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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 544 535
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 67 107 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 58
Median daily rate £300 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -14.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £369 £388
% change year-on-year -18.64% -4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Median hourly rate £13.11 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.18% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.30 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.11 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -27.18% -11.11%  

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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 June 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 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 June 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 -1 64 £300 -14.28% 16
London -5 17 £306 -9.25% 3
South East +4 13 £413 +42.24% 3
North West +28 11 £325 -28.96% 1
South West +7 11 £175 - 2
Berkshire +22 10 £400 +56.86%
Bracknell +8 9 - -
West Midlands +27 7 £166 -25.28% 2
Bristol - 7 £175 - 1
Manchester +15 6 £425 -15.00%
Cheshire - 5 £300 -
East of England -1 4 - - 3
Scotland +33 3 £310 -22.50%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - -
Cambridge +4 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £300 -
Devon -4 2 £291 -
City of London -7 2 £388 +19.23%
Plymouth -21 2 £291 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Staffordshire - 2 £220 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £310 -
Clydebank - 2 £310 -
Coventry +15 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
Staines +3 1 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Hampshire -6 1 - - 3
East Midlands -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 76 (53.15%) Windows
2 55 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 49 (34.27%) SCCM
5 32 (22.38%) Windows Server
6 31 (21.68%) Windows 7
7 30 (20.98%) Security Cleared
7 30 (20.98%) HP
8 28 (19.58%) VMware
8 28 (19.58%) SC Cleared
9 26 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (15.38%) McAfee
12 21 (14.69%) ITIL
13 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
14 19 (13.29%) Finance
15 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (12.59%) SQL
15 18 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
16 17 (11.89%) Release Management
17 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
17 16 (11.19%) DV Cleared
17 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (11.19%) Software Delivery
17 16 (11.19%) DevOps
18 15 (10.49%) Office 365
18 15 (10.49%) Software Distribution

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 10 (6.99%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.20%) IIS
3 6 (4.20%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.80%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.80%) Site Server
5 2 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.40%) JBoss
5 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.49%) Office 365
2 13 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.50%) SaaS
5 3 (2.10%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.40%) Heroku
6 2 (1.40%) PaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Yammer
7 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) IaaS
7 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) SMS
2 10 (6.99%) Firewall
2 10 (6.99%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.29%) LAN
4 8 (5.59%) WAN
5 5 (3.50%) DHCP
5 5 (3.50%) Skype
6 4 (2.80%) IPsec
6 4 (2.80%) SAN
6 4 (2.80%) VPN
7 3 (2.10%) 3G
7 3 (2.10%) DNS
7 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.10%) SSL
7 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.40%) DMZ
8 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.40%) Internet
8 2 (1.40%) NAS
8 2 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) HBase
5 1 (0.70%) Impala
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.20%) JIRA
3 4 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.10%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.10%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.40%) Ant
5 2 (1.40%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.40%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.40%) Hudson
5 2 (1.40%) Maven
5 2 (1.40%) MSI
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.70%) Selenium
6 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.70%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (13.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (9.79%) Support Engineer
2 12 (8.39%) Analyst
2 12 (8.39%) SCCM Engineer
3 11 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (4.90%) Desktop Support
6 7 (4.90%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.90%) Software Deployment Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Architect
8 5 (3.50%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.50%) Consultant
8 5 (3.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) Wintel Architect
9 4 (2.80%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) .NET
1 6 (4.20%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.80%) HTML
2 4 (2.80%) SAML
3 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.10%) CSS
3 3 (2.10%) Java SE
4 2 (1.40%) REST
4 2 (1.40%) SOAP
4 2 (1.40%) Spring
4 2 (1.40%) Struts
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.70%) Cascading
5 1 (0.70%) CSS3
5 1 (0.70%) HTML5
5 1 (0.70%) jQuery
5 1 (0.70%) Kafka
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.20%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.20%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.80%) iPhone
4 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.10%) Clustering
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.10%) IVR
5 3 (2.10%) User Experience
6 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.40%) CMDB
6 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (53.15%) Windows
2 32 (22.38%) Windows Server
3 31 (21.68%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.39%) Linux
7 11 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.99%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.90%) Mac OS
11 6 (4.20%) Unix
11 6 (4.20%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.40%) CentOS
12 2 (1.40%) Debian
12 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.40%) VMS
12 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.70%) AIX
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.69%) ITIL
2 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.89%) Release Management
4 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
4 16 (11.19%) DevOps
4 16 (11.19%) Software Delivery
5 15 (10.49%) Software Distribution
6 13 (9.09%) Migration
7 10 (6.99%) Change Management
7 10 (6.99%) Patch Management
7 10 (6.99%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.90%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.20%) Project Management
10 6 (4.20%) Service Management
10 6 (4.20%) Test Automation
11 5 (3.50%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.59%) SQL
3 9 (6.29%) Bash Shell
3 9 (6.29%) Python
4 8 (5.59%) VBScript
5 7 (4.90%) VB
6 5 (3.50%) C
6 5 (3.50%) Java
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.10%) C#
9 2 (1.40%) C++
9 2 (1.40%) Groovy
9 2 (1.40%) Korn
9 2 (1.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.58%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.19%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Degree
5 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.40%) MCTS
5 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 1 (0.70%) CCA
6 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 52 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.99%) XenApp
4 9 (6.29%) Docker
4 9 (6.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.50%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.80%) vSphere
9 3 (2.10%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.40%) KVM
10 2 (1.40%) LXC
11 1 (0.70%) HDFS
11 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (34.27%) SCCM
2 18 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (7.69%) WSUS
4 7 (4.90%) Ansible
4 7 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.80%) BladeLogic
6 4 (2.80%) SafeCom
6 4 (2.80%) SCOM
6 4 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.10%) Puppet
7 3 (2.10%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.40%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.40%) Packer
8 2 (1.40%) Terraform
9 1 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.70%) Mesos
Vendors
1 55 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.98%) HP
3 28 (19.58%) VMware
4 22 (15.38%) McAfee
5 13 (9.09%) Citrix
6 11 (7.69%) Symantec
7 6 (4.20%) Apple
7 6 (4.20%) Remedy
8 5 (3.50%) IBM
8 5 (3.50%) NetApp
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.80%) Cisco
9 4 (2.80%) Lotus
9 4 (2.80%) Workday
9 4 (2.80%) Wyse
10 3 (2.10%) Adobe
10 3 (2.10%) Canon
10 3 (2.10%) Dell
10 3 (2.10%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.10%) Mitel