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 28 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.

Software Deployment
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 520 585
Rank change year-on-year -12 +65  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 76 119 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 21
Median daily rate £340 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +41.66%  
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 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -12.85% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% -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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
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 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
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 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 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 28 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 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 -8 73 £330 -25.00% 17
South East +8 28 £325 -35.00% 5
London -1 23 £475 +5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £310 -
Milton Keynes -2 8 £310 -
Berkshire +23 6 £463 -7.50% 3
Surrey +9 6 £353 -35.90% 1
East of England -1 6 £145 -65.88%
North West +26 5 £545 +78.68% 4
Manchester +15 5 £545 +137.99% 2
Bracknell +4 5 - -
Yorkshire +19 4 £450 +12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +15 4 £450 - 1
Hampshire +6 4 £320 +38.37%
East Midlands -7 4 £348 -
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Leeds +12 3 £450 -
Crawley - 3 £350 -
Nottingham - 3 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 -
Scotland +25 2 £360 +135.29%
Cambridge +8 2 £145 -
Bristol +3 2 £250 -50.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £145 -
Essex -4 2 £145 -65.88%
South West -5 2 £250 -50.00% 4
City of London -14 2 - - 1
Redhill - 2 £406 -
Edinburgh +22 1 £360 +135.29%

Software Deployment
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 77 (47.24%) Windows
2 60 (36.81%) Microsoft
3 50 (30.67%) Active Directory
3 50 (30.67%) SCCM
4 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
5 36 (22.09%) Finance
6 33 (20.25%) ITIL
7 31 (19.02%) VMware
8 30 (18.40%) MS Office
8 30 (18.40%) Security Cleared
8 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
10 28 (17.18%) Windows 7
10 28 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (17.18%) SQL
10 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (15.95%) HP
12 25 (15.34%) Intel Security
13 23 (14.11%) PowerShell
14 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (11.04%) Citrix
15 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (11.04%) WSUS
15 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (11.04%) Data Centre
16 17 (10.43%) Change Management
16 17 (10.43%) DHCP
17 16 (9.82%) Banking
17 16 (9.82%) Release Management
18 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.68%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.23%) IIS
7 2 (1.23%) 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 30 (18.40%) MS Office
2 13 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.07%) MS Project
6 3 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.13%) PaaS
4 8 (4.91%) IaaS
4 8 (4.91%) Office 365
5 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.84%) SaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.23%) Heroku
6 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.23%) Yammer
7 1 (0.61%) G Suite
7 1 (0.61%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) DHCP
2 15 (9.20%) Firewall
3 14 (8.59%) DNS
4 12 (7.36%) LAN
5 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.13%) SMS
7 9 (5.52%) WAN
8 7 (4.29%) Network Security
9 5 (3.07%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.45%) Skype
10 4 (2.45%) VoIP
10 4 (2.45%) VPN
11 3 (1.84%) 3G
11 3 (1.84%) Internet
11 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.23%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.23%) MPLS
12 2 (1.23%) NAS
12 2 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.23%) 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 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.45%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.23%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.23%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.23%) Hudson
4 2 (1.23%) 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 (22.09%) Finance
2 16 (9.82%) Banking
3 10 (6.13%) Law
4 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Games
6 3 (1.84%) German Language
6 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Hindi Language
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (11.66%) Analyst
2 13 (7.98%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.75%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (6.13%) Deployment Engineer
4 10 (6.13%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.13%) Release Manager
4 10 (6.13%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.52%) Architect
5 9 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (3.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (3.68%) Applications Manager
6 6 (3.68%) Service Manager
6 6 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.07%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.07%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.59%) .NET
2 5 (3.07%) CSS
2 5 (3.07%) HTML
2 5 (3.07%) SAML
3 3 (1.84%) Java SE
4 2 (1.23%) REST
4 2 (1.23%) SOAP
4 2 (1.23%) Spring
4 2 (1.23%) 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 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.36%) Smartphone
3 9 (5.52%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.91%) iPhone
4 8 (4.91%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.68%) iPad
6 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.84%) CMDB
8 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.84%) IVR
8 3 (1.84%) NHS
9 2 (1.23%) Clustering
9 2 (1.23%) Derivative
9 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Life Science
9 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 2 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (47.24%) Windows
2 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
3 30 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (17.18%) Windows 7
4 28 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.36%) Linux
7 7 (4.29%) Unix
7 7 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.07%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.07%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.45%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.84%) AIX
11 3 (1.84%) Android
11 3 (1.84%) VMS
12 2 (1.23%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) ITIL
2 28 (17.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.43%) Change Management
4 16 (9.82%) Release Management
5 15 (9.20%) DevOps
6 13 (7.98%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.36%) Software Delivery
8 11 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.13%) Project Management
9 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.13%) Software Distribution
10 9 (5.52%) Migration
11 8 (4.91%) Service Management
12 7 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (4.29%) Disk Encryption
12 7 (4.29%) Patch Management
12 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.68%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.68%) Waterfall
14 5 (3.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.18%) SQL
2 23 (14.11%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.91%) C#
4 6 (3.68%) Java
4 6 (3.68%) VBScript
5 5 (3.07%) Python
6 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.45%) C
6 4 (2.45%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.23%) Korn
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) 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 (18.40%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.45%) MCTS
6 3 (1.84%) MOS
6 3 (1.84%) PMP
7 2 (1.23%) ISEB
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.23%) MCITP
7 2 (1.23%) MCSA
7 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) SLA
2 10 (6.13%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) ISO19770
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.36%) vSphere
4 11 (6.75%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.91%) Docker
5 8 (4.91%) XenApp
5 8 (4.91%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.68%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.23%) 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 50 (30.67%) SCCM
2 18 (11.04%) WSUS
3 15 (9.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (7.36%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (5.52%) Puppet
6 6 (3.68%) Ansible
6 6 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.68%) SCOM
7 5 (3.07%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (3.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.45%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.45%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.45%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.23%) Mesos
9 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.61%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 60 (36.81%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.02%) VMware
3 26 (15.95%) HP
4 25 (15.34%) Intel Security
5 18 (11.04%) Citrix
6 12 (7.36%) Dell
7 10 (6.13%) Symantec
8 6 (3.68%) Apple
8 6 (3.68%) Lotus
8 6 (3.68%) Remedy
9 5 (3.07%) Altiris
9 5 (3.07%) Oracle
10 4 (2.45%) Cisco
10 4 (2.45%) MobileIron
10 4 (2.45%) Workday
11 3 (1.84%) Adobe
11 3 (1.84%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.23%) Genesys
12 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
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