The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 97 135 106
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -29
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 33 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.035% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.37% 0.18% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £260 £318
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +8.81%
Application Packaging
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
615 543 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.38% 19.25% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 314 224
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 39
Average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Application Packaging across the Berkshire region.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the Berkshire region.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Application Packaging
South East

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Application Packaging.

1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.84%) SharePoint
4 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.84%) Hyper-V
5 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (35.09%) Lync
5 20 (35.09%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (35.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (35.09%) Clustering
5 20 (35.09%) CRM
5 20 (35.09%) SQL
6 19 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 19 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
7 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
7 18 (31.58%) .NET
8 16 (28.07%) Migration
9 12 (21.05%) SCCM
10 11 (19.30%) SOA
10 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (17.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (17.54%) HP
11 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
12 9 (15.79%) Linux
13 8 (14.04%) MSI

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Application Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 20 (35.09%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 20 (35.09%) Lync
2 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 20 (35.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Architect
1 21 (36.84%) Applications Packager
2 20 (35.09%) Technical Architect
3 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (1.75%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (1.75%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Applications Tester
5 1 (1.75%) Deskside Support
5 1 (1.75%) Applications Manager
5 1 (1.75%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Web Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Senior Architect
5 1 (1.75%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (1.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (1.75%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Clustering
2 7 (12.28%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 18 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.79%) Linux
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) UNIX
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.51%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) CRM
1 20 (35.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (28.07%) Migration
3 11 (19.30%) SOA
4 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) Release Management
6 2 (3.51%) Data Architecture
6 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.75%) High Availability
7 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) PHP
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCTS
5 1 (1.75%) MCITP
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) MCP
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
5 1 (1.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) SCCM
2 10 (17.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) AppSense
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Sun
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) VMware