The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 105 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 14 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.73% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Average daily rate
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£263 £163 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -56.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
Software Distribution
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Distribution across the Berkshire region.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution across the Berkshire region.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +15 13 £263 +52.17% 1
Reading +8 1 - -
Software Distribution
South East

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Distribution also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Distribution.

1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (72.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (56.00%) Software Deployment
4 13 (52.00%) McAfee
4 13 (52.00%) SMS
5 12 (48.00%) HP
5 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (44.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Release Management
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) SCCM
10 3 (12.00%) VMware
10 3 (12.00%) StarTeam
10 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (12.00%) MS Office
10 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.00%) Borland
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
11 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
11 2 (8.00%) Retail
11 2 (8.00%) Migration
12 1 (4.00%) Test Management
12 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
12 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 1 (4.00%) Project Management

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Distribution also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Distribution. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) SMS
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Software Deployment
2 7 (28.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Test Management
5 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) McAfee
2 12 (48.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Borland
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