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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Deployment
Rank 503 465 511
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +46
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 115 121 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £89.50
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -86.03%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -32 106 £340 -1.87% 23
London -12 30 £425 -4.22% 4
South East -16 30 £290 -17.14% 7
Berkshire +25 16 £280 -6.66% 3
East of England -15 13 £310 +26.53% 4
City of London +29 12 £425 +6.25%
North West -5 12 £280 - 1
Bracknell - 12 £263 -
Lancashire -6 10 - -
Hertfordshire -10 10 £385 - 2
Yorkshire -1 9 £140 -51.30% 3
Hampshire -13 7 £380 +1.21% 3
South West -39 6 £350 +100.00% 4
West Yorkshire -6 5 - - 2
South Wales -10 5 £350 +133.33%
Wales -22 5 £350 +133.33%
South Yorkshire +7 4 £140 -51.30% 1
Sheffield - 4 £140 - 1
Bradford - 4 - - 1
Surrey -7 3 - -
Scotland -13 3 £420 +269.23%
Reading - 3 £280 - 1
East Midlands +2 2 - - 1
Durham -3 2 £211 +8.33%
Southampton -9 2 - - 1
West Midlands -25 2 £325 -18.75% 1
North East -45 2 £211 -6.11%
Manchester - 2 £280 - 1
Fareham - 2 - -
West Sussex +1 1 - -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 140 (60.34%) Windows
2 89 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 67 (28.88%) Active Directory
4 65 (28.02%) Windows 7
5 62 (26.72%) Security Cleared
5 62 (26.72%) MS Office
6 51 (21.98%) SCCM
7 50 (21.55%) SC Cleared
8 45 (19.40%) Windows Vista
8 45 (19.40%) Windows XP
9 43 (18.53%) Citrix
10 34 (14.66%) Blackberry
11 31 (13.36%) ITIL
12 30 (12.93%) HP
13 28 (12.07%) SLA
13 28 (12.07%) McAfee
13 28 (12.07%) VMware
13 28 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (11.64%) MS Excel
15 26 (11.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 26 (11.21%) Finance
16 25 (10.78%) AppSense
17 24 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 23 (9.91%) Software Distribution
19 21 (9.05%) SMS
20 20 (8.62%) CA
20 20 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (8.19%) Lumension
21 19 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (8.19%) TCP/IP

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (4.74%) IIS
2 10 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.02%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.16%) Lync
6 4 (1.72%) Apache
7 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (26.72%) MS Office
2 27 (11.64%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.74%) MS Project
4 10 (4.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) assyst
1 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.59%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.05%) SMS
2 19 (8.19%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.90%) DNS
4 13 (5.60%) VPN
5 12 (5.17%) Firewall
6 10 (4.31%) Internet
7 9 (3.88%) SAN
7 9 (3.88%) DHCP
8 8 (3.45%) WAN
8 8 (3.45%) LAN
9 6 (2.59%) Wireless
10 5 (2.16%) Extranet
10 5 (2.16%) Network Security
11 4 (1.72%) VoIP
12 3 (1.29%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.86%) Junos
13 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.43%) FTP
14 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.29%) MS Access
4 2 (0.86%) DTS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.88%) MSI
2 3 (1.29%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.86%) Ant
3 2 (0.86%) Maven
3 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.86%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Gradle
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 26 (11.21%) Finance
2 14 (6.03%) Banking
3 8 (3.45%) Retail
4 7 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) French Language
6 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.43%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 33 (14.22%) Desktop Support
3 28 (12.07%) Desktop Engineer
4 26 (11.21%) Analyst
5 24 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 16 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.60%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.74%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (4.31%) Administrator
9 10 (4.31%) Help Desk Support
10 8 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) SCCM Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Developer
12 6 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.16%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.31%) .NET
2 6 (2.59%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.29%) CSS
3 3 (1.29%) HTML
4 2 (0.86%) WCF
4 2 (0.86%) WF
4 2 (0.86%) Web Services
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) XHTML
5 1 (0.43%) Ajax
5 1 (0.43%) J2EE
5 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.43%) COM
5 1 (0.43%) Django
5 1 (0.43%) jQuery
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.43%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.66%) Blackberry
2 20 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.74%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.02%) PMI
5 6 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.72%) HP Superdome
6 4 (1.72%) Derivative
7 3 (1.29%) Equities
7 3 (1.29%) Handset
7 3 (1.29%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.29%) NHS
7 3 (1.29%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.86%) CMDB
8 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 140 (60.34%) Windows
2 65 (28.02%) Windows 7
3 45 (19.40%) Windows Vista
3 45 (19.40%) Windows XP
4 19 (8.19%) Linux
5 14 (6.03%) UNIX
5 14 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.60%) Windows 2000
7 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.16%) Android
10 4 (1.72%) HPUX
11 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.43%) SUSE
13 1 (0.43%) AIX
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.36%) ITIL
2 23 (9.91%) Software Distribution
3 18 (7.76%) Project Management
4 16 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.03%) Release Management
6 11 (4.74%) Migration
6 11 (4.74%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.31%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (3.88%) DevOps
8 9 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.88%) Service Management
8 9 (3.88%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.02%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.02%) Test Strategy
10 7 (3.02%) Change Management
10 7 (3.02%) Regression Testing
10 7 (3.02%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.02%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.60%) SQL
2 10 (4.31%) Java
3 8 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.02%) VBScript
5 6 (2.59%) Perl
6 4 (1.72%) VB
6 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.72%) C#
6 4 (1.72%) Korn
7 2 (0.86%) Python
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.43%) Winbatch
8 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.43%) COBOL
8 1 (0.43%) VBA
8 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 62 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 50 (21.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.74%) MCSE
5 7 (3.02%) Degree
5 7 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.02%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.59%) MCP
6 6 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.16%) ISEB
8 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.29%) MCTS
9 3 (1.29%) MCITP
9 3 (1.29%) CCA
9 3 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.29%) HNC
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.07%) SLA
2 14 (6.03%) QA
3 5 (2.16%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (28.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.88%) XenApp
5 6 (2.59%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.59%) Firmware
6 5 (2.16%) vSphere
6 5 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.72%) UAG
8 3 (1.29%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 51 (21.98%) SCCM
2 26 (11.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.16%) Puppet
5 5 (2.16%) WSUS
5 5 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.29%) Control-M
6 3 (1.29%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.86%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.43%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.43%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 89 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 43 (18.53%) Citrix
3 30 (12.93%) HP
4 28 (12.07%) McAfee
4 28 (12.07%) VMware
5 25 (10.78%) AppSense
6 20 (8.62%) CA
7 19 (8.19%) Lumension
8 17 (7.33%) Oracle
9 12 (5.17%) Altiris
10 8 (3.45%) IBM
11 7 (3.02%) Lotus
11 7 (3.02%) Symantec
12 6 (2.59%) Remedy
12 6 (2.59%) Cisco
12 6 (2.59%) Dell
13 5 (2.16%) SAP
14 4 (1.72%) Apple
14 4 (1.72%) Wyse
14 4 (1.72%) Sophos
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £12 per hour
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London
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Sheffield
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