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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 524 454 444
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 83 129 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 46
Average daily rate
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£369 £303 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+46.81% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 15
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £21.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -20.00%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -67 78 £370 +22.31% 40
South East -10 32 £425 +40.49% 10
London -15 25 £353 -11.87% 15
Surrey +16 14 £550 +4.76% 2
Berkshire +1 11 £224 -14.76% 3
City of London +13 8 £500 +25.00% 5
Staines - 8 - -
Bracknell +4 6 £173 -34.28% 1
South West +2 6 - - 4
East of England +4 5 £506 +59.44% 2
East Midlands -9 5 £180 -
Somerset - 5 - -
Yorkshire -12 4 £140 -65.00% 4
Croydon - 4 £325 - 1
Hampshire -4 3 £425 +54.54% 3
West Yorkshire -9 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £175 -
Bradford - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £175 -
Reading - 3 - - 1
Maidenhead +7 2 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £513 -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £500 +112.76% 1
Oxfordshire -22 2 £270 -36.47%
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Cambridge - 2 £513 -
Ealing - 2 £368 -
Wiltshire +3 1 - - 4
Essex 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - - 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (43.84%) Windows
2 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
3 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (21.92%) Windows 7
5 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
5 29 (19.86%) Linux
6 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
7 25 (17.12%) HP
7 25 (17.12%) Finance
8 24 (16.44%) MS Office
9 23 (15.75%) Oracle
9 23 (15.75%) SQL
9 23 (15.75%) McAfee
10 21 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (13.70%) Banking
11 20 (13.70%) Web Services
11 20 (13.70%) UNIX
11 20 (13.70%) SCCM
12 19 (13.01%) PowerShell
12 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
12 19 (13.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 19 (13.01%) VMware
12 19 (13.01%) Configuration Management
13 18 (12.33%) DNS
13 18 (12.33%) SMS
13 18 (12.33%) ITIL
13 18 (12.33%) Software Delivery
14 17 (11.64%) SC Cleared
15 16 (10.96%) Software Distribution
15 16 (10.96%) Windows XP

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (8.90%) IIS
2 10 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (6.16%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.79%) Apache
4 7 (4.79%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.05%) CMS
7 3 (2.05%) JBoss
7 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.37%) Sitefinity
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.68%) nginx
9 1 (0.68%) Liferay
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.68%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.42%) assyst
3 2 (1.37%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.48%) PaaS
3 8 (5.48%) IaaS
4 6 (4.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.37%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.33%) DNS
1 18 (12.33%) SMS
2 16 (10.96%) VPN
3 15 (10.27%) Firewall
4 14 (9.59%) DHCP
5 13 (8.90%) TCP/IP
5 13 (8.90%) Internet
6 10 (6.85%) VLAN
6 10 (6.85%) Network Security
7 8 (5.48%) SAN
7 8 (5.48%) LAN
8 7 (4.79%) Wireless
9 6 (4.11%) WAN
10 4 (2.74%) MPLS
11 3 (2.05%) LDAP
11 3 (2.05%) VoIP
11 3 (2.05%) SSH
12 2 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.37%) FirePass
13 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.37%) MySQL
7 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) DB2
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Subversion
1 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.11%) Ant
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (3.42%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.42%) JIRA
3 5 (3.42%) Maven
3 5 (3.42%) Hudson
4 2 (1.37%) QUnit
4 2 (1.37%) Checkstyle
4 2 (1.37%) Selenium
4 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.37%) JUnit
4 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Juju
General
1 25 (17.12%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Banking
3 8 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.79%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.74%) Billing
7 3 (2.05%) Law
7 3 (2.05%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (10.96%) Architect
1 16 (10.96%) Analyst
2 11 (7.53%) Project Manager
2 11 (7.53%) Support Engineer
3 9 (6.16%) Developer
3 9 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (5.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (4.79%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (4.79%) Deployment Project Manager
6 6 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.11%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.11%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.11%) Consultant
6 6 (4.11%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.70%) Web Services
2 14 (9.59%) .NET
3 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.48%) HTML
5 7 (4.79%) CSS
5 7 (4.79%) Middleware
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.42%) Django
6 5 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.74%) Ajax
7 4 (2.74%) jQuery
7 4 (2.74%) SOAP
8 3 (2.05%) XML
8 3 (2.05%) Java EE
8 3 (2.05%) boto
9 2 (1.37%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.37%) REST
9 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.16%) Hedge funds
3 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.79%) Open Source
4 6 (4.11%) iPhone
4 6 (4.11%) NHS
4 6 (4.11%) Handset
5 5 (3.42%) iPad
6 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.74%) Replication
7 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.05%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.37%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.37%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 64 (43.84%) Windows
2 32 (21.92%) Windows 7
3 29 (19.86%) Linux
4 20 (13.70%) UNIX
5 16 (10.96%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.37%) VMS
11 1 (0.68%) SUSE
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.01%) Configuration Management
3 18 (12.33%) ITIL
3 18 (12.33%) Software Delivery
4 16 (10.96%) Software Distribution
5 15 (10.27%) DevOps
6 14 (9.59%) Release Management
7 13 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.53%) Asset Management
8 11 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (6.85%) SOA
10 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.16%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.48%) Capacity Management
11 8 (5.48%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.79%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (4.79%) Automated Testing
13 6 (4.11%) ITIL V3
13 6 (4.11%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) SQL
2 19 (13.01%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.27%) VB
4 13 (8.90%) C#
5 9 (6.16%) Python
6 8 (5.48%) Ruby
6 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.79%) Java
8 6 (4.11%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.11%) VBScript
8 6 (4.11%) VB6
9 4 (2.74%) Perl
10 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.37%) PHP
10 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.37%) C++
10 2 (1.37%) C
11 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) Tcl
11 1 (0.68%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.53%) Degree
5 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.74%) MCITP
8 3 (2.05%) MCSE
8 3 (2.05%) MCSA
9 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.37%) OCMJD
9 2 (1.37%) ISEB
9 2 (1.37%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.37%) HND
10 1 (0.68%) MCP
10 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CCNP
10 1 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) SLA
2 5 (3.42%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.42%) Docker
5 5 (3.42%) vSphere
6 4 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.05%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.05%) XenApp
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.37%) XenServer
8 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.68%) UAG
9 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (13.70%) SCCM
2 19 (13.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (10.27%) Puppet
4 12 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.79%) WSUS
6 3 (2.05%) SCOM
6 3 (2.05%) Ansible
6 3 (2.05%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.37%) WMI
7 2 (1.37%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.37%) Nagios
7 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.12%) HP
3 23 (15.75%) Oracle
3 23 (15.75%) McAfee
4 19 (13.01%) VMware
5 12 (8.22%) Altiris
6 11 (7.53%) Citrix
7 7 (4.79%) Dell
8 6 (4.11%) Symantec
8 6 (4.11%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.42%) Perforce
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco
10 4 (2.74%) IBM
10 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.74%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.05%) Websense
11 3 (2.05%) EMC
11 3 (2.05%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.05%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.05%) MobileIron
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