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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Distribution
Rank 584 546 536
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 41 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 28
Average daily rate
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£330 £366 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +33.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £256 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 -34 35 £343 -34.03% 4
London +7 16 £570 +3.63% 1
South East -44 11 £310 -24.84%
Scotland -13 6 £330 +20.21%
Erskine +3 4 £330 +22.67%
Renfrewshire +1 4 £330 +22.67%
East Midlands - 4 £110 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £310 -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £310 -
Berkshire -17 3 £263 -
Leicester - 3 £110 -
Leicestershire - 3 £110 -
Hampshire -7 2 - -
South West -13 2 £110 -
Bracknell -17 2 - -
City of London - 2 £550 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Bristol - 2 £110 -
Hook +5 1 - -
Reading -9 1 £263 -
Hastings - 1 £135 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £135 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 52 (65.00%) Windows
2 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 28 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 24 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 22 (27.50%) Windows XP
7 21 (26.25%) Citrix
7 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (26.25%) SC Cleared
8 20 (25.00%) SCCM
9 19 (23.75%) SAN
10 17 (21.25%) Management Information System
11 16 (20.00%) Internet
11 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (18.75%) Tivoli
12 15 (18.75%) DNS
12 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.75%) Linux
12 15 (18.75%) SQL
13 14 (17.50%) HP
13 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
13 14 (17.50%) NAS
14 13 (16.25%) VMware
15 12 (15.00%) DHCP
15 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (13.75%) Server Building
16 11 (13.75%) MS Office
16 11 (13.75%) Solaris
16 11 (13.75%) Clustering

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.50%) Lync
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) SAN
2 16 (20.00%) Internet
3 15 (18.75%) DNS
4 14 (17.50%) NAS
5 12 (15.00%) DHCP
6 10 (12.50%) IPsec
7 7 (8.75%) Firewall
8 6 (7.50%) Wireless
9 5 (6.25%) SMS
10 3 (3.75%) WAN
10 3 (3.75%) LAN
10 3 (3.75%) Intranet
11 2 (2.50%) HTTP
11 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.50%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MSI
2 3 (3.75%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.50%) Gradle
3 2 (2.50%) Ant
3 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.50%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.50%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Integration Engineer
2 12 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Deskside Support
8 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
2 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.50%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.25%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Management Information System
2 16 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (13.75%) Clustering
4 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.75%) Handset
8 2 (2.50%) Physics
9 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.00%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows XP
3 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.75%) Linux
6 11 (13.75%) Solaris
7 10 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
8 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (7.50%) UNIX
9 6 (7.50%) Windows Vista
10 4 (5.00%) Android
10 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
2 11 (13.75%) Server Building
3 10 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 10 (12.50%) ITIL
4 9 (11.25%) Change Management
5 8 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (8.75%) Software Deployment
7 6 (7.50%) Release Management
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Project Management
8 5 (6.25%) ERP
8 5 (6.25%) Migration
9 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.00%) Line Management
10 3 (3.75%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.75%) Security Patching
10 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.75%) PRINCE
10 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
6 2 (2.50%) C
6 2 (2.50%) C++
6 2 (2.50%) VB
6 2 (2.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) REXX
6 2 (2.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (26.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
5 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.75%) PMP
5 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.50%) MOS
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 8 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.75%) XenApp
5 3 (3.75%) vSphere
6 2 (2.50%) XenServer
6 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.50%) NDS
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (25.00%) SCCM
3 15 (18.75%) Tivoli
4 10 (12.50%) Netcool
5 7 (8.75%) SCOM
6 4 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (3.75%) WMI
7 3 (3.75%) WSUS
7 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.25%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) Citrix
3 14 (17.50%) HP
4 13 (16.25%) VMware
5 10 (12.50%) Veritas
6 8 (10.00%) McAfee
6 8 (10.00%) Becrypt
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle
8 5 (6.25%) Hyperion
8 5 (6.25%) Apple
8 5 (6.25%) Google
9 4 (5.00%) Remedy
9 4 (5.00%) IBM
10 3 (3.75%) Borland
10 3 (3.75%) Splunk
10 3 (3.75%) AppSense
11 2 (2.50%) Sophos
11 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.50%) NetApp
11 2 (2.50%) Symantec