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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 569 529 494
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -35
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 44 67 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 47
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£450 £316 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.29% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £214 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £489 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
-47.28% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £16.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 23 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 7 July 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 -37 43 £450 +41.17% 5
London +2 19 £560 +90.63% 2
South East -23 19 £170 -51.42% 3
Hampshire -6 9 £358 -19.66% 1
Berkshire +14 8 £170 -19.04%
Bracknell -1 6 £170 -41.88%
Reading +4 4 £216 +2.97%
Hook -7 4 £358 -27.04%
Aldershot - 3 - -
Northwood - 3 - -
West Midlands 0 2 - -
City of London -2 2 £550 +22.22% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £135 -
Essex - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Hastings - 1 £135 -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 62 (65.96%) Windows
2 48 (51.06%) Active Directory
3 45 (47.87%) Security Cleared
4 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
4 37 (39.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
6 28 (29.79%) Citrix
7 24 (25.53%) Windows XP
8 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (21.28%) SQL
9 20 (21.28%) SCCM
10 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (20.21%) NAS
10 19 (20.21%) Linux
11 18 (19.15%) SAN
11 18 (19.15%) HP
11 18 (19.15%) Configuration Management
12 16 (17.02%) Clustering
12 16 (17.02%) Tivoli
12 16 (17.02%) Solaris
12 16 (17.02%) DV Cleared
12 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (15.96%) Server Building
13 15 (15.96%) Data Centre
13 15 (15.96%) Veritas
13 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
13 15 (15.96%) IPsec
14 14 (14.89%) Netcool
14 14 (14.89%) DNS
14 14 (14.89%) MS Excel

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.06%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) NAS
2 18 (19.15%) SAN
3 15 (15.96%) IPsec
4 14 (14.89%) DNS
5 11 (11.70%) SMS
6 10 (10.64%) DHCP
6 10 (10.64%) Internet
7 6 (6.38%) Wireless
8 5 (5.32%) Firewall
9 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) InstallShield
2 4 (4.26%) AdminStudio
2 4 (4.26%) MSI
3 3 (3.19%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.06%) Ant
5 1 (1.06%) Maven
5 1 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.32%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.09%) Integration Engineer
2 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) Analyst
5 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) IT Support
5 4 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Applications Packager
6 3 (3.19%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Consultant
6 3 (3.19%) Architect
6 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.19%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.13%) Administrator
7 2 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.13%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) Application Packaging
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.13%) Middleware
3 2 (2.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.06%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Clustering
1 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.96%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.96%) Management Information System
3 14 (14.89%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.38%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.26%) Handset
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (1.06%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.96%) Windows
2 24 (25.53%) Windows XP
3 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (20.21%) Linux
4 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (17.02%) Solaris
6 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
7 10 (10.64%) Apple iOS
8 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.38%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.26%) Android
10 4 (4.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.13%) UNIX
12 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) Configuration Management
2 15 (15.96%) Server Building
3 14 (14.89%) Software Delivery
4 11 (11.70%) ITIL
4 11 (11.70%) Software Deployment
5 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.38%) Line Management
7 5 (5.32%) Migration
7 5 (5.32%) Project Management
7 5 (5.32%) ERP
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.26%) Release Management
8 4 (4.26%) Security Management
8 4 (4.26%) Change Management
8 4 (4.26%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.19%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.19%) ITSM
10 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.45%) Java
4 5 (5.32%) VBScript
5 3 (3.19%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) Perl
6 2 (2.13%) REXX
6 2 (2.13%) Tcl
7 1 (1.06%) C
7 1 (1.06%) C++
7 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (47.87%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) DV Cleared
4 13 (13.83%) Degree
5 3 (3.19%) PMP
5 3 (3.19%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.13%) MCSE
6 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.51%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.45%) XenApp
4 7 (7.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.19%) NDS
7 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.06%) NFS
8 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.06%) vCloud
8 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (39.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (21.28%) SCCM
3 16 (17.02%) Tivoli
4 14 (14.89%) Netcool
5 6 (6.38%) WMI
6 5 (5.32%) SCOM
7 2 (2.13%) WSUS
7 2 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.06%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.79%) Citrix
3 18 (19.15%) HP
4 15 (15.96%) Veritas
5 13 (13.83%) VMware
6 12 (12.77%) McAfee
7 9 (9.57%) Becrypt
8 6 (6.38%) Oracle
9 5 (5.32%) Apple
9 5 (5.32%) Hyperion
10 4 (4.26%) Google
11 3 (3.19%) Borland
12 2 (2.13%) CA
12 2 (2.13%) Novell
12 2 (2.13%) Splunk
12 2 (2.13%) AppSense
12 2 (2.13%) Symantec
13 1 (1.06%) Remedy
13 1 (1.06%) Altiris
13 1 (1.06%) RightFax
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: 19 hours ago