Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 739 814
Rank change year-on-year -83 +75 -63
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 52 113 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.14% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 82 37
UK median daily rate £243 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.71% -10.26% +17.29%
10th Percentile £143 £138 £126
90th Percentile £413 £450 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £341 £364
% change year-on-year -12.02% -6.32% +8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 10
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -19.35% -32.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -19.35% -25.48%

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 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 22 February 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 10 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 22 February 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 -59 49 £275 -21.43% 16
UK excluding London -62 40 £300 -12.02% 13
South East -9 28 £325 -4.41% 2
London -62 10 £180 -58.50% 5
East of England -3 6 £145 +3.57% 3
North of England +11 3 £338 -0.74% 4
North East +31 2 £300 -11.76%
South West +7 2 - - 2
Scotland -41 2 £300 -24.05% 2
North West - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 42 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 21 (40.38%) SC Cleared
5 21 (40.38%) DV Cleared
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (38.46%) McAfee
6 20 (38.46%) Server Patching
6 20 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
7 17 (32.69%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (32.69%) DNS
7 17 (32.69%) SharePoint
7 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
8 16 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
8 16 (30.77%) IIS
8 16 (30.77%) Internet
8 16 (30.77%) Security Operations
9 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
9 15 (28.85%) SCCM
10 14 (26.92%) DHCP
10 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
11 10 (19.23%) Office 365
11 10 (19.23%) ITIL
12 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (17.31%) SAN
13 8 (15.38%) LAN
13 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (13.46%) Patch Management
14 7 (13.46%) MCSE

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 17 (32.69%) SharePoint
2 16 (30.77%) IIS
2 16 (30.77%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) CINEMA 4D
2 3 (5.77%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) DNS
2 16 (30.77%) Internet
3 14 (26.92%) DHCP
4 9 (17.31%) SAN
5 8 (15.38%) LAN
6 5 (9.62%) Firewall
6 5 (9.62%) NAS
6 5 (9.62%) WAN
7 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
8 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.85%) HTTP
9 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
9 2 (3.85%) Network Security
10 1 (1.92%) SMS
10 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) StarTeam
2 4 (7.69%) MSI
3 3 (5.77%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (7.69%) German Language
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Operations Technician
2 6 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 6 (11.54%) Support Technician
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Build Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.69%) IT Support
4 4 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Software Packaging
1 4 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.92%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
1 20 (38.46%) Server Patching
2 16 (30.77%) Security Operations
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) Patch Management
5 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Content Management
6 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.69%) Service Design
6 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.77%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.77%) Disk Encryption
7 3 (5.77%) ITSM
7 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.77%) Security Management
8 2 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (40.38%) DV Cleared
2 21 (40.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) MCSE
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.77%) MCP
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PMO
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) vSphere
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.77%) BitLocker
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.85%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.92%) Firmware
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (28.85%) SCCM
3 6 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (7.69%) SCOM
4 4 (7.69%) WSUS
5 3 (5.77%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) McAfee
3 5 (9.62%) Borland
3 5 (9.62%) Lumension
4 4 (7.69%) Adobe
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) EMC
4 4 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Sophos
5 3 (5.77%) Symantec
5 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Altiris
6 1 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.92%) Google
6 1 (1.92%) Ivanti