The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 102 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 18 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.25% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 1.09% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £365 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +62.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.63 £18.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% -47.05%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
541 549 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.50% 22.84% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 275 239
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £30.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £36.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Application Packaging
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 8 £285 -21.91%
Application Packaging
South East

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (55.56%) Citrix
3 14 (51.85%) DV Cleared
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (44.44%) Windows
5 12 (44.44%) XenDesktop
6 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
7 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SCCM
8 5 (18.52%) VMware
8 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) MSI
9 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
10 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 3 (11.11%) InstallShield
10 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
10 3 (11.11%) SCOM
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (7.41%) vSphere
11 2 (7.41%) Finance
11 2 (7.41%) AppSense
12 1 (3.70%) Service Management
12 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 1 (3.70%) ITIL
12 1 (3.70%) MS Excel

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MSI
2 3 (11.11%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Applications Packager
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM Administrator
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.70%) High Availability
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (44.44%) XenDesktop
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Citrix
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
5 1 (3.70%) Lumension