Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 735 784
Rank change year-on-year -62 +49 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Distribution 73 102 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 55
UK median daily rate £300 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +12.12% -5.37%
10th Percentile £226 £135 £216
90th Percentile £515 £539 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £365 £330
% change year-on-year -14.38% +10.61% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 17
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -31.23% +19.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £14.05
90th Percentile £20.28 £18.25 £32.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year +8.33% -31.23% +25.99%

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 85,859 77,642 89,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,602 50,789 59,049
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,079 2,258
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 June 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 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 June 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
UK excluding London -54 61 £313 -14.38% 9
England -68 57 £350 - 15
Scotland -38 17 £285 -30.49%
North of England -21 15 £350 +7.69% 3
North West -12 12 £350 +12.00% 1
London -64 12 £210 -66.40% 6
South East -63 11 £369 +4.61% 2
South West +13 8 £550 +204.84% 3
West Midlands -14 6 £513 -
Midlands -14 6 £513 +58.91% 1
East of England +1 5 - -
North East -1 2 £300 -23.08%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 47 (64.38%) Windows
3 42 (57.53%) Active Directory
4 39 (53.42%) SCCM
5 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
5 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
6 27 (36.99%) Citrix
7 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
8 24 (32.88%) XenApp
9 21 (28.77%) DNS
10 19 (26.03%) SQL
10 19 (26.03%) MSI
10 19 (26.03%) VMware
10 19 (26.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
11 18 (24.66%) DHCP
12 16 (21.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (20.55%) VBScript
13 15 (20.55%) XenDesktop
13 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (19.18%) Software Delivery
14 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
14 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (19.18%) Ivanti
14 14 (19.18%) VB
14 14 (19.18%) ITIL
14 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (17.81%) T-SQL

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 (13.70%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Office 365
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) DNS
2 18 (24.66%) DHCP
3 13 (17.81%) NAS
3 13 (17.81%) SAN
4 12 (16.44%) LAN
5 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.70%) WAN
6 8 (10.96%) DMZ
6 8 (10.96%) Ethernet
6 8 (10.96%) IPsec
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.11%) Firewall
7 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.74%) HTTP
8 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 2 (2.74%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MSI
2 4 (5.48%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (8.22%) Legal
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (17.81%) SCCM Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (9.59%) Service Manager
3 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) IT Support
5 5 (6.85%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Build Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.11%) Production Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) XML
2 3 (4.11%) XMPP
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.85%) CMDB
4 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (64.38%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.11%) Android
8 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.37%) Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Unix
10 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
1 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
1 14 (19.18%) Software Delivery
2 13 (17.81%) Migration
3 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
3 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.96%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (10.96%) Personalization
5 8 (10.96%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.96%) Software Deployment
5 8 (10.96%) Time Management
6 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.59%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (9.59%) ITSM
6 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
6 7 (9.59%) Service Management
7 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (8.22%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 15 (20.55%) VBScript
4 14 (19.18%) VB
5 13 (17.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) APMP
3 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) MCP
4 3 (4.11%) MCSE
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCDP
6 1 (1.37%) CCNP
6 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CISM
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (57.53%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.88%) XenApp
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (20.55%) XenDesktop
5 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (17.81%) XenServer
7 10 (13.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.48%) BitLocker
8 4 (5.48%) vSphere
9 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.74%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.37%) Firmware
11 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (53.42%) SCCM
2 16 (21.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (13.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (8.22%) Ansible
4 6 (8.22%) BladeLogic
4 6 (8.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (8.22%) Puppet
4 6 (8.22%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (6.85%) SCOM
6 4 (5.48%) WSUS
7 3 (4.11%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.11%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (1.37%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.99%) Citrix
3 19 (26.03%) VMware
4 14 (19.18%) Ivanti
5 12 (16.44%) Symantec
6 10 (13.70%) HP
7 7 (9.59%) BMC
7 7 (9.59%) Cisco
8 6 (8.22%) McAfee
9 5 (6.85%) Apple
10 4 (5.48%) Adobe
10 4 (5.48%) Borland
10 4 (5.48%) Lumension
11 3 (4.11%) Altiris
11 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (1.37%) Dell KACE
12 1 (1.37%) Google
12 1 (1.37%) Oracle
12 1 (1.37%) Sophos