The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Cheshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 61 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 0.26% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.31% 0.97% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£245 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £83.00 £34.63
% change year-on-year
-73.79% +139.71%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
173 206 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.56% 27.25% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 99 163
Average daily rate £340 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Application Packaging
North West

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 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford - 1 - -
Application Packaging
North West

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) AppSense
2 11 (73.33%) SCCM
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) XenApp
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) VB
6 6 (40.00%) MS Office
6 6 (40.00%) MSI
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) VBScript
8 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (26.67%) CA
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
8 4 (26.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Local Government
9 3 (20.00%) Release Management
9 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (20.00%) Web Development
9 3 (20.00%) Product Management
9 3 (20.00%) Change Control

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MSI
2 3 (20.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Local Government
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Applications Packager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) ICT Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Product Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Release Management
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) VB
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (60.00%) XenApp
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) AppSense
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) CA
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec