The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 138 137
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.085% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £408
% change year-on-year -14.28% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.11 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -27.18% -16.27%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
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 West

Job postings citing Software Deployment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Deployment in the South West

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Deployment in the South West

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Deployment in the South West

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Deployment in the South West

Software Deployment
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol - 7 £175 - 1
Devon -4 2 £291 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Software Deployment
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
8 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.69%) Time Management
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.69%) User Experience
8 1 (7.69%) SDLC
8 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.69%) SOA
8 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (7.69%) QA
8 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
8 1 (7.69%) MVC
8 1 (7.69%) Migration

Software Deployment
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware