The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 235 224
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 13 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 16
Median daily rate £413 £290 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.24% -31.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £152 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £430 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £369 £388
% change year-on-year -18.64% -4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -39.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% -11.11%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Deployment in the South East

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Deployment in the South East

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Berkshire +26 10 £400 +56.86% 1
Surrey +2 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Software Deployment
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 22 (52.38%) HP
3 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 18 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (40.48%) McAfee
5 15 (35.71%) ITIL
5 15 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 14 (33.33%) Software Delivery
6 14 (33.33%) Software Distribution
6 14 (33.33%) SMS
6 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 14 (33.33%) Release Management
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
8 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
8 11 (26.19%) SCCM
9 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (19.05%) SLA
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (14.29%) SQL
12 6 (14.29%) VMware
12 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (14.29%) Patch Management
13 5 (11.90%) Service Management
13 5 (11.90%) PowerShell

Software Deployment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) SMS
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Hudson
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (9.52%) Applications Manager
1 4 (9.52%) Service Manager
1 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
1 4 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (7.14%) Analyst
2 3 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
2 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) CMDB
3 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) AIX
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) VMS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Release Management
2 14 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 14 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.52%) Security Patching
6 4 (9.52%) Time Management
7 3 (7.14%) DevOps
7 3 (7.14%) RUP
7 3 (7.14%) SSADM
7 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.76%) Statistics
8 2 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.52%) VB
3 4 (9.52%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.76%) MCITP
4 2 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 9000
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (26.19%) SCCM
3 5 (11.90%) WSUS
4 4 (9.52%) BladeLogic
5 3 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (7.14%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.38%) Ansible
7 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) HP
2 17 (40.48%) McAfee
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Remedy
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 3 (7.14%) Lumension
6 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.76%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Meridio
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (2.38%) Varonis