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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 590 588 544
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -44
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 71 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 27
Median daily rate £321 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £113 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.28% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+61.29% +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
44695 45488 42364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 79.85% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 29430 26290
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Distribution within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +1 55 £285 -13.63% 2
North East - 19 £269 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £269 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £269 -
South East -5 16 £450 +69.01% 1
Scotland +9 13 £321 -2.72%
Berkshire 0 11 £450 +164.70%
London -14 10 £150 -72.72%
Renfrewshire -15 10 £321 -2.72%
Erskine -19 10 £321 -2.72%
Bracknell -12 7 - -
Hampshire -3 5 - - 1
Basingstoke - 5 - -
City of London +49 4 £139 -74.77%
East of England +23 4 £250 -
Reading +6 4 £450 +108.09%
South West -1 4 £700 +536.36%
Essex +7 2 £250 -
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Wiltshire - 2 £700 -
Swindon - 2 £700 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £750 - 1
Stockport - 1 £750 - 1
Basildon - 1 - -
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £750 -
North West - 1 £750 - 1

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (59.82%) Windows
2 64 (57.14%) SCCM
3 60 (53.57%) Microsoft
4 44 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 40 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 38 (33.93%) HP
7 37 (33.04%) SC Cleared
8 35 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 35 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 35 (31.25%) ITIL
9 34 (30.36%) SQL
9 34 (30.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 33 (29.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (27.68%) Citrix
11 31 (27.68%) Degree
12 30 (26.79%) Virtual Environments
13 27 (24.11%) Computer Science
14 25 (22.32%) Windows 7
14 25 (22.32%) Software Delivery
14 25 (22.32%) Python
15 24 (21.43%) DNS
16 23 (20.54%) XenApp
17 22 (19.64%) XenDesktop
17 22 (19.64%) VMware
18 19 (16.96%) Linux
18 19 (16.96%) DHCP
19 18 (16.07%) HTTP
19 18 (16.07%) VBScript
19 18 (16.07%) HTTPS
19 18 (16.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 8 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
2 2 (1.79%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) DNS
2 19 (16.96%) DHCP
3 18 (16.07%) HTTP
3 18 (16.07%) HTTPS
4 17 (15.18%) SAN
5 13 (11.61%) NAS
6 12 (10.71%) Firewall
7 8 (7.14%) iSCSI
8 7 (6.25%) SMS
9 5 (4.46%) IPsec
10 1 (0.89%) Broadband
10 1 (0.89%) LAN
10 1 (0.89%) VoIP
10 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MSI
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (7.14%) French Language
1 8 (7.14%) German Language
2 4 (3.57%) Finance
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Billing
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (8.04%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (6.25%) Architect
3 6 (5.36%) Design Engineer
3 6 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
4 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
5 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support
5 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (3.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 4 (3.57%) Systems Architect
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) Consultant
6 3 (2.68%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) SAN Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) Software Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (1.79%) JSON
2 2 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (0.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.11%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.39%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 8 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.46%) Cloud Native
6 5 (4.46%) Clustering
6 5 (4.46%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.79%) BYOD
8 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.89%) iPad
9 1 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 67 (59.82%) Windows
2 35 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 25 (22.32%) Windows 7
4 19 (16.96%) Linux
5 13 (11.61%) Windows 10
6 11 (9.82%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.25%) Solaris
9 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.46%) Unix
10 4 (3.57%) Android
10 4 (3.57%) SUSE
11 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) ITIL
2 30 (26.79%) Virtual Environments
3 25 (22.32%) Software Delivery
4 18 (16.07%) Patch Management
5 14 (12.50%) Analytics
5 14 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.93%) Software Deployment
7 8 (7.14%) ITSM
7 8 (7.14%) Release Management
7 8 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
8 7 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 7 (6.25%) Coaching
8 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.36%) Escalation Management
10 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (4.46%) Project Management
10 5 (4.46%) Server Building
10 5 (4.46%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (4.46%) Use Case
10 5 (4.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 34 (30.36%) SQL
3 25 (22.32%) Python
4 18 (16.07%) VBScript
5 17 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 17 (15.18%) VB
6 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.93%) Java
8 8 (7.14%) Jython
8 8 (7.14%) Perl
9 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.04%) SC Cleared
3 31 (27.68%) Degree
4 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (9.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.57%) MCSE
9 3 (2.68%) ACMT
9 3 (2.68%) CCA
9 3 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.68%) MCTS
10 1 (0.89%) HND
10 1 (0.89%) MCITP
10 1 (0.89%) MCP
10 1 (0.89%) OCA
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 33 (29.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (20.54%) XenApp
4 22 (19.64%) XenDesktop
5 17 (15.18%) XenServer
6 5 (4.46%) BitLocker
6 5 (4.46%) Xen
7 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 64 (57.14%) SCCM
2 34 (30.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (16.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (8.93%) Puppet
4 10 (8.93%) WSUS
5 8 (7.14%) BladeLogic
5 8 (7.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (7.14%) OVPA
5 8 (7.14%) SCOrch
5 8 (7.14%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.46%) Netcool
7 3 (2.68%) Casper Suite
7 3 (2.68%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.68%) SCOM
8 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 38 (33.93%) HP
3 31 (27.68%) Citrix
4 22 (19.64%) VMware
5 18 (16.07%) AppSense
6 13 (11.61%) Dell
7 10 (8.93%) BMC
7 10 (8.93%) Symantec
8 9 (8.04%) Intel Security
9 8 (7.14%) CA
10 6 (5.36%) Apple
10 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.46%) Veritas
12 4 (3.57%) Google
13 3 (2.68%) Oracle
14 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
15 1 (0.89%) Borland
15 1 (0.89%) Infor
15 1 (0.89%) MobileIron
15 1 (0.89%) SAP