The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 78 63 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 1 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 1.36% 3.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 5.64% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 12
Average daily rate
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£400 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -29.23%
Application Packaging
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
294 195 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.46% 24.10% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 92 86
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £46.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Matching
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Application Packaging
North West

Application Packaging
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MSI
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
4 3 (50.00%) AppSense
4 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (16.67%) Office 365
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (16.67%) Legal
6 1 (16.67%) Migration

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MSI
2 2 (33.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) VBScript
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense