The table below looks at the statistics for Software Deployment skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Deployment over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 526 543 480
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -63
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 125 81 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 37 64
Median daily rate £439 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £166 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £404 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +46.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.30 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +19.44%

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Software Deployment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Software Deployment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 118 £440 +14.28% 32
South East +5 43 £450 +5.88% 5
London +9 42 £440 +19.72% 5
Surrey -10 14 £550 - 1
Hampshire +13 12 £220 -48.23% 2
Staines -4 12 £550 -
City of London +37 10 £440 -12.00% 2
Berkshire -8 9 £500 +123.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 7 - -
West Midlands - 6 £223 - 2
East Midlands +18 5 £420 +133.33% 4
Southampton +11 5 £139 -67.41%
Yorkshire +9 5 £400 +185.71% 7
North West -5 5 £400 - 3
East of England +6 4 £675 +33.33% 2
South West -2 4 £463 - 3
Reading -4 4 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Westminster - 4 £440 -
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £675 +31.70% 1
Cambridge +3 3 £675 +31.70% 1
Northamptonshire +2 3 £420 +140.00% 3
Scotland -3 3 £277 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £108 -
County Antrim - 3 £108 -
North East - 3 £211 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £211 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 3 £463 -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
2 102 (47.00%) Windows
3 82 (37.79%) SCCM
4 76 (35.02%) Active Directory
5 61 (28.11%) Configuration Management
6 57 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (24.42%) Puppet
8 50 (23.04%) SQL
8 50 (23.04%) MS Office
9 48 (22.12%) ITIL
9 48 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
10 45 (20.74%) Finance
11 43 (19.82%) PowerShell
11 43 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (18.89%) SCOM
13 39 (17.97%) MS Excel
13 39 (17.97%) Windows 7
14 36 (16.59%) DevOps
15 34 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (15.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 32 (14.75%) Jenkins
17 32 (14.75%) VMS
17 32 (14.75%) Windows Server
18 31 (14.29%) Service Management
18 31 (14.29%) VMware
18 31 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 29 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (12.90%) Hudson
21 27 (12.44%) Enterprise Software
21 27 (12.44%) Ruby

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (11.52%) OpenStack
2 13 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.69%) IIS
4 7 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.84%) JBoss
6 4 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.38%) Apache
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.46%) Confluence
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (23.04%) MS Office
2 39 (17.97%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.69%) MS Project
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.38%) Staffware
2 1 (0.46%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (15.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.07%) Office 365
5 7 (3.23%) IaaS
5 7 (3.23%) PaaS
6 4 (1.84%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.46%) Google Play
7 1 (0.46%) iTunes
7 1 (0.46%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.14%) DNS
2 20 (9.22%) Firewall
3 13 (5.99%) Network Security
4 12 (5.53%) DHCP
5 11 (5.07%) LAN
6 10 (4.61%) WAN
7 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.15%) VPN
8 8 (3.69%) VLAN
9 7 (3.23%) MPLS
10 6 (2.76%) Extranet
10 6 (2.76%) SSL
11 5 (2.30%) SAN
12 4 (1.84%) HTTP
12 4 (1.84%) SMS
13 3 (1.38%) LDAP
14 2 (0.92%) Internet
14 2 (0.92%) Intranet
14 2 (0.92%) SMTP
14 2 (0.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 20 (9.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.84%) DB2
8 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.38%) MS Access
9 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.92%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.92%) SQLite
10 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 32 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 31 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.90%) Hudson
4 27 (12.44%) Ant
5 25 (11.52%) JIRA
5 25 (11.52%) Subversion
6 23 (10.60%) Maven
7 5 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.38%) Checkstyle
9 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.38%) JUnit
9 3 (1.38%) MSI
9 3 (1.38%) QUnit
9 3 (1.38%) Selenium
9 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.92%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.92%) InstallShield
General
1 45 (20.74%) Finance
2 14 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (1.84%) Games
3 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.84%) Law
3 4 (1.84%) Legal
3 4 (1.84%) Publishing
4 2 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (18.43%) Analyst
2 26 (11.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (11.52%) Desktop Support
4 22 (10.14%) Architect
5 21 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (8.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (8.29%) Support Engineer
8 17 (7.83%) Deployment Engineer
9 16 (7.37%) Developer
10 14 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (5.99%) Support Analyst
12 12 (5.53%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (5.07%) Server Engineer
14 10 (4.61%) .NET Developer
15 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
15 9 (4.15%) Software Deployment Engineer
15 9 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
16 8 (3.69%) Cloud Architect
16 8 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
17 7 (3.23%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.14%) .NET
2 15 (6.91%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.69%) HTML
4 6 (2.76%) jQuery
4 6 (2.76%) Web Services
5 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.30%) CSS
5 5 (2.30%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.30%) SAML
5 5 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (2.30%) XML
6 3 (1.38%) EJB
6 3 (1.38%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (1.38%) Java EE
6 3 (1.38%) JBoss Seam
6 3 (1.38%) JMS
6 3 (1.38%) JPA
6 3 (1.38%) JSTL
6 3 (1.38%) REST
6 3 (1.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.44%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (10.60%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.23%) Replication
6 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.92%) Clustering
7 2 (0.92%) CMDB
7 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.92%) iPad
7 2 (0.92%) iPhone
7 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) PDA
7 2 (0.92%) PKI
7 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 102 (47.00%) Windows
2 39 (17.97%) Windows 7
3 32 (14.75%) VMS
3 32 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 22 (10.14%) Linux
5 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Vista
9 9 (4.15%) Mac OS
10 8 (3.69%) Unix
10 8 (3.69%) Windows 10
11 7 (3.23%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.30%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.38%) AIX
13 3 (1.38%) CentOS
13 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.11%) Configuration Management
2 57 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (22.12%) ITIL
4 36 (16.59%) DevOps
5 34 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (14.29%) Service Management
7 26 (11.98%) Use Case
8 18 (8.29%) Open Source
9 17 (7.83%) Project Management
10 15 (6.91%) Migration
11 14 (6.45%) Workflow
12 13 (5.99%) Case Management
13 11 (5.07%) Change Management
13 11 (5.07%) Software Delivery
14 10 (4.61%) PRINCE2
15 9 (4.15%) Software Engineering
16 8 (3.69%) Asset Management
16 8 (3.69%) Information Security
16 8 (3.69%) OO
17 7 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.04%) SQL
2 43 (19.82%) PowerShell
3 27 (12.44%) Ruby
4 25 (11.52%) Python
5 13 (5.99%) Java
6 9 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.15%) VBA
7 8 (3.69%) C#
8 7 (3.23%) VBScript
9 5 (2.30%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.92%) C
11 2 (0.92%) C++
11 2 (0.92%) PHP
12 1 (0.46%) Korn
12 1 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (8.29%) MCSE
4 16 (7.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.15%) Degree
6 5 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.84%) MCP
8 3 (1.38%) CCNA
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.38%) MCSA
8 3 (1.38%) OCMJD
8 3 (1.38%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.92%) HND
9 2 (0.92%) MCITP
9 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) MCTS
10 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) SLA
2 5 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 76 (35.02%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.60%) Docker
3 20 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.15%) vSphere
5 9 (4.15%) XenApp
6 5 (2.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.30%) UAG
7 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.92%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (37.79%) SCCM
2 53 (24.42%) Puppet
3 48 (22.12%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (18.89%) SCOM
5 26 (11.98%) Ansible
6 13 (5.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (3.23%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.76%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.30%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (2.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.92%) Nagios
11 2 (0.92%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.92%) WSUS
12 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.46%) logstash
12 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.29%) VMware
3 25 (11.52%) Splunk
4 22 (10.14%) Dell
4 22 (10.14%) Symantec
5 15 (6.91%) Citrix
5 15 (6.91%) HP
6 14 (6.45%) Apple
7 13 (5.99%) Cisco
8 8 (3.69%) IBM
8 8 (3.69%) Oracle
9 7 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (3.23%) Google
10 6 (2.76%) Adobe
10 6 (2.76%) iManage
10 6 (2.76%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.84%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.38%) Remedy
12 3 (1.38%) Sun
12 3 (1.38%) TIBCO
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