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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Distribution
Rank 594 588 537
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -51
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 54 39 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.091% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 41
Median daily rate £375 £400 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +46.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £379 £263
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +44.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 1
Median hourly rate £17.45 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% +1.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year
+29.25% -

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
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -4 39 £330 -7.69% 6
South East -11 16 £425 +150.00% 2
North East - 15 £263 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 15 £263 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £263 - 2
Scotland -6 13 £420 -3.44% 1
Hampshire +3 10 £375 +4.89% 2
Erskine -33 9 £420 -3.44% 1
Renfrewshire -34 9 £420 -3.44% 1
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Berkshire -9 4 £450 +164.70%
North West - 3 £750 -
South West - 3 £750 -
Manchester - 3 £750 -
Yorkshire +8 2 £400 -
Reading -5 2 £450 +164.70%
Bracknell -13 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Oxford - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Hook 0 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £750 -
London -16 1 £523 +19.42%
Leeds - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £750 -
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Stockport - 1 £750 -
Swindon - 1 £750 -
Wiltshire - 1 £750 -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 47 (58.02%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 46 (56.79%) SCCM
3 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
4 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
5 30 (37.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 26 (32.10%) ITIL
7 26 (32.10%) SC Cleared
8 24 (29.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (29.63%) SQL
9 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
9 20 (24.69%) Windows 7
10 18 (22.22%) HP
10 18 (22.22%) Citrix
11 17 (20.99%) HTTP
11 17 (20.99%) HTTPS
11 17 (20.99%) Degree
12 16 (19.75%) SAN
13 15 (18.52%) DNS
13 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
14 14 (17.28%) Computer Science
14 14 (17.28%) VMware
14 14 (17.28%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (17.28%) Software Delivery
15 13 (16.05%) Analytics
15 13 (16.05%) NAS
15 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
16 12 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (13.58%) Linux

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 (8.64%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Acrobat
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) GitHub
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) HTTP
1 17 (20.99%) HTTPS
2 16 (19.75%) SAN
3 15 (18.52%) DNS
4 13 (16.05%) NAS
5 11 (13.58%) DHCP
5 11 (13.58%) Firewall
6 8 (9.88%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.17%) IPsec
8 3 (3.70%) Internet
8 3 (3.70%) SMS
8 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.70%) VPN
9 1 (1.23%) Broadband
9 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MSI
2 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Banking
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (8.64%) SCCM Engineer
2 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support
4 4 (4.94%) Architect
4 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (4.94%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Analyst
5 3 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Consultant
5 3 (3.70%) IT Support
5 3 (3.70%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Build Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (2.47%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Computer Science
1 14 (17.28%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.88%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.02%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 20 (24.69%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.58%) Linux
5 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.17%) Solaris
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.70%) Unix
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.47%) Android
8 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.47%) SUSE
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 14 (17.28%) Software Delivery
4 13 (16.05%) Analytics
5 11 (13.58%) Patch Management
6 8 (9.88%) ITSM
7 7 (8.64%) Coaching
7 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.41%) Release Management
9 5 (6.17%) Server Building
10 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.94%) OO
10 4 (4.94%) Project Management
10 4 (4.94%) Software Deployment
11 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.70%) Change Control
11 3 (3.70%) Migration
11 3 (3.70%) Service Design
11 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 20 (24.69%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.35%) Python
3 10 (12.35%) VBScript
4 9 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 9 (11.11%) VB
5 8 (9.88%) Jython
6 4 (4.94%) Perl
7 2 (2.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 26 (32.10%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.99%) Degree
4 12 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (8.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) OCA
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (12.35%) XenApp
4 9 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 9 (11.11%) XenServer
5 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (56.79%) SCCM
2 30 (37.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (12.35%) Puppet
3 10 (12.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (9.88%) BladeLogic
4 8 (9.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (9.88%) SCOrch
4 8 (9.88%) Tivoli
5 5 (6.17%) Netcool
5 5 (6.17%) WSUS
6 3 (3.70%) DameWare
6 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.47%) SCOM
8 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) Citrix
2 18 (22.22%) HP
3 14 (17.28%) VMware
4 10 (12.35%) AppSense
4 10 (12.35%) BMC
5 9 (11.11%) Dell
6 8 (9.88%) CA
7 5 (6.17%) Intel Security
7 5 (6.17%) Symantec
7 5 (6.17%) Veritas
8 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.70%) Adobe
9 3 (3.70%) Lotus
9 3 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.47%) Borland
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle
11 1 (1.23%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.23%) Remedy
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