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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 533 556 495
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -61
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 125 75 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 64
Average daily rate £440 £368 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% +33.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £160 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £25.70 £20.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.31
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.96%

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 119 £440 +19.72% 19
London +27 52 £440 +24.82% 5
South East -9 36 £500 +22.69% 5
Surrey -7 13 £550 +34.96%
City of London +45 12 £440 +46.66% 2
Staines +1 11 £550 -
Hampshire +7 10 £175 -58.82% 3
East of England +9 8 - - 2
Berkshire +8 8 £500 +189.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 7 - - 1
North West 0 7 £305 +165.21% 2
Cambridge 0 7 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 £400 -
Southampton +17 4 £139 -67.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 - -
South West +7 4 £500 - 2
West Midlands -3 4 £90 -
North East - 4 £185 - 1
Bristol - 4 £500 -
Reading - 4 £500 -
Westminster - 4 £440 - 1
Belfast - 3 £108 -
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £185 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £185 -
County Antrim - 3 £108 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £108 -
Dudley +5 2 £90 -
East Midlands +3 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £400 +51.65% 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 104 (51.23%) Microsoft
2 97 (47.78%) Windows
3 84 (41.38%) SCCM
4 79 (38.92%) Active Directory
5 58 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 53 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (24.63%) SQL
8 49 (24.14%) MS Office
8 49 (24.14%) Puppet
9 48 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
10 44 (21.67%) ITIL
11 42 (20.69%) Windows 7
12 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (20.20%) PowerShell
12 41 (20.20%) Finance
13 39 (19.21%) MS Excel
14 36 (17.73%) SCOM
15 35 (17.24%) DevOps
16 33 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (15.76%) VMware
18 31 (15.27%) Service Management
18 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
18 31 (15.27%) Windows Server
19 30 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
19 30 (14.78%) Hudson
20 29 (14.29%) Jenkins
20 29 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
20 29 (14.29%) Ruby
20 29 (14.29%) VMS
21 27 (13.30%) OpenStack

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 27 (13.30%) OpenStack
2 13 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.94%) IIS
4 7 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.48%) WordPress
9 2 (0.99%) Apache
9 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.49%) Confluence
10 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (24.14%) MS Office
2 39 (19.21%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.45%) Office 365
5 5 (2.46%) IaaS
5 5 (2.46%) PaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.37%) DNS
2 16 (7.88%) Firewall
2 16 (7.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.91%) LAN
4 11 (5.42%) WAN
5 10 (4.93%) Network Security
5 10 (4.93%) SSL
6 8 (3.94%) DHCP
7 7 (3.45%) VPN
8 6 (2.96%) SNMP
8 6 (2.96%) VLAN
9 5 (2.46%) Extranet
9 5 (2.46%) MPLS
9 5 (2.46%) SAN
10 4 (1.97%) HTTP
10 4 (1.97%) LDAP
11 3 (1.48%) Internet
11 3 (1.48%) SMS
12 2 (0.99%) Intranet
12 2 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.48%) MS Access
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.99%) DB2
7 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.99%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.99%) SQLite
8 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.49%) Power BI
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.78%) Hudson
3 29 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 26 (12.81%) Ant
4 26 (12.81%) JIRA
5 24 (11.82%) Maven
5 24 (11.82%) Subversion
6 5 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.97%) MSI
7 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.48%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.48%) InstallShield
8 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.48%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.99%) Gradle
9 2 (0.99%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.99%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.99%) WiX
General
1 41 (20.20%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Banking
3 4 (1.97%) Games
3 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.97%) Law
3 4 (1.97%) Legal
3 4 (1.97%) Publishing
4 2 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (19.70%) Analyst
2 26 (12.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (10.84%) Desktop Support
4 21 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
5 20 (9.85%) Architect
6 18 (8.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (8.87%) Support Engineer
7 17 (8.37%) Deployment Engineer
8 15 (7.39%) Developer
9 14 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 13 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.93%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.93%) Software Deployment Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (4.43%) Server Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.94%) SCCM Engineer
14 7 (3.45%) Software Analyst
14 7 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.84%) .NET
2 15 (7.39%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.94%) jQuery
4 5 (2.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.46%) HTML
4 5 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.46%) XML
5 4 (1.97%) CSS
5 4 (1.97%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.48%) SAML
6 3 (1.48%) Web Services
7 2 (0.99%) boto
7 2 (0.99%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.99%) Middleware
7 2 (0.99%) REST
8 1 (0.49%) ServiceStack
8 1 (0.49%) WCF
8 1 (0.49%) WPF
8 1 (0.49%) XBRL
8 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.81%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.46%) Replication
7 3 (1.48%) iPad
7 3 (1.48%) iPhone
7 3 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) CMDB
8 2 (0.99%) Derivative
8 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.99%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.99%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (47.78%) Windows
2 42 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 31 (15.27%) Windows Server
4 29 (14.29%) VMS
5 22 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (9.36%) Linux
8 15 (7.39%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.42%) Windows XP
11 10 (4.93%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.93%) Windows Vista
12 9 (4.43%) Mac OS
12 9 (4.43%) Unix
13 7 (3.45%) Windows 10
14 5 (2.46%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.48%) AIX
15 3 (1.48%) Android
16 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 53 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.67%) ITIL
4 35 (17.24%) DevOps
5 33 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (15.27%) Service Management
7 25 (12.32%) Use Case
8 18 (8.87%) Open Source
9 15 (7.39%) Migration
9 15 (7.39%) Project Management
10 14 (6.90%) Workflow
11 13 (6.40%) Case Management
12 10 (4.93%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.43%) Software Delivery
13 9 (4.43%) Software Engineering
14 8 (3.94%) Change Management
14 8 (3.94%) Information Security
14 8 (3.94%) OO
15 7 (3.45%) Asset Management
15 7 (3.45%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.63%) SQL
2 41 (20.20%) PowerShell
3 29 (14.29%) Ruby
4 26 (12.81%) Python
5 10 (4.93%) Java
6 9 (4.43%) VBA
7 8 (3.94%) C#
7 8 (3.94%) VBScript
8 6 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.97%) PHP
11 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.48%) Scala
12 2 (0.99%) C
12 2 (0.99%) C++
13 1 (0.49%) Korn
13 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.37%) MCSE
3 17 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.94%) Degree
5 4 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.48%) MCP
7 2 (0.99%) CCNA
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.99%) ISEB
7 2 (0.99%) MCITP
7 2 (0.99%) MCSA
7 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.99%) PMP
7 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CCNP
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) HND
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.40%) SLA
2 4 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 79 (38.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.82%) Docker
3 23 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.45%) vSphere
5 7 (3.45%) XenApp
6 4 (1.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.97%) UAG
7 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (41.38%) SCCM
2 49 (24.14%) Puppet
3 48 (23.65%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (17.73%) SCOM
5 27 (13.30%) Ansible
6 12 (5.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.46%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (2.46%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.97%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.99%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.99%) Control-M
10 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.99%) Nagios
10 2 (0.99%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (51.23%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.76%) VMware
3 26 (12.81%) Splunk
4 23 (11.33%) Dell
5 21 (10.34%) Symantec
6 14 (6.90%) Apple
6 14 (6.90%) HP
7 12 (5.91%) Citrix
8 10 (4.93%) Cisco
9 7 (3.45%) IBM
10 6 (2.96%) iManage
10 6 (2.96%) Intel Security
11 5 (2.46%) Adobe
11 5 (2.46%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (2.46%) Google
11 5 (2.46%) Oracle
11 5 (2.46%) Remedy
12 4 (1.97%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.48%) Altiris
13 3 (1.48%) Rackspace
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £440.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago