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 23 May 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
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 529 546
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 63 121 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 72 37
Median daily rate £303 £440 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +18.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £153 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £404
% change year-on-year -25.00% -0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% -2.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -31.42% -18.60%  

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 37828 44522 44343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.27% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24651 29475 27890
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1061 1303
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.81% -2.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% +8.19%  

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 23 May 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Deployment.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 May 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 -4 59 £300 -31.81% 17
South East +9 18 £305 -32.22% 4
London -7 17 £331 -24.71% 5
South West +20 11 £175 -62.16% 2
Berkshire +24 10 - - 1
Bracknell +18 10 - -
Bristol +8 8 £175 -62.16% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £348 -17.26%
Scotland +44 4 £310 +12.11%
West Sussex +24 3 £350 -
North West +22 3 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England +3 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Nottingham - 3 £425 -
West Midlands +25 2 £220 +131.57% 1
Manchester +16 2 £400 +22.51%
Glasgow +7 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 2 - -
Cambridge +2 2 - -
Staffordshire +1 2 £220 -
Surrey -3 2 £305 -44.54% 2
Milton Keynes -5 2 £270 -
City of London -12 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £270 -
Plymouth - 2 £291 -
Crawley - 2 £325 -
Devon - 2 £291 -
Clydebank - 2 £310 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £310 -
Cheshire +32 1 £300 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 71 (53.38%) Windows
2 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 41 (30.83%) Active Directory
3 38 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
5 35 (26.32%) SCCM
5 35 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 33 (24.81%) HP
7 29 (21.80%) VMware
8 27 (20.30%) ITIL
8 27 (20.30%) Windows 7
9 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (16.54%) McAfee
11 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
12 21 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 21 (15.79%) PowerShell
13 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (12.78%) Release Management
15 17 (12.78%) Finance
15 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (12.78%) Software Delivery
16 16 (12.03%) Software Distribution
16 16 (12.03%) SMS
17 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
18 14 (10.53%) SQL
18 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
19 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared

Software Deployment
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 7 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.76%) IIS
3 5 (3.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.01%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Office 365
2 11 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.01%) SaaS
5 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.50%) Heroku
5 2 (1.50%) IaaS
5 2 (1.50%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.50%) PaaS
5 2 (1.50%) Yammer
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) SMS
2 9 (6.77%) Firewall
2 9 (6.77%) LAN
2 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.02%) WAN
4 5 (3.76%) DHCP
4 5 (3.76%) Skype
5 4 (3.01%) SAN
6 3 (2.26%) 3G
6 3 (2.26%) DNS
6 3 (2.26%) Internet
6 3 (2.26%) IPsec
6 3 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.26%) VPN
7 2 (1.50%) DMZ
7 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.50%) LDAP
7 2 (1.50%) NAS
7 2 (1.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
5 1 (0.75%) Impala
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.50%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) Ant
4 1 (0.75%) Hudson
4 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.75%) Maven
4 1 (0.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Games
4 3 (2.26%) German Language
5 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (11.28%) Support Engineer
2 11 (8.27%) Deployment Engineer
2 11 (8.27%) Wintel Engineer
3 8 (6.02%) Analyst
3 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (5.26%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (4.51%) Architect
5 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
5 6 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) Software Support Engineer
7 4 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.01%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) .NET
1 5 (3.76%) CSS
2 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) SAML
3 3 (2.26%) Java SE
3 3 (2.26%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.50%) REST
4 2 (1.50%) SOAP
4 2 (1.50%) Spring
4 2 (1.50%) Struts
5 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.75%) Cascading
5 1 (0.75%) CSS3
5 1 (0.75%) HTML5
5 1 (0.75%) jQuery
5 1 (0.75%) Kafka
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.51%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.01%) iPhone
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.26%) IVR
4 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) CMDB
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) EPoS
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (53.38%) Windows
2 38 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 27 (20.30%) Windows 7
4 25 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.77%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.02%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.26%) Linux
10 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.51%) Mac OS
11 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.26%) Unix
13 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.75%) AIX
14 1 (0.75%) Android
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.75%) VMS
14 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Release Management
2 17 (12.78%) Software Delivery
3 16 (12.03%) Software Distribution
4 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.02%) DevOps
6 11 (8.27%) Migration
7 10 (7.52%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.77%) Change Management
9 8 (6.02%) Patch Management
9 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.51%) Service Management
11 6 (4.51%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.51%) Time Management
12 5 (3.76%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.76%) Project Management
12 5 (3.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.53%) SQL
3 7 (5.26%) VBScript
4 6 (4.51%) VB
5 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.76%) C
5 5 (3.76%) Java
6 4 (3.01%) Python
7 2 (1.50%) C#
7 2 (1.50%) Korn
7 2 (1.50%) Perl
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) Ruby
7 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) Groovy
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (27.82%) Security Cleared
2 35 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.01%) MCTS
6 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.50%) MCITP
6 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.50%) PMP
7 1 (0.75%) CCA
7 1 (0.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.50%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO19770
System Software
1 41 (30.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (9.02%) vSphere
5 10 (7.52%) XenApp
6 6 (4.51%) Docker
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.26%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) HDFS
10 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (26.32%) SCCM
2 21 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (8.27%) vCenter Server
4 6 (4.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.51%) WSUS
5 4 (3.01%) Ansible
5 4 (3.01%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.26%) Puppet
7 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.50%) Mesos
7 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.75%) SCOM
8 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.81%) HP
3 29 (21.80%) VMware
4 22 (16.54%) McAfee
5 12 (9.02%) Citrix
6 7 (5.26%) Symantec
7 6 (4.51%) Remedy
8 5 (3.76%) Apple
9 4 (3.01%) Lotus
9 4 (3.01%) Workday
10 3 (2.26%) Adobe
10 3 (2.26%) Canon
10 3 (2.26%) Dell
10 3 (2.26%) Mitel
10 3 (2.26%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.50%) Altiris
11 2 (1.50%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.50%) Lumension
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle
11 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
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