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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 595 579 549
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 26 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.040% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £249 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £317 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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
14312 13762 13466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 27.19% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 9039 8922
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 179 187
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.65 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.73 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 16 £320 +16.78%
London -14 3 £500 +70.21% 4
South East -16 3 £275 -17.54% 3
North West -8 2 £285 -
East of England +9 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £555 -
Software Packaging
UK

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 38 (70.37%) Oracle
2 30 (55.56%) Linux
3 29 (53.70%) Unix
3 29 (53.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (51.85%) HP
4 28 (51.85%) Red Hat
5 24 (44.44%) Perl
5 24 (44.44%) SQL
6 22 (40.74%) Sun
7 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
8 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (29.63%) IBM
9 16 (29.63%) Solaris
9 16 (29.63%) VMware
10 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (27.78%) WebSphere
10 15 (27.78%) AIX
10 15 (27.78%) JBoss
10 15 (27.78%) WebLogic
10 15 (27.78%) Shell Script
11 14 (25.93%) SAN
11 14 (25.93%) Informatica
11 14 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (25.93%) OO
11 14 (25.93%) Siebel
11 14 (25.93%) Korn
11 14 (25.93%) Axway
11 14 (25.93%) Bash Shell
11 14 (25.93%) Puppet

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (27.78%) JBoss
1 15 (27.78%) WebLogic
1 15 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 14 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (11.11%) Confluence
5 5 (9.26%) IIS
6 4 (7.41%) FileNet
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (20.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) SAN
2 9 (16.67%) SSL
3 8 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (14.81%) LDAP
3 8 (14.81%) Network Security
4 6 (11.11%) Firewall
5 4 (7.41%) LAN
5 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) WAN
6 2 (3.70%) Internet
7 1 (1.85%) FTP
7 1 (1.85%) HTTP
7 1 (1.85%) Intranet
7 1 (1.85%) Multicast
7 1 (1.85%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 8 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.85%) IDOL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.81%) MSI
3 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 5 (9.26%) WiX
5 3 (5.56%) AdminStudio
6 2 (3.70%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Law
2 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Applications Support
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Development Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Development Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Software Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Solaris Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 8 (14.81%) DataPower
4 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.85%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Social Media
6 1 (1.85%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.85%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Linux
2 29 (53.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (53.70%) Unix
3 16 (29.63%) Solaris
4 15 (27.78%) AIX
5 14 (25.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 13 (24.07%) Windows
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.85%) Android
9 1 (1.85%) SUSE
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) High Availability
2 14 (25.93%) OO
3 13 (24.07%) Change Control
3 13 (24.07%) DevOps
4 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 8 (14.81%) Workflow
6 4 (7.41%) ERP
6 4 (7.41%) Migration
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
8 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.70%) SDLC
8 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Time Management
9 1 (1.85%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) Perl
1 24 (44.44%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 14 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 14 (25.93%) Korn
4 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
5 9 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (3.70%) VBScript
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) Python
7 1 (1.85%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) Degree
3 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) MCP
4 2 (3.70%) MCSA
4 2 (3.70%) MCSE
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (24.07%) Veritas File System
3 13 (24.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Docker
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (25.93%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.85%) SCSM
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (70.37%) Oracle
2 28 (51.85%) HP
2 28 (51.85%) Red Hat
3 22 (40.74%) Sun
4 16 (29.63%) IBM
4 16 (29.63%) VMware
5 14 (25.93%) Axway
5 14 (25.93%) Informatica
5 14 (25.93%) Siebel
6 13 (24.07%) Veritas
7 12 (22.22%) Opsware
8 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.56%) iManage
9 3 (5.56%) Recommind
10 2 (3.70%) Citrix
11 1 (1.85%) Adobe
11 1 (1.85%) Apple
11 1 (1.85%) BEA
11 1 (1.85%) Twitter