The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 262 250
Rank change year-on-year +43 -12  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 19 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £450 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +164.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £450 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £503 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £321 £216
% change year-on-year +0.46% +48.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.23% +16.33%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Distribution in the South East

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Distribution in the South East

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Distribution in the South East

Software Distribution
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire +25 14 - -
Hampshire +5 5 £350 -
Software Distribution
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 36 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (58.00%) DV Cleared
3 28 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (56.00%) McAfee
4 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (30.00%) HP
6 15 (30.00%) Windows
6 15 (30.00%) SMS
6 15 (30.00%) Release Management
6 15 (30.00%) Software Deployment
6 15 (30.00%) Software Delivery
6 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 14 (28.00%) Configuration Management
7 14 (28.00%) Internet
8 13 (26.00%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (24.00%) Server Building
9 12 (24.00%) Tivoli
9 12 (24.00%) Netcool
9 12 (24.00%) Citrix
9 12 (24.00%) SAN
9 12 (24.00%) Veritas
9 12 (24.00%) SQL
9 12 (24.00%) Solaris
9 12 (24.00%) Linux
9 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (24.00%) NAS
9 12 (24.00%) IPsec

Software Distribution
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (22.00%) IIS
1 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
1 11 (22.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) SMS
2 14 (28.00%) Internet
3 12 (24.00%) IPsec
3 12 (24.00%) NAS
3 12 (24.00%) SAN
4 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Operations Technician
3 8 (16.00%) Applications Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Geospatial Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (24.00%) Clustering
3 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Solaris
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Release Management
1 15 (30.00%) Software Delivery
1 15 (30.00%) Software Deployment
2 14 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (24.00%) Server Building
4 11 (22.00%) Security Monitoring
4 11 (22.00%) Security Operations
4 11 (22.00%) Server Patching
5 8 (16.00%) TOGAF
5 8 (16.00%) Use Case
6 3 (6.00%) Office Automation
6 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) B2B
7 2 (4.00%) Change Control
7 2 (4.00%) Coaching
7 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (58.00%) DV Cleared
3 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (20.00%) Degree
5 8 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (26.00%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (24.00%) Netcool
3 12 (24.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) McAfee
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.00%) HP
4 12 (24.00%) Citrix
4 12 (24.00%) Veritas
5 8 (16.00%) ESRI
6 2 (4.00%) Altiris
7 1 (2.00%) Borland
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.00%) Lumension
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow