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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 576 556 534
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 20 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.079% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 24
Average daily rate £130 £274 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.51% -31.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £226 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £349 £301
% change year-on-year
-62.72% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.80 -
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +13 14 £130 -68.67% 2
London -4 4 £126 -48.46% 1
West Midlands - 2 £233 -
Software Distribution
UK

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
3 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
4 21 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
7 12 (24.49%) Patch Management
8 11 (22.45%) Change Control
8 11 (22.45%) ITIL
9 10 (20.41%) DNS
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) SCCM
10 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.37%) Release Management
10 9 (18.37%) Internet
11 8 (16.33%) Acrobat
11 8 (16.33%) Lotus
11 8 (16.33%) Adobe
11 8 (16.33%) VPN
11 8 (16.33%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
11 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
11 8 (16.33%) DameWare
11 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
12 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
12 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.29%) Perl

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Acrobat
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.16%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.41%) DNS
3 9 (18.37%) Internet
4 8 (16.33%) VPN
5 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.12%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.08%) SMS
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) DHCP
7 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Ant
1 4 (8.16%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (8.16%) Gradle
1 4 (8.16%) Grunt
1 4 (8.16%) Maven
1 4 (8.16%) MSBuild
2 3 (6.12%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
2 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Technical Services Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Scala Developer
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Build Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) IT Support
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Site Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.16%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.16%) Linux
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Android
6 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.04%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (2.04%) SUSE
8 1 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Patch Management
2 11 (22.45%) Change Control
2 11 (22.45%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Release Management
4 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.24%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.16%) Build Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) Dependency Management
7 4 (8.16%) SDLC
7 4 (8.16%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Software Deployment
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.12%) Coaching
8 3 (6.12%) High Availability
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 7 (14.29%) Perl
1 7 (14.29%) Python
2 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.16%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) C++
3 4 (8.16%) Groovy
3 4 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) Scala
3 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) Degree
6 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.08%) MCSE
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SCCM
2 8 (16.33%) DameWare
3 7 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) WSUS
5 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.08%) Puppet
5 2 (4.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.04%) SCSM
6 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Adobe
2 8 (16.33%) Lotus
2 8 (16.33%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
3 7 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) Becrypt
6 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.12%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Altiris
7 2 (4.08%) Borland
8 1 (2.04%) Dell
8 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.04%) Remedy
8 1 (2.04%) Sophos
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