Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 25 September 2018 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 797 764
Rank change year-on-year -25 -33 +56
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 80 70 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.071% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.083% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 79
UK median daily rate £328 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.06% -6.71%
10th Percentile £155 £193 £225
90th Percentile £508 £751 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +21.43% +6.06% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 21
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.23% +16.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year - -31.23% +16.33%

Software Distribution is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,599 84,098 90,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.60% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,535 55,446 59,633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,426 2,078 2,364
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Distribution as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Distribution in the UK

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Distribution in the UK

Software Distribution
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Distribution over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Distribution in the UK

Software Distribution
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Distribution in the UK

Software Distribution
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 63 £333 -5.00% 11
UK excluding London -11 61 £425 +21.43% 11
London -10 19 £170 -74.34% 4
Scotland -7 17 £288 -33.37% 4
North of England -7 14 £325 +4.00%
South West -4 13 £425 +21.43% 2
North West -17 9 £320 +0.39%
South East -49 6 - - 3
East of England - 6 - -
Midlands -15 5 £513 +327.08% 2
West Midlands -18 5 £513 -
North East -4 4 £465 -
Yorkshire -23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Distribution also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 36 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 36 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 35 (43.75%) SCCM
5 25 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 24 (30.00%) ITIL
7 23 (28.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
8 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
9 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 19 (23.75%) MSI
11 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
12 15 (18.75%) Citrix
12 15 (18.75%) SQL
12 15 (18.75%) Change Management
13 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (16.25%) XenApp
14 13 (16.25%) Finance
14 13 (16.25%) Service Management
15 12 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
15 12 (15.00%) Patch Management
16 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (13.75%) Office 365
16 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
16 11 (13.75%) Linux
16 11 (13.75%) Mac OS X
16 11 (13.75%) Adobe
16 11 (13.75%) McAfee

Software Distribution
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (10.00%) IIS
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.00%) CMS
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.50%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) SAN
2 9 (11.25%) NAS
3 8 (10.00%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) DNS
3 8 (10.00%) LAN
4 7 (8.75%) Internet
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.50%) Firewall
6 5 (6.25%) HTTP
6 5 (6.25%) HTTPS
6 5 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.00%) DMZ
7 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.00%) IPsec
7 4 (5.00%) VLAN
7 4 (5.00%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.50%) VPN
8 2 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) MSDE
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) Power BI
4 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) MSI
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) IT Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) IT Support
3 11 (13.75%) IT Support Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) SCCM Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Applications Packager
5 8 (10.00%) Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) PC Support
7 6 (7.50%) PC Support Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 5 (6.25%) Production Support Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) EPoS Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (5.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.25%) CGI
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.25%) CMDB
3 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) EPoS
4 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.75%) Linux
5 11 (13.75%) Mac OS X
6 10 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.25%) Android
9 4 (5.00%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.50%) Unix
11 1 (1.25%) AIX
11 1 (1.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) Change Management
3 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (16.25%) Service Management
5 12 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 12 (15.00%) Patch Management
6 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.50%) ITSM
7 8 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.00%) Web Development
8 7 (8.75%) Application Packaging
8 7 (8.75%) Build Automation
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.75%) SDLC
8 7 (8.75%) Software Delivery
8 7 (8.75%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.75%) SQL
3 10 (12.50%) Perl
4 9 (11.25%) VBScript
5 8 (10.00%) Java
5 8 (10.00%) Python
5 8 (10.00%) VB
6 7 (8.75%) C#
6 7 (8.75%) C++
6 7 (8.75%) Groovy
6 7 (8.75%) Scala
7 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) APMP
5 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.25%) MCDST
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 36 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (28.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (16.25%) XenApp
4 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.50%) XenServer
7 5 (6.25%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (43.75%) SCCM
2 10 (12.50%) Jamf Pro
2 10 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 5 (6.25%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) BladeLogic
3 5 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 5 (6.25%) Puppet
4 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.00%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.50%) SCOM
6 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Citrix
3 11 (13.75%) Adobe
3 11 (13.75%) McAfee
4 10 (12.50%) VMware
5 9 (11.25%) Apple
5 9 (11.25%) HP
6 8 (10.00%) Ivanti
6 8 (10.00%) Symantec
7 6 (7.50%) Altiris
7 6 (7.50%) BMC
7 6 (7.50%) Vectorworks
8 5 (6.25%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco
10 2 (2.50%) Oracle
11 1 (1.25%) ESET
11 1 (1.25%) IBM
11 1 (1.25%) Juniper
11 1 (1.25%) Sun