Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 691 713
Rank change year-on-year -34 +22 -37
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 151 179 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 103 94
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.01% +17.32%
10th Percentile £184 £180 £171
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +8.82% -9.33% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 15
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.29 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.77% +13.13% -22.16%
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £41.95 £19.25 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% +8.37%

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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -28 142 £425 +6.25% 44
London -2 87 £525 +19.73% 18
UK excluding London -52 63 £370 +8.82% 31
South East -56 22 £270 -16.92% 7
Midlands +8 16 £450 +21.95% 2
West Midlands +6 10 £295 -22.62%
South West +12 9 £338 +5.47%
North of England +21 8 £238 -46.18% 13
Scotland -2 6 £370 +85.00%
East Midlands +7 4 £450 +59.86% 2
North West +4 4 £343 -23.89% 10
North East - 3 £165 - 1
Yorkshire +7 1 £163 -35.64% 2
East of England -18 1 - - 4
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 80 (52.98%) Windows
2 55 (36.42%) Active Directory
3 51 (33.77%) Microsoft
4 46 (30.46%) SCCM
5 38 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (23.18%) VMware
7 34 (22.52%) Finance
8 31 (20.53%) Python
9 30 (19.87%) ITIL
9 30 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (17.22%) Windows Server
12 25 (16.56%) PowerShell
13 24 (15.89%) Office 365
14 23 (15.23%) Windows 10
15 22 (14.57%) Linux
15 22 (14.57%) Docker
15 22 (14.57%) Windows 7
16 21 (13.91%) Java
16 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (13.25%) DevOps
18 19 (12.58%) Firewall
19 18 (11.92%) SQL
19 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
20 17 (11.26%) Project Management
21 16 (10.60%) Git (software)
22 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 15 (9.93%) MS Exchange
23 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
23 14 (9.27%) Apache

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 (9.93%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.27%) Apache
3 10 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (5.30%) Apache Spark
6 7 (4.64%) nginx
6 7 (4.64%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.97%) Apache Pig
8 5 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.31%) Confluence
8 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.66%) Drupal
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.66%) IIS
11 1 (0.66%) JBoss
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (15.89%) Office 365
3 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (7.28%) PaaS
5 9 (5.96%) Heroku
6 5 (3.31%) GitHub
6 5 (3.31%) OpenShift
6 5 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) npm
7 4 (2.65%) Route 53
8 3 (1.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.32%) Serverless
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.66%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.58%) Firewall
2 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.61%) DHCP
4 11 (7.28%) DNS
4 11 (7.28%) LAN
4 11 (7.28%) WAN
5 8 (5.30%) SAN
6 7 (4.64%) Skype
7 6 (3.97%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.65%) Network Security
8 4 (2.65%) VoIP
9 3 (1.99%) SSL
10 2 (1.32%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.32%) VLAN
10 2 (1.32%) VPN
11 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.30%) Apache Hive
2 8 (5.30%) Big Data
2 8 (5.30%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.30%) RDBMS
2 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.97%) HBase
4 6 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) MySQL
6 4 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Kudu
8 2 (1.32%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (1.32%) Impala
8 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.61%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.30%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.64%) JIRA
4 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.97%) Subversion
5 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.65%) Maven
6 4 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.99%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.32%) Gradle
8 2 (1.32%) MSI
8 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.66%) Build Forge
9 1 (0.66%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.66%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.66%) JUnit
9 1 (0.66%) Selenium
9 1 (0.66%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (22.52%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Back Office
3 7 (4.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Publishing
4 6 (3.97%) Marketing
5 4 (2.65%) German Language
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.32%) Front Office
7 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (15.23%) Desktop Support
2 19 (12.58%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (6.62%) IT Manager
6 9 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (5.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) WebOps Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (3.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.30%) .NET
2 6 (3.97%) CNTK
2 6 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.97%) Kafka
2 6 (3.97%) MXNet
2 6 (3.97%) Node.js
2 6 (3.97%) Software Packaging
2 6 (3.97%) TensorFlow
2 6 (3.97%) Theano
3 5 (3.31%) Middleware
3 5 (3.31%) Velocity
4 4 (2.65%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.99%) Web Services
6 2 (1.32%) LAMP
6 2 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
6 2 (1.32%) Spring
6 2 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.28%) PKI
3 10 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.30%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.97%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.97%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.31%) Clustering
7 5 (3.31%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.31%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.65%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.66%) Fintech
11 1 (0.66%) FMCG
11 1 (0.66%) iPad
11 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 80 (52.98%) Windows
2 26 (17.22%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.23%) Windows 10
4 22 (14.57%) Linux
4 22 (14.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.96%) Unix
5 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.97%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.65%) Solaris
9 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.32%) CentOS
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.66%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.87%) ITIL
3 20 (13.25%) DevOps
4 17 (11.26%) Project Management
5 13 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.95%) High Availability
7 10 (6.62%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.62%) Kanban
7 10 (6.62%) Migration
8 9 (5.96%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.96%) Load Balancing
8 9 (5.96%) Scrum
8 9 (5.96%) Web Operations
9 8 (5.30%) Analytics
9 8 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.30%) Open Source
9 8 (5.30%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.64%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.53%) Python
2 25 (16.56%) PowerShell
3 21 (13.91%) Java
4 18 (11.92%) SQL
5 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.96%) Scala
7 8 (5.30%) Perl
7 8 (5.30%) VBScript
8 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.31%) C
9 4 (2.65%) C#
10 2 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) Groovy
11 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.62%) Degree
3 10 (6.62%) MCSE
3 10 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) MCSA
5 7 (4.64%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.31%) Master's Degree
7 4 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.32%) PMP
8 2 (1.32%) RHCE
9 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CCA
9 1 (0.66%) CCNA
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) GDPR
3 2 (1.32%) AS 2805
3 2 (1.32%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.32%) PMO
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (36.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.57%) Docker
4 14 (9.27%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (8.61%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.95%) BitLocker
7 9 (5.96%) vSphere
8 7 (4.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.64%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.97%) Apache Flume
10 5 (3.31%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (30.46%) SCCM
2 11 (7.28%) Ansible
3 10 (6.62%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.30%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.97%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (3.97%) WSUS
6 5 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.31%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.99%) Mesos
8 2 (1.32%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Terraform
8 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.66%) Puppet
9 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (23.18%) VMware
3 13 (8.61%) Citrix
3 13 (8.61%) McAfee
4 11 (7.28%) IBM
5 10 (6.62%) NetApp
6 9 (5.96%) Cisco
7 8 (5.30%) CommVault
7 8 (5.30%) Symantec
8 6 (3.97%) Talend
9 5 (3.31%) Alteryx
9 5 (3.31%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.31%) EMC
9 5 (3.31%) Lumension
9 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.31%) Wyse
10 4 (2.65%) Avaya
10 4 (2.65%) HP
10 4 (2.65%) Sonatype
10 4 (2.65%) TIBCO