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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 481 387 325
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -62
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 116 188 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.35% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 135 165
Average daily rate
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£320 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.65% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £28.75 £24.63 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £18.43 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £137.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £83.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -73.79%
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
14448 13881 13442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.11% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9902 9079 8717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 202 278
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -26 43 £338 +8.87% 5
London -35 29 £350 +12.00% 12
Yorkshire -20 15 £210 -32.80% 1
North West -16 12 £273 +1.86% 1
East of England -10 7 £350 +12.00% 1
West Midlands -3 6 £300 +11.62%
North East -28 3 £190 -15.55% 1
South West -13 1 £590 +114.54%
Midlands - 1 £300 -
Application Packaging
UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 194 (71.59%) Windows
2 106 (39.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 95 (35.06%) Microsoft
4 94 (34.69%) MSI
4 94 (34.69%) Windows 7
5 91 (33.58%) SCCM
6 77 (28.41%) Active Directory
7 72 (26.57%) Citrix
8 69 (25.46%) Security Cleared
9 61 (22.51%) Migration
10 55 (20.30%) SC Cleared
11 45 (16.61%) MS Excel
12 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (14.39%) PowerShell
14 37 (13.65%) XenApp
14 37 (13.65%) Application Discovery
14 37 (13.65%) VBScript
15 34 (12.55%) VMware
16 33 (12.18%) Finance
17 32 (11.81%) Windows XP
18 29 (10.70%) User Acceptance Testing
19 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (9.23%) VB
20 25 (9.23%) MS Office
20 25 (9.23%) Project Management
20 25 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (8.86%) SharePoint
22 21 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (7.75%) HP
22 21 (7.75%) TCP/IP

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.06%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.95%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.58%) Lync
5 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.48%) IIS
6 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.74%) JBoss
7 2 (0.74%) Apache
7 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 45 (16.61%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.23%) MS Office
3 8 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.48%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.75%) TCP/IP
2 19 (7.01%) DNS
3 17 (6.27%) Firewall
4 14 (5.17%) DHCP
5 10 (3.69%) NetScaler
6 9 (3.32%) SAN
7 8 (2.95%) VLAN
7 8 (2.95%) LAN
8 6 (2.21%) NAS
9 5 (1.85%) WAN
10 4 (1.48%) Intranet
10 4 (1.48%) VPN
11 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.74%) SSH
12 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.74%) SSL
12 2 (0.74%) HTTP
12 2 (0.74%) Skype
13 1 (0.37%) VoIP
13 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.48%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.74%) MS Access
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (34.69%) MSI
2 13 (4.80%) InstallShield
3 9 (3.32%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (2.58%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.48%) Fiddler
5 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.11%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.74%) Ant
8 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) Maven
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 33 (12.18%) Finance
2 10 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.32%) Banking
4 5 (1.85%) Local Government
5 4 (1.48%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.11%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (34.32%) Applications Packager
2 23 (8.49%) Analyst
3 21 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 15 (5.54%) Support Engineer
5 12 (4.43%) Architect
6 11 (4.06%) Coordinator
6 11 (4.06%) Business Analyst
6 11 (4.06%) Consultant
7 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.32%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (2.95%) Windows Server Engineer
9 8 (2.95%) Server Engineer
9 8 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (2.95%) Mac Engineer
10 7 (2.58%) Administrator
10 7 (2.58%) Applications Support
10 7 (2.58%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.21%) Applications Consultant
12 5 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (1.85%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.32%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.21%) HTML
3 4 (1.48%) J2EE
3 4 (1.48%) XSL
3 4 (1.48%) XSLT
3 4 (1.48%) CSS
3 4 (1.48%) Web Services
3 4 (1.48%) Middleware
4 3 (1.11%) ODBC
4 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.11%) .NET
5 2 (0.74%) WSH
6 1 (0.37%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.48%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.11%) Clustering
6 2 (0.74%) PKI
6 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.74%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.37%) Wiki
7 1 (0.37%) Life Science
7 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 194 (71.59%) Windows
2 94 (34.69%) Windows 7
3 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (11.81%) Windows XP
5 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.80%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.95%) Linux
9 6 (2.21%) Windows 2000
9 6 (2.21%) UNIX
10 5 (1.85%) Solaris
10 5 (1.85%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.85%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.51%) Migration
2 37 (13.65%) Application Discovery
3 29 (10.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (9.23%) Project Management
5 19 (7.01%) ITIL
6 17 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.43%) Patch Management
8 10 (3.69%) Server Building
8 10 (3.69%) Release Management
8 10 (3.69%) Time Management
8 10 (3.69%) Validation
8 10 (3.69%) Change Management
9 8 (2.95%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.95%) Matrix Management
9 8 (2.95%) Change Control
10 7 (2.58%) Workflow
11 6 (2.21%) Security Patching
11 6 (2.21%) Software Delivery
12 5 (1.85%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (1.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.39%) PowerShell
2 37 (13.65%) VBScript
3 25 (9.23%) VB
4 16 (5.90%) SQL
5 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.48%) Java
6 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.11%) C
8 2 (0.74%) PHP
9 1 (0.37%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) Python
9 1 (0.37%) AppleScript
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (25.46%) Security Cleared
2 55 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.38%) MCSE
5 11 (4.06%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.69%) MCP
7 7 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.21%) MCITP
8 6 (2.21%) Degree
8 6 (2.21%) CCEE
9 5 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.85%) CCNA
10 4 (1.48%) MCSA
10 4 (1.48%) CCEA
10 4 (1.48%) ACTC
10 4 (1.48%) CCIA
11 2 (0.74%) VCP5
11 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.80%) QA
2 7 (2.58%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (39.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 77 (28.41%) Active Directory
3 37 (13.65%) XenApp
4 21 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (5.17%) XenDesktop
6 12 (4.43%) Hyper-V
7 11 (4.06%) vSphere
8 8 (2.95%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.85%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.85%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 91 (33.58%) SCCM
2 17 (6.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.58%) SCOM
3 7 (2.58%) EdgeSight
4 6 (2.21%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.48%) WMI
5 4 (1.48%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.48%) WSUS
5 4 (1.48%) Casper Suite
6 3 (1.11%) Unicenter
6 3 (1.11%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.11%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.74%) Control-M
7 2 (0.74%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.74%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 95 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 72 (26.57%) Citrix
3 34 (12.55%) VMware
4 21 (7.75%) AppSense
4 21 (7.75%) HP
5 12 (4.43%) Apple
6 11 (4.06%) Cisco
7 7 (2.58%) BMC
7 7 (2.58%) Altiris
8 6 (2.21%) Wyse
8 6 (2.21%) Veeam
9 5 (1.85%) Sophos
9 5 (1.85%) Oracle
10 4 (1.48%) Adobe
10 4 (1.48%) Sun
10 4 (1.48%) Mercator
10 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.11%) Lumension
11 3 (1.11%) CA
11 3 (1.11%) NetApp
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