The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 541 469 527
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +58
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 49 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.079% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £312 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.17% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £25.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Software Packaging
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 15 £450 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -12 9 £190 -15.55% 1
South East -6 8 £431 -
North West -20 3 £215 -23.89%
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire -21 1 - -
Software Packaging
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Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 30 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 24 (33.33%) SCCM
5 22 (30.56%) Linux
6 21 (29.17%) Windows XP
7 19 (26.39%) MSI
8 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 14 (19.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 14 (19.44%) UNIX
12 13 (18.06%) ITIL
12 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
12 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
13 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
13 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 12 (16.67%) Perl
14 11 (15.28%) Java
14 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (13.89%) VBScript
16 9 (12.50%) MS Office
16 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
16 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
16 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (12.50%) QA
17 8 (11.11%) Application Packaging
17 8 (11.11%) Project Management
17 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
17 8 (11.11%) PHP

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) FileNet
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
3 3 (4.17%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (2.78%) LAN
4 2 (2.78%) SSL
4 2 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.39%) LDAP
5 1 (1.39%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.94%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) MSI
2 5 (6.94%) AdminStudio
3 4 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.39%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Front Office
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 7 (9.72%) Developer
3 6 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (6.94%) Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.56%) Spring
2 4 (5.56%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.56%) HTML
2 4 (5.56%) CSS
2 4 (5.56%) SOAP
2 4 (5.56%) XML
2 4 (5.56%) REST
2 4 (5.56%) JSON
3 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.78%) Lucene
5 1 (1.39%) jQuery
5 1 (1.39%) OAuth
5 1 (1.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.56%) Open Source
3 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.78%) Social Media
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 30 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 22 (30.56%) Linux
4 21 (29.17%) Windows XP
5 14 (19.44%) UNIX
6 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
10 3 (4.17%) CentOS
10 3 (4.17%) Solaris
10 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.78%) AIX
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 8 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (8.33%) Scrum
5 5 (6.94%) Software Distribution
5 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.56%) TDD
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.78%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (2.78%) Workflow
8 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.78%) SOA
8 2 (2.78%) User Stories
8 2 (2.78%) Change Control
8 2 (2.78%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
2 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 12 (16.67%) Perl
3 11 (15.28%) Java
4 10 (13.89%) VBScript
5 9 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 8 (11.11%) PHP
7 7 (9.72%) C
7 7 (9.72%) C++
8 6 (8.33%) VB
9 4 (5.56%) Ruby
9 4 (5.56%) SQL
9 4 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.56%) MCP
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) HNC
7 1 (1.39%) MCSE
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 8 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Basel III
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.56%) XenApp
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.17%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (6.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.17%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.17%) Zenoss
4 3 (4.17%) Nagios
5 2 (2.78%) StatsD
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
6 1 (1.39%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.72%) HP
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 4 (5.56%) Zend
6 3 (4.17%) Splunk
6 3 (4.17%) JBoss
6 3 (4.17%) Sybase
6 3 (4.17%) Nortel
6 3 (4.17%) Citrix
6 3 (4.17%) Apple
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 3 (4.17%) Altiris
7 2 (2.78%) Informatica
7 2 (2.78%) Siebel
7 2 (2.78%) Axway
8 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.39%) Sun
8 1 (1.39%) CA