Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 778 807
Rank change year-on-year -41 +29 -37
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 68 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 73 42
UK median daily rate £300 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -17.50% +20.30%
10th Percentile £156 £171 £110
90th Percentile £435 £450 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 11
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -19.35% +3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.64
% change year-on-year -4.00% -20.06% +4.25%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Distribution over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -7 56 £275 -19.12% 1
UK excluding London -9 48 £340 +3.03% 1
South East +13 24 £300 -11.76%
London -19 16 £180 -52.00%
Scotland -27 9 £432 +26.91%
North of England +34 8 £313 -8.09%
East of England -17 5 £145 -42.00%
North West - 5 £319 -
Yorkshire +21 2 £275 -
North East +30 1 - -
West Midlands +30 1 - - 1
Midlands +20 1 - - 1
South West -8 1 £350 -46.15%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 53 (77.94%) Microsoft
3 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 35 (51.47%) Security Cleared
5 31 (45.59%) SC Cleared
6 29 (42.65%) SCCM
6 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
7 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
8 24 (35.29%) McAfee
9 21 (30.88%) IIS
10 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
11 18 (26.47%) Security Monitoring
11 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
11 18 (26.47%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (25.00%) Patch Management
12 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (22.06%) Internet
13 15 (22.06%) SharePoint
14 14 (20.59%) LAN
14 14 (20.59%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (20.59%) WSUS
14 14 (20.59%) Server Patching
14 14 (20.59%) Security Operations
14 14 (20.59%) Windows 10
15 13 (19.12%) DNS
15 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
16 12 (17.65%) SQL
16 12 (17.65%) ITIL
16 12 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (17.65%) 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 21 (30.88%) IIS
2 15 (22.06%) SharePoint
3 14 (20.59%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.88%) CINEMA 4D
2 4 (5.88%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
2 1 (1.47%) iTunes
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) PaaS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) Internet
2 14 (20.59%) LAN
3 13 (19.12%) DNS
4 10 (14.71%) DHCP
5 9 (13.24%) HTTP
5 9 (13.24%) HTTPS
5 9 (13.24%) SSL
6 7 (10.29%) WAN
7 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (5.88%) SAN
9 3 (4.41%) SMS
10 2 (2.94%) Firewall
10 2 (2.94%) Network Security
11 1 (1.47%) MPLS
11 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.47%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (5.88%) German Language
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.47%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Operations Technician
2 7 (10.29%) Analyst
2 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
3 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
3 5 (7.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.94%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.94%) Windows Server
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (20.59%) Windows 10
6 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.88%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.41%) Linux
9 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Security Monitoring
2 17 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 14 (20.59%) Security Operations
3 14 (20.59%) Server Patching
4 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
5 12 (17.65%) ITIL
6 9 (13.24%) Prototyping
6 9 (13.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 8 (11.76%) Software Deployment
8 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
9 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.35%) Service Design
9 5 (7.35%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
10 4 (5.88%) Coaching
10 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.88%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.65%) SQL
3 8 (11.76%) VBScript
4 3 (4.41%) VB
5 2 (2.94%) REXX
5 2 (2.94%) Tcl
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (51.47%) Security Cleared
2 31 (45.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) MCSE
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.41%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (42.65%) SCCM
2 18 (26.47%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (20.59%) WSUS
4 6 (8.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (5.88%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.94%) ThinApp
8 1 (1.47%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.47%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 53 (77.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (35.29%) McAfee
3 9 (13.24%) Altiris
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) Adobe
5 4 (5.88%) EMC
5 4 (5.88%) NetApp
6 3 (4.41%) Sophos
6 3 (4.41%) Symantec
6 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) Wyse
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) AppSense
8 1 (1.47%) BMC
8 1 (1.47%) Borland
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) Hummingbird
8 1 (1.47%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.47%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) Trend Micro