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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 513 556
Rank change year-on-year +9 +43  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 73 113 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 17
Median daily rate £325 £440 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% +46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £158 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £308
% change year-on-year -12.85% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% -22.22%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Software Deployment as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Deployment in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Deployment in England

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
South East +13 28 £325 -35.00% 5
London +4 22 £488 +8.33% 3
East of England -3 6 £145 -65.88%
North West +28 5 £545 +78.68% 8
Yorkshire +20 4 £450 +12.50% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £348 -
West Midlands +13 2 £230 -23.33%
South West -8 2 £250 -50.00% 3
Software Deployment
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 76 (47.80%) Windows
2 58 (36.48%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.08%) SCCM
4 48 (30.19%) Active Directory
5 43 (27.04%) Windows Server
6 34 (21.38%) Finance
7 32 (20.13%) VMware
7 32 (20.13%) ITIL
8 30 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 30 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
10 28 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (17.61%) MS Office
11 27 (16.98%) SQL
11 27 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
12 25 (15.72%) HP
12 25 (15.72%) Intel Security
13 22 (13.84%) PowerShell
14 21 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (11.32%) Data Centre
15 18 (11.32%) Citrix
15 18 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (11.32%) WSUS
16 17 (10.69%) DHCP
17 16 (10.06%) Release Management
17 16 (10.06%) Banking
17 16 (10.06%) Change Management
18 15 (9.43%) Firewall

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 15 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.77%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.14%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.26%) IIS
6 2 (1.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (17.61%) MS Office
2 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.52%) MS Project
6 3 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.29%) PaaS
4 8 (5.03%) IaaS
4 8 (5.03%) Office 365
5 3 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.89%) SaaS
6 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.26%) Heroku
6 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.26%) Yammer
7 1 (0.63%) G Suite
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.69%) DHCP
2 15 (9.43%) Firewall
3 14 (8.81%) DNS
4 12 (7.55%) LAN
5 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.29%) SMS
7 9 (5.66%) WAN
8 7 (4.40%) Network Security
9 5 (3.14%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.52%) VoIP
10 4 (2.52%) VPN
11 3 (1.89%) 3G
11 3 (1.89%) Internet
11 3 (1.89%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.89%) Skype
12 2 (1.26%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.26%) MPLS
12 2 (1.26%) SAN
12 2 (1.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.63%) HBase
4 1 (0.63%) Impala
4 1 (0.63%) Power BI
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.52%) JIRA
3 3 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.26%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.26%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.26%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.63%) Ant
5 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.63%) Maven
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) Selenium
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.63%) WiX
General
1 34 (21.38%) Finance
2 16 (10.06%) Banking
3 10 (6.29%) Law
4 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.77%) Games
6 3 (1.89%) German Language
6 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 18 (11.32%) Analyst
2 13 (8.18%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.92%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (6.29%) Deployment Engineer
4 10 (6.29%) Release Manager
4 10 (6.29%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.66%) Architect
5 9 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (3.77%) Applications Manager
6 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (3.77%) SCCM Engineer
6 6 (3.77%) Service Manager
7 5 (3.14%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) .NET
2 5 (3.14%) CSS
2 5 (3.14%) HTML
2 5 (3.14%) SAML
3 3 (1.89%) Java SE
4 2 (1.26%) REST
4 2 (1.26%) SOAP
4 2 (1.26%) Spring
4 2 (1.26%) Struts
5 1 (0.63%) Cascading
5 1 (0.63%) CSS3
5 1 (0.63%) HTML5
5 1 (0.63%) jQuery
5 1 (0.63%) Kafka
5 1 (0.63%) Node.js
5 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.63%) Web Services
5 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.55%) Smartphone
3 9 (5.66%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.03%) iPhone
4 8 (5.03%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.77%) iPad
6 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.89%) CMDB
8 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.89%) IVR
8 3 (1.89%) NHS
9 2 (1.26%) Clustering
9 2 (1.26%) Derivative
9 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) Life Science
9 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) Replication
9 2 (1.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (47.80%) Windows
2 43 (27.04%) Windows Server
3 30 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 18 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.55%) Linux
8 7 (4.40%) Unix
8 7 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 7 (4.40%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.14%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.89%) AIX
11 3 (1.89%) VMS
12 2 (1.26%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.13%) ITIL
2 27 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.06%) Change Management
3 16 (10.06%) Release Management
4 15 (9.43%) DevOps
5 13 (8.18%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.92%) Software Delivery
7 10 (6.29%) Software Distribution
8 9 (5.66%) Project Management
8 9 (5.66%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.03%) Migration
9 8 (5.03%) Service Management
10 7 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.40%) Disk Encryption
10 7 (4.40%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.40%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.77%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.77%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) SQL
2 22 (13.84%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.03%) C#
4 6 (3.77%) Java
4 6 (3.77%) VBScript
5 5 (3.14%) Python
6 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.52%) C
6 4 (2.52%) VB
7 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.26%) Korn
7 2 (1.26%) Perl
7 2 (1.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Groovy
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.52%) MCTS
6 3 (1.89%) MOS
7 2 (1.26%) ISEB
7 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.26%) MCITP
7 2 (1.26%) MCSA
7 2 (1.26%) PMP
7 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.63%) Degree
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) SLA
2 10 (6.29%) QA
3 2 (1.26%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) ISO19770
4 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.55%) vSphere
4 11 (6.92%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.03%) Docker
5 8 (5.03%) XenApp
5 8 (5.03%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.77%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.26%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.26%) LXC
10 1 (0.63%) Firmware
10 1 (0.63%) HDFS
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 51 (32.08%) SCCM
2 18 (11.32%) WSUS
3 15 (9.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (5.66%) Puppet
6 6 (3.77%) Ansible
6 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.77%) SCOM
7 5 (3.14%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (2.52%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.52%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.52%) NetVault Backup
8 4 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.26%) Mesos
9 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.13%) VMware
3 25 (15.72%) HP
3 25 (15.72%) Intel Security
4 18 (11.32%) Citrix
5 12 (7.55%) Dell
6 10 (6.29%) Symantec
7 6 (3.77%) Apple
7 6 (3.77%) Lotus
7 6 (3.77%) Remedy
8 5 (3.14%) Altiris
8 5 (3.14%) Oracle
9 4 (2.52%) Cisco
9 4 (2.52%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.52%) Workday
10 3 (1.89%) Adobe
10 3 (1.89%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.26%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.26%) Google
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