Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 668 666
Rank change year-on-year -50 -2 -26
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 144 188 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 102 108
England median daily rate £425 £408 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +3.82% +20.77%
10th Percentile £165 £232 £225
90th Percentile £588 £587 £579
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 22
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -9.45% +8.31%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £32.50 £19.25 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £17.99
% change year-on-year +7.43% -9.45% +5.14%

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 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -2 78 £460 +5.14% 10
South East -12 26 £325 -8.45% 5
Midlands +29 17 £450 +26.32% 1
North of England +39 13 £310 -31.11% 8
West Midlands +15 13 £113 -67.86% 1
North West +21 9 £315 -33.68% 3
South West -10 6 £150 -53.13% 2
East of England -4 4 - - 1
North East +65 3 £165 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £450 +19.84%
Yorkshire +14 1 £163 -40.91% 4
Software Deployment
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 89 (61.81%) Windows
2 67 (46.53%) Active Directory
3 60 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 54 (37.50%) SCCM
5 43 (29.86%) VMware
6 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (21.53%) Finance
8 28 (19.44%) PowerShell
9 27 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 27 (18.75%) ITIL
10 26 (18.06%) Windows Server
10 26 (18.06%) Office 365
11 25 (17.36%) Linux
11 25 (17.36%) Python
12 24 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 21 (14.58%) Windows 10
13 21 (14.58%) McAfee
14 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 18 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (12.50%) DevOps
15 18 (12.50%) Hyper-V
16 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
16 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (10.42%) NetApp
17 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
17 15 (10.42%) IBM
17 15 (10.42%) Java
17 15 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared

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 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (6.25%) Apache
4 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.86%) nginx
5 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.47%) Confluence
7 4 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.08%) Site Server
8 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.39%) IIS
10 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.06%) Office 365
2 15 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.17%) PaaS
5 4 (2.78%) GitHub
5 4 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.08%) Heroku
6 3 (2.08%) npm
6 3 (2.08%) Route 53
7 2 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.69%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.69%) IaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.72%) Firewall
3 12 (8.33%) DHCP
4 10 (6.94%) LAN
5 9 (6.25%) DNS
5 9 (6.25%) WAN
6 8 (5.56%) SAN
7 7 (4.86%) Skype
8 6 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 6 (4.17%) SSL
9 5 (3.47%) VPN
10 4 (2.78%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.78%) Network Security
10 4 (2.78%) VoIP
11 3 (2.08%) SMS
12 2 (1.39%) VLAN
13 1 (0.69%) IPsec
13 1 (0.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.39%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.17%) JIRA
3 6 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.78%) Maven
4 4 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.08%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.08%) MSI
5 3 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.39%) CMake
6 2 (1.39%) Gradle
6 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.39%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.39%) WiX
7 1 (0.69%) Hudson
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Back Office
3 7 (4.86%) Publishing
4 6 (4.17%) Banking
5 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.78%) German Language
6 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.39%) Front Office
7 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (13.89%) Desktop Support
2 19 (13.19%) Analyst
3 16 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.56%) Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.86%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (4.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 7 (4.86%) .NET
3 6 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (3.47%) Middleware
4 5 (3.47%) Node.js
5 4 (2.78%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.39%) LAMP
7 2 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.39%) Web Services
8 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.69%) React
8 1 (0.69%) Sass
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.69%) XML
8 1 (0.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.64%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.94%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.94%) Thin Client
4 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.25%) PKI
5 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (4.86%) Clustering
6 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.17%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.69%) Fintech
10 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.69%) iPad
10 1 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.69%) Tandem
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (61.81%) Windows
2 26 (18.06%) Windows Server
3 25 (17.36%) Linux
4 24 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 21 (14.58%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.94%) Unix
7 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.56%) Windows Vista
9 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.78%) Solaris
10 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.39%) CentOS
12 2 (1.39%) Debian
12 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.75%) ITIL
2 18 (12.50%) DevOps
3 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.72%) Configuration Management
5 13 (9.03%) Project Management
6 10 (6.94%) Asset Management
6 10 (6.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.56%) Migration
8 8 (5.56%) Software Distribution
9 7 (4.86%) High Availability
9 7 (4.86%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.86%) Release Management
10 6 (4.17%) BCP
10 6 (4.17%) Change Control
10 6 (4.17%) Change Management
10 6 (4.17%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 25 (17.36%) Python
3 15 (10.42%) Java
4 12 (8.33%) SQL
5 10 (6.94%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.94%) VBScript
6 8 (5.56%) Perl
7 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.78%) Ruby
8 3 (2.08%) C#
8 3 (2.08%) C++
9 2 (1.39%) Groovy
9 2 (1.39%) Scala
9 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.64%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.25%) MCSE
6 8 (5.56%) MCSA
7 6 (4.17%) Degree
8 5 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.08%) RHCE
11 2 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.39%) PMP
12 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.69%) CCA
12 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) AS 2805
2 3 (2.08%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 18 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
4 13 (9.03%) Docker
4 13 (9.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (8.33%) BitLocker
6 10 (6.94%) Terminal Services
7 9 (6.25%) vSphere
8 7 (4.86%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.39%) KVM
10 2 (1.39%) LXC
10 2 (1.39%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (37.50%) SCCM
2 13 (9.03%) Ansible
3 12 (8.33%) WSUS
4 10 (6.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (6.94%) SafeCom
5 8 (5.56%) Kubernetes
5 8 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (4.17%) AirWatch
6 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (3.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.78%) SCOM
9 3 (2.08%) Mesos
9 3 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (2.08%) Terraform
10 2 (1.39%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.39%) Packer
10 2 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.39%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (29.86%) VMware
3 21 (14.58%) McAfee
4 15 (10.42%) IBM
4 15 (10.42%) NetApp
5 14 (9.72%) Cisco
6 13 (9.03%) Citrix
6 13 (9.03%) Symantec
7 10 (6.94%) Wyse
8 8 (5.56%) CommVault
9 7 (4.86%) HP
10 6 (4.17%) Lumension
11 5 (3.47%) Bloomberg
11 5 (3.47%) EMC
12 4 (2.78%) Avaya
12 4 (2.78%) F5
12 4 (2.78%) HEAT Software
12 4 (2.78%) Meraki
12 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.78%) TIBCO