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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 550 526 529
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 28 43 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.089% 0.085%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £410 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £319
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.73 £16.05 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.99% -57.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.99% -57.20%
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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
South East +14 13 £380 -20.00% 4
London +9 7 £525 +61.53% 3
South West -44 3 £163 -29.15%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Software Packaging
UK

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 38 (58.46%) Microsoft
3 27 (41.54%) ITIL
3 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
4 25 (38.46%) SCCM
5 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
5 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (33.85%) MS Excel
7 21 (32.31%) Linux
8 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
9 16 (24.62%) Windows XP
9 16 (24.62%) Citrix
10 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
11 11 (16.92%) MCSE
11 11 (16.92%) C
11 11 (16.92%) VB
12 10 (15.38%) VBScript
12 10 (15.38%) HP
12 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (15.38%) Project Management
12 10 (15.38%) VMware
12 10 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (15.38%) Software Distribution
13 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
13 9 (13.85%) Finance
14 8 (12.31%) Telecoms

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) IIS
3 3 (4.62%) Lync
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.08%) Site Server
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
3 3 (4.62%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.69%) DNS
2 5 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (4.62%) SAN
4 2 (3.08%) NAS
4 2 (3.08%) AMQP
4 2 (3.08%) Network Security
4 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
1 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) IDOL
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MSI
2 5 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (6.15%) CruiseControl
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
3 4 (6.15%) AdminStudio
3 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) International Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.54%) German Language
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (12.31%) Applications Packager
2 7 (10.77%) Administrator
2 7 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 5 (7.69%) Analyst
3 5 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (7.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Team Leader
4 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Architect
6 2 (3.08%) Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
2 5 (7.69%) JSP
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.08%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
3 21 (32.31%) Linux
4 16 (24.62%) Windows XP
5 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.31%) UNIX
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Project Management
2 10 (15.38%) Software Distribution
3 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.23%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.69%) Validation
5 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.08%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.92%) C
2 11 (16.92%) VB
3 10 (15.38%) VBScript
4 8 (12.31%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.31%) C++
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.31%) Perl
5 6 (9.23%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) Ruby
6 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (16.92%) MCSE
5 7 (10.77%) MCITP
6 6 (9.23%) Degree
7 5 (7.69%) MCP
7 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (6.15%) LPIC
9 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.62%) HNC
10 2 (3.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
3 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (9.23%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) vSphere
7 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (7.69%) WSUS
2 5 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.62%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.62%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.62%) Unicenter
4 3 (4.62%) ARCserve
5 2 (3.08%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 38 (58.46%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.62%) Citrix
3 10 (15.38%) HP
3 10 (15.38%) VMware
4 8 (12.31%) Lumension
5 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 5 (7.69%) Symantec
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) Sybase
6 3 (4.62%) CA
7 2 (3.08%) Veritas
7 2 (3.08%) Juniper
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) Brocade
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