The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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 / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 122 113
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 11 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.37% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Median daily rate £410 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £384 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Distribution in Scotland

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Distribution in Scotland

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
Renfrewshire +19 10 £416 -1.47%
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 1
Software Distribution
UK

Software Distribution
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 16 (94.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) HTTP
2 14 (82.35%) HTTPS
3 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 12 (70.59%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Configuration Management
4 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
5 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 11 (64.71%) MSI
5 11 (64.71%) Tcl
5 11 (64.71%) VB
6 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
6 10 (58.82%) SSL
6 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (58.82%) REXX
6 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
6 10 (58.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (58.82%) Prototyping
6 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
6 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
6 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft

Software Distribution
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) HTTP
1 14 (82.35%) HTTPS
2 10 (58.82%) SSL
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Configuration Management
2 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
3 10 (58.82%) Prototyping
3 10 (58.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) Service Design
6 2 (11.76%) Server Building
7 1 (5.88%) ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (64.71%) Tcl
3 11 (64.71%) VB
4 10 (58.82%) REXX
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Jython
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (94.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) Netcool
3 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.88%) BladeLogic
4 1 (5.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) BMC
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Dell