Period
to 2 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Deployment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Deployment over the 6 months to 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Deployment
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 436 645 696
Rank change year-on-year +209 +51 +25
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 92 128 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 73 77
Median daily rate £500 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £187 £140 £129
90th Percentile £645 £646 £575
UK median daily rate £488 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +30.00% -3.54% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 53
Median hourly rate £29.50 £15.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.25% -11.86% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.26 £17.50
90th Percentile £43.15 £21.00 £25.15
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £16.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +76.65% -4.57% -

Software Deployment is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,187 63,907 81,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.15% 86.35% 87.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,394 42,199 54,805
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,053 1,984 2,109
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +6.82% -4.35%

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Deployment as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Deployment in England.

Daily rate trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Deployment in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Deployment in England.

Hourly rate trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Deployment in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 2 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +166 61 £575 +51.32% 10
South East +151 16 £200 +42.86% 2
North of England +88 5 £550 +23.94% 8
Midlands +75 5 £488 -3.47%
West Midlands +65 5 £488 -3.47%
South West +102 3 £475 +153.33% 2
North East +40 3 £550 +193.33% 2
North West +62 2 - - 5
East of England +62 1 - - 5
Software Deployment
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
3 44 (47.83%) Jenkins
4 41 (44.57%) Docker
4 41 (44.57%) Azure
5 35 (38.04%) Data Architecture
5 35 (38.04%) Scrum
5 35 (38.04%) Project Delivery
6 34 (36.96%) Git (software)
7 33 (35.87%) Kanban
8 32 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (32.61%) Databricks
10 27 (29.35%) DevOps
11 26 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (26.09%) .NET
13 22 (23.91%) SCCM
14 21 (22.83%) C#
15 20 (21.74%) Kafka
16 19 (20.65%) AWS
16 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
17 18 (19.57%) Windows
17 18 (19.57%) StreamSets
18 16 (17.39%) Marketing
19 15 (16.30%) HTML5
19 15 (16.30%) Big Data
19 15 (16.30%) HTML
19 15 (16.30%) Finance
19 15 (16.30%) Collaborative Working
20 14 (15.22%) Serverless
20 14 (15.22%) Azure Functions

Software Deployment
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) MTS
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Teamcenter
2 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (44.57%) Azure
2 19 (20.65%) AWS
3 14 (15.22%) AWS Lambda
3 14 (15.22%) Azure Functions
3 14 (15.22%) Serverless
4 9 (9.78%) Office 365
5 6 (6.52%) SaaS
6 5 (5.43%) GitHub
7 4 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.17%) GCP
8 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.17%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) DNS
2 3 (3.26%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Big Data
2 8 (8.70%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Power BI
3 2 (2.17%) Tableau
4 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 34 (36.96%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (8.70%) Maven
5 6 (6.52%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.17%) RStudio
7 1 (1.09%) GitLab
7 1 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 16 (17.39%) Marketing
2 15 (16.30%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.26%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Developer
2 15 (16.30%) Azure Developer
3 13 (14.13%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.96%) C# Developer - Commodities
5 9 (9.78%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Architect
6 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.52%) React Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Applications Packager
8 5 (5.43%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (5.43%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Deployment Manager
10 3 (3.26%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) .NET
2 20 (21.74%) Kafka
3 15 (16.30%) HTML
3 15 (16.30%) HTML5
4 13 (14.13%) Velocity
5 6 (6.52%) Highcharts JS
5 6 (6.52%) Node.js
5 6 (6.52%) Redux
6 2 (2.17%) React
6 2 (2.17%) RESTful
7 1 (1.09%) EDI
7 1 (1.09%) Spring
7 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) CMDB
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.57%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.04%) Data Architecture
2 35 (38.04%) Project Delivery
2 35 (38.04%) Scrum
3 33 (35.87%) Kanban
4 32 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (29.35%) DevOps
6 15 (16.30%) Collaborative Working
7 14 (15.22%) Data Management
7 14 (15.22%) Migration
7 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
9 12 (13.04%) Open Source
10 8 (8.70%) API Design
10 8 (8.70%) Data Acquisition
10 8 (8.70%) Low Latency
10 8 (8.70%) Software Delivery
11 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.52%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (5.43%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) C#
2 11 (11.96%) Java
2 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.78%) Python
4 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.52%) SQL
4 6 (6.52%) VBScript
5 2 (2.17%) Ada
5 2 (2.17%) C
5 2 (2.17%) PHP
5 2 (2.17%) R
5 2 (2.17%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.09%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.09%) VB
6 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Degree
2 12 (13.04%) Master's Degree
3 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.26%) MCAD
5 3 (3.26%) MCP
5 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) PMP
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (44.57%) Docker
2 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) vSphere
4 2 (2.17%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.09%) GPFS
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.09%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) SCCM
2 9 (9.78%) Ansible
3 8 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.26%) Fluentd
4 3 (3.26%) Kibana
4 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.26%) Prometheus
4 3 (3.26%) SCOM
4 3 (3.26%) Terraform
4 3 (3.26%) vRealize
5 2 (2.17%) Grafana
6 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.61%) Databricks
3 18 (19.57%) StreamSets
4 11 (11.96%) Citrix
5 7 (7.61%) VMware
6 6 (6.52%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.26%) HP
7 3 (3.26%) Intel
7 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.26%) Splunk
8 2 (2.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) Micro Focus
8 2 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (1.09%) Apple
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle
9 1 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (1.09%) Snow