Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 690 686
Rank change year-on-year -40 -4 -44
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 145 206 206
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 89 114 113
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £162 £200 £225
90th Percentile £588 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -18.71% +3.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -9.40% -0.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £31.75 £22.18 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +14.39%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -35 139 £340 -15.00% 18
UK excluding London -32 74 £315 -18.71% 13
London -28 71 £425 -2.86% 6
South East -10 25 £270 -23.94% 4
Midlands +24 17 £450 +26.32% 2
North of England +38 14 £313 -30.56% 5
West Midlands +22 13 £113 -68.42% 2
North West +17 10 £320 -32.63%
South West -2 6 £150 -53.13%
Scotland -7 6 £370 -4.52%
East of England -15 6 - - 1
North East +70 3 £165 -
East Midlands +10 2 £450 +29.40%
Yorkshire +8 1 £163 -59.38% 5

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 86 (59.31%) Windows
2 66 (45.52%) Active Directory
3 57 (39.31%) Microsoft
4 53 (36.55%) SCCM
5 37 (25.52%) VMware
6 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 27 (18.62%) Finance
7 27 (18.62%) ITIL
8 26 (17.93%) Windows Server
8 26 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (15.86%) PowerShell
9 23 (15.86%) Linux
9 23 (15.86%) Python
10 22 (15.17%) McAfee
11 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (13.79%) Office 365
12 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 19 (13.10%) Hyper-V
12 19 (13.10%) Windows 7
13 18 (12.41%) MS Exchange
14 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (11.72%) Java
14 17 (11.72%) DevOps
15 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
15 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (11.03%) Windows 10
15 16 (11.03%) Project Management
16 15 (10.34%) NetApp
16 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
16 15 (10.34%) IBM

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 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.83%) Apache
5 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.45%) Confluence
6 5 (3.45%) nginx
7 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.76%) Site Server
8 3 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.79%) Office 365
2 16 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.45%) PaaS
5 4 (2.76%) GitHub
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.07%) Heroku
6 3 (2.07%) npm
6 3 (2.07%) Route 53
7 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.38%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.38%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.69%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.69%) IaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.66%) Firewall
3 12 (8.28%) DHCP
4 10 (6.90%) LAN
5 9 (6.21%) DNS
5 9 (6.21%) WAN
6 8 (5.52%) SAN
6 8 (5.52%) Skype
7 6 (4.14%) IP Telephony
7 6 (4.14%) SSL
8 5 (3.45%) VPN
9 4 (2.76%) BIG-IP
9 4 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.76%) Network Security
9 4 (2.76%) SMS
9 4 (2.76%) VoIP
10 2 (1.38%) VLAN
11 1 (0.69%) IPsec
11 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) RDBMS
1 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.52%) JIRA
3 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.83%) TeamCity
4 6 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.76%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.76%) InstallShield
5 4 (2.76%) Maven
5 4 (2.76%) MSI
6 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.38%) CMake
7 2 (1.38%) Gradle
7 2 (1.38%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.38%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.38%) WiX
8 1 (0.69%) Ant
8 1 (0.69%) Hudson
8 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Back Office
3 5 (3.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) German Language
5 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (14.48%) Desktop Support
2 17 (11.72%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.34%) Analyst
4 14 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.52%) Developer
7 8 (5.52%) IT Manager
7 8 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) Software Packaging
2 7 (4.83%) .NET
3 5 (3.45%) Middleware
3 5 (3.45%) Node.js
4 4 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (2.07%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.38%) Web Services
7 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.69%) CSS
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.69%) React
7 1 (0.69%) Sass
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.69%) XML
7 1 (0.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.59%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (4.83%) Clustering
6 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.14%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.38%) PKI
9 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (59.31%) Windows
2 26 (17.93%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.86%) Linux
4 19 (13.10%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.03%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.21%) Unix
6 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.21%) Windows Vista
7 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.45%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.76%) Solaris
10 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.38%) CentOS
11 2 (1.38%) Debian
11 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) ITIL
2 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.72%) DevOps
4 16 (11.03%) Project Management
5 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (6.21%) Release Management
7 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.21%) Software Distribution
8 8 (5.52%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.83%) High Availability
9 7 (4.83%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.83%) Migration
9 7 (4.83%) Patch Management
10 6 (4.14%) Change Control
10 6 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (4.14%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.86%) PowerShell
1 23 (15.86%) Python
2 17 (11.72%) Java
3 13 (8.97%) SQL
4 8 (5.52%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.52%) Perl
5 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.45%) C#
7 4 (2.76%) Ruby
7 4 (2.76%) VBScript
8 3 (2.07%) C++
9 2 (1.38%) Groovy
9 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.38%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.28%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.21%) MCSE
5 8 (5.52%) MCSA
6 6 (4.14%) Degree
7 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.07%) RHCE
10 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.38%) PMP
11 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.69%) CCA
11 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) QA
2 5 (3.45%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) AS 2805
3 3 (2.07%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (45.52%) Active Directory
2 26 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (8.97%) Docker
6 11 (7.59%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (6.90%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.14%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.38%) KVM
10 2 (1.38%) LXC
10 2 (1.38%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.38%) vSphere
10 2 (1.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 53 (36.55%) SCCM
2 12 (8.28%) WSUS
3 10 (6.90%) Ansible
3 10 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (6.90%) SafeCom
4 8 (5.52%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.52%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (4.14%) AirWatch
5 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.76%) SCOM
7 4 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.07%) Mesos
8 3 (2.07%) Terraform
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.38%) Packer
9 2 (1.38%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 57 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.52%) VMware
3 22 (15.17%) McAfee
4 15 (10.34%) IBM
4 15 (10.34%) NetApp
5 14 (9.66%) Cisco
6 13 (8.97%) Symantec
7 10 (6.90%) Wyse
8 8 (5.52%) CommVault
8 8 (5.52%) HP
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix
10 6 (4.14%) Lumension
11 5 (3.45%) Apple
11 5 (3.45%) Bloomberg
11 5 (3.45%) EMC
12 4 (2.76%) Avaya
12 4 (2.76%) F5
12 4 (2.76%) Meraki
12 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.76%) TIBCO