.90%) Solaris
14 8 (3.46%) Windows Phone
15 7 (3.03%) AIX
16 6 (2.60%) Windows XP
17 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (1.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.68%) Configuration Management
3 52 (22.51%) ITIL
4 34 (14.72%) DevOps
5 29 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (12.55%) Project Management
6 27 (11.69%) Migration
7 24 (10.39%) Use Case
8 23 (9.96%) Service Management
9 20 (8.66%) Open Source
10 18 (7.79%) Release Management
11 17 (7.36%) Software Delivery
12 16 (6.93%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.06%) Change Management
14 13 (5.63%) Case Management
15 12 (5.19%) Asset Management
15 12 (5.19%) Workflow
16 11 (4.76%) Business Continuity
16 11 (4.76%) Software Distribution
17 10 (4.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.91%) SQL
2 42 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.96%) Python
4 22 (9.52%) Ruby
5 14 (6.06%) Java
6 10 (4.33%) VBScript
7 8 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.60%) C#
8 6 (2.60%) VB
9 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.73%) C++
10 4 (1.73%) VBA
11 3 (1.30%) C
11 3 (1.30%) Tcl
12 2 (0.87%) PHP
13 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) Perl
13 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.36%) MCSE
4 10 (4.33%) Degree
5 9 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.03%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.60%) ISEB
7 6 (2.60%) MCSA
8 5 (2.16%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.16%) CCNA
8 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.16%) MCP
9 4 (1.73%) MCITP
10 3 (1.30%) MCTS
10 3 (1.30%) OCMJD
10 3 (1.30%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CCNP
11 2 (0.87%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (6.93%) Docker
5 12 (5.19%) XenApp
6 10 (4.33%) vSphere
7 8 (3.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.46%) UAG
8 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.43%) StorNext
11 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (31.17%) SCCM
2 46 (19.91%) Puppet
3 37 (16.02%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (15.58%) SCOM
5 22 (9.52%) Ansible
6 14 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (3.90%) Backup Exec
9 8 (3.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (3.46%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (3.46%) Tivoli
9 8 (3.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (2.16%) WSUS
11 3 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.30%) Netcool
11 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.87%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.87%) Nagios
12 2 (0.87%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 103 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 42 (18.18%) VMware
3 23 (9.96%) Symantec
4 22 (9.52%) Citrix
5 20 (8.66%) HP
6 19 (8.23%) Splunk
7 15 (6.49%) Cisco
7 15 (6.49%) Dell
8 14 (6.06%) Intel Security
9 13 (5.63%) IBM
10 11 (4.76%) Apple
10 11 (4.76%) Oracle
11 8 (3.46%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (2.60%) Google
13 5 (2.16%) SAP
13 5 (2.16%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.73%) Atlassian
15 3 (1.30%) Adobe
15 3 (1.30%) NetApp
15 3 (1.30%) Sun
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