The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 531 507 489
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 48 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 16
Average daily rate
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£324 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £580 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £193 £448
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -56.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.13 - £21.95
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.27 - £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.99 - £42.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.80 - £28.88

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Distribution
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
England -22 33 £288 -23.33% 4
London +1 16 £250 -44.44% 1
Scotland +1 15 £349 -
South East -29 15 £415 +126.46% 3
Berkshire -9 10 - -
Bracknell -2 7 - -
City of London +13 4 £325 -23.52%
Glasgow -3 3 £350 -
Hampshire -20 2 £360 - 3
Hook -1 1 £360 -
East of England - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Andover - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (55.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 58 (55.24%) Security Cleared
2 50 (47.62%) Windows
3 43 (40.95%) Active Directory
3 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
4 34 (32.38%) Citrix
5 28 (26.67%) Linux
5 28 (26.67%) SQL
6 27 (25.71%) HP
6 27 (25.71%) Configuration Management
7 26 (24.76%) SAN
8 24 (22.86%) Tivoli
8 24 (22.86%) IPsec
8 24 (22.86%) SCCM
8 24 (22.86%) NAS
9 23 (21.90%) Clustering
9 23 (21.90%) Veritas
9 23 (21.90%) Solaris
10 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
10 22 (20.95%) Netcool
11 21 (20.00%) SMS
11 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
13 19 (18.10%) Software Deployment
13 19 (18.10%) DV Cleared
14 17 (16.19%) VBScript
14 17 (16.19%) McAfee
15 14 (13.33%) Finance
16 13 (12.38%) VMware
16 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.95%) Lync
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Office
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) SAN
2 24 (22.86%) IPsec
2 24 (22.86%) NAS
3 21 (20.00%) SMS
4 5 (4.76%) DNS
5 3 (2.86%) LDAP
6 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.90%) Firewall
7 1 (0.95%) Internet
7 1 (0.95%) DHCP
7 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) AdminStudio
2 4 (3.81%) StarTeam
2 4 (3.81%) MSI
2 4 (3.81%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (7.62%) Analyst
3 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (3.81%) Applications Packager
5 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support
6 3 (2.86%) Deskside Support
6 3 (2.86%) Deskside Analyst
6 3 (2.86%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 3 (2.86%) Architect
6 3 (2.86%) Software Packager
7 2 (1.90%) Build Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (1.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.86%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.90%) Clustering
2 13 (12.38%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.57%) Handset
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.95%) FMCG
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.62%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Linux
3 23 (21.90%) Solaris
4 20 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Configuration Management
2 19 (18.10%) Software Deployment
3 12 (11.43%) ITIL
3 12 (11.43%) Migration
4 10 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.71%) Security Management
7 4 (3.81%) Project Management
8 2 (1.90%) Software License Management
8 2 (1.90%) Line Management
8 2 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.90%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.90%) Release Management
8 2 (1.90%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (1.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.90%) TOGAF
8 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.90%) Change Management
9 1 (0.95%) Service Management
9 1 (0.95%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) SQL
2 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (16.19%) VBScript
4 4 (3.81%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) Tcl
5 1 (0.95%) REXX
Qualifications
1 58 (55.24%) Security Cleared
2 43 (40.95%) SC Cleared
3 19 (18.10%) DV Cleared
4 13 (12.38%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 43 (40.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) XenApp
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.90%) XenServer
6 2 (1.90%) vSphere
7 1 (0.95%) NDS
7 1 (0.95%) vCloud
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (55.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 24 (22.86%) Tivoli
2 24 (22.86%) SCCM
3 22 (20.95%) Netcool
4 4 (3.81%) WMI
5 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (1.90%) WSUS
5 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (32.38%) Citrix
2 27 (25.71%) HP
3 23 (21.90%) Veritas
4 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.19%) McAfee
6 13 (12.38%) VMware
7 7 (6.67%) Remedy
8 4 (3.81%) Borland
9 3 (2.86%) Altiris
10 2 (1.90%) Splunk
10 2 (1.90%) IBM
10 2 (1.90%) Novell
10 2 (1.90%) Reuters
10 2 (1.90%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.90%) Wyse
11 1 (0.95%) BMC
11 1 (0.95%) CA
11 1 (0.95%) NetApp
11 1 (0.95%) Juniper