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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 393 376 361
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 6 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.037% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.095% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £394 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £381 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £419 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.25 £20.38
% change year-on-year
- -39.87%
Software Packaging
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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
6284 6396 5891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.60% 29.43% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4620 4495 4286
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 52
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +76.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £82.25 £84.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
2 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AppSense
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) WSUS
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Lync
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) Toshiba

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Packager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Toshiba
4 1 (14.29%) VMware