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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Distribution
UK
Rank 531 614 580
Rank change year-on-year +83 -34  
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 62 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.056% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.068% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 15
Median daily rate £370 £375 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £130 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £435 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -25.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year -22.58% +4.02%  

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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Distribution
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Distribution as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Distribution in the UK

Software Distribution
Top 27 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 25 March 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 +59 51 £350 +20.68% 2
South East +34 31 £359 +8.71%
Hampshire +22 19 £359 +7.00%
Berkshire +34 12 - -
Bracknell +8 12 - -
Scotland +26 11 £410 -2.95% 1
Renfrewshire +19 10 £416 -1.47%
Erskine +16 10 £416 -1.47%
Southampton +16 9 £303 -19.20%
London +38 5 £413 - 1
Hook +10 5 £350 -
East of England - 5 £140 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £390 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £390 -
Cambridge - 5 £140 -
North East - 5 £390 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £140 -
Basingstoke +9 2 - -
South West +4 2 £180 -
Bristol +3 2 £180 -
North West - 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 -
Nottingham - 1 £525 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £300 -

Software Distribution
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 60 (60.61%) Windows
2 51 (51.52%) Active Directory
3 44 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 41 (41.41%) Windows 7
4 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
5 40 (40.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 40 (40.40%) SCCM
6 38 (38.38%) SC Cleared
7 35 (35.35%) Patch Management
8 34 (34.34%) PowerShell
9 33 (33.33%) Linux
10 31 (31.31%) SQL
11 30 (30.30%) ITIL
12 28 (28.28%) Configuration Management
13 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
14 22 (22.22%) Windows 10
15 21 (21.21%) HP
16 20 (20.20%) HTTPS
16 20 (20.20%) Citrix
16 20 (20.20%) VB
16 20 (20.20%) HTTP
16 20 (20.20%) MSI
17 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (19.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 18 (18.18%) Windows XP
19 17 (17.17%) Intel Security
20 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
20 16 (16.16%) SAN
21 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008

Software Distribution
Top Related 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 6 (6.06%) IIS
1 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.06%) G Suite
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.20%) HTTP
1 20 (20.20%) HTTPS
2 16 (16.16%) SAN
3 14 (14.14%) NAS
4 12 (12.12%) SSL
5 10 (10.10%) IPsec
5 10 (10.10%) SMS
6 9 (9.09%) DNS
6 9 (9.09%) Internet
6 9 (9.09%) LAN
7 7 (7.07%) Firewall
8 6 (6.06%) DHCP
9 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
9 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.03%) VoIP
11 2 (2.02%) Broadband
11 2 (2.02%) VLAN
11 2 (2.02%) WAN
11 2 (2.02%) Wireless
12 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.01%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.01%) Impala
2 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Games
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 10 (10.10%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (10.10%) SCCM Engineer
3 9 (9.09%) Architect
4 8 (8.08%) Applications Architect
4 8 (8.08%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.07%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Operations Technician
6 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.04%) Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) IT Support
8 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.03%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 11 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.10%) Clustering
3 7 (7.07%) Cloud Native
4 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.02%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) BYOD
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (60.61%) Windows
2 41 (41.41%) Windows 7
3 33 (33.33%) Linux
4 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
5 22 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (10.10%) Solaris
10 8 (8.08%) Mac OS X
11 7 (7.07%) Android
11 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
11 7 (7.07%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.02%) Unix
13 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) Patch Management
2 30 (30.30%) ITIL
3 28 (28.28%) Configuration Management
4 19 (19.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 15 (15.15%) Use Case
6 13 (13.13%) Prototyping
7 11 (11.11%) Release Management
7 11 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 10 (10.10%) Migration
8 10 (10.10%) Server Building
8 10 (10.10%) Software Deployment
8 10 (10.10%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (8.08%) TOGAF
10 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (7.07%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (6.06%) Asset Management
11 6 (6.06%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (6.06%) Security Operations
11 6 (6.06%) Server Patching
12 5 (5.05%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.34%) PowerShell
2 31 (31.31%) SQL
3 20 (20.20%) VB
4 13 (13.13%) Tcl
5 12 (12.12%) REXX
6 9 (9.09%) Python
6 9 (9.09%) VBScript
7 8 (8.08%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.01%) Java
10 1 (1.01%) Jython
Qualifications
1 44 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 38 (38.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) DV Cleared
4 13 (13.13%) Degree
5 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.05%) A+ Certification
6 5 (5.05%) MCSE
6 5 (5.05%) MCTS
7 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.03%) MCP
9 2 (2.02%) CCA
9 2 (2.02%) MCDST
10 1 (1.01%) ACMT
10 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.01%) MCITP
10 1 (1.01%) MCSA
10 1 (1.01%) OCA
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.01%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.01%) PMO
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (10.10%) XenApp
3 9 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 7 (7.07%) BitLocker
4 7 (7.07%) Xen
5 3 (3.03%) vSphere
6 2 (2.02%) XenServer
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.01%) Docker
7 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (40.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 40 (40.40%) SCCM
2 14 (14.14%) WSUS
3 10 (10.10%) Netcool
3 10 (10.10%) Tivoli
4 8 (8.08%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (3.03%) Sysprep
6 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.02%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (2.02%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (2.02%) Puppet
8 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.21%) HP
3 20 (20.20%) Citrix
4 17 (17.17%) Intel Security
5 12 (12.12%) Dell
6 10 (10.10%) Veritas
7 9 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 9 (9.09%) Symantec
8 8 (8.08%) Apple
8 8 (8.08%) ESRI
8 8 (8.08%) Google
9 7 (7.07%) VMware
10 5 (5.05%) LANDesk
11 4 (4.04%) Altiris
12 3 (3.03%) AppSense
12 3 (3.03%) CA
12 3 (3.03%) Cisco
12 3 (3.03%) Lotus
13 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.02%) Remedy
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