Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 712 674
Rank change year-on-year +31 -38 +32
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 201 134 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 76 131
UK median daily rate £398 £314 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.69% -21.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £209 £143 £147
90th Percentile £580 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £303 £350
% change year-on-year +12.40% -13.57% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 24
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £13.36 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.01% -23.67% -18.32%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £19.53 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% -22.22%

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +19 177 £400 +26.98% 38
UK excluding London +27 146 £340 +12.40% 33
South East -7 52 £425 +21.43% 4
London -39 52 £525 +23.53% 8
North of England -7 25 £313 -19.35% 11
East of England +25 23 £510 +251.72% 6
North West -8 22 £324 -13.67% 4
South West -1 13 £325 +85.71% 3
Wales - 13 £500 -
Midlands -9 12 £254 +15.34% 6
West Midlands -20 8 £295 +34.09% 4
Scotland -41 8 £315 +1.61% 2
East Midlands 0 3 £213 -38.85% 2
North East - 3 £280 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £575 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 101 (50.25%) Windows
2 100 (49.75%) Microsoft
3 63 (31.34%) Active Directory
4 62 (30.85%) SCCM
5 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (28.36%) Windows 7
7 40 (19.90%) Linux
7 40 (19.90%) Windows 10
8 39 (19.40%) Windows Server
9 38 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (18.41%) Java
11 35 (17.41%) VMware
12 34 (16.92%) Finance
12 34 (16.92%) Citrix
12 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
13 32 (15.92%) SQL
13 32 (15.92%) ITIL
14 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
14 31 (15.42%) PowerShell
15 29 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
16 27 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (13.43%) Office 365
17 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (12.94%) Jenkins
17 26 (12.94%) DevOps
17 26 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (12.94%) Symantec
17 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (12.94%) Asset Management
18 25 (12.44%) SC Cleared

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 23 (11.44%) Apache
2 22 (10.95%) Apache Spark
3 16 (7.96%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (7.46%) JBoss
4 15 (7.46%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.98%) IIS
6 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.99%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.99%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.50%) CMS
11 1 (0.50%) Confluence
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.43%) Office 365
3 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (6.47%) GitHub
5 9 (4.48%) PaaS
6 5 (2.49%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.49%) SaaS
7 4 (1.99%) IaaS
8 3 (1.49%) Heroku
8 3 (1.49%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.49%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.50%) Datadog
10 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.45%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.96%) DHCP
2 16 (7.96%) DNS
3 15 (7.46%) SAN
4 14 (6.97%) LAN
5 12 (5.97%) Firewall
5 12 (5.97%) IPsec
6 11 (5.47%) NAS
6 11 (5.47%) WAN
7 9 (4.48%) DMZ
7 9 (4.48%) Ethernet
8 7 (3.48%) Internet
8 7 (3.48%) Skype
9 6 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.49%) VoIP
10 3 (1.49%) VPN
11 2 (1.00%) FTP
11 2 (1.00%) ISDN
11 2 (1.00%) SNMP
11 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.44%) Big Data
2 22 (10.95%) Hadoop
3 21 (10.45%) HBase
4 19 (9.45%) SQL Server
5 12 (5.97%) Parquet
6 10 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.98%) MySQL
6 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.48%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.49%) DB2
9 5 (2.49%) Impala
9 5 (2.49%) OLAP
9 5 (2.49%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (2.49%) Pentaho
9 5 (2.49%) Power BI
9 5 (2.49%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.97%) Gradle
4 7 (3.48%) JIRA
4 7 (3.48%) MSI
4 7 (3.48%) Subversion
5 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.49%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.50%) GitLab
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Maven
8 1 (0.50%) Selenium
8 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (16.92%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Marketing
3 16 (7.96%) Retail
4 12 (5.97%) Banking
5 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.49%) Publishing
7 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.49%) Back Office
9 2 (1.00%) Advertising
9 2 (1.00%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (14.43%) Desktop Support
2 25 (12.44%) Analyst
3 19 (9.45%) Developer
4 18 (8.96%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.47%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.97%) Big Data Developer
8 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.98%) Consultant
11 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (4.48%) Administrator
11 9 (4.48%) Architect
11 9 (4.48%) Data Engineer
11 9 (4.48%) IT Manager
12 8 (3.98%) Hadoop Developer
13 7 (3.48%) Build Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Service Manager
13 7 (3.48%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.45%) Kafka
2 17 (8.46%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (7.46%) REST
4 13 (6.47%) JSON
4 13 (6.47%) Spring
5 12 (5.97%) Apache Avro
5 12 (5.97%) Drools
5 12 (5.97%) Middleware
6 11 (5.47%) Software Packaging
7 5 (2.49%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.49%) J2EE
7 5 (2.49%) LAMP
7 5 (2.49%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (1.99%) CNTK
8 4 (1.99%) MXNet
8 4 (1.99%) Node.js
8 4 (1.99%) TensorFlow
8 4 (1.99%) Theano
8 4 (1.99%) Velocity
8 4 (1.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.96%) PKI
3 12 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.97%) Virtual Team
4 10 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.48%) User Experience
7 6 (2.99%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.49%) Clustering
9 4 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.99%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.99%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.00%) Celerra
11 2 (1.00%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 101 (50.25%) Windows
2 57 (28.36%) Windows 7
3 40 (19.90%) Linux
3 40 (19.90%) Windows 10
4 39 (19.40%) Windows Server
5 19 (9.45%) Unix
6 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.48%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.99%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.99%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.00%) CentOS
14 2 (1.00%) Solaris
15 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (15.92%) ITIL
3 27 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (12.94%) Asset Management
4 26 (12.94%) DevOps
5 23 (11.44%) Scrum
6 22 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (10.95%) Software Engineering
7 21 (10.45%) Deployment Automation
7 21 (10.45%) Microservices
8 20 (9.95%) Migration
9 19 (9.45%) SDLC
9 19 (9.45%) Secure Coding
10 15 (7.46%) Configuration Management
10 15 (7.46%) TDD
11 14 (6.97%) Analytics
11 14 (6.97%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.97%) Benchmarking
12 12 (5.97%) Project Management
12 12 (5.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.41%) Java
2 32 (15.92%) SQL
3 31 (15.42%) PowerShell
4 24 (11.94%) Python
5 19 (9.45%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.98%) VBScript
7 9 (4.48%) Scala
7 9 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.48%) C
9 6 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.49%) HiveQL
11 4 (1.99%) Perl
12 3 (1.49%) Ruby
13 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.00%) C#
13 2 (1.00%) C++
13 2 (1.00%) PHP
13 2 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (12.44%) Degree
3 25 (12.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.46%) MCSE
5 12 (5.97%) MCSA
6 10 (4.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (3.98%) MCP
8 6 (2.99%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.99%) Master's Degree
9 5 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.99%) CEH
10 4 (1.99%) CISA
10 4 (1.99%) CISM
10 4 (1.99%) CISSP
11 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (1.00%) ISEB
12 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.95%) QA
2 9 (4.48%) GDPR
3 6 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.49%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.99%) SLA
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (31.34%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.46%) Docker
3 15 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (7.46%) XenApp
4 14 (6.97%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (6.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (5.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (5.97%) HDFS
6 12 (5.97%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.97%) vSphere
7 9 (4.48%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.48%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.99%) Apache Flume
9 4 (1.99%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 62 (30.85%) SCCM
2 12 (5.97%) Hadoop YARN
3 11 (5.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.98%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (3.98%) WSUS
6 5 (2.49%) Ansible
6 5 (2.49%) Kibana
6 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.49%) Puppet
6 5 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.99%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.99%) SafeCom
7 4 (1.99%) SCOM
8 3 (1.49%) Perfmon
8 3 (1.49%) Terraform
8 3 (1.49%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 100 (49.75%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.41%) VMware
3 34 (16.92%) Citrix
4 26 (12.94%) Symantec
5 19 (9.45%) HP
6 12 (5.97%) Oracle
7 11 (5.47%) Apple
7 11 (5.47%) McAfee
7 11 (5.47%) Remedy
7 11 (5.47%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.48%) Cisco
8 9 (4.48%) Talend
9 7 (3.48%) IBM
10 6 (2.99%) Adobe
10 6 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.49%) Altiris
11 5 (2.49%) Becrypt
11 5 (2.49%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.49%) Splunk
11 5 (2.49%) Tableau