Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 679 686
Rank change year-on-year -57 +7 -65
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 122 221 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 125 98
UK median daily rate £310 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +6.67% +22.95%
10th Percentile £175 £157 £163
90th Percentile £475 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £355 £375
% change year-on-year -14.08% -5.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 21
UK median hourly rate £14.22 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.38% -8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £23.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £17.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.19% -8.55% +5.56%

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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 13 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 22 August 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 -33 118 £311 -22.19% 16
UK excluding London -1 86 £305 -14.08% 9
London -12 36 £325 -26.14% 7
South East -15 31 £350 - 1
Midlands +24 18 £220 -35.29% 2
North of England +45 13 £315 -21.25% 4
South West 0 13 £175 -45.31% 1
West Midlands +39 12 £166 -48.85% 2
North West +37 12 £320 -21.47% 3
East of England -14 7 - - 1
East Midlands -12 6 £425 +6.85%
Scotland +20 4 £310 -20.00%
Yorkshire +28 1 £163 -59.38%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (50.00%) Windows
2 46 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 46 (37.70%) Active Directory
3 45 (36.89%) SCCM
4 29 (23.77%) Data Centre
5 25 (20.49%) VMware
6 24 (19.67%) McAfee
7 22 (18.03%) Windows 7
8 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
9 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
10 18 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (14.75%) HP
10 18 (14.75%) Windows Server
11 17 (13.93%) PowerShell
12 16 (13.11%) Finance
13 15 (12.30%) ITIL
13 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (12.30%) Release Management
14 14 (11.48%) Software Delivery
14 14 (11.48%) Office 365
14 14 (11.48%) Software Distribution
15 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
15 13 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (10.66%) Linux
15 13 (10.66%) SMS
15 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
15 13 (10.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
17 11 (9.02%) Python
17 11 (9.02%) Migration

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 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.28%) Apache
4 4 (3.28%) IIS
4 4 (3.28%) Site Server
5 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.64%) Confluence
6 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.82%) CMS
7 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) SaaS
4 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.82%) Heroku
5 1 (0.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) SMS
2 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.56%) Firewall
4 7 (5.74%) SSL
5 6 (4.92%) DHCP
6 5 (4.10%) LAN
6 5 (4.10%) SAN
7 4 (3.28%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.28%) DNS
7 4 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (3.28%) IPsec
7 4 (3.28%) VPN
7 4 (3.28%) WAN
8 2 (1.64%) DMZ
8 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.64%) Internet
8 2 (1.64%) NAS
8 2 (1.64%) Wireless
9 1 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.82%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.28%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.46%) JIRA
4 3 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.64%) CMake
5 2 (1.64%) Gradle
5 2 (1.64%) MSI
5 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.64%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.64%) WiX
6 1 (0.82%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.82%) Hudson
6 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (9.02%) Support Engineer
2 9 (7.38%) Analyst
2 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (7.38%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.74%) Deployment Engineer
4 7 (5.74%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Consultant
5 6 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.10%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.10%) Developer
6 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Systems Support
7 4 (3.28%) Administrator
7 4 (3.28%) Applications Manager
7 4 (3.28%) Software Support Engineer
8 3 (2.46%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (2.46%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.74%) Software Packaging
2 4 (3.28%) .NET
3 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.46%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.82%) CSS3
5 1 (0.82%) HTML
5 1 (0.82%) HTML5
5 1 (0.82%) jQuery
5 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.77%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.74%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.74%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.10%) Clustering
5 3 (2.46%) IVR
5 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.82%) iPhone
7 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (18.03%) Windows 7
3 18 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.66%) Linux
5 8 (6.56%) Mac OS
5 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.46%) Unix
9 3 (2.46%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.64%) CentOS
10 2 (1.64%) Debian
10 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.82%) VMS
11 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.30%) ITIL
1 15 (12.30%) Release Management
2 14 (11.48%) Software Delivery
2 14 (11.48%) Software Distribution
3 13 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.02%) Migration
5 10 (8.20%) DevOps
6 8 (6.56%) Change Management
6 8 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.74%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.74%) Change Control
7 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (5.74%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (5.74%) Patch Management
7 7 (5.74%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.92%) Operations Management
9 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.10%) Project Management
10 4 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.93%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.02%) Python
3 10 (8.20%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.74%) Java
4 7 (5.74%) SQL
5 4 (3.28%) C
5 4 (3.28%) C#
5 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.28%) VBScript
6 3 (2.46%) Groovy
6 3 (2.46%) Ruby
6 3 (2.46%) VB
7 2 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) Degree
5 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.28%) PMP
6 3 (2.46%) MCSA
6 3 (2.46%) MCSE
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.46%) RHCE
7 2 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.82%) CCA
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 5 (4.10%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) AS 2805
3 3 (2.46%) ISO 8583
3 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.74%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.74%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.92%) Docker
7 4 (3.28%) XenApp
8 3 (2.46%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.64%) KVM
9 2 (1.64%) LXC
9 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.82%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 45 (36.89%) SCCM
2 13 (10.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (7.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (7.38%) WSUS
4 7 (5.74%) SafeCom
5 4 (3.28%) Ansible
5 4 (3.28%) SCOM
5 4 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.64%) Packer
7 2 (1.64%) Puppet
7 2 (1.64%) Terraform
8 1 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.49%) VMware
3 24 (19.67%) McAfee
4 18 (14.75%) HP
5 9 (7.38%) Symantec
6 8 (6.56%) Apple
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco
7 7 (5.74%) IBM
7 7 (5.74%) NetApp
7 7 (5.74%) Wyse
8 6 (4.92%) Citrix
9 4 (3.28%) F5
10 3 (2.46%) Adobe
10 3 (2.46%) Lumension
10 3 (2.46%) Meraki
10 3 (2.46%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.64%) Genesys
11 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.64%) Varonis