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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 508 489 473
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 112 123 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 43
Average daily rate
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£425 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £429 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £256 £250
% change year-on-year
+55.12% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £22.00 £84.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -12.19%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -27 107 £450 +38.46% 48
London +13 47 £475 +25.00% 17
South East -1 36 £500 +53.84% 10
City of London -2 17 £475 +55.73% 5
Surrey +12 15 £550 -
Berkshire +8 14 £253 -3.71% 5
Bracknell -8 7 £179 -31.80%
East of England -3 5 £475 +123.52% 6
Croydon -14 5 £325 -18.75%
North West -49 5 £375 +14.50% 3
Staines - 5 - -
West Midlands +5 4 - - 2
Lancashire -9 4 £375 -
Yorkshire -23 4 £375 - 6
Coventry - 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 3 - -
Reading -1 3 - - 3
East Midlands -2 3 - - 1
Hampshire -6 3 £450 +38.46% 1
West Yorkshire -23 3 £375 - 4
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Blackpool - 3 £375 -
Leicester - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £538 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £538 -
Guildford +1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -6 2 - -
South West -10 2 - - 2
Scotland -18 2 £300 +79.10%
Maidenhead - 2 £320 - 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 98 (51.85%) Windows
2 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
3 51 (26.98%) Microsoft
4 42 (22.22%) Linux
4 42 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 41 (21.69%) VMware
6 38 (20.11%) Finance
7 34 (17.99%) PowerShell
8 33 (17.46%) SCCM
8 33 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (17.46%) SQL
9 32 (16.93%) Security Cleared
10 31 (16.40%) UNIX
10 31 (16.40%) DNS
11 30 (15.87%) ITIL
12 29 (15.34%) Banking
12 29 (15.34%) Data Centre
13 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 28 (14.81%) HP
14 26 (13.76%) TCP/IP
14 26 (13.76%) Configuration Management
15 25 (13.23%) McAfee
16 24 (12.70%) Citrix
16 24 (12.70%) Puppet
17 22 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
18 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (11.11%) DHCP
18 21 (11.11%) Python
18 21 (11.11%) Windows XP

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (5.82%) IIS
2 11 (5.82%) Apache
2 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.29%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.59%) JBoss
6 3 (1.59%) Lync
7 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.06%) Sitefinity
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.53%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.58%) MS Office
3 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.17%) MS Project
5 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.06%) assyst
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (5.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (4.23%) IaaS
5 8 (4.23%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Google Apps
6 2 (1.06%) SaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.40%) DNS
2 26 (13.76%) TCP/IP
3 21 (11.11%) DHCP
4 20 (10.58%) VPN
5 18 (9.52%) Firewall
6 12 (6.35%) SMS
7 11 (5.82%) Network Security
8 10 (5.29%) WAN
9 9 (4.76%) LAN
9 9 (4.76%) Internet
9 9 (4.76%) VLAN
10 8 (4.23%) SAN
11 7 (3.70%) LDAP
11 7 (3.70%) VoIP
11 7 (3.70%) SSH
12 5 (2.65%) MPLS
12 5 (2.65%) Wireless
12 5 (2.65%) WLAN
13 4 (2.12%) ADSL
13 4 (2.12%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.12%) DB2
7 3 (1.59%) MySQL
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (6.88%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.82%) Subversion
2 11 (5.82%) Ant
3 10 (5.29%) Maven
3 10 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.23%) JIRA
5 5 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.12%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.12%) Hudson
7 2 (1.06%) QUnit
7 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.06%) Selenium
7 2 (1.06%) JUnit
7 2 (1.06%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.53%) Gradle
8 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
General
1 38 (20.11%) Finance
2 29 (15.34%) Banking
3 14 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.29%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.17%) Billing
6 4 (2.12%) Publishing
7 3 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.59%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.59%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) Law
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (12.70%) Architect
2 23 (12.17%) Analyst
3 16 (8.47%) Project Manager
3 16 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.82%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Consultant
9 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) Deployment Project Manager
10 7 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Deployment Manager
10 7 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Developer
10 7 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.88%) .NET
1 13 (6.88%) Web Services
2 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 7 (3.70%) Middleware
2 7 (3.70%) boto
3 6 (3.17%) REST
3 6 (3.17%) HTML
4 5 (2.65%) CSS
4 5 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.12%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (2.12%) SOAP
6 3 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.59%) Java EE
6 3 (1.59%) jQuery
7 2 (1.06%) JBoss Seam
7 2 (1.06%) JPA
7 2 (1.06%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.06%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.06%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.34%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.35%) iPhone
4 11 (5.82%) iPad
5 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.65%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.12%) EPoS
8 4 (2.12%) NHS
8 4 (2.12%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.12%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.59%) CMDB
9 3 (1.59%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.59%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (1.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 98 (51.85%) Windows
2 42 (22.22%) Linux
2 42 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 31 (16.40%) UNIX
4 22 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 16 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.76%) Solaris
9 7 (3.70%) Mac OS X
10 6 (3.17%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.65%) Android
11 5 (2.65%) AIX
12 4 (2.12%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.59%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.06%) VMS
14 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.87%) ITIL
3 26 (13.76%) Configuration Management
4 20 (10.58%) DevOps
5 18 (9.52%) Project Management
6 17 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (6.88%) Software Delivery
8 12 (6.35%) Release Management
8 12 (6.35%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (5.82%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.82%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.82%) Auto-Scaling
10 10 (5.29%) Software Distribution
10 10 (5.29%) Migration
10 10 (5.29%) SOA
11 9 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (4.76%) SDLC
12 8 (4.23%) Server Building
12 8 (4.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.99%) PowerShell
2 33 (17.46%) SQL
3 21 (11.11%) Python
4 14 (7.41%) VB
4 14 (7.41%) Perl
5 13 (6.88%) Java
6 12 (6.35%) C#
6 12 (6.35%) Ruby
7 11 (5.82%) VBScript
8 7 (3.70%) C++
8 7 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.17%) C
10 5 (2.65%) VB6
10 5 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.06%) PHP
12 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
13 1 (0.53%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 32 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.99%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.35%) MCSA
5 10 (5.29%) MCITP
6 8 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.70%) Degree
7 7 (3.70%) MCP
8 6 (3.17%) MCSE
9 4 (2.12%) CCNP
9 4 (2.12%) CCNA
9 4 (2.12%) ISEB
9 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.59%) VCP4
10 3 (1.59%) VCP5
11 2 (1.06%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.06%) Sun Certification
11 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.76%) vSphere
3 9 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.23%) Docker
5 7 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.70%) XenServer
6 5 (2.65%) XenApp
6 5 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.59%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (17.46%) SCCM
2 24 (12.70%) Puppet
3 18 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (7.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (3.70%) Ansible
6 5 (2.65%) WSUS
7 4 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.12%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.59%) SCOM
8 3 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.06%) WMI
9 2 (1.06%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.06%) Nagios
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.53%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 51 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.69%) VMware
3 28 (14.81%) HP
4 25 (13.23%) McAfee
5 24 (12.70%) Citrix
6 20 (10.58%) Oracle
7 19 (10.05%) Altiris
8 14 (7.41%) Cisco
8 14 (7.41%) Dell
9 10 (5.29%) Symantec
10 8 (4.23%) Bloomberg
11 7 (3.70%) IBM
12 6 (3.17%) LANDesk
12 6 (3.17%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.65%) Apple
14 4 (2.12%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.12%) TIBCO
14 4 (2.12%) Reuters
14 4 (2.12%) Websense
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 17 days ago