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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 472 416 374
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -42
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 119 152 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 98
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £308
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £34.06 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.06 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- +18.45%
Applications Packager
UK

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
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 +2 58 £405 +35.00% 2
London -7 23 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -13 11 £200 -17.52%
North West -41 8 £325 +35.41% 1
South West +4 7 £300 -25.00% 2
East of England +13 5 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands -26 3 £315 +57.50%
East Midlands -11 2 £313 +14.67%
North East - 1 - -
Applications Packager
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Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 142 (68.93%) Windows
2 130 (63.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 108 (52.43%) Application Packaging
4 102 (49.51%) MSI
5 100 (48.54%) Windows 7
6 97 (47.09%) Security Cleared
7 90 (43.69%) SCCM
8 62 (30.10%) Microsoft
9 48 (23.30%) DV Cleared
10 46 (22.33%) Migration
11 44 (21.36%) SC Cleared
12 33 (16.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 28 (13.59%) Active Directory
14 27 (13.11%) Citrix
15 25 (12.14%) HP
15 25 (12.14%) Windows XP
16 23 (11.17%) PowerShell
16 23 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (11.17%) XenApp
17 20 (9.71%) VBScript
18 19 (9.22%) C#
18 19 (9.22%) .NET
19 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (7.77%) InstallShield
19 16 (7.77%) AppSense
20 15 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
21 14 (6.80%) Windows 8
22 13 (6.31%) Finance
22 13 (6.31%) VB
23 11 (5.34%) ITIL

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.49%) Lync
2 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.94%) DNS
2 4 (1.94%) Firewall
3 2 (0.97%) VPN
4 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) Wireless
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 102 (49.51%) MSI
2 16 (7.77%) InstallShield
3 11 (5.34%) AdminStudio
4 6 (2.91%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (6.31%) Finance
2 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.46%) Publishing
4 2 (0.97%) Banking
4 2 (0.97%) Marketing
4 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (52.43%) Application Packaging
2 19 (9.22%) .NET
3 6 (2.91%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.94%) WSH
5 1 (0.49%) OCX
5 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.91%) Open Source
1 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.94%) Thin Client
2 4 (1.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (0.97%) CMDB
3 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.49%) DTV
4 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 142 (68.93%) Windows
2 100 (48.54%) Windows 7
3 25 (12.14%) Windows XP
4 23 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.80%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.91%) Linux
9 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.33%) Migration
2 15 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (5.34%) ITIL
4 7 (3.40%) Project Management
5 5 (2.43%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (1.46%) ITSM
6 3 (1.46%) Validation
7 2 (0.97%) Software Delivery
7 2 (0.97%) Software Distribution
7 2 (0.97%) Problem Management
7 2 (0.97%) Software Deployment
7 2 (0.97%) Workflow
7 2 (0.97%) Service Delivery
7 2 (0.97%) Service Management
7 2 (0.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.49%) Programme Management
8 1 (0.49%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.49%) Data Management
8 1 (0.49%) Business Development
8 1 (0.49%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.17%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.71%) VBScript
3 19 (9.22%) C#
4 13 (6.31%) VB
5 5 (2.43%) SQL
6 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.97%) AppleScript
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 97 (47.09%) Security Cleared
2 48 (23.30%) DV Cleared
3 44 (21.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) HND
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (63.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 28 (13.59%) Active Directory
3 23 (11.17%) XenApp
4 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.43%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.46%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 90 (43.69%) SCCM
2 33 (16.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.43%) WMI
4 3 (1.46%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.46%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.49%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.49%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (30.10%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.11%) Citrix
3 25 (12.14%) HP
4 16 (7.77%) AppSense
5 11 (5.34%) VMware
6 5 (2.43%) Mercator
7 3 (1.46%) BMC
7 3 (1.46%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.97%) Altiris
8 2 (0.97%) Apple
8 2 (0.97%) Wyse
9 1 (0.49%) Reuters
9 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec
9 1 (0.49%) McAfee
9 1 (0.49%) CA
9 1 (0.49%) Informatica
9 1 (0.49%) Novell
9 1 (0.49%) Dell
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle
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