The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 470 460 467
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 123 108 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £84.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.19% +7.89%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -16 111 £325 -8.45% 19
London -4 32 £385 -0.64% 4
North West +15 28 £328 +31.00% 1
South East -4 27 £313 -10.71% 4
Lancashire +1 23 - - 1
City of London +13 10 £305 -23.75% 2
Berkshire +6 10 £263 +59.09% 2
Scotland -20 9 £110 -12.87% 1
Bracknell +12 8 £263 +59.09% 1
Edinburgh -14 8 - -
East of England - 8 £224 - 1
East Midlands +3 6 £355 - 3
Yorkshire -2 4 - - 4
South West -28 4 £300 +32.74% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £224 - 1
Essex - 3 - -
Bradford +5 2 - - 1
Manchester -5 2 - -
West Yorkshire -5 2 - - 4
West Midlands -12 2 £325 -23.52% 1
Hampshire -21 2 £325 -18.75% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Kent -2 1 £550 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Gloucestershire -14 1 £350 - 1
Gloucester -14 1 £350 -
Guildford - 1 - -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 144 (58.06%) Windows
2 89 (35.89%) Microsoft
3 76 (30.65%) SCCM
4 75 (30.24%) Windows 7
5 71 (28.63%) Active Directory
6 63 (25.40%) MS Office
7 59 (23.79%) Citrix
8 57 (22.98%) Security Cleared
9 54 (21.77%) Windows XP
10 50 (20.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (19.76%) SC Cleared
12 45 (18.15%) Windows Vista
13 36 (14.52%) VMware
14 35 (14.11%) Blackberry
15 33 (13.31%) SLA
16 32 (12.90%) AppSense
17 31 (12.50%) NHS
18 29 (11.69%) CA
18 29 (11.69%) MS Excel
19 28 (11.29%) Lumension
20 27 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
20 27 (10.89%) ITIL
21 26 (10.48%) DNS
22 24 (9.68%) HP
23 23 (9.27%) TCP/IP
24 22 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
25 21 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
25 21 (8.47%) Linux
26 20 (8.06%) Finance

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (6.05%) IIS
2 14 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.02%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.61%) Lync
6 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (25.40%) MS Office
2 29 (11.69%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.63%) MS Project
4 7 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.48%) DNS
2 23 (9.27%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.85%) SMS
4 16 (6.45%) DHCP
5 15 (6.05%) SAN
6 14 (5.65%) VPN
6 14 (5.65%) LAN
6 14 (5.65%) WAN
7 12 (4.84%) Firewall
8 11 (4.44%) VoIP
9 6 (2.42%) Internet
9 6 (2.42%) Wireless
9 6 (2.42%) NAS
10 5 (2.02%) SSL
11 4 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.21%) SSH
12 3 (1.21%) Network Security
12 3 (1.21%) Extranet
12 3 (1.21%) FTP
12 3 (1.21%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.26%) DTS
2 17 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.02%) MySQL
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.61%) MS Access
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.44%) MSI
2 9 (3.63%) InstallShield
3 6 (2.42%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.81%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.40%) Hudson
5 1 (0.40%) Gradle
5 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.40%) NUnit
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 20 (8.06%) Finance
2 9 (3.63%) Banking
3 6 (2.42%) Back Office
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Retail
4 4 (1.61%) French Language
5 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.40%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (18.95%) Analyst
2 44 (17.74%) Support Engineer
3 41 (16.53%) Desktop Support
4 35 (14.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 29 (11.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 20 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (6.85%) Support Analyst
7 17 (6.85%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.65%) Configuration Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.63%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.23%) Administrator
12 8 (3.23%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (2.82%) Server Engineer
13 7 (2.82%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.44%) .NET
2 8 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.21%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.21%) J2EE
4 2 (0.81%) COM
4 2 (0.81%) Web Services
4 2 (0.81%) XML
4 2 (0.81%) Spring
5 1 (0.40%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) WCF
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.40%) XSD
5 1 (0.40%) XSL
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.11%) Blackberry
2 31 (12.50%) NHS
3 9 (3.63%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.42%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.42%) Clustering
4 6 (2.42%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.21%) Celerra
6 3 (1.21%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.21%) EPoS
6 3 (1.21%) Equities
6 3 (1.21%) PMI
7 2 (0.81%) Firmware
7 2 (0.81%) Derivative
7 2 (0.81%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Online Games
8 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 144 (58.06%) Windows
2 75 (30.24%) Windows 7
3 54 (21.77%) Windows XP
4 45 (18.15%) Windows Vista
5 22 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (8.47%) Linux
7 15 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.84%) Windows 2000
9 10 (4.03%) UNIX
10 7 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.42%) Android
12 5 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.21%) Solaris
13 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.40%) SUSE
15 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.89%) ITIL
1 27 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (6.45%) Project Management
2 16 (6.45%) Software Distribution
3 13 (5.24%) Configuration Management
3 13 (5.24%) TQM
3 13 (5.24%) Migration
4 11 (4.44%) DevOps
5 10 (4.03%) PRINCE2
5 10 (4.03%) Release Management
6 9 (3.63%) Regression Testing
7 6 (2.42%) Change Management
7 6 (2.42%) Build Automation
8 5 (2.02%) PRINCE
8 5 (2.02%) Business Continuity
8 5 (2.02%) Waterfall
8 5 (2.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (2.02%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.02%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.85%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.24%) SQL
3 12 (4.84%) Java
4 11 (4.44%) VBScript
5 9 (3.63%) VB
6 7 (2.82%) Perl
7 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.21%) C#
8 3 (1.21%) Python
8 3 (1.21%) Korn
9 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) Groovy
10 1 (0.40%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.40%) Winbatch
10 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (22.98%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.23%) MCSE
5 7 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.42%) MCP
7 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.61%) MCTS
8 3 (1.21%) MCSA
9 2 (0.81%) CCNA
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.81%) MCITP
9 2 (0.81%) Degree
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.40%) PMP
10 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (28.63%) Active Directory
2 50 (20.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.03%) XenApp
5 6 (2.42%) vSphere
6 5 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.21%) NFS
8 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.81%) UAG
9 2 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (30.65%) SCCM
2 18 (7.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 18 (7.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.02%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.02%) Puppet
4 4 (1.61%) ZENworks
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.81%) SCOM
7 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.40%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 89 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 59 (23.79%) Citrix
3 36 (14.52%) VMware
4 32 (12.90%) AppSense
5 29 (11.69%) CA
6 28 (11.29%) Lumension
7 24 (9.68%) HP
8 17 (6.85%) McAfee
9 15 (6.05%) Dell
10 11 (4.44%) Oracle
10 11 (4.44%) Cisco
11 10 (4.03%) IBM
12 8 (3.23%) EMC
13 7 (2.82%) SAP
13 7 (2.82%) Altiris
14 5 (2.02%) Symantec
14 5 (2.02%) Remedy
14 5 (2.02%) Lotus
15 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.61%) Apple
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