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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 541 519 499
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 66 59 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £130 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £291 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.29% -16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £15.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.15%

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 30 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 21 November 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 48 £433 +44.16% 12
South East -15 21 £320 -13.51% 7
Scotland +5 18 £333 - 1
London -9 15 £513 +70.83% 3
Berkshire +9 10 £275 -35.29% 1
Bracknell -3 8 - - 1
Hampshire -15 7 £365 +18.69% 6
East Midlands - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 3 - -
Milton Keynes -10 3 - -
South Yorkshire +1 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
Reading +18 1 £275 -
City of London +4 1 £513 +79.03% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
North West - 1 £213 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Andover - - - -
Barnsley - - - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 72 (54.96%) Security Cleared
2 66 (50.38%) Windows
3 64 (48.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 54 (41.22%) SC Cleared
5 47 (35.88%) Active Directory
6 45 (34.35%) Citrix
7 36 (27.48%) SCCM
8 33 (25.19%) Windows 7
8 33 (25.19%) Configuration Management
8 33 (25.19%) SQL
9 30 (22.90%) Tivoli
9 30 (22.90%) PowerShell
10 29 (22.14%) NAS
10 29 (22.14%) SAN
10 29 (22.14%) Linux
10 29 (22.14%) Clustering
11 28 (21.37%) IPsec
12 27 (20.61%) HP
12 27 (20.61%) Netcool
13 26 (19.85%) Veritas
13 26 (19.85%) Solaris
14 25 (19.08%) ITIL
15 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
15 24 (18.32%) Software Deployment
16 22 (16.79%) SMS
17 20 (15.27%) McAfee
18 14 (10.69%) VBScript
18 14 (10.69%) Migration
19 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
19 13 (9.92%) ITIL V3

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) IIS
3 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.76%) Lync
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Office
1 8 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.05%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.14%) SAN
1 29 (22.14%) NAS
2 28 (21.37%) IPsec
3 22 (16.79%) SMS
4 5 (3.82%) DNS
5 3 (2.29%) LDAP
6 2 (1.53%) Internet
6 2 (1.53%) Firewall
6 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.76%) Wireless
7 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.53%) MySQL
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.76%) SQLPlus
2 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) MSI
2 6 (4.58%) StarTeam
3 3 (2.29%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.53%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.63%) Finance
3 5 (3.82%) Mandarin Language
3 5 (3.82%) Cantonese Language
4 4 (3.05%) Publishing
4 4 (3.05%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (16.03%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (8.40%) Analyst
3 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.87%) Support Analyst
5 6 (4.58%) Applications Packager
5 6 (4.58%) Desktop Support
5 6 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (4.58%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (3.82%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (3.82%) Build Engineer
7 4 (3.05%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.05%) Administrator
8 3 (2.29%) Architect
9 2 (1.53%) Deskside Support
9 2 (1.53%) Deskside Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) JSP
2 7 (5.34%) Application Packaging
3 5 (3.82%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.53%) .NET
4 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.14%) Clustering
2 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.29%) Handset
4 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) User Experience
5 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 66 (50.38%) Windows
2 33 (25.19%) Windows 7
3 29 (22.14%) Linux
4 26 (19.85%) Solaris
5 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.63%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.05%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.29%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.53%) UNIX
11 1 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) Configuration Management
2 25 (19.08%) ITIL
3 24 (18.32%) Software Deployment
4 14 (10.69%) Migration
5 13 (9.92%) ITIL V3
6 11 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (8.40%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (5.34%) Project Management
8 6 (4.58%) Release Management
9 5 (3.82%) Service Management
9 5 (3.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (3.05%) Logistics
10 4 (3.05%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.05%) Matrix Management
10 4 (3.05%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.05%) Security Architecture
11 3 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (1.53%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (1.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.19%) SQL
2 30 (22.90%) PowerShell
3 14 (10.69%) VBScript
4 3 (2.29%) VB
4 3 (2.29%) Tcl
5 2 (1.53%) REXX
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 72 (54.96%) Security Cleared
2 54 (41.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.63%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) MCSE
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (35.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.58%) Firmware
4 6 (4.58%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.82%) XenApp
6 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.29%) vSphere
8 2 (1.53%) XenServer
9 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 64 (48.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 36 (27.48%) SCCM
3 30 (22.90%) Tivoli
4 27 (20.61%) Netcool
5 8 (6.11%) WSUS
6 6 (4.58%) AppDNA
7 5 (3.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (1.53%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.76%) WMI
9 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 45 (34.35%) Citrix
2 27 (20.61%) HP
3 26 (19.85%) Veritas
4 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.27%) McAfee
6 10 (7.63%) VMware
6 10 (7.63%) Remedy
7 8 (6.11%) Symantec
8 6 (4.58%) Borland
9 5 (3.82%) Lumension
10 4 (3.05%) IBM
11 3 (2.29%) Apple
12 2 (1.53%) Wyse
12 2 (1.53%) CA
12 2 (1.53%) Oracle
12 2 (1.53%) SAP
12 2 (1.53%) Cisco
12 2 (1.53%) Intel
12 2 (1.53%) RightFax
12 2 (1.53%) Altiris
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