The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 493 461 479
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 113 118 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.71% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £18.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.40 £63.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England -19 106 £350 -6.66% 17
South East +1 34 £325 -7.14% 4
London -1 28 £380 -5.00% 8
North West +4 22 £450 +80.00%
Lancashire +5 18 - -
Berkshire +23 17 £280 +20.43% 1
Bracknell +16 13 £263 +59.09% 1
East of England -23 9 £310 +26.53%
City of London +14 8 £338 -15.62% 3
Hertfordshire -8 8 £385 -
Hampshire -16 5 £379 +8.32% 1
Yorkshire -10 4 - - 2
East Midlands +1 3 - - 1
Scotland -19 3 £168 +32.67%
South West -36 3 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire +5 2 - -
Surrey -4 2 - -
Bradford -4 2 - -
West Yorkshire -10 2 - - 2
Manchester -11 2 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £325 -24.41%
Sheffield - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £350 -
Nottinghamshire +19 1 - - 1
Kent -8 1 £550 -
Edinburgh -13 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 138 (57.50%) Windows
2 91 (37.92%) Microsoft
3 67 (27.92%) Windows 7
4 65 (27.08%) Active Directory
5 61 (25.42%) MS Office
5 61 (25.42%) SCCM
5 61 (25.42%) Security Cleared
6 52 (21.67%) Citrix
7 50 (20.83%) Windows XP
7 50 (20.83%) SC Cleared
8 47 (19.58%) Windows Vista
9 39 (16.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
11 31 (12.92%) SLA
11 31 (12.92%) AppSense
11 31 (12.92%) VMware
12 28 (11.67%) CA
13 27 (11.25%) Lumension
14 26 (10.83%) MS Excel
15 25 (10.42%) ITIL
16 23 (9.58%) HP
16 23 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (9.17%) NHS
17 22 (9.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 21 (8.75%) Finance
18 21 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 20 (8.33%) DNS
20 19 (7.92%) TCP/IP
20 19 (7.92%) McAfee

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (5.83%) SharePoint
1 14 (5.83%) IIS
2 9 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.92%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.08%) Apache
5 4 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.25%) Lync
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (25.42%) MS Office
2 26 (10.83%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.75%) MS Project
4 7 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.42%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.42%) assyst
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.33%) DNS
2 19 (7.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.50%) SMS
4 16 (6.67%) Firewall
5 13 (5.42%) DHCP
6 12 (5.00%) VPN
7 11 (4.58%) LAN
7 11 (4.58%) WAN
8 9 (3.75%) SAN
9 8 (3.33%) Internet
9 8 (3.33%) VoIP
10 5 (2.08%) Wireless
11 4 (1.67%) SSL
11 4 (1.67%) Extranet
11 4 (1.67%) Network Security
12 3 (1.25%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.83%) Junos
13 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.83%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.58%) DTS
3 6 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.08%) MySQL
5 4 (1.67%) MS Access
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.50%) InstallShield
2 5 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
2 5 (2.08%) MSI
3 2 (0.83%) Ant
3 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) Maven
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.42%) Hudson
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) Gradle
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.42%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (8.75%) Finance
2 8 (3.33%) Banking
3 7 (2.92%) Retail
4 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Back Office
5 4 (1.67%) French Language
5 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.42%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.92%) Support Engineer
2 39 (16.25%) Desktop Support
2 39 (16.25%) Analyst
3 31 (12.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 27 (11.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 21 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.83%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (4.58%) Administrator
9 11 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (3.75%) Configuration Analyst
11 8 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (2.92%) SCCM Engineer
12 7 (2.92%) Deployment Engineer
13 6 (2.50%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) .NET
2 3 (1.25%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.25%) J2EE
3 2 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.83%) CSS
3 2 (0.83%) HTML
3 2 (0.83%) Spring
4 1 (0.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.42%) WCF
4 1 (0.42%) WF
4 1 (0.42%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) HTML5
4 1 (0.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.42%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.42%) COM
4 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 22 (9.17%) NHS
3 10 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.67%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.25%) Clustering
5 3 (1.25%) Equities
5 3 (1.25%) EPoS
5 3 (1.25%) PMI
6 2 (0.83%) Firmware
6 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.83%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.83%) Replication
6 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.83%) HP Superdome
6 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.83%) Derivative
7 1 (0.42%) Online Games
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 138 (57.50%) Windows
2 67 (27.92%) Windows 7
3 50 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 47 (19.58%) Windows Vista
5 21 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.67%) Linux
8 13 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.00%) Windows 2000
10 8 (3.33%) UNIX
11 5 (2.08%) Android
11 5 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.83%) HPUX
12 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) SUSE
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.42%) ITIL
2 19 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (7.50%) Software Distribution
4 13 (5.42%) Project Management
5 12 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 12 (5.00%) Migration
6 11 (4.58%) Configuration Management
6 11 (4.58%) Release Management
6 11 (4.58%) DevOps
7 10 (4.17%) TQM
8 9 (3.75%) Regression Testing
9 7 (2.92%) Service Management
10 6 (2.50%) Change Management
10 6 (2.50%) Build Automation
10 6 (2.50%) Unit Testing
10 6 (2.50%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.08%) ITSM
12 4 (1.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.83%) Java
1 14 (5.83%) SQL
2 12 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.75%) VBScript
4 6 (2.50%) VB
4 6 (2.50%) Perl
5 5 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.67%) Korn
7 3 (1.25%) C#
8 2 (0.83%) Python
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.42%) Winbatch
9 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.42%) Groovy
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 50 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.75%) MCSE
5 7 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.25%) MCTS
8 3 (1.25%) MCITP
8 3 (1.25%) Degree
8 3 (1.25%) MCP
9 2 (0.83%) CCNA
9 2 (0.83%) CCA
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.83%) HNC
10 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.92%) SLA
2 5 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.50%) XenApp
5 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.67%) vSphere
5 4 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.25%) UAG
7 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 61 (25.42%) SCCM
2 22 (9.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.08%) Puppet
5 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.25%) Windows Intune
6 3 (1.25%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.83%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.42%) WMI
8 1 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.42%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 91 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (21.67%) Citrix
3 31 (12.92%) AppSense
3 31 (12.92%) VMware
4 28 (11.67%) CA
5 27 (11.25%) Lumension
6 23 (9.58%) HP
7 19 (7.92%) McAfee
8 11 (4.58%) Oracle
9 10 (4.17%) Dell
10 9 (3.75%) Cisco
10 9 (3.75%) IBM
11 8 (3.33%) Altiris
12 7 (2.92%) SAP
12 7 (2.92%) Lotus
13 6 (2.50%) Symantec
14 5 (2.08%) Apple
15 4 (1.67%) EMC
15 4 (1.67%) Remedy
15 4 (1.67%) TOWER Software
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