The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Packaging over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 561 513 493
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 18 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.083% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 17
Average daily rate
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£282 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.82% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £197 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £282 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.45% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £15.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -36.50%
Software 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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Packaging across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software 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 Software Packaging within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
North East -6 5 £274 -27.06%
South East -20 5 £300 -4.38%
West Midlands -13 3 - -
London -19 3 £234 -48.05% 3
East of England +7 1 £400 +30.08% 2
Yorkshire -14 1 £175 - 1
Software Packaging
UK

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) UNIX
3 14 (35.00%) SCCM
4 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (25.00%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
7 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
7 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
7 9 (22.50%) HP
8 8 (20.00%) Citrix
8 8 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle
8 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (17.50%) Axway
9 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
9 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
9 7 (17.50%) Google
9 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
9 7 (17.50%) C
9 7 (17.50%) C++
9 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software 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 Software Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
1 7 (17.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
1 7 (17.50%) JBoss
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
3 4 (10.00%) FileNet
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
3 5 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
1 7 (17.50%) GSM
2 5 (12.50%) SSL
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) LDAP
3 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) Network Security
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) GoogleTest
2 6 (15.00%) MSI
3 3 (7.50%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (5.00%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) WiX
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Applications Packager
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Developer
3 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (5.00%) Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) C Developer
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.50%) WinForms
3 1 (2.50%) WPF
3 1 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) XSD
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) DataPower
3 5 (12.50%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (12.50%) BeagleBone
3 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Linux
3 14 (35.00%) UNIX
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.50%) AIX
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) OO
2 6 (15.00%) Change Control
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps
2 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (15.00%) Workflow
3 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Validation
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Software Distribution
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C
2 7 (17.50%) C++
2 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.00%) Perl
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) REXX
5 1 (2.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (7.50%) vSphere
6 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) SCCM
2 8 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (7.50%) Unicenter
4 3 (7.50%) ARCserve
5 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (5.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.50%) WMI
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
6 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
3 9 (22.50%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle
5 7 (17.50%) Axway
5 7 (17.50%) Google
5 7 (17.50%) Siebel
5 7 (17.50%) IBM
5 7 (17.50%) Informatica
6 5 (12.50%) AppSense
7 4 (10.00%) Sun
7 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
7 4 (10.00%) Altiris
8 3 (7.50%) CA
8 3 (7.50%) Lumension
9 2 (5.00%) Brocade
10 1 (2.50%) Toshiba
10 1 (2.50%) Meridio