Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 740 703
Rank change year-on-year +32 -37 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 193 136 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 101
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £128 £158 £185
90th Percentile £575 £540 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +4.84% -11.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 31
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +5.89% -13.12%
10th Percentile £17.32 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £31.25 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% -8.55%

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 88,893 85,050 90,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.72% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,312 59,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,068 2,444
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Deployment in the UK

Software Deployment
Top 15 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 16 October 2018. 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 +37 176 £325 - 30
UK excluding London +33 145 £325 +4.84% 27
London -22 45 £469 +37.87% 7
East of England +38 41 £350 - 7
North of England -4 35 £313 - 9
North West +15 30 £275 -14.06% 6
South East +2 30 £300 -25.00% 2
Midlands -18 16 £80 -76.12% 3
Scotland -4 14 £400 +29.03% 4
West Midlands -26 12 £80 -28.89% 2
South West -24 9 £325 +85.71% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £213 -52.78% 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £313 +92.31% 2
North East +3 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Deployment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Software Deployment.

1 98 (50.78%) Windows
2 93 (48.19%) Microsoft
3 87 (45.08%) Active Directory
4 80 (41.45%) SCCM
5 60 (31.09%) Office 365
6 53 (27.46%) Microsoft Office
7 43 (22.28%) Windows 10
8 42 (21.76%) Windows 7
8 42 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (20.73%) Finance
10 37 (19.17%) Apple
11 36 (18.65%) Mac OS
11 36 (18.65%) ServiceNow
12 34 (17.62%) Apple iOS
12 34 (17.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 32 (16.58%) Asset Management
13 32 (16.58%) OneDrive
14 28 (14.51%) Marketing
15 27 (13.99%) ITIL
15 27 (13.99%) Windows Server
16 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
16 22 (11.40%) Jenkins
17 21 (10.88%) VMware
18 20 (10.36%) Linux
18 20 (10.36%) Python
18 20 (10.36%) Security Cleared
19 19 (9.84%) Docker
19 19 (9.84%) ITSM
20 18 (9.33%) Java
20 18 (9.33%) SDLC

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 11 (5.70%) Apache Spark
2 10 (5.18%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.15%) Apache
3 8 (4.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.11%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.04%) Confluence
7 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (27.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) SAP MM
1 4 (2.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.07%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 60 (31.09%) Office 365
2 32 (16.58%) OneDrive
3 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.04%) GitHub
6 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.04%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) DNS
2 8 (4.15%) DHCP
3 6 (3.11%) Skype
3 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.07%) Firewall
4 4 (2.07%) Internet
4 4 (2.07%) VPN
5 3 (1.55%) SAN
5 3 (1.55%) VoIP
6 2 (1.04%) FTP
6 2 (1.04%) LAN
6 2 (1.04%) NAS
6 2 (1.04%) SSH
6 2 (1.04%) VPLS
6 2 (1.04%) WAN
7 1 (0.52%) BGP
7 1 (0.52%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.52%) MPLS
7 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) Big Data
2 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.66%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.66%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.66%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.15%) HBase
5 7 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.07%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.04%) NuoDB
7 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.04%) Power BI
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) Impala
8 1 (0.52%) MS Access
8 1 (0.52%) OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
1 22 (11.40%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.22%) JIRA
3 10 (5.18%) Subversion
4 8 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.07%) LSMW
6 4 (2.07%) WinDbg
7 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.55%) git-flow
7 3 (1.55%) GitLab
7 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.04%) MSI
8 2 (1.04%) WiX
9 1 (0.52%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.52%) Maven
9 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (20.73%) Finance
2 28 (14.51%) Marketing
3 15 (7.77%) Retail
4 9 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.11%) Dutch Language
6 4 (2.07%) Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (16.06%) Desktop Support
2 24 (12.44%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 19 (9.84%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.81%) Analyst
6 16 (8.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (6.22%) Developer
8 11 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.70%) IT Manager
8 11 (5.70%) IT Support
9 9 (4.66%) Applications Packager
9 9 (4.66%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.66%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Data Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Consultant
11 7 (3.63%) Customer Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) IT Project Manager
11 7 (3.63%) Senior Data Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.15%) .NET
1 8 (4.15%) Kafka
2 5 (2.59%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.59%) Web Services
3 4 (2.07%) HTML
3 4 (2.07%) REST
3 4 (2.07%) SAPUI5
4 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.55%) Caffe
4 3 (1.55%) CNTK
4 3 (1.55%) EJB
4 3 (1.55%) J2EE
4 3 (1.55%) JDBC
4 3 (1.55%) JMS
4 3 (1.55%) jQuery
4 3 (1.55%) MXNet
4 3 (1.55%) RESTful
4 3 (1.55%) Servlets
4 3 (1.55%) TensorFlow
4 3 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.66%) User Experience
4 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.11%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.11%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.59%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.04%) Celerra
8 2 (1.04%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) PKI
8 2 (1.04%) RIA
8 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 98 (50.78%) Windows
2 43 (22.28%) Windows 10
3 42 (21.76%) Windows 7
4 36 (18.65%) Mac OS
5 34 (17.62%) Apple iOS
6 27 (13.99%) Windows Server
7 20 (10.36%) Linux
8 6 (3.11%) Unix
8 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.07%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.55%) Solaris
10 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.58%) Asset Management
3 27 (13.99%) ITIL
4 19 (9.84%) ITSM
5 18 (9.33%) SDLC
6 17 (8.81%) Matrix Organization
7 16 (8.29%) DevOps
8 15 (7.77%) Project Management
9 14 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.74%) Scrum
11 12 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (5.70%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.70%) Performance Management
12 11 (5.70%) Software Engineering
13 10 (5.18%) Line Management
13 10 (5.18%) Waterfall
14 9 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (4.66%) Data Science
15 8 (4.15%) Acceptance Criteria
15 8 (4.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.36%) Python
2 18 (9.33%) Java
3 17 (8.81%) SQL
4 16 (8.29%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.22%) C#
6 10 (5.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.59%) R
7 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.59%) VBScript
8 4 (2.07%) C
9 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.55%) C++
9 3 (1.55%) Perl
9 3 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.04%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.04%) PHP
10 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.04%) VB
10 2 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.29%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.77%) A+ Certification
5 12 (6.22%) Degree
6 10 (5.18%) MCSE
7 9 (4.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (3.11%) MCP
9 5 (2.59%) MCSA
10 3 (1.55%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.04%) ISEB
11 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.52%) CEH
12 1 (0.52%) CISA
12 1 (0.52%) CISSP
12 1 (0.52%) MCDST
12 1 (0.52%) VCP5
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.25%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) QA
3 7 (3.63%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 87 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.84%) Docker
3 18 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.63%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (3.11%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.07%) vSphere
8 4 (2.07%) XenApp
9 3 (1.55%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.04%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.04%) NFS
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (41.45%) SCCM
2 34 (17.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (4.15%) Terraform
3 8 (4.15%) WSUS
4 6 (3.11%) SafeCom
5 4 (2.07%) Perfmon
5 4 (2.07%) Puppet
5 4 (2.07%) SCOM
6 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.04%) Ansible
7 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.04%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.04%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.52%) Kibana
8 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 93 (48.19%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.17%) Apple
3 36 (18.65%) ServiceNow
4 21 (10.88%) VMware
5 12 (6.22%) Oracle
6 11 (5.70%) Citrix
7 10 (5.18%) Cisco
8 8 (4.15%) Talend
9 7 (3.63%) HP
9 7 (3.63%) Symantec
10 6 (3.11%) Wyse
11 5 (2.59%) Adobe
11 5 (2.59%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.59%) McAfee
11 5 (2.59%) Remedy
11 5 (2.59%) Reuters
11 5 (2.59%) SAP
12 3 (1.55%) IBM
12 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.55%) Sun