The table below looks at the statistics for Software Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 409 389 375
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 5 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.056% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.074% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Average daily rate
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£294 £450 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £317 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%
Software Packaging
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6802 6972 6277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.45% 29.90% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4835 5033 4563
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £557 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 66
Average hourly rate £22.18 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.41% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Packaging across the London region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Packaging across the London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging across the London region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Packaging
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
City of London +8 1 £288 -36.11%
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
3 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) AdminStudio
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) AdminStudio
2 1 (11.11%) MSI
2 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Packager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) AppSense
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Toshiba
4 1 (11.11%) HP