Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Deployment Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Deployment Engineer
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 328 445 505
Rank change year-on-year +117 +60 +128
Contract jobs requiring a Deployment Engineer 281 478 435
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 312 303
Median daily rate £150 £156 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.71% -21.05%
10th Percentile £115 £110 £114
90th Percentile £298 £300 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £146 £150 £133
% change year-on-year -2.40% +12.55% -16.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 52
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.21% -5.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.04 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.38 £21.73 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -25.71% +1.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 38,351 88,530 98,610
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.48% 94.55% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,033 58,268 64,500
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £268
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,557 2,927 3,176
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -5.16%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.07 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.95% +3.94% -2.78%

Deployment Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Deployment Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Deployment Engineer over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Deployment Engineer over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deployment Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 10 July 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
UK excluding London +133 233 £146 -2.40% 3
England +103 227 £150 -3.57% 4
South East +157 50 £156 -15.83%
North of England +80 49 £150 -3.23%
Midlands +64 37 £161 +15.18% 1
London +115 36 £190 +8.57% 1
South West +75 33 £145 +2.65% 1
Scotland +42 30 £120 -
Yorkshire +79 24 £150 +15.38%
East of England +69 22 £140 -1.24% 1
North West +53 22 £160 +4.73%
East Midlands +52 21 £170 +21.43% 1
West Midlands +60 16 £130 -9.57%
Work from Home -5 11 £293 -35.00%
Wales +32 8 £165 -8.33%
Northern Ireland +22 4 - -
North East +24 3 £130 -18.11%

Deployment Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Deployment Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Deployment Engineer in the job title.

1 196 (69.75%) Windows
2 165 (58.72%) Windows 10
3 52 (18.51%) Migration
4 48 (17.08%) Microsoft
4 48 (17.08%) Windows 7
5 43 (15.30%) SCCM
6 33 (11.74%) Office 365
7 29 (10.32%) Active Directory
8 26 (9.25%) Break/Fix
9 25 (8.90%) Driving Licence
9 25 (8.90%) Security Cleared
10 24 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (8.19%) NHS
11 23 (8.19%) SC Cleared
12 19 (6.76%) Telecoms
12 19 (6.76%) Public Sector
13 17 (6.05%) Chip and PIN
14 15 (5.34%) HP
14 15 (5.34%) Dell
15 14 (4.98%) Banking
15 14 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (4.63%) Finance
17 12 (4.27%) Retail
17 12 (4.27%) Data Centre
17 12 (4.27%) Data Migration
18 11 (3.91%) LAN
19 10 (3.56%) ITIL
20 9 (3.20%) Cisco
21 8 (2.85%) PowerShell
22 7 (2.49%) Business Intelligence

Deployment Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.71%) Apache
3 2 (0.71%) JBoss
3 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.74%) Office 365
2 5 (1.78%) OneDrive
3 4 (1.42%) Azure
4 3 (1.07%) Power Automate
4 3 (1.07%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.71%) G Suite
5 2 (0.71%) PowerApps
5 2 (0.71%) Yammer
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) AWS
6 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.91%) LAN
2 7 (2.49%) Wireless
3 5 (1.78%) Firewall
3 5 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.42%) WAN
5 3 (1.07%) 4G
5 3 (1.07%) BGP
5 3 (1.07%) Internet
5 3 (1.07%) Skype
6 2 (0.71%) 2G
6 2 (0.71%) 3G
6 2 (0.71%) 5G
6 2 (0.71%) DHCP
6 2 (0.71%) DNS
6 2 (0.71%) OSPF
6 2 (0.71%) SNMP
6 2 (0.71%) SSH
6 2 (0.71%) WAAS
7 1 (0.36%) IGMP
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.07%) Power BI
2 2 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Hudson
2 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (6.76%) Public Sector
1 19 (6.76%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.98%) Banking
3 13 (4.63%) Finance
4 12 (4.27%) Retail
5 4 (1.42%) Electronics
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.36%) LAMP
1 1 (0.36%) Memcached
1 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.90%) Driving Licence
2 23 (8.19%) NHS
3 17 (6.05%) Chip and PIN
4 12 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.14%) User Experience
6 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.71%) iPad
7 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) iPhone
8 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Replication
8 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.36%) Social Media
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 196 (69.75%) Windows
2 165 (58.72%) Windows 10
3 48 (17.08%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.49%) Linux
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.78%) Android
7 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.36%) Unix
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.51%) Migration
2 26 (9.25%) Break/Fix
3 14 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (4.27%) Data Migration
5 10 (3.56%) ITIL
6 7 (2.49%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (2.14%) Workflow
8 4 (1.42%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (1.42%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (1.42%) Programme Management
8 4 (1.42%) Use Case
9 3 (1.07%) Analytics
9 3 (1.07%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.07%) DevOps
9 3 (1.07%) ITSM
9 3 (1.07%) Technical Leadership
10 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) Load Balancing
10 2 (0.71%) Service Management
10 2 (0.71%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.42%) VB
3 1 (0.36%) C
3 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.36%) SQL
3 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.42%) CCNA
3 4 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.42%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.71%) CCNP
4 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.71%) Degree
4 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) MCSE
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.36%) PMO
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 29 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.71%) Docker
3 2 (0.71%) Squid
3 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (15.30%) SCCM
2 3 (1.07%) Ansible
2 3 (1.07%) Terraform
3 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.71%) Puppet
3 2 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.36%) Endace
4 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.34%) Dell
2 15 (5.34%) HP
3 9 (3.20%) Cisco
4 5 (1.78%) Apple
4 5 (1.78%) VMware
5 4 (1.42%) SAP
6 3 (1.07%) Google
6 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
7 2 (0.71%) BeyondTrust
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix
8 1 (0.36%) Arista
8 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.36%) Draytek
8 1 (0.36%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.36%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.36%) Huawei
8 1 (0.36%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Symantec
8 1 (0.36%) Wyse