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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 603 561 525
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -36
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 21 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 24
Average daily rate £130 £333 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.90% -15.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £240 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £443 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
-62.58% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.80 -
% change year-on-year
-15.86% -

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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 14 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -48 20 £130 -52.51% 5
South East -9 14 £130 -68.67% 2
Oxford - 8 £130 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £130 -
London -6 4 £126 -48.46% 1
Berkshire 0 3 - -
Basingstoke 0 2 - -
Hampshire -1 2 - - 1
Bracknell -6 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £233 -
City of London +39 1 £133 -59.23%
Scotland -20 1 £500 +43.89% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) Active Directory
4 22 (35.48%) Windows XP
5 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.81%) ITIL
7 15 (24.19%) Finance
7 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
7 15 (24.19%) SCCM
8 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
9 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
9 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
10 12 (19.35%) Patch Management
10 12 (19.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (17.74%) Internet
11 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
11 11 (17.74%) Python
11 11 (17.74%) Change Control
11 11 (17.74%) Release Management
12 10 (16.13%) DNS
13 9 (14.52%) Perl
14 8 (12.90%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 8 (12.90%) IBM Notes
14 8 (12.90%) Adobe
14 8 (12.90%) VPN
14 8 (12.90%) HP
14 8 (12.90%) Acrobat
14 8 (12.90%) Lotus
14 8 (12.90%) Firewall

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (12.90%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Acrobat
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) GitHub
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 11 (17.74%) Internet
3 10 (16.13%) DNS
4 8 (12.90%) Firewall
4 8 (12.90%) VPN
5 6 (9.68%) SAN
6 5 (8.06%) HTTP
6 5 (8.06%) HTTPS
6 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.06%) NAS
7 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.84%) LAN
8 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.23%) SMS
8 2 (3.23%) WAN
9 1 (1.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MSDE
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Ant
1 6 (9.68%) Gradle
1 6 (9.68%) Maven
2 4 (6.45%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (6.45%) Grunt
2 4 (6.45%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.84%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.23%) JIRA
4 2 (3.23%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 8 (12.90%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (11.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Analyst
2 6 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Technical Services Analyst
4 4 (6.45%) Architect
4 4 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Scala Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Site Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) IT Support
5 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Driving Licence
1 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.23%) Physics
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) BYOD
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows XP
3 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.68%) Linux
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.84%) Android
6 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.84%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Unix
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.61%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) ITIL
2 12 (19.35%) Patch Management
3 11 (17.74%) Change Control
3 11 (17.74%) Release Management
4 8 (12.90%) Change Management
4 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.68%) Build Automation
6 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.68%) Dependency Management
6 6 (9.68%) SDLC
7 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.06%) High Availability
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Capacity Management
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) DevOps
8 4 (6.45%) Software Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
1 11 (17.74%) Python
2 9 (14.52%) Perl
3 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.68%) C++
4 6 (9.68%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) Groovy
5 4 (6.45%) Scala
5 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.45%) SQL
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Jython
6 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
6 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) SCCM
2 12 (19.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) DameWare
3 8 (12.90%) WSUS
4 4 (6.45%) Puppet
5 2 (3.23%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.61%) SCSM
6 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Adobe
2 8 (12.90%) HP
2 8 (12.90%) Lotus
2 8 (12.90%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (11.29%) Citrix
3 7 (11.29%) Intel Security
4 5 (8.06%) Becrypt
4 5 (8.06%) CA
4 5 (8.06%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) Altiris
6 2 (3.23%) BMC
6 2 (3.23%) Borland
7 1 (1.61%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
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