Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Distribution skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Distribution over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Distribution
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 794 801
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -50
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 56 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.096% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 35
England median daily rate £275 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.12% -12.26% -16.22%
10th Percentile £143 £205 £109
90th Percentile £380 £450 £635
UK median daily rate £300 £330 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% -17.50% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 10
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -20.06% +4.25%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -19.35% +3.33%

Software Distribution is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Distribution as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Distribution in England

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Distribution in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Distribution in England

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Distribution in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Distribution in England

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Distribution in England

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Distribution in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Distribution in England

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 24 £300 -11.76%
London -19 16 £180 -52.00%
North of England +34 8 £313 -8.09%
East of England -17 5 £145 -42.00%
North West - 5 £319 -
Yorkshire +21 2 £275 -
North East +30 1 - -
West Midlands +30 1 - - 1
Midlands +20 1 - - 1
South West -8 1 £350 -46.15%
Software Distribution
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
4 26 (46.43%) Security Cleared
5 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 21 (37.50%) McAfee
7 19 (33.93%) SCCM
8 18 (32.14%) DV Cleared
8 18 (32.14%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (32.14%) Security Monitoring
9 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
10 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
11 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (26.79%) Internet
11 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
11 15 (26.79%) Patch Management
12 14 (25.00%) Server Patching
12 14 (25.00%) Security Operations
12 14 (25.00%) LAN
12 14 (25.00%) IIS
12 14 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (23.21%) DNS
14 10 (17.86%) DHCP
14 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
15 9 (16.07%) Data Centre
15 9 (16.07%) Office 365
15 9 (16.07%) Altiris
16 8 (14.29%) VBScript
16 8 (14.29%) Software Deployment
17 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office

Software Distribution
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
2 14 (25.00%) IIS
2 14 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) CINEMA 4D
2 4 (7.14%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) iTunes
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Internet
2 14 (25.00%) LAN
3 13 (23.21%) DNS
4 10 (17.86%) DHCP
5 7 (12.50%) WAN
6 4 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.14%) SAN
6 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.36%) SMS
8 2 (3.57%) Firewall
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (1.79%) MPLS
9 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MSI
2 2 (3.57%) AdminStudio
2 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.79%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (7.14%) German Language
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Operations Technician
2 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
2 5 (8.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (7.14%) Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 3 (5.36%) IT Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) IT Support
4 3 (5.36%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (83.93%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Linux
9 1 (1.79%) Unix
9 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Security Monitoring
2 15 (26.79%) Patch Management
3 14 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 14 (25.00%) Server Patching
4 8 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.93%) Application Packaging
6 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
6 5 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (7.14%) Coaching
7 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL
7 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.14%) Security Management
7 4 (7.14%) Task Automation
8 3 (5.36%) Break/Fix
8 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 3 (5.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.29%) VBScript
3 3 (5.36%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (32.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) MCSE
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (1.79%) MCP
7 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) SCCM
2 18 (32.14%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (12.50%) WSUS
4 4 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.57%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.79%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 43 (76.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (37.50%) McAfee
3 9 (16.07%) Altiris
4 7 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (7.14%) Adobe
5 4 (7.14%) EMC
5 4 (7.14%) NetApp
6 3 (5.36%) VMware
6 3 (5.36%) Wyse
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (1.79%) AppSense
8 1 (1.79%) BMC
8 1 (1.79%) Borland
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) Hummingbird
8 1 (1.79%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.79%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.79%) Lumension
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Trend Micro