Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 774 798
Rank change year-on-year -38 +24 -34
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 67 114 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% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 76 42
UK median daily rate £300 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -17.38% +20.30%
10th Percentile £156 £184 £110
90th Percentile £435 £455 £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 21 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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +2 55 £275 -19.12% 2
UK excluding London -11 46 £340 +3.03% 2
South East +13 23 £300 -11.76%
London -18 17 £180 -52.00%
Scotland -39 9 £432 +26.91%
North of England +31 8 £313 -8.09%
North West +25 5 £319 -57.50%
East of England -16 4 £145 -42.00% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £275 -
North East +30 1 - -
West Midlands +19 1 - - 1
Midlands +14 1 - - 1
South West +6 1 £350 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 20 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 57 (85.07%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Microsoft
3 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
4 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
5 29 (43.28%) SC Cleared
5 29 (43.28%) SCCM
6 28 (41.79%) Windows 7
7 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
8 23 (34.33%) McAfee
9 19 (28.36%) IIS
9 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
10 18 (26.87%) Patch Management
11 17 (25.37%) DV Cleared
12 16 (23.88%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (23.88%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (20.90%) LAN
14 14 (20.90%) Windows 10
15 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
15 13 (19.40%) DNS
15 13 (19.40%) Internet
15 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
15 13 (19.40%) WSUS
16 12 (17.91%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (17.91%) SQL
16 12 (17.91%) ITIL
16 12 (17.91%) Server Patching
16 12 (17.91%) Security Operations
17 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (16.42%) Microsoft App-V

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 19 (28.36%) IIS
2 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
3 12 (17.91%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.97%) CINEMA 4D
2 4 (5.97%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) iTunes
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) LAN
2 13 (19.40%) DNS
2 13 (19.40%) Internet
3 9 (13.43%) DHCP
3 9 (13.43%) HTTP
3 9 (13.43%) HTTPS
3 9 (13.43%) SSL
4 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (5.97%) SAN
6 4 (5.97%) SMS
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
8 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MSI
2 2 (2.99%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.49%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (5.97%) German Language
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.49%) French Language
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Operations Technician
2 7 (10.45%) Analyst
2 7 (10.45%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.46%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Network Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (4.48%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (4.48%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (85.07%) Windows
2 28 (41.79%) Windows 7
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (20.90%) Windows 10
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.48%) Linux
9 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.49%) Android
11 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Patch Management
2 16 (23.88%) Security Monitoring
3 13 (19.40%) Configuration Management
4 12 (17.91%) ITIL
4 12 (17.91%) Security Operations
4 12 (17.91%) Server Patching
5 9 (13.43%) Prototyping
5 9 (13.43%) Software Deployment
5 9 (13.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.46%) Application Packaging
7 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.46%) Service Design
7 5 (7.46%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.97%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (5.97%) Coaching
8 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.97%) Software Delivery
8 4 (5.97%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) VBScript
4 3 (4.48%) VB
5 2 (2.99%) REXX
5 2 (2.99%) Tcl
6 1 (1.49%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (43.28%) SC Cleared
3 17 (25.37%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) MCSE
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.48%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.99%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) vSphere
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (43.28%) SCCM
2 16 (23.88%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (19.40%) WSUS
4 7 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (5.97%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (5.97%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.99%) ThinApp
8 1 (1.49%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.49%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 51 (76.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.33%) McAfee
3 9 (13.43%) Altiris
4 8 (11.94%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) Adobe
5 4 (5.97%) EMC
5 4 (5.97%) NetApp
6 3 (4.48%) Sophos
6 3 (4.48%) Symantec
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Wyse
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix
8 1 (1.49%) AppSense
8 1 (1.49%) BMC
8 1 (1.49%) Borland
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) Hummingbird
8 1 (1.49%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle
8 1 (1.49%) Trend Micro