The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Packager role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 25 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 Job Titles advertised for the England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 437 334 392
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +58
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 133 228 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.53% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 131 95
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £396 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £23.75 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.22 £23.75 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -26.92%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Packager
UK

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Packager across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Applications Packager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
London -2 48 £298 -2.85% 8
South East -55 35 £315 -7.35% 1
East Midlands +9 16 £320 +21.90%
South West -19 10 £290 -10.76% 1
North West -28 7 £300 -7.69%
West Midlands -15 3 £325 -5.10%
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Applications Packager
UK

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 238 (80.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 196 (66.44%) Windows
3 193 (65.42%) MSI
4 166 (56.27%) Windows 7
5 148 (50.17%) Application Packaging
6 95 (32.20%) SCCM
7 84 (28.47%) Citrix
8 83 (28.14%) VB
9 77 (26.10%) Windows XP
10 74 (25.08%) Microsoft
11 70 (23.73%) Security Cleared
12 67 (22.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 59 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
14 55 (18.64%) XenApp
15 48 (16.27%) SC Cleared
15 48 (16.27%) Hyper-V
16 46 (15.59%) WSH
17 41 (13.90%) AppSense
18 38 (12.88%) Migration
19 37 (12.54%) InstallShield
20 35 (11.86%) AdminStudio
21 34 (11.53%) VBScript
22 33 (11.19%) Active Directory
23 30 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
24 26 (8.81%) User Acceptance Testing
25 25 (8.47%) PowerShell
26 20 (6.78%) AppDNA
26 20 (6.78%) XenDesktop
26 20 (6.78%) MS Office
26 20 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.34%) IIS
1 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.34%) Documentum
1 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (6.78%) MS Office
2 17 (5.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.37%) SMS
2 4 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) MS Access
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 193 (65.42%) MSI
2 59 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 37 (12.54%) InstallShield
4 35 (11.86%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.34%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (4.41%) Finance
2 7 (2.37%) Banking
3 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.03%) Local Government
4 2 (0.68%) Publishing
4 2 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (50.17%) Application Packaging
2 46 (15.59%) WSH
3 14 (4.75%) Software Packaging
4 6 (2.03%) JSP
5 2 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.03%) CMDB
3 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 196 (66.44%) Windows
2 166 (56.27%) Windows 7
3 77 (26.10%) Windows XP
4 30 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.42%) Windows Vista
6 16 (5.42%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.88%) Migration
2 26 (8.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (6.10%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.08%) Software Distribution
5 14 (4.75%) Compatibility Testing
6 10 (3.39%) ITIL
7 8 (2.71%) Integration Testing
8 7 (2.37%) Project Management
9 6 (2.03%) ITIL V3
9 6 (2.03%) ITSM
9 6 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (1.36%) Functional Testing
11 3 (1.02%) Validation
12 2 (0.68%) Software Deployment
12 2 (0.68%) Logistics
12 2 (0.68%) Problem Management
12 2 (0.68%) Workflow
12 2 (0.68%) DNA
13 1 (0.34%) Configuration Management
13 1 (0.34%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (28.14%) VB
2 34 (11.53%) VBScript
3 25 (8.47%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.03%) C
5 2 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) SQL
6 1 (0.34%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 48 (16.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.02%) MCITP
6 2 (0.68%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.07%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 238 (80.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 55 (18.64%) XenApp
3 48 (16.27%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.19%) Active Directory
5 20 (6.78%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 95 (32.20%) SCCM
2 67 (22.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (6.78%) AppDNA
4 10 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.69%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (28.47%) Citrix
2 74 (25.08%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.90%) AppSense
4 12 (4.07%) Wyse
5 11 (3.73%) VMware
6 6 (2.03%) LANDesk
7 5 (1.69%) Altiris
8 2 (0.68%) Lumension
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) CA
8 2 (0.68%) Novell
9 1 (0.34%) Borland
9 1 (0.34%) Dell
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