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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Deployment
Rank 546 541 530
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 93 116 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 40
Median daily rate £345 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 25
Median hourly rate £14.45 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.93% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.65 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +15.15%

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -22 87 £338 -10.00% 15
South East -3 27 £335 -21.17% 2
London -26 24 £425 +5.59% 5
South West +20 12 £320 -
Berkshire +14 10 £305 +20.67% 1
Hampshire +18 9 £348 -18.23%
Bracknell +3 9 £160 -10.61%
West Midlands -18 9 £325 - 2
Scotland +12 5 £388 +29.16%
Wiltshire +12 5 £320 -
Hook +5 5 £340 -20.00%
North West +5 5 £415 +14.48% 4
Surrey -5 5 £404 -26.59%
Bristol - 5 - -
East of England +16 4 - - 1
Edinburgh +6 4 £388 -
Manchester +1 4 £338 -3.57% 3
Malmesbury - 4 £320 -
Warwickshire - 4 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +24 3 - -
Yorkshire +8 3 £475 - 1
Staines -6 3 £619 +17.85%
Telford - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
City of London +24 2 £293 -13.97% 1
Milton Keynes +15 2 £270 +54.28%
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £270 +54.28%
Guildford +9 2 £173 -
Basingstoke +8 2 £150 -
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 1

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 109 (51.42%) Windows
2 88 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 73 (34.43%) Active Directory
4 66 (31.13%) SCCM
5 54 (25.47%) Configuration Management
6 52 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (21.70%) VMware
8 44 (20.75%) ITIL
9 43 (20.28%) PowerShell
10 42 (19.81%) SQL
11 40 (18.87%) Windows Server
12 39 (18.40%) Puppet
13 38 (17.92%) MS Office
13 38 (17.92%) Data Centre
14 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
15 36 (16.98%) MS Excel
16 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
17 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (15.57%) Windows 7
18 32 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
19 31 (14.62%) SCOM
20 30 (14.15%) Linux
21 29 (13.68%) Finance
22 28 (13.21%) Migration
22 28 (13.21%) Firewall
22 28 (13.21%) DNS
23 27 (12.74%) DevOps
23 27 (12.74%) Jenkins
24 25 (11.79%) Release Management
24 25 (11.79%) Citrix

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 17 (8.02%) OpenStack
2 14 (6.60%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.13%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.30%) Apache
7 6 (2.83%) JBoss
7 6 (2.83%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.42%) Confluence
10 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.94%) IIS
11 2 (0.94%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.47%) SAP EP
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (17.92%) MS Office
2 36 (16.98%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.66%) MS Project
4 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Staffware
2 3 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Eikon
3 1 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (9.43%) Office 365
4 16 (7.55%) IaaS
5 14 (6.60%) PaaS
6 5 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.89%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.47%) Google Play
8 1 (0.47%) iTunes
8 1 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.21%) DNS
1 28 (13.21%) Firewall
2 21 (9.91%) Network Security
3 17 (8.02%) DHCP
4 14 (6.60%) VPN
5 12 (5.66%) LAN
5 12 (5.66%) WAN
6 11 (5.19%) VLAN
7 10 (4.72%) MPLS
7 10 (4.72%) SMS
8 8 (3.77%) Extranet
9 7 (3.30%) Skype
10 6 (2.83%) Internet
10 6 (2.83%) LDAP
10 6 (2.83%) SAN
11 4 (1.89%) SSH
12 3 (1.42%) HTTP
12 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.94%) SMTP
13 2 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.42%) DB2
4 3 (1.42%) MS Access
5 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.94%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.47%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 27 (12.74%) Jenkins
2 23 (10.85%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.43%) JIRA
4 19 (8.96%) Ant
5 18 (8.49%) Subversion
6 17 (8.02%) Maven
7 15 (7.08%) Hudson
8 12 (5.66%) MSI
9 8 (3.77%) Selenium
10 7 (3.30%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.30%) InstallShield
11 5 (2.36%) Checkstyle
11 5 (2.36%) JUnit
11 5 (2.36%) QUnit
12 4 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.89%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.42%) Gradle
13 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.94%) GitLab
General
1 29 (13.68%) Finance
2 9 (4.25%) Banking
3 6 (2.83%) Publishing
4 4 (1.89%) Games
5 2 (0.94%) Billing
5 2 (0.94%) Legal
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (13.21%) Analyst
2 25 (11.79%) Architect
3 16 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.08%) Desktop Support
5 14 (6.60%) Deployment Engineer
5 14 (6.60%) Developer
6 13 (6.13%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (6.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (5.66%) Server Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (4.72%) SCCM Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) Software Deployment Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Administrator
10 9 (4.25%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.77%) Senior Server Engineer
11 8 (3.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.77%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.60%) .NET
2 9 (4.25%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.77%) HTML
3 8 (3.77%) Web Services
4 7 (3.30%) Struts
5 6 (2.83%) CSS
5 6 (2.83%) Java EE
5 6 (2.83%) JMS
5 6 (2.83%) SAML
6 5 (2.36%) EJB
6 5 (2.36%) EJB 3.0
6 5 (2.36%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.36%) JBoss Seam
6 5 (2.36%) JPA
6 5 (2.36%) JSTL
7 4 (1.89%) boto
7 4 (1.89%) J2EE
7 4 (1.89%) REST
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.77%) Replication
5 8 (3.77%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.83%) CMDB
8 4 (1.89%) iPhone
8 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.42%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.42%) PKI
9 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.47%) BYOD
11 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.47%) NHS
11 1 (0.47%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 109 (51.42%) Windows
2 40 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 33 (15.57%) Windows 7
4 30 (14.15%) Linux
5 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.43%) VMS
6 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.02%) Windows 10
8 14 (6.60%) Windows 8
9 13 (6.13%) Unix
10 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.77%) Solaris
11 8 (3.77%) Windows Phone
12 7 (3.30%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.36%) AIX
13 5 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.36%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.42%) CentOS
15 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.47%) Configuration Management
2 52 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (20.75%) ITIL
4 28 (13.21%) Migration
5 27 (12.74%) DevOps
6 25 (11.79%) Project Management
6 25 (11.79%) Release Management
7 22 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.43%) Use Case
9 19 (8.96%) Open Source
9 19 (8.96%) Service Management
10 14 (6.60%) Software Delivery
11 13 (6.13%) Case Management
11 13 (6.13%) Change Management
11 13 (6.13%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.66%) Business Continuity
12 12 (5.66%) Workflow
13 11 (5.19%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (5.19%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.28%) PowerShell
2 42 (19.81%) SQL
3 21 (9.91%) Python
4 19 (8.96%) Java
5 18 (8.49%) Ruby
6 15 (7.08%) VBScript
7 12 (5.66%) VB
8 9 (4.25%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.36%) C++
11 4 (1.89%) C#
12 3 (1.42%) PHP
12 3 (1.42%) Tcl
12 3 (1.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.94%) Perl
14 1 (0.47%) ABAP
14 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) C
14 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (10.85%) SC Cleared
4 16 (7.55%) MCSE
5 11 (5.19%) Degree
6 10 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.25%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.83%) CCNA
8 6 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.83%) MCSA
9 5 (2.36%) AWS Certification
9 5 (2.36%) ISEB
9 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.36%) MCITP
9 5 (2.36%) MCP
10 3 (1.42%) CCNP
10 3 (1.42%) MCTS
10 3 (1.42%) OCMJD
10 3 (1.42%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.94%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.25%) SLA
2 4 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.02%) XenApp
4 15 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.66%) Docker
6 10 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.77%) UAG
8 7 (3.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.94%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.47%) StorNext
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (31.13%) SCCM
2 39 (18.40%) Puppet
3 32 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (14.62%) SCOM
5 15 (7.08%) Ansible
6 13 (6.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (4.72%) WSUS
8 9 (4.25%) Backup Exec
8 9 (4.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (3.77%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (3.77%) Tivoli
9 8 (3.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.42%) Netcool
12 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.94%) Fluentd
12 2 (0.94%) Graylog
13 1 (0.47%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 88 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.70%) VMware
3 25 (11.79%) Citrix
4 20 (9.43%) HP
5 18 (8.49%) Symantec
6 16 (7.55%) Intel Security
7 15 (7.08%) Splunk
8 14 (6.60%) Cisco
9 13 (6.13%) IBM
10 12 (5.66%) Oracle
11 11 (5.19%) Dell
12 8 (3.77%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (2.83%) Apple
13 6 (2.83%) Google
13 6 (2.83%) SAP
14 5 (2.36%) Sun
14 5 (2.36%) TIBCO
15 4 (1.89%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.89%) Mitel
15 4 (1.89%) NetApp
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