The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 132 116 134
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.041% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.059% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £215 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £193 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-51.87% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2253 1702 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.18% 70.59% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 852 965
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 82 91
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Distribution
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - - 1
Software Distribution
England

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) VB
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) SMS
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) MSI
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) MS Project
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (33.33%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (16.67%) SaaS
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
2 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense