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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 568 583
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 38 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 12
Median daily rate £363 £291 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.78% -27.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £227 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £690 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £321 £216
% change year-on-year +0.46% +48.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +76.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £25.38 £13.85
% change year-on-year -52.70% +83.21%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Software Distribution as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
South East +12 19 £350 -22.22%
London +13 12 £713 +36.36% 2
North West +24 4 £319 -57.50%
West Midlands +15 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £120 -
Software Distribution
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (52.81%) Security Cleared
2 43 (48.31%) Windows
3 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
3 37 (41.57%) SC Cleared
4 32 (35.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
6 29 (32.58%) DV Cleared
7 28 (31.46%) McAfee
8 22 (24.72%) Windows 7
9 21 (23.60%) SCCM
10 19 (21.35%) HP
11 18 (20.22%) Linux
11 18 (20.22%) Patch Management
11 18 (20.22%) Data Centre
12 16 (17.98%) Software Delivery
12 16 (17.98%) Software Deployment
12 16 (17.98%) SQL
12 16 (17.98%) SMS
12 16 (17.98%) Configuration Management
12 16 (17.98%) Citrix
12 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (16.85%) Release Management
13 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
14 14 (15.73%) Internet
15 13 (14.61%) SAN
15 13 (14.61%) LAN
15 13 (14.61%) McAfee ePO
16 12 (13.48%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (13.48%) Server Building
16 12 (13.48%) NAS

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 11 (12.36%) IIS
1 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
1 11 (12.36%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) SMS
2 14 (15.73%) Internet
3 13 (14.61%) LAN
3 13 (14.61%) SAN
4 12 (13.48%) IPsec
4 12 (13.48%) NAS
5 5 (5.62%) DNS
5 5 (5.62%) WAN
6 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.37%) MPLS
7 3 (3.37%) VPN
8 2 (2.25%) Broadband
8 2 (2.25%) DHCP
8 2 (2.25%) HTTP
8 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.25%) PBX
8 2 (2.25%) PSTN
8 2 (2.25%) SSL
8 2 (2.25%) VoIP
8 2 (2.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MSI
2 4 (4.49%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.12%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
2 2 (2.25%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.25%) Front Office
2 2 (2.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.12%) French Language
3 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Architect
1 13 (14.61%) Desktop Support
2 12 (13.48%) Integration Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Operations Technician
4 9 (10.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Applications Architect
6 7 (7.87%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Middleware
1 3 (3.37%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.12%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.48%) Clustering
3 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.25%) PKI
8 2 (2.25%) Replication
9 1 (1.12%) BYOD
9 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.12%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.31%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Windows 7
3 18 (20.22%) Linux
4 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (13.48%) Solaris
6 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) Patch Management
2 16 (17.98%) Configuration Management
2 16 (17.98%) Software Delivery
2 16 (17.98%) Software Deployment
3 15 (16.85%) Release Management
4 12 (13.48%) Server Building
5 11 (12.36%) Security Monitoring
5 11 (12.36%) Security Operations
5 11 (12.36%) Server Patching
6 9 (10.11%) Use Case
7 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
8 7 (7.87%) Application Packaging
8 7 (7.87%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (7.87%) ITIL
8 7 (7.87%) Task Automation
9 6 (6.74%) Break/Fix
9 6 (6.74%) Migration
10 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.37%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.99%) VBScript
4 3 (3.37%) VB
5 2 (2.25%) REXX
5 2 (2.25%) Tcl
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (52.81%) Security Cleared
2 37 (41.57%) SC Cleared
3 29 (32.58%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.24%) Degree
5 8 (8.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.62%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.12%) MCDST
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) MCSA
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.12%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) Xen
6 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (35.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (23.60%) SCCM
3 13 (14.61%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (13.48%) Netcool
4 12 (13.48%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.49%) WSUS
6 2 (2.25%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.25%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.12%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.12%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.46%) McAfee
3 19 (21.35%) HP
4 16 (17.98%) Citrix
5 12 (13.48%) Veritas
6 8 (8.99%) Altiris
6 8 (8.99%) ESRI
6 8 (8.99%) VMware
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 5 (5.62%) Dell
8 4 (4.49%) Wyse
9 3 (3.37%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.37%) Juniper
9 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.25%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.25%) Lotus
10 2 (2.25%) Remedy
11 1 (1.12%) Apple
11 1 (1.12%) Borland
11 1 (1.12%) Symantec