The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 136 135 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 1 3 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.10% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.15% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
Average daily rate
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£282 £200 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
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 the North West

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

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Distribution
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) MSI
2 3 (75.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) MS Project
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SMS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (50.00%) MS Project
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MSI
2 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (50.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix