Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 683 727 679
Rank change year-on-year +44 -48 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 191 151 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 110 103
UK median daily rate £363 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +11.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £139 £179 £180
90th Percentile £566 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £370 £340
% change year-on-year -12.16% +8.82% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 12 29
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.77% +13.13%
10th Percentile £17.49 £15.20 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £41.95 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -4.17%

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 85,262 85,360 82,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.85% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,290 57,072 54,475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +1.35% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 2,018 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% -10.00%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +52 174 £350 -17.65% 46
UK excluding London +59 138 £325 -12.16% 28
North of England +19 50 £325 +96.97% 12
London -31 49 £500 -4.76% 20
North West +32 43 £394 +27.02% 6
East of England - 27 £145 - 5
South East +7 23 £315 +16.67% 4
South West -25 16 £275 -18.52% 4
Scotland +15 14 £400 +8.11% 1
Midlands -2 8 £169 -62.50% 1
West Midlands -19 7 £169 -42.80% 1
Yorkshire -10 5 £313 +92.31% 6
North East 0 2 £268 +62.12%
East Midlands +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 102 (53.40%) Microsoft
2 93 (48.69%) Windows
3 84 (43.98%) Active Directory
3 84 (43.98%) SCCM
4 60 (31.41%) Office 365
5 52 (27.23%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (21.99%) Windows 10
7 41 (21.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (18.85%) Asset Management
10 35 (18.32%) Mac OS
11 33 (17.28%) Windows 7
11 33 (17.28%) Apple iOS
11 33 (17.28%) OneDrive
11 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
11 33 (17.28%) Apple
12 32 (16.75%) ServiceNow
13 28 (14.66%) DevOps
14 27 (14.14%) SQL
15 26 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (12.57%) Git (software)
16 24 (12.57%) Finance
17 22 (11.52%) Docker
18 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
18 21 (10.99%) Python
19 20 (10.47%) ITSM
19 20 (10.47%) PowerShell
20 19 (9.95%) VMware
20 19 (9.95%) SQL Server

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 14 (7.33%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.19%) Apache
3 7 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.57%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Confluence
7 1 (0.52%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (27.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) SAP MM
1 4 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.09%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (31.41%) Office 365
2 33 (17.28%) OneDrive
3 26 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.71%) SaaS
6 5 (2.62%) IaaS
6 5 (2.62%) PaaS
7 4 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.52%) GitHub
10 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.28%) LAN
2 11 (5.76%) WAN
3 7 (3.66%) DNS
3 7 (3.66%) VPN
4 6 (3.14%) Firewall
4 6 (3.14%) Skype
5 5 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (2.09%) DHCP
7 3 (1.57%) VoIP
7 3 (1.57%) VPLS
8 2 (1.05%) Extranet
8 2 (1.05%) Internet
9 1 (0.52%) BGP
9 1 (0.52%) MPLS
9 1 (0.52%) OSPF
9 1 (0.52%) SAN
9 1 (0.52%) SNMP
9 1 (0.52%) SSL
9 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.76%) Big Data
3 10 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (5.24%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.24%) HBase
3 10 (5.24%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.24%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.14%) Power BI
5 4 (2.09%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.57%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.57%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.52%) GIS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 16 (8.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (5.24%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.71%) JIRA
6 7 (3.66%) Subversion
7 5 (2.62%) MSI
7 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.09%) LSMW
8 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.57%) InstallShield
9 3 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.05%) WiX
11 1 (0.52%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.52%) git-flow
11 1 (0.52%) GitLab
11 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.52%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (12.57%) Finance
2 18 (9.42%) Marketing
3 8 (4.19%) Banking
4 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.09%) Front Office
5 4 (2.09%) German Language
5 4 (2.09%) Retail
6 3 (1.57%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (11.52%) Support Engineer
2 21 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (8.90%) Desktop Support
4 16 (8.38%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.81%) Analyst
5 13 (6.81%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) Customer Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) IT Support
6 12 (6.28%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Applications Packager
7 10 (5.24%) Data Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (4.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Developer
9 8 (4.19%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.19%) IT Project Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.24%) Kafka
2 9 (4.71%) .NET
3 7 (3.66%) HTML
4 6 (3.14%) jQuery
5 5 (2.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.62%) Node.js
5 5 (2.62%) XML
6 4 (2.09%) REST
6 4 (2.09%) SAPUI5
7 3 (1.57%) Caffe
7 3 (1.57%) CNTK
7 3 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.57%) HTML5
7 3 (1.57%) MXNet
7 3 (1.57%) TensorFlow
7 3 (1.57%) Theano
7 3 (1.57%) Web Services
8 2 (1.05%) Ajax
8 2 (1.05%) CSS
8 2 (1.05%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.66%) User Experience
5 6 (3.14%) NHS
6 4 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.09%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.09%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.09%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.05%) RIA
7 2 (1.05%) Robotics
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 93 (48.69%) Windows
2 42 (21.99%) Windows 10
3 35 (18.32%) Mac OS
4 33 (17.28%) Apple iOS
4 33 (17.28%) Windows 7
4 33 (17.28%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.90%) Linux
6 8 (4.19%) Unix
6 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.57%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.85%) Asset Management
3 28 (14.66%) DevOps
4 20 (10.47%) ITSM
5 18 (9.42%) Change Management
6 16 (8.38%) ITIL
7 13 (6.81%) Application Packaging
7 13 (6.81%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (6.28%) Matrix Organization
8 12 (6.28%) Scrum
9 11 (5.76%) Coaching
9 11 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (5.76%) Project Management
10 10 (5.24%) Machine Learning
10 10 (5.24%) MapReduce
11 9 (4.71%) Data Science
11 9 (4.71%) Kanban
12 8 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.14%) SQL
2 21 (10.99%) Python
3 20 (10.47%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.28%) C#
4 12 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.76%) Java
6 9 (4.71%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.14%) R
8 5 (2.62%) VBA
9 4 (2.09%) Perl
9 4 (2.09%) Ruby
9 4 (2.09%) VBScript
10 3 (1.57%) C++
10 3 (1.57%) VB
11 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (8.38%) A+ Certification
2 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.71%) Degree
5 8 (4.19%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.66%) MCSE
7 4 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.09%) MCP
8 3 (1.57%) MCSA
9 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.52%) CCNA
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.90%) SLA
2 6 (3.14%) QA
3 5 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (43.98%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.52%) Docker
3 18 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (5.76%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.62%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.09%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.09%) XenApp
9 3 (1.57%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.05%) vSphere
10 2 (1.05%) Xen
11 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.52%) Firmware
11 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (43.98%) SCCM
2 41 (21.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (6.28%) Terraform
4 9 (4.71%) Puppet
5 6 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.62%) SCOM
7 4 (2.09%) Ansible
7 4 (2.09%) SafeCom
7 4 (2.09%) WSUS
8 3 (1.57%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (53.40%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.28%) Apple
3 32 (16.75%) ServiceNow
4 19 (9.95%) VMware
5 15 (7.85%) Oracle
6 11 (5.76%) Talend
7 7 (3.66%) Citrix
7 7 (3.66%) McAfee
8 6 (3.14%) Cisco
9 5 (2.62%) HP
9 5 (2.62%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.62%) Symantec
10 4 (2.09%) SAP
10 4 (2.09%) Wyse
11 3 (1.57%) Altiris
11 3 (1.57%) Dell
11 3 (1.57%) Juniper
12 2 (1.05%) Bloomberg
12 2 (1.05%) Charles River
12 2 (1.05%) Reuters