The first table below looks at the demand for Software Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 209 193 204
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 1 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.064% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.23% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate £450 £444 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +77.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £312 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.17% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Software Packaging
London

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Packaging across the City of London region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging across the City of London region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (33.33%) StatsD
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (33.33%) BPR
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Migration

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software 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 Software Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 1 (33.33%) BPR
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) StatsD
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (33.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Altiris