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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 561 543 512
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 24 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.067% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £213 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £525 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £295 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -21.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £12.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.57 £15.00 £12.60
% change year-on-year
+137.15% +19.04%
Software Packaging
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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
14402 13879 13547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.91% 28.07% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9876 9038 8764
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £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 222 202 264
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -20 10 £263 +8.24%
London -23 4 £313 -26.47% 3
East of England +4 3 £168 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Software Packaging
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Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (47.73%) SCCM
4 16 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 15 (34.09%) SQL
6 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.00%) Citrix
8 11 (25.00%) MSI
8 11 (25.00%) Application Packaging
9 10 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (22.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (22.73%) HP
10 9 (20.45%) VMware
10 9 (20.45%) Workflow
10 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
12 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle
12 7 (15.91%) XenApp
12 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
13 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.64%) Axway
13 6 (13.64%) Software Delivery
13 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (13.64%) Change Control
13 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 6 (13.64%) JBoss
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) IIS
3 5 (11.36%) FileNet
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) LDAP
1 5 (11.36%) SSL
1 5 (11.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (9.09%) Network Security
2 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MSI
2 4 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (6.82%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
4 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) WiX
4 1 (2.27%) PVCS
4 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (6.82%) Law
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
1 8 (18.18%) Applications Packager
2 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (13.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.27%) WinForms
3 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.27%) WPF
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) COM
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.36%) DataPower
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.55%) CMDB
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Equities
7 1 (2.27%) Tandem
7 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (13.64%) UNIX
4 6 (13.64%) AIX
4 6 (13.64%) Linux
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Workflow
2 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
2 6 (13.64%) Change Control
2 6 (13.64%) Software Delivery
3 5 (11.36%) DevOps
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Application Discovery
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Change Management
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.27%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.64%) Perl
4 5 (11.36%) Java
5 4 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 1 (2.27%) VBA
7 1 (2.27%) REXX
7 1 (2.27%) Tcl
7 1 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) HNC
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (15.91%) XenApp
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (47.73%) SCCM
2 10 (22.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (9.09%) Unicenter
4 4 (9.09%) ARCserve
5 3 (6.82%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (6.82%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.27%) WMI
6 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Citrix
3 10 (22.73%) HP
4 9 (20.45%) VMware
5 7 (15.91%) Oracle
6 6 (13.64%) Siebel
6 6 (13.64%) IBM
6 6 (13.64%) AppSense
6 6 (13.64%) Altiris
6 6 (13.64%) Informatica
6 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 6 (13.64%) Axway
7 5 (11.36%) Sun
8 4 (9.09%) CA
8 4 (9.09%) Lumension
9 3 (6.82%) Brocade
10 1 (2.27%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.27%) Meridio
10 1 (2.27%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) SAP