The median contractor rate for a Deployment Engineer was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 534 497
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Deployment Engineer 94 105 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 79
Median daily rate £205 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £432 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £150
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
Median hourly rate £17.39 £15.25 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £31.70 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £15.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +14.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Deployment Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Deployment Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deployment Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deployment Engineer in the UK

Deployment Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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
England +16 80 £235 +53.59% 7
London +29 30 £280 +6.66% 4
South East +16 18 £220 +51.72% 1
South West -8 11 £135 -50.90% 1
Hampshire +13 7 £78 -81.43%
East Midlands -11 7 £250 +92.50%
City of London -7 6 £350 -20.45% 1
Scotland +23 5 £105 -36.93%
East of England -2 5 £319 +6.25%
Portsmouth -2 5 £78 -
West Midlands +5 4 £130 -1.88%
Bristol +5 4 £215 - 1
Leicester - 4 £253 -
Leicestershire - 4 £253 -
Berkshire +27 3 £283 +64.00%
North West +25 3 £150 +36.36%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 -
Cardiff +23 2 - -
Edinburgh +22 2 - -
South Wales +18 2 - -
Wales +15 2 - -
Manchester +11 2 £160 +21.67%
Bournemouth +7 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £250 +127.50%
Nottingham +4 2 £250 +127.50%
Dorset -2 2 - -
Oxfordshire -3 2 £100 -55.55%
Birmingham -4 2 £303 +175.00%
Worcestershire - 2 £110 -

Deployment Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Deployment Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Deployment Engineer in the job title.

1 105 (50.48%) Windows
2 54 (25.96%) Migration
2 54 (25.96%) Windows 7
3 39 (18.75%) SCCM
3 39 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
5 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 32 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 26 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 20 (9.62%) Data Migration
8 20 (9.62%) LAN
9 18 (8.65%) PowerShell
10 17 (8.17%) MS Office
11 16 (7.69%) ITIL
11 16 (7.69%) Office 365
12 15 (7.21%) SQL Server
12 15 (7.21%) TCP/IP
13 13 (6.25%) HP
13 13 (6.25%) Cisco
13 13 (6.25%) Linux
13 13 (6.25%) Wireless
13 13 (6.25%) Windows Server
14 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (5.29%) C
15 11 (5.29%) SQL
15 11 (5.29%) VBScript
15 11 (5.29%) DHCP
15 11 (5.29%) Mathematics
15 11 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (4.81%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (3.85%) IIS
2 6 (2.88%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.92%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (8.17%) MS Office
2 9 (4.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.69%) Office 365
2 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.37%) IaaS
3 7 (3.37%) PaaS
4 5 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.40%) G Suite
5 3 (1.44%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.62%) LAN
2 15 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.25%) Wireless
4 11 (5.29%) DHCP
5 9 (4.33%) DNS
5 9 (4.33%) Firewall
6 8 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (3.37%) VPN
7 7 (3.37%) WAN
8 6 (2.88%) Skype
9 5 (2.40%) BGP
9 5 (2.40%) MPLS
9 5 (2.40%) OSPF
10 4 (1.92%) 3G
10 4 (1.92%) 4G
10 4 (1.92%) Bluetooth
10 4 (1.92%) IPv6
11 3 (1.44%) Junos
11 3 (1.44%) VLAN
11 3 (1.44%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.96%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.96%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.48%) Maven
4 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.48%) WiX
General
1 10 (4.81%) Finance
2 6 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.40%) Retail
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
5 2 (0.96%) Electronics
5 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) French Language
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) .NET
2 3 (1.44%) Web Services
3 2 (0.96%) HTML
3 2 (0.96%) JSON
4 1 (0.48%) J2EE
4 1 (0.48%) JRockit
4 1 (0.48%) REST
4 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.37%) EPoS
3 6 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.44%) iPad
6 3 (1.44%) Social Network
7 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) Digital Signage
7 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Social Media
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) BYOD
8 1 (0.48%) Fintech
8 1 (0.48%) Handset
8 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 105 (50.48%) Windows
2 54 (25.96%) Windows 7
3 26 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 13 (6.25%) Linux
4 13 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.33%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.88%) Android
9 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.44%) Unix
11 3 (1.44%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.96%) Migration
2 20 (9.62%) Data Migration
3 16 (7.69%) ITIL
4 11 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (5.29%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (4.81%) Asset Management
5 10 (4.81%) Software Deployment
6 8 (3.85%) Application Packaging
6 8 (3.85%) ITSM
6 8 (3.85%) Service Management
7 7 (3.37%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.37%) TDD
8 6 (2.88%) Project Management
8 6 (2.88%) Time Management
9 5 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (2.40%) Release Management
10 4 (1.92%) DevOps
10 4 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.65%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.29%) C
2 11 (5.29%) SQL
2 11 (5.29%) VBScript
3 7 (3.37%) C#
4 5 (2.40%) VB
5 4 (1.92%) Java
6 2 (0.96%) Korn
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 32 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.33%) A+ Certification
4 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.44%) CCNA
6 3 (1.44%) Degree
6 3 (1.44%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.44%) RHCT
7 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.96%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) CCSA
8 1 (0.48%) CCSE
8 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.96%) QA
1 2 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.92%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.96%) Docker
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.48%) Firmware
6 1 (0.48%) vCloud
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (18.75%) SCCM
2 8 (3.85%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.88%) WSUS
4 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.92%) Ansible
6 3 (1.44%) SCOM
7 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.96%) Puppet
8 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.25%) Cisco
2 13 (6.25%) HP
3 10 (4.81%) Dell
3 10 (4.81%) VMware
4 7 (3.37%) LANDesk
5 6 (2.88%) Citrix
5 6 (2.88%) Google
5 6 (2.88%) Juniper
5 6 (2.88%) Sun
6 5 (2.40%) Oracle
7 4 (1.92%) Apple
7 4 (1.92%) Lotus
7 4 (1.92%) Polycom
7 4 (1.92%) Remedy
8 3 (1.44%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.44%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Avaya
9 2 (0.96%) NetApp
9 2 (0.96%) Sophos
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