The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 519 509 554
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +45
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 68 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.10% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 24
Average daily rate £270 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-51.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 28 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 58 £270 -32.50% 11
South East +10 29 £155 -70.47% 5
London -15 17 £400 +5.96% 3
Berkshire - 13 £210 - 1
Bracknell - 12 £192 -
Hampshire +11 8 £525 +45.83% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £100 -
Oxford - 8 £100 -
Scotland -9 7 - - 1
North West -14 3 £215 - 1
City of London -14 3 £400 +17.64%
East of England -26 2 £525 - 1
Reading - 1 £210 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 79 (58.52%) Windows
2 61 (45.19%) Security Cleared
3 57 (42.22%) SC Cleared
4 54 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 52 (38.52%) SCCM
6 42 (31.11%) Microsoft
7 37 (27.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 32 (23.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (23.70%) PowerShell
9 28 (20.74%) Windows XP
10 26 (19.26%) ITIL
11 25 (18.52%) Windows 7
12 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (17.04%) Citrix
14 18 (13.33%) MS Office
15 17 (12.59%) Migration
15 17 (12.59%) Clustering
16 16 (11.85%) SQL
16 16 (11.85%) SAN
17 15 (11.11%) HP
17 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 15 (11.11%) Linux
18 14 (10.37%) Release Management
18 14 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
19 13 (9.63%) NAS
19 13 (9.63%) AIX
19 13 (9.63%) Solaris
19 13 (9.63%) VMware
19 13 (9.63%) Tivoli
19 13 (9.63%) McAfee

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (8.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.44%) IIS
3 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) Site Server
Applications
1 18 (13.33%) MS Office
2 5 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.74%) Vectorworks
3 1 (0.74%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) SAN
2 13 (9.63%) NAS
3 10 (7.41%) Internet
3 10 (7.41%) SMS
4 7 (5.19%) IPsec
5 6 (4.44%) WAN
6 5 (3.70%) LAN
7 3 (2.22%) PBX
7 3 (2.22%) VoIP
7 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.22%) VPN
7 3 (2.22%) Firewall
7 3 (2.22%) CTI
8 2 (1.48%) MPLS
8 2 (1.48%) Wireless
8 2 (1.48%) LDAP
8 2 (1.48%) DNS
8 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.74%) VLAN
9 1 (0.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) MSDE
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MSI
2 5 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
2 5 (3.70%) StarTeam
3 4 (2.96%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.74%) Maven
4 1 (0.74%) Ant
4 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.74%) Gradle
General
1 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.44%) Finance
3 5 (3.70%) Retail
4 3 (2.22%) Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Law
4 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.33%) Analyst
2 13 (9.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (8.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Service Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Applications Packager
6 8 (5.93%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) Consultant
6 8 (5.93%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Systems Developer
9 5 (3.70%) SCCM Consultant
9 5 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) IT Graduate
9 5 (3.70%) Graduate
9 5 (3.70%) Architect
10 4 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) JSP
2 5 (3.70%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.22%) Middleware
4 2 (1.48%) ADO
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) JMS
5 1 (0.74%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.74%) XML
5 1 (0.74%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Clustering
2 9 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.22%) iPhone
6 3 (2.22%) iPad
7 2 (1.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.74%) iSeries
8 1 (0.74%) Mashup
8 1 (0.74%) Physics
8 1 (0.74%) Tandem
8 1 (0.74%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 79 (58.52%) Windows
2 32 (23.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (20.74%) Windows XP
4 25 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.11%) Linux
7 13 (9.63%) AIX
7 13 (9.63%) Solaris
8 10 (7.41%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.22%) UNIX
11 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) ITIL
2 17 (12.59%) Migration
3 14 (10.37%) Release Management
4 13 (9.63%) Configuration Management
4 13 (9.63%) Project Management
5 10 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 10 (7.41%) Software Deployment
6 8 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (4.44%) Service Management
8 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.70%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.96%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.96%) User Experience Design
10 4 (2.96%) Data Protection
11 3 (2.22%) E-Discovery
11 3 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.85%) SQL
3 12 (8.89%) VB
4 11 (8.15%) VBScript
5 5 (3.70%) C
6 2 (1.48%) Java
7 1 (0.74%) Perl
7 1 (0.74%) C++
7 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (45.19%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.44%) Degree
5 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.48%) MCSE
6 2 (1.48%) MCTS
7 1 (0.74%) MCDST
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) SLA
2 7 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (7.41%) XenApp
4 7 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.22%) vSphere
5 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.22%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (38.52%) SCCM
2 37 (27.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (9.63%) Tivoli
4 12 (8.89%) Netcool
4 12 (8.89%) WSUS
5 7 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (4.44%) SCOM
7 5 (3.70%) AppDNA
8 3 (2.22%) WMI
8 3 (2.22%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (1.48%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.74%) MOM
10 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.74%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.04%) Citrix
3 15 (11.11%) HP
4 13 (9.63%) VMware
4 13 (9.63%) McAfee
5 12 (8.89%) Veritas
6 5 (3.70%) Cisco
6 5 (3.70%) Borland
7 4 (2.96%) IBM
7 4 (2.96%) Altiris
8 3 (2.22%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.22%) Intel
9 2 (1.48%) Remedy
9 2 (1.48%) CA
9 2 (1.48%) Royalblue
9 2 (1.48%) FrontRange
10 1 (0.74%) Isilon
10 1 (0.74%) AppSense
10 1 (0.74%) EMC
10 1 (0.74%) Adobe
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