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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 400 408 359
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -49
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 3 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.038% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.13% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £419 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £388 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £469 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £233 £388
% change year-on-year
+72.04% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.00%
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
6817 7048 6499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.95% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5077 4728
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 69
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
City of London +5 1 £500 +17.64%
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) MCSE
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) CruiseControl
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) LPIC
4 4 (40.00%) International Banking
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) CruiseControl
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) International Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) MCSE
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) LPIC
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Toshiba
4 1 (10.00%) HP