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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 409 408 403
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.039% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £256 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £385 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £375 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.37 £16.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.26% -57.20%
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
7417 8005 7799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.50% 31.60% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5195 5796 5534
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 75
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.01 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +22 6 £525 +121.05% 1
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) C
4 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 8 (33.33%) Banking
5 8 (33.33%) UNIX
5 8 (33.33%) C++
5 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (33.33%) Perl
5 8 (33.33%) VBScript
5 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
7 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (25.00%) SCCM
7 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) MCSE
8 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
9 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (16.67%) .NET
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) AMQP
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) IDOL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) CruiseControl
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) Lucene
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Image Processing
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.17%) BPR
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C
2 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (33.33%) Perl
3 8 (33.33%) VBScript
3 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.67%) LPIC
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) HNC
5 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) MCITP
6 1 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat