The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 238 239 220
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 15 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Average daily rate £130 £433 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.94% +43.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £419 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
-62.58% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.80 -
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -
Software Distribution
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 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
Oxfordshire - 8 £130 -
Hampshire +3 3 - -
Berkshire -2 3 - -
Software Distribution
England

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
6 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) Change Control
7 9 (32.14%) Release Management
7 9 (32.14%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (28.57%) IBM Notes
8 8 (28.57%) VPN
8 8 (28.57%) Adobe
8 8 (28.57%) Lotus
8 8 (28.57%) Acrobat
8 8 (28.57%) Internet
8 8 (28.57%) DameWare
8 8 (28.57%) SCCM
8 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
9 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (25.00%) McAfee
9 7 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Acrobat
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (28.57%) Internet
2 8 (28.57%) VPN
3 7 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) SMS
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) InstallShield
2 2 (7.14%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Services Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Change Control
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Release Management
3 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
4 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) High Availability
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) DameWare
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Adobe
2 8 (28.57%) Lotus
2 8 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (25.00%) McAfee
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Altiris
5 2 (7.14%) Borland
6 1 (3.57%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) VMware