The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 205 214 182
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 1 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.044% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.15% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -41.50%
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1672 2041 1852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.60% 29.88% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1550 1444
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) LPIC
2 4 (66.67%) International Banking
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) C
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) HNC

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) CruiseControl
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) LPIC
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix