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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 554 521 518
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 35 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 28
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£343 £519 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.03% +88.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £286 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £573 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
London +27 16 £570 +3.63% 1
South East -39 11 £310 -24.84% 1
East Midlands - 4 £110 - 1
South West -18 2 £110 -
North East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Software Distribution
UK

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 22 (31.43%) Windows XP
6 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (25.71%) SCCM
7 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (22.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 16 (22.86%) Management Information System
9 15 (21.43%) Citrix
9 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 15 (21.43%) DNS
9 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (20.00%) Internet
11 12 (17.14%) HP
11 12 (17.14%) DHCP
12 11 (15.71%) VMware
12 11 (15.71%) MS Office
12 11 (15.71%) SAN
13 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.29%) Apple iOS
13 10 (14.29%) Software Delivery
13 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
14 9 (12.86%) Tivoli
15 8 (11.43%) McAfee
15 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.86%) Lync
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.71%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) DNS
2 14 (20.00%) Internet
3 12 (17.14%) DHCP
4 11 (15.71%) SAN
5 6 (8.57%) Wireless
5 6 (8.57%) NAS
6 5 (7.14%) Firewall
6 5 (7.14%) SMS
7 4 (5.71%) IPsec
8 3 (4.29%) LAN
8 3 (4.29%) WAN
8 3 (4.29%) Intranet
9 2 (2.86%) HTTP
9 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) IT Support
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Wintel Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.86%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) Middleware
3 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Management Information System
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.14%) Clustering
4 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.29%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.29%) Handset
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Windows XP
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.00%) Linux
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Vista
9 5 (7.14%) Solaris
10 4 (5.71%) UNIX
10 4 (5.71%) Android
10 4 (5.71%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (11.43%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
2 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 5 (7.14%) ERP
5 5 (7.14%) Migration
5 5 (7.14%) Server Building
6 4 (5.71%) Line Management
6 4 (5.71%) Release Management
7 3 (4.29%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.29%) Security Management
7 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.29%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) Java
4 5 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.29%) PMP
5 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.86%) MOS
6 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.43%) XenDesktop
4 7 (10.00%) XenApp
5 6 (8.57%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.29%) vSphere
7 2 (2.86%) XenServer
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.86%) NDS
8 1 (1.43%) NFS
8 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (25.71%) SCCM
2 16 (22.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (12.86%) Tivoli
4 7 (10.00%) SCOM
5 4 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.71%) Netcool
6 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.86%) WMI
8 1 (1.43%) WSUS
8 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.43%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.43%) Citrix
3 12 (17.14%) HP
4 11 (15.71%) VMware
5 8 (11.43%) McAfee
5 8 (11.43%) Becrypt
6 6 (8.57%) Oracle
7 5 (7.14%) Hyperion
7 5 (7.14%) Apple
7 5 (7.14%) Google
8 4 (5.71%) Remedy
8 4 (5.71%) Veritas
8 4 (5.71%) IBM
9 3 (4.29%) Borland
9 3 (4.29%) AppSense
9 3 (4.29%) Splunk
10 2 (2.86%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.86%) Sophos
10 2 (2.86%) Adobe
10 2 (2.86%) NetApp