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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 550 521 477
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -44
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 22 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.089% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £488 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £356 £315
% change year-on-year
-22.80% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -51.00%
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
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
London -2 7 £305 -21.29% 6
South East -31 5 £334 -22.66% 4
East of England +6 1 £400 - 2
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Software Packaging
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Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) UNIX
5 10 (31.25%) SCCM
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) VMware
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
7 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.88%) OO
8 7 (21.88%) C
8 7 (21.88%) C++
8 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.88%) Bluetooth
8 7 (21.88%) GSM
8 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (21.88%) Doxygen
8 7 (21.88%) Google
8 7 (21.88%) GoogleTest
8 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.75%) XenApp
9 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.63%) DHCP
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
1 7 (21.88%) Doxygen
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Bluetooth
1 7 (21.88%) GSM
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) SAN
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) GoogleTest
2 2 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (6.25%) MSI
2 2 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.13%) WiX
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) C Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Raspberry Pi
2 5 (15.63%) BeagleBone
3 3 (9.38%) DataPower
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) iPhone
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) UNIX
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.38%) AIX
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) OO
2 5 (15.63%) Validation
2 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Software Distribution
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C
1 7 (21.88%) C++
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) VB
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) XenApp
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) ARCserve
3 2 (6.25%) Unicenter
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
4 7 (21.88%) Google
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 4 (12.50%) AppSense
7 3 (9.38%) Altiris
7 3 (9.38%) Siebel
7 3 (9.38%) IBM
7 3 (9.38%) Informatica
7 3 (9.38%) Axway
8 2 (6.25%) Lumension
8 2 (6.25%) CA
9 1 (3.13%) Veritas
9 1 (3.13%) Meridio
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) Toshiba
9 1 (3.13%) MobileIron