The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 419 359 391
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +32
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 140 185 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.10% 1.54% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 110 71
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £476 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £231 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.54% -27.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £21.82 £42.38 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +69.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £23.72 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £44.55 £29.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £42.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-48.50% +56.94%
Application Packaging
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in England

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in England

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in England

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in England

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +34 48 £363 +45.00%
London -69 33 £400 +4.91% 6
South West -7 21 £290 +93.33% 1
East of England +4 15 £170 -44.26% 2
North West -28 11 £390 +73.33% 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £265 - 1
East Midlands +12 1 - - 2
Application Packaging
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Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 169 (62.59%) Windows
2 114 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 114 (42.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 107 (39.63%) Microsoft
4 106 (39.26%) Windows 7
5 96 (35.56%) SCCM
6 75 (27.78%) MSI
7 71 (26.30%) Citrix
8 67 (24.81%) Migration
9 55 (20.37%) VMware
9 55 (20.37%) Security Cleared
10 54 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 54 (20.00%) SQL
11 51 (18.89%) SharePoint
12 50 (18.52%) XenApp
13 44 (16.30%) Hyper-V
13 44 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (15.56%) PowerShell
15 40 (14.81%) MS Excel
15 40 (14.81%) Clustering
15 40 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
16 38 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2013
17 37 (13.70%) Lync
18 35 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (12.59%) XenDesktop
20 33 (12.22%) AppSense
20 33 (12.22%) CRM
21 32 (11.85%) BizTalk Server
21 32 (11.85%) HP
22 31 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 51 (18.89%) SharePoint
2 40 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 38 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (13.70%) Lync
5 32 (11.85%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (11.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (5.93%) MS Exchange
8 11 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.85%) IIS
11 4 (1.48%) Apache
11 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.74%) JBoss
13 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.15%) MS Office
3 5 (1.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (3.70%) Office 365
3 3 (1.11%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.00%) DNS
2 15 (5.56%) Firewall
3 13 (4.81%) DHCP
4 12 (4.44%) SAN
4 12 (4.44%) LAN
5 9 (3.33%) VPN
5 9 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 8 (2.96%) WAN
7 5 (1.85%) Intranet
8 4 (1.48%) SSL
9 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.11%) NAS
9 3 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.37%) Wireless
11 1 (0.37%) SSH
11 1 (0.37%) Internet
11 1 (0.37%) FTP
11 1 (0.37%) PBX
11 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.11%) MS Access
5 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) EDMS
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (27.78%) MSI
2 13 (4.81%) AdminStudio
3 8 (2.96%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (2.59%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.37%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) Ant
5 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
General
1 29 (10.74%) Finance
2 14 (5.19%) Banking
3 8 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (28.89%) Applications Packager
2 42 (15.56%) Architect
3 22 (8.15%) Technical Architect
4 18 (6.67%) Consultant
5 15 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 13 (4.81%) Administrator
6 13 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (4.07%) Desktop Support
8 10 (3.70%) Analyst
8 10 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (2.59%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.22%) Applications Specialist
13 5 (1.85%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (1.85%) Applications Support
13 5 (1.85%) Applications Consultant
13 5 (1.85%) Citrix Consultant
13 5 (1.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 5 (1.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.11%) .NET
2 7 (2.59%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.59%) HTML
3 6 (2.22%) Middleware
4 5 (1.85%) CSS
4 5 (1.85%) Web Services
4 5 (1.85%) XSL
4 5 (1.85%) XSLT
4 5 (1.85%) WSH
5 4 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.11%) J2EE
6 3 (1.11%) XML
7 1 (0.37%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.81%) Clustering
2 12 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 9 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.96%) Open Source
5 7 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.85%) PKI
6 5 (1.85%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.48%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.11%) CMDB
9 2 (0.74%) User Experience
10 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.37%) Derivative
10 1 (0.37%) Wiki
10 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 169 (62.59%) Windows
2 106 (39.26%) Windows 7
3 54 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 44 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.93%) Linux
8 15 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 15 (5.56%) UNIX
9 11 (4.07%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.81%) Migration
2 33 (12.22%) CRM
3 31 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.30%) ITIL
5 15 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (4.07%) SOA
8 10 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.70%) Project Management
8 10 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (2.96%) Configuration Management
9 8 (2.96%) Asset Management
10 7 (2.59%) Change Management
11 6 (2.22%) Software Deployment
11 6 (2.22%) Software Distribution
12 5 (1.85%) Content Management
12 5 (1.85%) B2B
12 5 (1.85%) Data Modelling
12 5 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.00%) SQL
2 42 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 29 (10.74%) VBScript
4 27 (10.00%) VB
5 7 (2.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.48%) C
8 3 (1.11%) Java
9 2 (0.74%) PHP
9 2 (0.74%) VB6
10 1 (0.37%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) C#
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.81%) MCSE
5 5 (1.85%) Degree
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.48%) CCNA
7 3 (1.11%) MCITP
8 2 (0.74%) CHFI
9 1 (0.37%) MCTS
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CCEA
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) MCP
9 1 (0.37%) HND
9 1 (0.37%) MCSA
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.37%) CCEE
9 1 (0.37%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.93%) QA
2 12 (4.44%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (42.22%) Active Directory
1 114 (42.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 50 (18.52%) XenApp
3 44 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 35 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (12.59%) XenDesktop
6 13 (4.81%) vSphere
7 9 (3.33%) XenServer
8 7 (2.59%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.48%) UAG
10 4 (1.48%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.11%) Firmware
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.37%) NFS
13 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 96 (35.56%) SCCM
2 21 (7.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (5.93%) SCOM
4 13 (4.81%) WSUS
5 9 (3.33%) HP SIM
6 8 (2.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (2.59%) Control-M
8 6 (2.22%) EdgeSight
8 6 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.48%) WMI
11 3 (1.11%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.11%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.74%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.74%) OpenView
Vendors
1 107 (39.63%) Microsoft
2 71 (26.30%) Citrix
3 55 (20.37%) VMware
4 33 (12.22%) AppSense
5 32 (11.85%) HP
6 16 (5.93%) Cisco
7 13 (4.81%) Altiris
8 12 (4.44%) NetApp
9 11 (4.07%) Wyse
10 9 (3.33%) EMC
10 9 (3.33%) Oracle
11 5 (1.85%) McAfee
11 5 (1.85%) BMC
11 5 (1.85%) Novell
11 5 (1.85%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.48%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.48%) Symantec
13 3 (1.11%) Mercator
13 3 (1.11%) Remedy
13 3 (1.11%) Bloomberg
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