The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Deployment
UK
Rank 519 524 569
Rank change year-on-year +5 +45  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 77 118 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 21
Median daily rate £328 £423 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.48% +40.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £328 £300
% change year-on-year -6.87% +9.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.42% -22.22%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
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 Software Deployment within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -2 75 £325 -26.13% 18
South East +26 31 £320 -36.00% 5
London +3 23 £475 +5.55% 1
Berkshire +24 8 £463 -7.50% 3
Milton Keynes +2 8 £310 -
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £310 -
Surrey +9 7 £305 -44.54% 1
Bracknell +5 7 - -
East of England -4 6 £145 -65.88% 1
North West +27 5 £545 +78.68% 5
Manchester +12 5 £545 +137.99% 3
West Yorkshire +14 4 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +7 4 £320 +38.37%
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Leeds +10 3 £450 -
East Midlands -3 3 £270 - 1
Crawley - 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 - 1
Cambridge +3 2 £145 -
Bristol +2 2 £250 -50.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £145 -
City of London -1 2 - - 1
South West -4 2 £250 -50.00% 3
Essex -7 2 £145 -65.88%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £406 -
Guildford - 2 £210 -
Scotland +20 1 £360 +135.29%

Software Deployment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 79 (47.88%) Windows
2 60 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 52 (31.52%) SCCM
4 50 (30.30%) Active Directory
5 42 (25.45%) Windows Server
6 36 (21.82%) Finance
7 33 (20.00%) VMware
8 32 (19.39%) ITIL
9 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (17.58%) SC Cleared
10 29 (17.58%) MS Office
10 29 (17.58%) SQL
10 29 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (16.97%) Windows 7
11 28 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (15.15%) HP
12 25 (15.15%) Intel Security
13 24 (14.55%) PowerShell
14 20 (12.12%) Citrix
14 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (10.91%) Data Centre
16 18 (10.91%) WSUS
16 18 (10.91%) Change Management
17 17 (10.30%) Firewall
17 17 (10.30%) DHCP
17 17 (10.30%) Release Management
18 16 (9.70%) DNS

Software Deployment
Top Related 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 15 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.64%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.03%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.21%) IIS
7 2 (1.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (17.58%) MS Office
2 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.42%) MS Project
6 3 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.67%) PaaS
4 9 (5.45%) IaaS
5 8 (4.85%) Office 365
6 3 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.82%) SaaS
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.21%) Heroku
7 2 (1.21%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.21%) Yammer
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) DHCP
1 17 (10.30%) Firewall
2 16 (9.70%) DNS
3 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.27%) LAN
5 10 (6.06%) SMS
6 9 (5.45%) WAN
7 7 (4.24%) Network Security
8 5 (3.03%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.42%) Skype
9 4 (2.42%) VoIP
9 4 (2.42%) VPN
10 3 (1.82%) 3G
10 3 (1.82%) Internet
10 3 (1.82%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.21%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.21%) MPLS
11 2 (1.21%) NAS
11 2 (1.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) HBase
4 1 (0.61%) Impala
4 1 (0.61%) Power BI
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.42%) JIRA
3 3 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.21%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.21%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.21%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.21%) Hudson
4 2 (1.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.61%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.61%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 36 (21.82%) Finance
2 16 (9.70%) Banking
3 10 (6.06%) Law
4 9 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.64%) Games
6 3 (1.82%) German Language
6 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Hindi Language
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.73%) Analyst
2 13 (7.88%) Support Engineer
3 12 (7.27%) Support Analyst
4 11 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 11 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.06%) Release Manager
6 9 (5.45%) Architect
6 9 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Applications Manager
8 6 (3.64%) Service Manager
8 6 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Software Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) .NET
2 5 (3.03%) CSS
2 5 (3.03%) HTML
2 5 (3.03%) SAML
3 3 (1.82%) Java SE
4 2 (1.21%) REST
4 2 (1.21%) SOAP
4 2 (1.21%) Spring
4 2 (1.21%) Struts
5 1 (0.61%) Cascading
5 1 (0.61%) CSS3
5 1 (0.61%) HTML5
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) Kafka
5 1 (0.61%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.27%) Smartphone
3 9 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.85%) iPhone
4 8 (4.85%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.64%) iPad
6 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.03%) NHS
7 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.82%) CMDB
8 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.21%) Clustering
9 2 (1.21%) Derivative
9 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) IVR
9 2 (1.21%) Life Science
9 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Replication
9 2 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (47.88%) Windows
2 42 (25.45%) Windows Server
3 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (16.97%) Windows 7
4 28 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.27%) Linux
7 7 (4.24%) Unix
7 7 (4.24%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.24%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.82%) AIX
11 3 (1.82%) Android
11 3 (1.82%) VMS
12 2 (1.21%) Solaris
12 2 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.39%) ITIL
2 29 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.91%) Change Management
4 17 (10.30%) Release Management
5 15 (9.09%) DevOps
6 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (7.27%) Software Delivery
7 10 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.06%) Software Distribution
8 9 (5.45%) Project Management
9 8 (4.85%) Migration
9 8 (4.85%) Service Management
10 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.24%) Disk Encryption
10 7 (4.24%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.24%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.64%) TDD
11 6 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.58%) SQL
2 24 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.45%) C#
4 6 (3.64%) Java
4 6 (3.64%) VBScript
5 5 (3.03%) Python
6 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.42%) C
6 4 (2.42%) VB
7 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.21%) Korn
7 2 (1.21%) Perl
7 2 (1.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) Scala
8 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.42%) MCTS
6 3 (1.82%) MOS
7 2 (1.21%) ISEB
7 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.21%) MCITP
7 2 (1.21%) MCSA
7 2 (1.21%) PMP
7 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.61%) Degree
8 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.48%) SLA
2 11 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) ISO19770
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.27%) vSphere
4 11 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.85%) Docker
5 8 (4.85%) XenApp
5 8 (4.85%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.21%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.21%) LXC
10 1 (0.61%) Firmware
10 1 (0.61%) HDFS
10 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (31.52%) SCCM
2 18 (10.91%) WSUS
3 15 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (5.45%) Puppet
6 6 (3.64%) Ansible
6 6 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.64%) SCOM
7 5 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.42%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.42%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.42%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.21%) Mesos
9 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.61%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 60 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.00%) VMware
3 25 (15.15%) HP
3 25 (15.15%) Intel Security
4 20 (12.12%) Citrix
5 12 (7.27%) Dell
6 10 (6.06%) Symantec
7 6 (3.64%) Apple
7 6 (3.64%) Lotus
7 6 (3.64%) Remedy
8 5 (3.03%) Altiris
8 5 (3.03%) Oracle
9 4 (2.42%) Cisco
9 4 (2.42%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.42%) Workday
10 3 (1.82%) Adobe
10 3 (1.82%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.21%) Avaya
11 2 (1.21%) Red Hat
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