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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Deployment
Rank 522 476 447
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 72 124 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 57
Average daily rate
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£368 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £172 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+43.18% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £14.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £19.70 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+55.17% -35.55%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -53 63 £368 +33.63% 26
South East -12 23 £408 +42.98% 8
London -5 19 £368 +13.07% 8
City of London +23 9 £300 -22.58%
Surrey +6 8 £408 -22.38% 3
Berkshire -7 7 £173 -34.28% 2
Bracknell 0 6 £173 -20.96%
South West -11 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -17 5 £264 -37.20% 4
East Midlands - 5 £180 - 1
Hampshire -10 4 £425 +54.54%
West Yorkshire -12 4 £388 -7.73% 3
Somerset - 4 - -
Staines - 4 - - 2
East of England +16 3 £506 +56.97% 3
Scotland +2 3 £418 +28.46%
Edinburgh +1 3 £418 +28.46%
Bradford - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £175 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £175 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £500 - 1
Manchester -13 2 £115 -59.29%
Oxfordshire -21 2 £270 -36.47% 2
North West -39 2 £115 -59.29% 1
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Ealing - 2 £368 -
Wiltshire +11 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £513 -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
Walsall -1 1 - -

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 61 (43.57%) Windows
2 45 (32.14%) Active Directory
3 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 32 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 31 (22.14%) MS Office
5 31 (22.14%) Windows 7
6 27 (19.29%) Oracle
6 27 (19.29%) Linux
7 24 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 23 (16.43%) Web Services
8 23 (16.43%) ITIL
8 23 (16.43%) Configuration Management
9 22 (15.71%) HP
10 21 (15.00%) SCCM
11 20 (14.29%) SQL
12 18 (12.86%) Windows XP
12 18 (12.86%) Finance
12 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (12.14%) UNIX
13 17 (12.14%) VPN
13 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
14 16 (11.43%) Software Delivery
14 16 (11.43%) DNS
14 16 (11.43%) Internet
14 16 (11.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 16 (11.43%) McAfee
14 16 (11.43%) DHCP
14 16 (11.43%) VMware
15 15 (10.71%) SMS
15 15 (10.71%) Release Management

Software Deployment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.43%) IIS
4 7 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.57%) Apache
7 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.14%) JBoss
8 3 (2.14%) CMS
8 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.43%) Sitefinity
9 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.71%) Lync
10 1 (0.71%) nginx
10 1 (0.71%) Liferay
Applications
1 32 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 31 (22.14%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.71%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.00%) assyst
3 2 (1.43%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.86%) IaaS
3 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (2.86%) PaaS
4 3 (2.14%) Office 365
5 2 (1.43%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) VPN
2 16 (11.43%) DNS
2 16 (11.43%) Internet
2 16 (11.43%) DHCP
3 15 (10.71%) SMS
4 11 (7.86%) SAN
4 11 (7.86%) Wireless
4 11 (7.86%) Firewall
5 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.86%) Network Security
7 4 (2.86%) RTSP
7 4 (2.86%) FTP
7 4 (2.86%) SMTP
7 4 (2.86%) LAN
8 3 (2.14%) VLAN
8 3 (2.14%) NAS
9 2 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.43%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.71%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Oracle Forms
1 9 (6.43%) Hudson
2 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.29%) Ant
4 5 (3.57%) MSI
4 5 (3.57%) Subversion
4 5 (3.57%) Maven
4 5 (3.57%) JIRA
4 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.43%) QUnit
6 2 (1.43%) Selenium
6 2 (1.43%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.43%) JUnit
6 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.71%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Banking
3 9 (6.43%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (11.43%) Analyst
2 11 (7.86%) Architect
3 10 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.71%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 8 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (5.71%) Release Manager
4 8 (5.71%) Developer
4 8 (5.71%) Service Analyst
4 8 (5.71%) Configuration Manager
5 7 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Deployment Project Manager
6 6 (4.29%) Server Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Administrator
6 6 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Consultant
7 5 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) Web Services
2 12 (8.57%) .NET
3 11 (7.86%) Middleware
4 9 (6.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.00%) HTML
7 6 (4.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (4.29%) CSS
8 5 (3.57%) Django
8 5 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.86%) Ajax
10 3 (2.14%) SOAP
10 3 (2.14%) XML
10 3 (2.14%) Java EE
10 3 (2.14%) jQuery
11 2 (1.43%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.43%) JBoss Seam
11 2 (1.43%) JPA
11 2 (1.43%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Hedge funds
1 10 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.71%) Handset
3 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.29%) Open Source
4 5 (3.57%) NHS
4 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.86%) PDA
6 3 (2.14%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Life Science
6 3 (2.14%) iPhone
7 2 (1.43%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.43%) iPad
7 2 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.43%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.43%) Replication
7 2 (1.43%) Equities
7 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.57%) Windows
2 31 (22.14%) Windows 7
3 27 (19.29%) Linux
4 18 (12.86%) Windows XP
5 17 (12.14%) UNIX
6 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.43%) Android
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.43%) ITIL
1 23 (16.43%) Configuration Management
2 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.43%) Software Delivery
4 15 (10.71%) Release Management
5 14 (10.00%) Software Distribution
5 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.57%) DevOps
7 10 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.14%) ETL
8 9 (6.43%) SOA
8 9 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.43%) Transition Management
8 9 (6.43%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 14 (10.00%) VB
3 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.86%) C#
5 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.00%) Python
6 6 (4.29%) Ruby
6 6 (4.29%) Java
7 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.57%) VB6
8 4 (2.86%) Perl
9 3 (2.14%) VBScript
10 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.43%) C
10 2 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.43%) C++
11 1 (0.71%) PHP
11 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.71%) Tcl
11 1 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.43%) Degree
4 9 (6.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.29%) MCSE
6 6 (4.29%) MCP
7 4 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.43%) OCMJD
8 2 (1.43%) ISEB
8 2 (1.43%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.43%) HND
9 1 (0.71%) MCSA
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.71%) MCITP
9 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
System Software
1 45 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.57%) vSphere
4 5 (3.57%) XenApp
4 5 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.14%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.43%) Docker
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.71%) UAG
8 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (15.00%) SCCM
2 16 (11.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (6.43%) Puppet
4 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.29%) WSUS
5 2 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 2 (1.43%) WMI
5 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) Cacti
6 1 (0.71%) Munin
6 1 (0.71%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.29%) Oracle
3 22 (15.71%) HP
4 16 (11.43%) McAfee
4 16 (11.43%) VMware
5 14 (10.00%) Citrix
6 11 (7.86%) Altiris
7 9 (6.43%) Perforce
8 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.86%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.86%) IBM
9 4 (2.86%) NetApp
9 4 (2.86%) Symantec
10 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.14%) Dell
10 3 (2.14%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.14%) Lumension
11 2 (1.43%) Acronis
11 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.43%) hybris
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