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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 526 510 488
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 68 67 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 47
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£329 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £408 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £340
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -19.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50

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
41723 38970 41840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.26% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25824 23860 24171
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.53% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1047 1500
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.29% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 19 August 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 25 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 19 August 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 -39 55 £472 +71.52% 5
South East -1 32 £413 +139.13% 1
Berkshire +6 15 £263 +64.06%
Bracknell +17 13 £263 +52.17%
Scotland -6 13 £275 -
Hampshire -4 12 £459 +53.70%
London +13 5 £550 +88.03% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Reading -2 2 - -
West Midlands -15 2 - - 1
Glasgow -14 1 £426 -
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 89 (60.96%) Windows
2 74 (50.68%) Security Cleared
3 54 (36.99%) SCCM
4 51 (34.93%) SC Cleared
4 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
5 44 (30.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
7 36 (24.66%) Windows 7
8 33 (22.60%) Citrix
8 33 (22.60%) ITIL
9 31 (21.23%) PowerShell
10 30 (20.55%) Windows XP
10 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (14.38%) Configuration Management
13 20 (13.70%) HP
13 20 (13.70%) SQL
13 20 (13.70%) MS Office
14 19 (13.01%) DV Cleared
15 18 (12.33%) Software Deployment
15 18 (12.33%) Project Management
16 17 (11.64%) MSI
16 17 (11.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (11.64%) SMS
16 17 (11.64%) Tivoli
16 17 (11.64%) SAN
17 16 (10.96%) Clustering
17 16 (10.96%) ITIL V3
18 15 (10.27%) NAS
18 15 (10.27%) Application Packaging

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (13.70%) MS Office
2 10 (6.85%) MS Project
3 7 (4.79%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.68%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) SMS
1 17 (11.64%) SAN
2 15 (10.27%) NAS
3 12 (8.22%) DNS
4 9 (6.16%) IPsec
5 4 (2.74%) LAN
6 3 (2.05%) Internet
7 2 (1.37%) MPLS
7 2 (1.37%) VoIP
8 1 (0.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.68%) DHCP
8 1 (0.68%) Firewall
8 1 (0.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (11.64%) MSI
2 11 (7.53%) StarTeam
3 6 (4.11%) AdminStudio
4 5 (3.42%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (1.37%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (9.59%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.11%) Finance
3 3 (2.05%) Law
3 3 (2.05%) Legal
3 3 (2.05%) Publishing
3 3 (2.05%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (2.05%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.37%) Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (10.96%) Analyst
2 15 (10.27%) Applications Packager
3 12 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (8.22%) Build Engineer
4 9 (6.16%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (5.48%) Service Analyst
5 8 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.79%) Administrator
6 7 (4.79%) Consultant
6 7 (4.79%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.11%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Architect
8 5 (3.42%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) Application Packaging
2 14 (9.59%) JSP
3 12 (8.22%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.74%) DCOM
5 3 (2.05%) ADO
6 1 (0.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.68%) .NET
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Clustering
2 8 (5.48%) Firmware
3 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.74%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.05%) iPhone
5 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.37%) Statistics
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 89 (60.96%) Windows
2 36 (24.66%) Windows 7
3 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (20.55%) Windows XP
4 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.90%) Solaris
5 13 (8.90%) Linux
6 7 (4.79%) Windows Vista
6 7 (4.79%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.11%) AIX
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) ITIL
2 21 (14.38%) Configuration Management
3 18 (12.33%) Project Management
3 18 (12.33%) Software Deployment
4 16 (10.96%) ITIL V3
5 14 (9.59%) Compatibility Testing
6 12 (8.22%) Migration
7 11 (7.53%) Service Management
7 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.85%) Release Management
8 10 (6.85%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.11%) Matrix Management
10 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.11%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (3.42%) Business Continuity
12 4 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (2.05%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.23%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.70%) SQL
3 13 (8.90%) VB
4 10 (6.85%) VBScript
5 6 (4.11%) C
6 2 (1.37%) Tcl
7 1 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.68%) REXX
7 1 (0.68%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 74 (50.68%) Security Cleared
2 51 (34.93%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.01%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.74%) Degree
5 3 (2.05%) MCSE
6 2 (1.37%) PMP
6 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MCDST
7 1 (0.68%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) SLA
2 5 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (4.79%) XenApp
4 6 (4.11%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.05%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (36.99%) SCCM
2 44 (30.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (11.64%) Tivoli
4 14 (9.59%) Netcool
5 10 (6.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (6.16%) AppDNA
7 8 (5.48%) WSUS
8 5 (3.42%) SCOM
8 5 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (3.42%) WMI
9 2 (1.37%) OpenView
9 2 (1.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.68%) SCSM
10 1 (0.68%) MOM
10 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (22.60%) Citrix
3 20 (13.70%) HP
4 14 (9.59%) McAfee
5 13 (8.90%) Veritas
6 11 (7.53%) Borland
7 10 (6.85%) VMware
8 7 (4.79%) Symantec
9 5 (3.42%) Lumension
10 4 (2.74%) Remedy
11 3 (2.05%) AppSense
11 3 (2.05%) Apple
12 2 (1.37%) Altiris
12 2 (1.37%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.37%) Intel
12 2 (1.37%) SAP
12 2 (1.37%) IBM
12 2 (1.37%) RightFax
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle
13 1 (0.68%) Cisco
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