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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 602 571
Rank change year-on-year +73 -31  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 47 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.044% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.053% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 10
Median daily rate £350 £290 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +13.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £130 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -25.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year -22.58% +4.02%  

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 34952 41419 38984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.90% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23201 27556 24587
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 989 1142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +31 28 £359 +8.71%
North East - 5 £390 -
East of England - 5 £140 -
London +37 4 £413 - 2
South West +3 2 £180 -
North West - 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Software Distribution
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
4 33 (43.42%) Security Cleared
5 31 (40.79%) SCCM
6 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
6 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
7 24 (31.58%) Patch Management
7 24 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
9 21 (27.63%) ITIL
10 19 (25.00%) Linux
11 18 (23.68%) HP
11 18 (23.68%) Citrix
12 17 (22.37%) Intel Security
12 17 (22.37%) SQL
13 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
14 15 (19.74%) Use Case
14 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
15 14 (18.42%) WSUS
15 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared
16 13 (17.11%) SAN
17 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
17 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
18 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
18 11 (14.47%) Software Delivery
18 11 (14.47%) NAS
18 11 (14.47%) Release Management
18 11 (14.47%) Dell
18 11 (14.47%) SQL Server

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 6 (7.89%) IIS
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.89%) G Suite
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) SAN
2 11 (14.47%) NAS
3 10 (13.16%) SMS
4 9 (11.84%) DNS
4 9 (11.84%) Internet
4 9 (11.84%) LAN
5 8 (10.53%) IPsec
6 6 (7.89%) DHCP
6 6 (7.89%) Firewall
7 5 (6.58%) HTTP
7 5 (6.58%) HTTPS
8 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.95%) VoIP
10 2 (2.63%) Broadband
10 2 (2.63%) SSL
10 2 (2.63%) VLAN
10 2 (2.63%) WAN
10 2 (2.63%) Wireless
11 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.32%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) Impala
2 1 (1.32%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MSI
2 2 (2.63%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (2.63%) Advertising
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Legal
2 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (11.84%) Architect
1 9 (11.84%) SCCM Engineer
1 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Applications Architect
2 8 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Design Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Operations Technician
4 6 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Geospatial Architect
6 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
6 3 (3.95%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) J2EE
2 1 (1.32%) Kafka
2 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Clustering
3 7 (9.21%) Cloud Native
3 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) BYOD
7 1 (1.32%) Handset
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
3 19 (25.00%) Linux
4 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
5 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.53%) Mac OS X
7 8 (10.53%) Solaris
8 7 (9.21%) Android
8 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
8 7 (9.21%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.63%) Unix
11 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Patch Management
2 21 (27.63%) ITIL
3 15 (19.74%) Use Case
4 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 11 (14.47%) Release Management
5 11 (14.47%) Software Delivery
6 10 (13.16%) Migration
6 10 (13.16%) Software Deployment
7 9 (11.84%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (10.53%) Server Building
8 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (9.21%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (7.89%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (7.89%) Security Operations
10 6 (7.89%) Server Patching
11 5 (6.58%) Application Packaging
11 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
11 5 (6.58%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 17 (22.37%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) VB
3 9 (11.84%) VBScript
4 8 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) REXX
6 2 (2.63%) Tcl
6 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared
4 9 (11.84%) Degree
5 5 (6.58%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.63%) CCA
7 2 (2.63%) MCDST
7 2 (2.63%) MCSE
7 2 (2.63%) MCTS
8 1 (1.32%) ACMT
8 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.32%) MCITP
8 1 (1.32%) MCSA
8 1 (1.32%) OCA
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.32%) PMO
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) XenApp
3 9 (11.84%) XenDesktop
4 7 (9.21%) BitLocker
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (9.21%) Xen
5 3 (3.95%) vSphere
6 2 (2.63%) XenServer
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.32%) Docker
7 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (40.79%) SCCM
2 24 (31.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (18.42%) WSUS
4 8 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (10.53%) Netcool
4 8 (10.53%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (3.95%) Sysprep
5 3 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) Citrix
2 18 (23.68%) HP
3 17 (22.37%) Intel Security
4 11 (14.47%) Dell
5 9 (11.84%) ServiceNow
5 9 (11.84%) Symantec
6 8 (10.53%) Apple
6 8 (10.53%) ESRI
6 8 (10.53%) Google
6 8 (10.53%) Veritas
7 7 (9.21%) VMware
8 5 (6.58%) LANDesk
9 4 (5.26%) Altiris
10 3 (3.95%) AppSense
10 3 (3.95%) Cisco
10 3 (3.95%) Lotus
11 2 (2.63%) CA
11 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.63%) Wyse
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