The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 397 378 393
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 15 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.062% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
Average daily rate £450 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £312 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.17% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7080 6238 7719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.26% 28.87% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5091 4525 5117
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Software Packaging
England

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 18 April 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 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
City of London -16 1 £450 +1.40% 2
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
2 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (41.67%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) VBScript
5 8 (33.33%) PHP
5 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (29.17%) UNIX
6 7 (29.17%) C
6 7 (29.17%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
8 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
9 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
9 4 (16.67%) Python
9 4 (16.67%) HTML
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) SOAP
9 4 (16.67%) XML
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) HTTP
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) Zend
9 4 (16.67%) Open Source
9 4 (16.67%) REST

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
2 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
1 4 (16.67%) XML
1 4 (16.67%) REST
1 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (16.67%) Spring
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) Lucene
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) OAuth
3 1 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
2 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (16.67%) TDD
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Image Processing
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
2 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (41.67%) Java
4 9 (37.50%) VBScript
5 8 (33.33%) PHP
5 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (29.17%) C
6 7 (29.17%) C++
7 4 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (16.67%) Ruby
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Basel III
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) XenApp
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Flume
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) ZABBIX
2 3 (12.50%) Zenoss
2 3 (12.50%) Nagios
3 2 (8.33%) StatsD
4 1 (4.17%) AppDNA
4 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Zend
3 3 (12.50%) Altiris
3 3 (12.50%) Splunk
3 3 (12.50%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) IBM