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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 545 513 475
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -38
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 50 57 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 44
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£310 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £264 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -18 23 £270 -22.85% 1
London +11 19 £570 +14.00%
East Midlands - 5 £110 -
South West -16 2 £110 -
East of England - 1 - -
Software Distribution
UK

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
3 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
4 31 (40.26%) Security Cleared
5 24 (31.17%) Windows XP
6 21 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 20 (25.97%) Citrix
7 20 (25.97%) SC Cleared
8 18 (23.38%) SCCM
8 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (20.78%) Management Information System
9 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (19.48%) HP
10 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
11 14 (18.18%) DNS
11 14 (18.18%) Internet
12 13 (16.88%) Software Delivery
12 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
12 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
12 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (15.58%) SAN
13 12 (15.58%) VMware
14 11 (14.29%) McAfee
14 11 (14.29%) MS Office
14 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 10 (12.99%) Apple iOS
15 10 (12.99%) Software Deployment
15 10 (12.99%) DHCP
15 10 (12.99%) Tivoli

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.60%) Lync
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) DNS
1 14 (18.18%) Internet
2 12 (15.58%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) DHCP
4 8 (10.39%) SMS
4 8 (10.39%) NAS
5 6 (7.79%) Firewall
5 6 (7.79%) Wireless
5 6 (7.79%) IPsec
6 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.90%) WAN
6 3 (3.90%) Intranet
6 3 (3.90%) LAN
7 2 (2.60%) HTTP
8 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.60%) MSI
3 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
1 12 (15.58%) Desktop Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Desktop Support
5 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Deskside Support
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Break Fix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Management Information System
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.09%) Clustering
4 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
5 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.90%) Handset
6 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows XP
3 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (12.99%) Apple iOS
7 9 (11.69%) Linux
8 7 (9.09%) Solaris
8 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (7.79%) Windows Vista
10 4 (5.19%) Android
10 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
10 4 (5.19%) UNIX
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Software Delivery
2 10 (12.99%) Software Deployment
2 10 (12.99%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.39%) ITIL
3 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (9.09%) Server Building
5 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 5 (6.49%) Release Management
6 5 (6.49%) Project Management
6 5 (6.49%) ERP
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Line Management
8 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.90%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.90%) Security Management
9 2 (2.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (40.26%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.97%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) PMP
5 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MOS
6 2 (2.60%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) XenApp
3 8 (10.39%) XenDesktop
4 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.90%) NDS
5 3 (3.90%) vSphere
6 2 (2.60%) XenServer
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.30%) NFS
7 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (23.38%) SCCM
3 10 (12.99%) Tivoli
4 6 (7.79%) Netcool
5 5 (6.49%) SCOM
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (2.60%) WMI
9 1 (1.30%) WSUS
9 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.30%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) Citrix
3 15 (19.48%) HP
4 12 (15.58%) VMware
5 11 (14.29%) McAfee
6 8 (10.39%) Becrypt
7 6 (7.79%) Veritas
7 6 (7.79%) Oracle
8 5 (6.49%) Hyperion
8 5 (6.49%) Apple
8 5 (6.49%) Google
9 4 (5.19%) Remedy
9 4 (5.19%) IBM
10 3 (3.90%) Borland
10 3 (3.90%) AppSense
10 3 (3.90%) Splunk
11 2 (2.60%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.60%) Sophos
11 2 (2.60%) Adobe
11 2 (2.60%) NetApp