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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 517 436 460
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 66 117 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 61 51
Average daily rate
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£294 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £325 £235
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +38.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £8.29 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £19.30 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £14.06
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +35.13%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -61 65 £294 -21.66% 25
London -28 20 £305 -18.66% 12
South East -1 19 £339 +23.18% 5
West Yorkshire +2 13 £410 +2.50%
Yorkshire -2 13 £410 +2.50% 1
City of London +10 11 £455 +7.05% 4
Berkshire +2 9 - - 2
Bracknell +5 8 - -
North West -15 5 £263 +16.15%
Manchester 0 4 £263 -25.00%
West Midlands +2 3 £200 -52.94% 1
Surrey -2 3 - - 1
Birmingham -2 2 £200 -52.94%
South West -32 2 £325 -2.98% 5
East Midlands - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £200 -
Walsall - 2 £200 -
Gloucester 0 1 £325 -35.00%
Somerset -2 1 - -
East of England -3 1 £513 +241.66% 1
Gloucestershire -16 1 £325 -35.00%
Lancashire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Salisbury - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 88 (52.07%) Windows
2 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 57 (33.73%) Active Directory
4 44 (26.04%) MS Office
5 38 (22.49%) MS Excel
6 36 (21.30%) Windows 7
7 35 (20.71%) Security Cleared
8 31 (18.34%) HP
9 30 (17.75%) ITIL
10 29 (17.16%) Finance
11 28 (16.57%) SC Cleared
12 25 (14.79%) Linux
13 24 (14.20%) Windows XP
13 24 (14.20%) Oracle
14 23 (13.61%) McAfee
14 23 (13.61%) VMware
15 22 (13.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 20 (11.83%) Citrix
16 20 (11.83%) UNIX
16 20 (11.83%) SCCM
16 20 (11.83%) Software Distribution
17 19 (11.24%) Release Management
17 19 (11.24%) Blackberry
18 18 (10.65%) Altiris
18 18 (10.65%) SMS
19 17 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (9.47%) SLA
20 16 (9.47%) Banking
21 15 (8.88%) VPN

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (7.10%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.96%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.37%) Lync
5 4 (2.37%) IIS
6 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.59%) CMS
8 1 (0.59%) JBoss
8 1 (0.59%) Apache
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) nginx
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 44 (26.04%) MS Office
2 38 (22.49%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) Mingle
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (4.73%) assyst
3 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.59%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) SaaS
1 3 (1.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.65%) SMS
2 15 (8.88%) VPN
3 14 (8.28%) DNS
4 13 (7.69%) Internet
5 12 (7.10%) SAN
5 12 (7.10%) Wireless
6 11 (6.51%) DHCP
7 10 (5.92%) Firewall
8 9 (5.33%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.33%) Ethernet
8 9 (5.33%) iSCSI
9 6 (3.55%) LAN
10 5 (2.96%) RTSP
10 5 (2.96%) SMTP
10 5 (2.96%) FTP
10 5 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.37%) NAS
11 4 (2.37%) WAN
12 2 (1.18%) VLAN
12 2 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.33%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.18%) MS Access
6 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.59%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MSI
2 9 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (5.33%) Hudson
3 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.59%) Maven
5 1 (0.59%) Ant
5 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.59%) Juju
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 16 (9.47%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.33%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.78%) Legal
8 2 (1.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (11.24%) Analyst
2 15 (8.88%) Support Engineer
3 12 (7.10%) Release Manager
4 11 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (6.51%) Service Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (5.33%) Administrator
6 8 (4.73%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 8 (4.73%) Configuration Manager
6 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.73%) Developer
7 7 (4.14%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (2.96%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Server Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Software Manager
9 5 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.69%) Web Services
2 9 (5.33%) Middleware
2 9 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (3.55%) Django
3 6 (3.55%) Application Packaging
3 6 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (3.55%) .NET
4 4 (2.37%) HTML
4 4 (2.37%) CSS
5 3 (1.78%) Ajax
5 3 (1.78%) XHTML
6 2 (1.18%) WCF
6 2 (1.18%) WF
6 2 (1.18%) jQuery
6 2 (1.18%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.59%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.59%) SOAP
7 1 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.51%) Hedge funds
4 9 (5.33%) Handset
5 8 (4.73%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.96%) PMI
8 5 (2.96%) PDA
9 4 (2.37%) Life Science
9 4 (2.37%) HP Superdome
10 3 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.78%) Replication
10 3 (1.78%) NHS
10 3 (1.78%) Derivative
10 3 (1.78%) Linked Data
11 2 (1.18%) Statistics
11 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 88 (52.07%) Windows
2 36 (21.30%) Windows 7
3 25 (14.79%) Linux
4 24 (14.20%) Windows XP
5 20 (11.83%) UNIX
6 13 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.37%) HPUX
9 4 (2.37%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.78%) Android
10 3 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.75%) ITIL
2 20 (11.83%) Software Distribution
3 19 (11.24%) Release Management
4 16 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (8.88%) PRINCE2
6 14 (8.28%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 12 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (6.51%) ETL
9 11 (6.51%) Transition Management
10 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.33%) ITIL V3
11 9 (5.33%) DevOps
12 8 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.73%) Project Management
12 8 (4.73%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.73%) Automated Testing
13 7 (4.14%) Scrum
13 7 (4.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.69%) SQL
2 6 (3.55%) C#
3 5 (2.96%) VBScript
3 5 (2.96%) VB
3 5 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.37%) Python
5 3 (1.78%) Perl
6 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.18%) SPARQL
6 2 (1.18%) PHP
6 2 (1.18%) Java
6 2 (1.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.59%) VB6
7 1 (0.59%) COBOL
7 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.59%) Tcl
7 1 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 35 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.69%) MCSE
5 12 (7.10%) Degree
6 10 (5.92%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (4.73%) MCP
9 7 (4.14%) ISEB
10 6 (3.55%) ISTQB
10 6 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.96%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.78%) HNC
12 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.78%) CCA
12 3 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.47%) SLA
2 15 (8.88%) QA
3 5 (2.96%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.33%) XenApp
3 9 (5.33%) XenDesktop
4 8 (4.73%) vSphere
4 8 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.37%) Firmware
7 3 (1.78%) UAG
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (13.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (11.83%) SCCM
3 13 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (4.14%) WSUS
5 4 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.78%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.78%) Control-M
6 3 (1.78%) Puppet
6 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.59%) Nagios
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.59%) Cacti
8 1 (0.59%) Munin
8 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.59%) Ansible
8 1 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.34%) HP
3 24 (14.20%) Oracle
4 23 (13.61%) McAfee
4 23 (13.61%) VMware
5 20 (11.83%) Citrix
6 18 (10.65%) Altiris
7 9 (5.33%) Perforce
8 6 (3.55%) IBM
8 6 (3.55%) AppSense
9 5 (2.96%) Lotus
10 4 (2.37%) NetApp
10 4 (2.37%) Wyse
11 3 (1.78%) Symantec
11 3 (1.78%) Remedy
11 3 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.78%) BMC
11 3 (1.78%) CA
11 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.18%) Lumension
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