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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 564 544 496
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -48
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 56 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 44
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£313 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £256 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 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 -32 50 £310 -17.33% 2
South East -18 23 £270 -22.85% 1
London +11 19 £570 +14.00%
Berkshire +1 9 £170 -46.66%
Hampshire -10 9 £358 -1.37%
Bracknell -10 7 £170 -46.66%
Scotland -13 6 £330 -10.81%
East Midlands - 5 £110 -
Erskine +9 4 £330 +12.05%
Renfrewshire +6 4 £330 +12.05%
Reading 0 4 £216 -
Hook -3 4 £358 -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £310 +16.98%
Milton Keynes -7 3 £310 +16.98%
Aldershot - 3 - -
Northwood - 3 - -
Leicester - 3 £110 -
Leicestershire - 3 £110 -
South West -16 2 £110 -
Bristol - 2 £110 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £550 -
Hastings - 1 £135 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - 1 £135 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 59 (62.11%) Windows
2 50 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 38 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 35 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 30 (31.58%) Citrix
6 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
7 24 (25.26%) SAN
7 24 (25.26%) Windows XP
8 21 (22.11%) Linux
8 21 (22.11%) SQL
8 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (21.05%) SCCM
9 20 (21.05%) NAS
10 19 (20.00%) Tivoli
10 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 19 (20.00%) HP
11 17 (17.89%) Solaris
11 17 (17.89%) Management Information System
11 17 (17.89%) Clustering
11 17 (17.89%) Server Building
12 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (16.84%) IPsec
12 16 (16.84%) Internet
12 16 (16.84%) Veritas
13 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.79%) Netcool
14 14 (14.74%) VMware
14 14 (14.74%) DNS

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.16%) IIS
3 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.11%) Lync
3 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.58%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.26%) SAN
2 20 (21.05%) NAS
3 16 (16.84%) IPsec
3 16 (16.84%) Internet
4 14 (14.74%) DNS
5 10 (10.53%) DHCP
6 8 (8.42%) SMS
6 8 (8.42%) Firewall
7 6 (6.32%) Wireless
8 3 (3.16%) Intranet
8 3 (3.16%) WAN
8 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.16%) LAN
9 2 (2.11%) HTTP
9 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.11%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 4 (4.21%) AdminStudio
2 4 (4.21%) MSI
3 3 (3.16%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.11%) Gradle
4 2 (2.11%) Maven
4 2 (2.11%) Ant
4 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Front Office
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) IT Support
7 4 (4.21%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Deskside Support
8 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 3 (3.16%) Middleware
3 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.11%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.05%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Management Information System
1 17 (17.89%) Clustering
2 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
3 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.16%) Handset
6 2 (2.11%) Physics
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.11%) Windows
2 24 (25.26%) Windows XP
3 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (22.11%) Linux
4 17 (17.89%) Solaris
5 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
7 10 (10.53%) Apple iOS
8 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.32%) UNIX
9 6 (6.32%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.21%) Android
10 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 17 (17.89%) Server Building
3 13 (13.68%) Software Delivery
4 10 (10.53%) ITIL
4 10 (10.53%) Software Deployment
5 9 (9.47%) Change Management
6 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.37%) Release Management
8 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 5 (5.26%) ERP
10 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.21%) Migration
10 4 (4.21%) Line Management
11 3 (3.16%) Patch Management
11 3 (3.16%) Security Patching
11 3 (3.16%) PRINCE
11 3 (3.16%) Security Management
12 2 (2.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.42%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) VBScript
5 3 (3.16%) Perl
6 2 (2.11%) C
6 2 (2.11%) C++
6 2 (2.11%) VB
6 2 (2.11%) Python
6 2 (2.11%) REXX
6 2 (2.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.68%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.58%) Degree
5 3 (3.16%) PMP
5 3 (3.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.11%) MOS
6 2 (2.11%) MCSE
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 50 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.47%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.42%) XenApp
4 8 (8.42%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 3 (3.16%) NDS
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.11%) XenServer
6 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) NFS
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (36.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (21.05%) SCCM
3 19 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 15 (15.79%) Netcool
5 5 (5.26%) SCOM
5 5 (5.26%) WMI
6 4 (4.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.16%) WSUS
7 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.05%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) Citrix
3 19 (20.00%) HP
4 16 (16.84%) Veritas
5 14 (14.74%) VMware
6 11 (11.58%) McAfee
7 8 (8.42%) Becrypt
8 6 (6.32%) Oracle
9 5 (5.26%) Hyperion
9 5 (5.26%) Apple
9 5 (5.26%) Google
10 4 (4.21%) Remedy
10 4 (4.21%) IBM
11 3 (3.16%) Borland
11 3 (3.16%) Splunk
11 3 (3.16%) AppSense
12 2 (2.11%) Sophos
12 2 (2.11%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.11%) NetApp
12 2 (2.11%) Novell