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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 567 504 484
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 40 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 41 40
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£400 £273 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% -22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £120 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £263 £345
% change year-on-year
+44.28% -23.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £33.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £23.75

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
Top 21 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 22 May 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 -57 35 £358 +32.40% 5
South East -26 20 £170 -19.04% 3
Berkshire -7 10 £170 -35.23% 1
London -14 9 £438 +40.00%
Bracknell +1 8 £170 -35.23% 1
Hampshire -6 8 £358 -29.55%
Scotland -8 5 £435 -37.85%
West Midlands -13 4 - -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Reading +9 3 £170 -19.04%
Hook -8 3 £358 -27.04%
Aldershot - 3 - -
Northwood - 3 - -
Erskine - 3 £435 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £435 -
City of London +9 2 £438 -2.77%
Yorkshire -13 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 50 (56.18%) Security Cleared
3 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
4 43 (48.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
6 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
7 25 (28.09%) Citrix
8 23 (25.84%) HP
9 22 (24.72%) SQL
9 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
10 21 (23.60%) Windows XP
11 20 (22.47%) Linux
11 20 (22.47%) SAN
11 20 (22.47%) NAS
12 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
13 18 (20.22%) Software Delivery
14 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (19.10%) SMS
14 17 (19.10%) Clustering
14 17 (19.10%) SCCM
15 16 (17.98%) IPsec
15 16 (17.98%) Solaris
15 16 (17.98%) Veritas
15 16 (17.98%) McAfee
15 16 (17.98%) Software Deployment
15 16 (17.98%) Windows 7
16 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
16 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (16.85%) Netcool
16 15 (16.85%) Tivoli

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
2 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Office
2 7 (7.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.47%) SAN
1 20 (22.47%) NAS
2 17 (19.10%) SMS
3 16 (17.98%) IPsec
4 8 (8.99%) DNS
4 8 (8.99%) Internet
5 5 (5.62%) Wireless
6 4 (4.49%) DHCP
6 4 (4.49%) Firewall
7 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) AdminStudio
2 5 (5.62%) MSI
2 5 (5.62%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.37%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Front Office
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (8.99%) Support Engineer
3 6 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (4.49%) Analyst
4 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
4 4 (4.49%) Applications Packager
4 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (4.49%) Security Engineer
5 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
5 3 (3.37%) Software Packager
5 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (2.25%) Break Fix Engineer
6 2 (2.25%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (2.25%) Build Engineer
6 2 (2.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.25%) Consultant
6 2 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.25%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.37%) Software Packaging
2 3 (3.37%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) Clustering
2 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
3 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.74%) Handset
6 5 (5.62%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 21 (23.60%) Windows XP
3 20 (22.47%) Linux
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.98%) Solaris
5 16 (17.98%) Windows 7
6 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
2 18 (20.22%) Software Delivery
3 16 (17.98%) Software Deployment
4 8 (8.99%) ITIL
5 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.62%) Security Management
8 4 (4.49%) Release Management
8 4 (4.49%) Migration
9 3 (3.37%) Change Management
9 3 (3.37%) Project Management
10 2 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.25%) Line Management
10 2 (2.25%) Software License Management
10 2 (2.25%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.12%) Service Management
11 1 (1.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (1.12%) ITSM
11 1 (1.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.24%) VBScript
4 5 (5.62%) VB
5 2 (2.25%) Tcl
5 2 (2.25%) REXX
6 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (56.18%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (24.72%) DV Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (5.62%) XenApp
5 4 (4.49%) vSphere
5 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.25%) NDS
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.12%) vCloud
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (48.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (19.10%) SCCM
3 15 (16.85%) Netcool
3 15 (16.85%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.62%) WMI
5 3 (3.37%) WSUS
6 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.12%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.12%) SCOM
7 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.09%) Citrix
3 23 (25.84%) HP
4 16 (17.98%) Veritas
4 16 (17.98%) McAfee
5 14 (15.73%) VMware
6 7 (7.87%) Becrypt
7 3 (3.37%) Borland
8 2 (2.25%) CA
8 2 (2.25%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) Novell
8 2 (2.25%) Reuters
8 2 (2.25%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.25%) Symantec
8 2 (2.25%) Remedy
9 1 (1.12%) Altiris
9 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) Intel
9 1 (1.12%) BMC
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