The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 473 331 378
Rank change year-on-year
-142 +47
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 110 250 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.55% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 139 107
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £399 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £23.75 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £31.56 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Applications Packager
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 37 £300 -6.97% 5
South East -51 23 £389 +14.33%
East Midlands +13 17 £315 +20.00%
North West -33 7 £300 -3.22%
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 198 (77.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 170 (66.15%) MSI
3 162 (63.04%) Windows
4 131 (50.97%) Windows 7
5 123 (47.86%) Application Packaging
6 82 (31.91%) SCCM
7 70 (27.24%) Windows XP
8 68 (26.46%) Citrix
9 66 (25.68%) VB
10 65 (25.29%) Security Cleared
11 60 (23.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 54 (21.01%) Microsoft
13 52 (20.23%) Wise Package Studio
14 44 (17.12%) XenApp
14 44 (17.12%) SC Cleared
15 42 (16.34%) Hyper-V
16 40 (15.56%) WSH
17 35 (13.62%) InstallShield
18 34 (13.23%) AdminStudio
19 25 (9.73%) Active Directory
19 25 (9.73%) AppSense
20 22 (8.56%) VBScript
21 21 (8.17%) Migration
21 21 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
22 19 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (7.39%) XenDesktop
23 17 (6.61%) PowerShell
23 17 (6.61%) MS Office
24 16 (6.23%) Service Delivery
24 16 (6.23%) Windows Vista

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.39%) Documentum
1 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (6.61%) MS Office
2 12 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) SMS
2 3 (1.17%) Firewall
3 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.78%) MS Access
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 170 (66.15%) MSI
2 52 (20.23%) Wise Package Studio
3 35 (13.62%) InstallShield
4 34 (13.23%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.39%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (4.67%) Finance
2 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.17%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (47.86%) Application Packaging
2 40 (15.56%) WSH
3 11 (4.28%) Software Packaging
4 7 (2.72%) JSP
5 2 (0.78%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.33%) CMDB
2 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.17%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 162 (63.04%) Windows
2 131 (50.97%) Windows 7
3 70 (27.24%) Windows XP
4 19 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.23%) Windows Vista
6 15 (5.84%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (8.17%) Migration
1 21 (8.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (6.23%) Service Delivery
3 15 (5.84%) Software Distribution
4 11 (4.28%) ITIL
5 10 (3.89%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (3.11%) Integration Testing
7 7 (2.72%) ITIL V3
7 7 (2.72%) Project Management
8 6 (2.33%) ITSM
9 4 (1.56%) Functional Testing
10 3 (1.17%) Validation
10 3 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (0.78%) Workflow
11 2 (0.78%) Problem Management
11 2 (0.78%) Logistics
11 2 (0.78%) Software Deployment
12 1 (0.39%) Release Management
12 1 (0.39%) Time Management
12 1 (0.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.68%) VB
2 22 (8.56%) VBScript
3 17 (6.61%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.72%) C
5 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) Java
5 1 (0.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (25.29%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.28%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.17%) MCITP
6 2 (0.78%) MCP
6 2 (0.78%) MCSE
7 1 (0.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.50%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 198 (77.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 44 (17.12%) XenApp
3 42 (16.34%) Hyper-V
4 25 (9.73%) Active Directory
5 19 (7.39%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 82 (31.91%) SCCM
2 60 (23.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (5.84%) AppDNA
4 10 (3.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.95%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (26.46%) Citrix
2 54 (21.01%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.73%) AppSense
4 11 (4.28%) VMware
5 7 (2.72%) LANDesk
6 5 (1.95%) Altiris
6 5 (1.95%) Wyse
7 2 (0.78%) CA
7 2 (0.78%) Novell
7 2 (0.78%) HP
7 2 (0.78%) Lumension
8 1 (0.39%) Dell
8 1 (0.39%) SAP
8 1 (0.39%) Borland