Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 700 677
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 205 137 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 91 126
UK median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +30.08%
10th Percentile £250 £163 £147
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £311 £350
% change year-on-year +18.07% -11.07% +12.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -6.26% -23.33%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £26.80 £19.75 £20.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £12.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +38.00% -27.54% -23.33%

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 86,547 76,958 88,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,125 50,650 57,981
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,221 2,083 2,431
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.99%

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 24 April 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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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 +1 180 £475 +35.71% 58
UK excluding London +13 123 £368 +18.07% 33
London -15 78 £533 +18.33% 26
South East -28 48 £425 +32.81% 6
North of England +2 22 £350 +7.69% 13
North West -6 19 £350 +75.00% 7
South West +15 15 £350 +64.71% 2
Wales - 14 £500 -
East of England -2 9 £468 +222.41% 5
Midlands -12 8 £295 -6.72% 6
Scotland -18 7 £370 +2.78%
West Midlands -3 6 £295 -18.62% 6
North East - 3 £280 -
East Midlands +2 2 £475 +75.93%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 94 (45.85%) Windows
1 94 (45.85%) Microsoft
2 70 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (30.73%) SCCM
4 62 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
6 48 (23.41%) Windows 7
7 44 (21.46%) Windows 10
8 42 (20.49%) Git (software)
9 41 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 40 (19.51%) Linux
11 39 (19.02%) Windows Server
12 38 (18.54%) Java
13 37 (18.05%) SQL
13 37 (18.05%) DevOps
14 36 (17.56%) Citrix
14 36 (17.56%) VMware
15 35 (17.07%) Python
16 33 (16.10%) Apache
16 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (15.61%) Docker
18 31 (15.12%) Office 365
18 31 (15.12%) Jenkins
19 29 (14.15%) Apache Spark
19 29 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (14.15%) Finance
19 29 (14.15%) Scrum
20 28 (13.66%) Hadoop
20 28 (13.66%) Big Data
21 27 (13.17%) ITIL

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 33 (16.10%) Apache
2 29 (14.15%) Apache Spark
3 24 (11.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (7.80%) JBoss
5 11 (5.37%) MS Exchange
6 10 (4.88%) Apache Pig
6 10 (4.88%) IIS
7 8 (3.90%) Skype for Business
8 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.44%) nginx
9 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.46%) Confluence
12 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.49%) CMS
13 1 (0.49%) Drupal
13 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 62 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (15.12%) Office 365
4 17 (8.29%) PaaS
5 16 (7.80%) GitHub
6 12 (5.85%) Heroku
7 8 (3.90%) OpenShift
8 6 (2.93%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.46%) IaaS
10 3 (1.46%) npm
10 3 (1.46%) Route 53
10 3 (1.46%) SaaS
10 3 (1.46%) Serverless
11 2 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.49%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.20%) Firewall
2 16 (7.80%) LAN
2 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.32%) DNS
4 14 (6.83%) DHCP
4 14 (6.83%) SAN
4 14 (6.83%) WAN
5 12 (5.85%) IPsec
6 9 (4.39%) DMZ
6 9 (4.39%) Ethernet
6 9 (4.39%) NAS
6 9 (4.39%) Skype
7 6 (2.93%) Internet
7 6 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.46%) Network Security
9 2 (0.98%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (0.98%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.98%) ISDN
9 2 (0.98%) SNMP
9 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.66%) Big Data
1 28 (13.66%) Hadoop
2 26 (12.68%) HBase
3 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 16 (7.80%) Apache Hive
4 16 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 14 (6.83%) MongoDB
7 13 (6.34%) MySQL
8 12 (5.85%) Parquet
9 10 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.93%) Impala
11 5 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.95%) DB2
12 4 (1.95%) OLAP
12 4 (1.95%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (1.95%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.95%) Power BI
12 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 42 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.12%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.34%) Gradle
4 11 (5.37%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.88%) Subversion
5 10 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (3.41%) JIRA
6 7 (3.41%) MSI
6 7 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.46%) Maven
8 3 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.49%) Build Forge
10 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.49%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) Selenium
General
1 29 (14.15%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Banking
2 14 (6.83%) Marketing
3 12 (5.85%) Publishing
4 10 (4.88%) Retail
5 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Front Office
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (12.68%) Analyst
2 25 (12.20%) Desktop Support
3 23 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (9.76%) Developer
5 17 (8.29%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.83%) Big Data Developer
6 14 (6.83%) Data Engineer
6 14 (6.83%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (5.37%) Big Data Engineer
8 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.37%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.37%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) WebOps Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (4.39%) Architect
10 9 (4.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.90%) Administrator
11 8 (3.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) Kafka
2 18 (8.78%) RabbitMQ
3 16 (7.80%) REST
4 14 (6.83%) Spring
5 13 (6.34%) JSON
6 12 (5.85%) Apache Avro
6 12 (5.85%) Drools
6 12 (5.85%) Middleware
7 10 (4.88%) CNTK
7 10 (4.88%) MXNet
7 10 (4.88%) TensorFlow
7 10 (4.88%) Theano
8 9 (4.39%) Velocity
9 8 (3.90%) Node.js
9 8 (3.90%) Software Packaging
10 6 (2.93%) LAMP
11 5 (2.44%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (1.95%) .NET
12 4 (1.95%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.20%) PKI
2 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.34%) Virtual Team
4 12 (5.85%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (5.37%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.90%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.90%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.44%) Clustering
8 5 (2.44%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.46%) FMCG
10 3 (1.46%) User Experience
10 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.98%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.98%) RIA
12 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 94 (45.85%) Windows
2 48 (23.41%) Windows 7
3 44 (21.46%) Windows 10
4 40 (19.51%) Linux
5 39 (19.02%) Windows Server
6 23 (11.22%) Unix
7 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.95%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.46%) CentOS
13 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.46%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.49%) Debian
15 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.05%) DevOps
3 29 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (14.15%) Scrum
4 27 (13.17%) ITIL
5 26 (12.68%) Migration
6 24 (11.71%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (11.22%) Asset Management
8 22 (10.73%) Microservices
9 19 (9.27%) Secure Coding
10 17 (8.29%) Analytics
10 17 (8.29%) Problem Management
10 17 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (7.80%) TDD
12 15 (7.32%) Data Science
12 15 (7.32%) Kanban
12 15 (7.32%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.83%) Time Management
14 13 (6.34%) Data Security
14 13 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 38 (18.54%) Java
3 37 (18.05%) SQL
4 35 (17.07%) Python
5 17 (8.29%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.29%) Scala
5 17 (8.29%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.34%) VBScript
7 11 (5.37%) C
8 8 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.95%) HiveQL
11 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.46%) C#
11 3 (1.46%) C++
11 3 (1.46%) Perl
11 3 (1.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VBA
12 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.20%) Degree
3 20 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.88%) MCSE
5 9 (4.39%) Master's Degree
5 9 (4.39%) MCSA
6 6 (2.93%) AWS Certification
7 5 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.44%) MCP
8 4 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.46%) CEH
9 3 (1.46%) CISA
9 3 (1.46%) CISM
9 3 (1.46%) CISSP
9 3 (1.46%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.98%) CCNA
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.20%) QA
2 13 (6.34%) GDPR
3 4 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.46%) PMO
4 3 (1.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 32 (15.61%) Docker
3 26 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (8.29%) vSphere
5 16 (7.80%) VMware Workstation
6 15 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (6.83%) XenDesktop
8 13 (6.34%) XenApp
9 12 (5.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (5.85%) BitLocker
9 12 (5.85%) HDFS
10 10 (4.88%) Apache Flume
11 8 (3.90%) Hyper-V
12 7 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (30.73%) SCCM
2 12 (5.85%) Hadoop YARN
3 11 (5.37%) Ansible
3 11 (5.37%) Kubernetes
3 11 (5.37%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.44%) SCOM
6 4 (1.95%) Kibana
6 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.46%) Puppet
7 3 (1.46%) Terraform
7 3 (1.46%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.98%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (0.98%) Mesos
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.98%) WSUS
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 94 (45.85%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.56%) Citrix
2 36 (17.56%) VMware
3 25 (12.20%) Symantec
4 14 (6.83%) HP
4 14 (6.83%) Talend
5 11 (5.37%) McAfee
6 9 (4.39%) Alteryx
6 9 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.39%) Remedy
7 7 (3.41%) IBM
8 6 (2.93%) Becrypt
8 6 (2.93%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.93%) Oracle
9 5 (2.44%) Adobe
9 5 (2.44%) Altiris
9 5 (2.44%) Apple
10 4 (1.95%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.95%) Splunk
10 4 (1.95%) Tableau