The table below looks at the statistics for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 568 596 577
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 60 49 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 24
Median daily rate £340 £407 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.35% +22.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £130 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £304
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +31.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.64 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.64 -
% change year-on-year
+4.71% -

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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Software Distribution as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 38 £350 -17.64% 2
Scotland +30 24 £341 -14.75%
Renfrewshire +11 23 £342 -14.50%
Erskine +10 23 £342 -14.50%
North East - 21 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 20 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £340 -
London -6 10 £450 -10.00% 2
South East +11 5 £340 +154.20%
Northern Ireland - 4 £175 -
County Antrim - 4 £175 -
Belfast - 4 £175 -
Hampshire +18 3 £340 -
Shropshire - 3 £340 -
Hook - 3 £340 -
Telford - 3 £340 -
West Midlands - 3 £340 -
South West +9 2 - -
Berkshire +5 2 - -
Bristol +4 2 - -
Bracknell +2 2 - -
East Midlands -9 2 £135 -
City of London -8 1 £175 +35.92% 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £285 -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 67 (62.62%) Windows
2 61 (57.01%) SCCM
3 56 (52.34%) ITIL
4 54 (50.47%) HP
5 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
6 51 (47.66%) Active Directory
7 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
8 48 (44.86%) SC Cleared
9 36 (33.64%) Citrix
9 36 (33.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 33 (30.84%) PowerShell
11 32 (29.91%) SQL
12 31 (28.97%) Python
13 30 (28.04%) Degree
14 29 (27.10%) Windows 7
15 28 (26.17%) Computer Science
15 28 (26.17%) Linux
16 27 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 27 (25.23%) Virtual Environments
17 26 (24.30%) HTTP
17 26 (24.30%) HTTPS
18 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
19 22 (20.56%) XenDesktop
19 22 (20.56%) XenApp
19 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (19.63%) SAN
20 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
21 20 (18.69%) Dell
21 20 (18.69%) NAS
21 20 (18.69%) Patch Management

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.54%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) G Suite
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.30%) HTTP
1 26 (24.30%) HTTPS
2 21 (19.63%) SAN
3 20 (18.69%) NAS
4 16 (14.95%) Firewall
5 13 (12.15%) DHCP
5 13 (12.15%) DNS
5 13 (12.15%) iSCSI
6 10 (9.35%) SMS
7 7 (6.54%) IPsec
8 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.87%) VoIP
8 2 (1.87%) Wireless
9 1 (0.93%) Broadband
9 1 (0.93%) LAN
9 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.93%) VPN
9 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MSI
General
1 9 (8.41%) French Language
1 9 (8.41%) German Language
2 6 (5.61%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (10.28%) Design Engineer
2 10 (9.35%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.67%) Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) IT Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Consultant
7 3 (2.80%) IT Support
7 3 (2.80%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Mac Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) Middleware
2 2 (1.87%) JSON
2 2 (1.87%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) COM
3 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Computer Science
2 16 (14.95%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (10.28%) Cloud Native
3 11 (10.28%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.35%) Virtual Team
5 9 (8.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.54%) Clustering
7 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.87%) BYOD
10 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.87%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.93%) Handset
11 1 (0.93%) iPad
11 1 (0.93%) iPhone
11 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.62%) Windows
2 29 (27.10%) Windows 7
3 28 (26.17%) Linux
4 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
5 14 (13.08%) Windows 10
6 12 (11.21%) Mac OS X
6 12 (11.21%) Windows XP
7 11 (10.28%) Apple iOS
8 10 (9.35%) Android
9 9 (8.41%) Solaris
9 9 (8.41%) Windows 8
10 8 (7.48%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.80%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.87%) AIX
12 2 (1.87%) HPUX
12 2 (1.87%) SUSE
12 2 (1.87%) Unix
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.34%) ITIL
2 27 (25.23%) Virtual Environments
3 20 (18.69%) Patch Management
4 19 (17.76%) Software Delivery
5 14 (13.08%) Analytics
6 13 (12.15%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.15%) ITSM
6 13 (12.15%) Service Design
7 12 (11.21%) Software Deployment
8 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (10.28%) Release Management
8 11 (10.28%) Translating Business Requirements
8 11 (10.28%) Use Case
8 11 (10.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (9.35%) Virtual Team Management
10 9 (8.41%) OO
11 7 (6.54%) Capacity Management
11 7 (6.54%) Escalation Management
11 7 (6.54%) Server Building
12 4 (3.74%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) PowerShell
2 32 (29.91%) SQL
3 31 (28.97%) Python
4 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.21%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.21%) VB
6 11 (10.28%) VBScript
7 10 (9.35%) Java
7 10 (9.35%) T-SQL
8 8 (7.48%) Jython
9 4 (3.74%) Perl
10 2 (1.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (45.79%) Security Cleared
2 48 (44.86%) SC Cleared
3 30 (28.04%) Degree
4 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (12.15%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (9.35%) MCSE
7 7 (6.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (6.54%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.54%) MCTS
8 5 (4.67%) CCA
9 4 (3.74%) ACMT
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.74%) MCP
10 2 (1.87%) MCITP
11 1 (0.93%) GISP
11 1 (0.93%) HND
11 1 (0.93%) MCDST
11 1 (0.93%) MCSA
11 1 (0.93%) OCA
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (47.66%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (20.56%) XenApp
3 22 (20.56%) XenDesktop
4 11 (10.28%) BitLocker
4 11 (10.28%) Xen
5 10 (9.35%) XenServer
6 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.80%) vSphere
7 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 61 (57.01%) SCCM
2 36 (33.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (16.82%) WSUS
4 13 (12.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 10 (9.35%) OVPA
5 10 (9.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (7.48%) BladeLogic
6 8 (7.48%) Puppet
6 8 (7.48%) SCOrch
7 7 (6.54%) Netcool
7 7 (6.54%) Tivoli
8 5 (4.67%) Casper Suite
9 2 (1.87%) SCSM
9 2 (1.87%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (50.47%) HP
2 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
3 36 (33.64%) Citrix
4 20 (18.69%) Dell
5 16 (14.95%) Symantec
6 14 (13.08%) Apple
7 12 (11.21%) CA
8 11 (10.28%) Intel Security
8 11 (10.28%) VMware
9 10 (9.35%) AppSense
9 10 (9.35%) Google
10 8 (7.48%) BMC
10 8 (7.48%) ServiceNow
11 7 (6.54%) Veritas
12 3 (2.80%) LANDesk
12 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.87%) MobileIron
14 1 (0.93%) Infor
14 1 (0.93%) Lotus
14 1 (0.93%) Qualys
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