Period
to 23 October 2017

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 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 679 697
Rank change year-on-year -61 +18 -56
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 142 206 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 108 95
UK median daily rate £325 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.96% +0.73% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £196 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -18.42% +1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 24
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -9.45% -0.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £31.50 £22.73 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.05%

Software Deployment is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

Software Deployment
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Deployment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Deployment over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
England -41 139 £325 -13.33% 17
UK excluding London -19 83 £310 -18.42% 11
London -1 59 £340 -1.09% 8
South East -21 25 £388 +29.17% 3
Midlands +28 19 £335 -4.29%
North of England +46 16 £313 -30.56% 2
West Midlands +30 14 £113 -67.39%
South West -4 14 £175 -45.31% 2
North West +19 12 £320 -32.63% 2
East of England -27 6 - - 2
North East +76 3 £165 -
Scotland +4 3 £310 -20.00% 1
East Midlands -2 3 £450 +13.14%
Yorkshire +9 1 £163 -59.38%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 91 (64.08%) Windows
2 66 (46.48%) Active Directory
3 52 (36.62%) Microsoft
4 51 (35.92%) SCCM
5 39 (27.46%) VMware
6 31 (21.83%) Data Centre
7 30 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (19.01%) Windows Server
9 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
10 23 (16.20%) McAfee
11 22 (15.49%) Linux
11 22 (15.49%) Finance
11 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
12 20 (14.08%) Office 365
12 20 (14.08%) ITIL
13 19 (13.38%) Hyper-V
14 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.68%) Python
14 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
15 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
16 15 (10.56%) Symantec
16 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
16 15 (10.56%) Windows 10
17 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
17 14 (9.86%) IBM
17 14 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
18 13 (9.15%) HP
18 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (9.15%) Project Management
18 13 (9.15%) NetApp

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 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.52%) Apache
7 4 (2.82%) IIS
7 4 (2.82%) Site Server
8 3 (2.11%) Confluence
8 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.41%) nginx
10 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.08%) Office 365
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.11%) SaaS
5 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.70%) GitHub
6 1 (0.70%) Heroku
6 1 (0.70%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) npm
6 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.70%) Route 53
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.04%) DHCP
3 9 (6.34%) Firewall
3 9 (6.34%) LAN
4 8 (5.63%) SAN
4 8 (5.63%) WAN
5 7 (4.93%) DNS
5 7 (4.93%) SMS
6 6 (4.23%) SSL
6 6 (4.23%) VPN
7 5 (3.52%) Skype
8 4 (2.82%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (2.82%) IPsec
8 4 (2.82%) VoIP
9 3 (2.11%) DMZ
9 3 (2.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.11%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.82%) InstallShield
3 4 (2.82%) JIRA
3 4 (2.82%) MSI
4 3 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.41%) CMake
5 2 (1.41%) Gradle
5 2 (1.41%) Maven
5 2 (1.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.41%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.41%) WiX
6 1 (0.70%) Ant
6 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Back Office
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.11%) German Language
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (12.68%) Desktop Support
1 18 (12.68%) Support Engineer
2 13 (9.15%) Analyst
3 9 (6.34%) SCCM Engineer
4 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Developer
5 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (4.93%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.93%) Software Deployment Engineer
6 6 (4.23%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (3.52%) Administrator
7 5 (3.52%) Consultant
7 5 (3.52%) Junior
7 5 (3.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Software Packaging
2 6 (4.23%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) Middleware
4 4 (2.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (2.11%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.41%) Node.js
7 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.70%) Web Services
7 1 (0.70%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.75%) Blackberry
3 10 (7.04%) Fat Client
3 10 (7.04%) Thin Client
4 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.93%) Clustering
5 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.52%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.41%) PKI
7 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (64.08%) Windows
2 27 (19.01%) Windows Server
3 25 (17.61%) Windows 7
4 22 (15.49%) Linux
5 15 (10.56%) Windows 10
6 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.23%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.23%) Unix
8 6 (4.23%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.82%) Solaris
11 2 (1.41%) CentOS
11 2 (1.41%) Debian
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.08%) ITIL
2 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
3 13 (9.15%) Project Management
4 11 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.75%) DevOps
4 11 (7.75%) Software Distribution
5 10 (7.04%) Asset Management
5 10 (7.04%) Migration
5 10 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (7.04%) Release Management
6 9 (6.34%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.63%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.63%) Software Delivery
8 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.23%) Change Control
9 6 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.23%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.23%) Line Management
10 5 (3.52%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.68%) Python
3 11 (7.75%) Java
3 11 (7.75%) SQL
4 9 (6.34%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.23%) Perl
6 4 (2.82%) Ruby
6 4 (2.82%) VBScript
7 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.41%) C#
8 2 (1.41%) C++
8 2 (1.41%) Groovy
8 2 (1.41%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.15%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.63%) MCSA
5 8 (5.63%) MCSE
6 6 (4.23%) Degree
7 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.11%) RHCE
9 2 (1.41%) CCA
9 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.41%) PMP
10 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) SLA
3 3 (2.11%) AS 2805
3 3 (2.11%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (46.48%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (7.75%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (7.04%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.93%) Docker
8 5 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.82%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.82%) XenApp
10 2 (1.41%) KVM
10 2 (1.41%) LXC
10 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.41%) vSphere
11 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 51 (35.92%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (8.45%) WSUS
3 10 (7.04%) SafeCom
4 7 (4.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (4.23%) Ansible
5 6 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.82%) SCOM
6 4 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.11%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.11%) Terraform
8 2 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.41%) Packer
8 2 (1.41%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 52 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (27.46%) VMware
3 23 (16.20%) McAfee
4 15 (10.56%) Symantec
5 14 (9.86%) IBM
6 13 (9.15%) HP
6 13 (9.15%) NetApp
7 12 (8.45%) Cisco
8 10 (7.04%) Wyse
9 9 (6.34%) Citrix
10 5 (3.52%) Apple
10 5 (3.52%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.52%) CommVault
11 4 (2.82%) Avaya
11 4 (2.82%) F5
11 4 (2.82%) HEAT Software
11 4 (2.82%) Lumension
11 4 (2.82%) Meraki
11 4 (2.82%) TIBCO
12 3 (2.11%) Red Hat