The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 553 507 513
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 27 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.17% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 37 15
Average daily rate
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£360 £270 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £114 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+80.95% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £14.00 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £23.75
Software Distribution
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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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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
South East -30 12 £360 +132.25% 3
London -12 8 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands -14 4 - -
Yorkshire -8 2 £400 -
East of England +4 1 - -
Software Distribution
UK

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (36.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 21 (35.00%) DV Cleared
6 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 16 (26.67%) SMS
7 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 15 (25.00%) SCCM
9 14 (23.33%) HP
9 14 (23.33%) Software Deployment
9 14 (23.33%) Software Delivery
10 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
10 13 (21.67%) Citrix
10 13 (21.67%) McAfee
11 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (18.33%) VMware
13 10 (16.67%) Finance
13 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (16.67%) MS Office
14 8 (13.33%) VBScript
15 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
15 7 (11.67%) Linux
15 7 (11.67%) Internet
15 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
16 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 6 (10.00%) Management Information System

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) SMS
2 7 (11.67%) Internet
3 6 (10.00%) SAN
4 5 (8.33%) NAS
4 5 (8.33%) DNS
4 5 (8.33%) Wireless
5 3 (5.00%) IPsec
6 2 (3.33%) Firewall
6 2 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) StarTeam
1 3 (5.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (3.33%) MSI
3 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 4 (6.67%) Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Software Packager
4 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Applications Packager
5 2 (3.33%) Consultant
5 2 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.33%) Administrator
5 2 (3.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (1.67%) IT Support
6 1 (1.67%) Designer
6 1 (1.67%) Build Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.00%) Handset
2 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.67%) Linux
6 6 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 6 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Software Deployment
1 14 (23.33%) Software Delivery
2 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.00%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Security Management
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (3.33%) Change Management
6 2 (3.33%) Release Management
6 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Change Control
7 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.33%) VBScript
3 5 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (48.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.00%) DV Cleared
3 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) XenApp
4 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) vSphere
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.33%) NDS
6 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (36.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.00%) Netcool
4 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.67%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.33%) HP
3 13 (21.67%) Citrix
3 13 (21.67%) McAfee
4 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Veritas
5 3 (5.00%) Borland
6 2 (3.33%) Reuters
6 2 (3.33%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.67%) RightFax
7 1 (1.67%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.67%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.67%) Altiris
7 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Intel
7 1 (1.67%) BMC