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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 542 532
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10  
Contract jobs citing Software Deployment 67 107 112
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 60 59
UK median daily rate £300 £363 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -11.04%  
10th Percentile £175 £161 £161
90th Percentile £450 £542 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £345 £408
% change year-on-year -11.59% -15.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 10
UK median hourly rate £13.11 £18.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.14% -1.33%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £17.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £27.00 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.11 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -29.14% -13.95%  

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 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 9 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 29 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 -10 64 £300 -13.04% 17
UK excluding London +42 49 £305 -11.59% 12
London -10 18 £300 -11.11% 4
South East -6 13 £413 +52.77% 4
North of England +54 11 £325 -20.24% 1
South West +9 11 £175 - 2
Midlands +13 7 £113 -67.85% 2
East of England -6 4 - - 3
Scotland +34 3 £310 -22.50%

For the 6 months to 29 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 29 (20.28%) VMware
9 28 (19.58%) SC Cleared
10 27 (18.88%) Data Centre
11 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (15.38%) McAfee
13 21 (14.69%) ITIL
14 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (13.99%) Finance
14 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
15 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (12.59%) SQL
15 18 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
16 17 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
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
18 15 (10.49%) DevOps
18 15 (10.49%) Software Distribution
18 15 (10.49%) Office 365

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%) JBoss
5 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
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 12 (8.39%) 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%) Yammer
7 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) Heroku
7 1 (0.70%) IaaS
7 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) SMS
2 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.99%) Firewall
4 9 (6.29%) LAN
5 8 (5.59%) WAN
6 5 (3.50%) DHCP
6 5 (3.50%) Skype
7 4 (2.80%) IPsec
7 4 (2.80%) SAN
7 4 (2.80%) SSL
7 4 (2.80%) VPN
8 3 (2.10%) 3G
8 3 (2.10%) DNS
8 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.40%) Internet
9 2 (1.40%) LDAP
9 2 (1.40%) NAS
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%) PostgreSQL
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%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.70%) CMake
6 1 (0.70%) Gradle
6 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.70%) WiX
General
1 20 (13.99%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (10.49%) 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%) Support Analyst
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%) 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%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.20%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.20%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.80%) Clustering
4 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.80%) iPhone
4 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
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%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
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 13 (9.09%) 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%) Android
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.69%) ITIL
2 17 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.89%) Release Management
3 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
3 16 (11.19%) Software Delivery
4 15 (10.49%) DevOps
4 15 (10.49%) Software Distribution
5 13 (9.09%) Migration
6 10 (6.99%) Change Management
6 10 (6.99%) Patch Management
6 10 (6.99%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
8 7 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.20%) Project Management
9 6 (4.20%) Service Management
9 6 (4.20%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.50%) Security Patching
10 5 (3.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.59%) SQL
3 10 (6.99%) Bash Shell
4 9 (6.29%) Python
5 8 (5.59%) VBScript
6 7 (4.90%) VB
7 6 (4.20%) Java
8 5 (3.50%) C
9 4 (2.80%) Ruby
9 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.10%) C#
11 2 (1.40%) C++
11 2 (1.40%) Groovy
11 2 (1.40%) Korn
11 2 (1.40%) Perl
11 2 (1.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
12 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
6 1 (0.70%) RHCE
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%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.99%) XenApp
4 9 (6.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (5.59%) Docker
6 7 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.50%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.80%) vSphere
10 3 (2.10%) BitLocker
10 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.40%) KVM
11 2 (1.40%) LXC
12 1 (0.70%) HDFS
12 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%) 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%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 55 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.98%) HP
3 29 (20.28%) 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%) Canon
10 3 (2.10%) Lumension
10 3 (2.10%) Mitel
10 3 (2.10%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.10%) Splunk
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