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 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 575 599
Rank change year-on-year +2 +24  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 41 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 12
UK median daily rate £363 £321 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.92% -15.24%  
10th Percentile £269 £224 £170
90th Percentile £794 £560 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £320 £216
% change year-on-year +0.78% +47.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £22.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.06% +48.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.25 £14.60
% change year-on-year -46.06% +52.39%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 7 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 3 months to 29 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
England +12 39 £363 +24.78% 2
UK excluding London +26 28 £323 +0.78% 1
South East +20 20 £350 -22.22%
London +12 12 £713 +36.36% 2
North of England +36 4 £319 +11.84%
Scotland +21 2 - - 1
Midlands +15 2 £120 -84.00%

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Software Distribution.

1 55 (55.00%) Windows
2 53 (53.00%) Security Cleared
3 44 (44.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 43 (43.00%) Active Directory
5 42 (42.00%) SC Cleared
6 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 34 (34.00%) Windows 7
8 31 (31.00%) Patch Management
8 31 (31.00%) Linux
9 29 (29.00%) SQL
9 29 (29.00%) DV Cleared
10 28 (28.00%) PowerShell
10 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
11 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (26.00%) McAfee
13 21 (21.00%) SCCM
13 21 (21.00%) Windows 10
14 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
14 18 (18.00%) MSI
14 18 (18.00%) HP
15 17 (17.00%) Windows XP
15 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
15 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (16.00%) VB
16 16 (16.00%) Citrix
17 15 (15.00%) Tcl
17 15 (15.00%) SMS
17 15 (15.00%) Software Deployment
17 15 (15.00%) Software Delivery
17 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (10.00%) IIS
1 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 10 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.00%) SMS
2 14 (14.00%) HTTP
2 14 (14.00%) HTTPS
2 14 (14.00%) SSL
3 13 (13.00%) LAN
3 13 (13.00%) SAN
4 12 (12.00%) Internet
4 12 (12.00%) IPsec
4 12 (12.00%) NAS
5 5 (5.00%) DNS
5 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.00%) WAN
6 3 (3.00%) MPLS
6 3 (3.00%) VPN
7 2 (2.00%) Broadband
7 2 (2.00%) DHCP
7 2 (2.00%) PBX
7 2 (2.00%) PSTN
7 2 (2.00%) VoIP
7 2 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 18 (18.00%) MSI
2 4 (4.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.00%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (6.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Banking
2 2 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.00%) Front Office
2 2 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.00%) French Language
3 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (13.00%) Architect
1 13 (13.00%) Desktop Support
2 12 (12.00%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Operations Technician
4 9 (9.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Applications Architect
6 7 (7.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Middleware
1 3 (3.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.00%) XML
2 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.00%) Clustering
3 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.00%) PKI
8 2 (2.00%) Replication
9 1 (1.00%) BYOD
9 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 55 (55.00%) Windows
2 34 (34.00%) Windows 7
3 31 (31.00%) Linux
4 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (21.00%) Windows 10
6 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (17.00%) Windows XP
8 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (12.00%) Solaris
10 2 (2.00%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.00%) Android
11 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) Patch Management
2 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (15.00%) Prototyping
3 15 (15.00%) Software Delivery
3 15 (15.00%) Software Deployment
3 15 (15.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 14 (14.00%) Release Management
5 12 (12.00%) Server Building
6 10 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 10 (10.00%) Server Patching
7 9 (9.00%) Use Case
8 8 (8.00%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.00%) Application Packaging
9 7 (7.00%) Application Virtualisation
9 7 (7.00%) ITIL
9 7 (7.00%) Task Automation
10 6 (6.00%) Break/Fix
10 6 (6.00%) Migration
11 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.00%) SQL
2 28 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (16.00%) VB
4 15 (15.00%) Tcl
5 14 (14.00%) REXX
6 8 (8.00%) VBScript
7 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (53.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (42.00%) SC Cleared
3 29 (29.00%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.00%) Degree
5 8 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MCDST
7 1 (1.00%) MCITP
7 1 (1.00%) MCSA
7 1 (1.00%) MCSE
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (43.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.00%) XenApp
6 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (1.00%) Xen
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (44.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (21.00%) SCCM
3 12 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (12.00%) Netcool
3 12 (12.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.00%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (2.00%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.00%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.00%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.00%) McAfee
3 18 (18.00%) HP
4 16 (16.00%) Citrix
5 12 (12.00%) Veritas
6 8 (8.00%) Altiris
6 8 (8.00%) ESRI
6 8 (8.00%) VMware
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco
7 5 (5.00%) Dell
8 4 (4.00%) Wyse
9 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.00%) Juniper
9 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.00%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.00%) Lotus
10 2 (2.00%) Remedy
11 1 (1.00%) Apple
11 1 (1.00%) Borland
11 1 (1.00%) Symantec
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