The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 420 419
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 12 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.019% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.022% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Median daily rate £713 £523 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £523 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £523 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £321 £216
% change year-on-year +0.46% +48.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Distribution in London

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Distribution in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Distribution in London

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Distribution in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Office 365
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
4 5 (29.41%) Patch Management
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) SCCM
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Middleware
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
6 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow

Software Distribution
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) MPLS
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
2 2 (11.76%) PBX
2 2 (11.76%) PSTN
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Desktop Support
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Lead Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (11.76%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Patch Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Break/Fix
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
3 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (5.88%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) VB
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) Xen
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec