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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 539 503 492
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 53 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 32
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£340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £146 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £583 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
-3.92% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £17.68 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -37 40 £433 +23.57% 4
South East -32 20 £415 +15.27% 2
Scotland -6 13 £333 -11.33% 1
London +12 11 £450 -25.00% 1
Berkshire -7 8 £275 +42.85%
Bracknell -4 6 - -
Hampshire -14 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 - -
Milton Keynes -11 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
City of London +7 2 £544 - 1
Reading +16 1 £275 -
Hook -16 1 - - 1
South West -33 1 £288 -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (54.69%) Security Cleared
2 65 (50.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 60 (46.88%) Windows
4 51 (39.84%) SC Cleared
5 45 (35.16%) Active Directory
6 40 (31.25%) Citrix
7 35 (27.34%) SCCM
8 31 (24.22%) PowerShell
8 31 (24.22%) HP
8 31 (24.22%) SQL
9 29 (22.66%) Linux
9 29 (22.66%) SAN
9 29 (22.66%) Configuration Management
9 29 (22.66%) Windows 7
10 28 (21.88%) Tivoli
11 27 (21.09%) Clustering
11 27 (21.09%) NAS
11 27 (21.09%) Software Deployment
12 26 (20.31%) IPsec
12 26 (20.31%) SMS
13 25 (19.53%) Netcool
13 25 (19.53%) Veritas
14 24 (18.75%) Solaris
15 23 (17.97%) McAfee
16 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
17 20 (15.63%) ITIL
18 18 (14.06%) VBScript
19 14 (10.94%) Finance
19 14 (10.94%) Migration
20 13 (10.16%) VMware

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.34%) IIS
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
1 2 (1.56%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.66%) SAN
2 27 (21.09%) NAS
3 26 (20.31%) IPsec
3 26 (20.31%) SMS
4 3 (2.34%) LDAP
4 3 (2.34%) DNS
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) Firewall
5 2 (1.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.78%) Wireless
6 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MSI
2 5 (3.91%) AdminStudio
3 4 (3.13%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.56%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Mandarin Language
3 5 (3.91%) Cantonese Language
4 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Publishing
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 18 (14.06%) Integration Engineer
2 13 (10.16%) Analyst
3 11 (8.59%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (5.47%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.69%) Applications Packager
7 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.34%) Architect
9 3 (2.34%) Deskside Support
9 3 (2.34%) Deskside Analyst
9 3 (2.34%) Deskside Support Analyst
9 3 (2.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Software Packager
9 3 (2.34%) Administrator
9 3 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.69%) JSP
3 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.56%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.09%) Clustering
2 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.91%) Handset
4 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (46.88%) Windows
2 29 (22.66%) Linux
2 29 (22.66%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.75%) Solaris
4 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.56%) UNIX
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) Configuration Management
2 27 (21.09%) Software Deployment
3 20 (15.63%) ITIL
4 14 (10.94%) Migration
5 12 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.47%) Release Management
8 6 (4.69%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (4.69%) Project Management
9 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.13%) Change Management
10 4 (3.13%) Service Management
10 4 (3.13%) Logistics
10 4 (3.13%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.13%) Matrix Management
11 3 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (1.56%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.22%) SQL
1 31 (24.22%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.06%) VBScript
3 4 (3.13%) VB
4 3 (2.34%) Tcl
5 2 (1.56%) REXX
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (54.69%) Security Cleared
2 51 (39.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.16%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 45 (35.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.47%) XenApp
4 6 (4.69%) Firmware
5 5 (3.91%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.91%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.34%) vSphere
7 2 (1.56%) XenServer
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (50.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 35 (27.34%) SCCM
3 28 (21.88%) Tivoli
4 25 (19.53%) Netcool
5 5 (3.91%) AppDNA
6 4 (3.13%) WSUS
7 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (1.56%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (31.25%) Citrix
2 31 (24.22%) HP
3 25 (19.53%) Veritas
4 23 (17.97%) McAfee
5 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
6 13 (10.16%) VMware
7 11 (8.59%) Remedy
8 4 (3.13%) Borland
8 4 (3.13%) IBM
8 4 (3.13%) Symantec
9 2 (1.56%) CA
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.56%) Reuters
9 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco
9 2 (1.56%) Intel
9 2 (1.56%) RightFax
9 2 (1.56%) Splunk
9 2 (1.56%) Altiris
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