The first table below looks at the demand for Software Distribution skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Distribution over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Distribution
Rank 114 - 101
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £193 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 - £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-51.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Distribution
England

Software Distribution
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Distribution Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Distribution across the West Midlands region.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Distribution
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Distribution across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Distribution Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Distribution
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution across the West Midlands region.

Software Distribution Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
3 3 (42.86%) Software Packaging
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management

Software Distribution
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (28.57%) AdminStudio
2 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
1 3 (42.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VB
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk