The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 96 88 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 10 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.14% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.18% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate £338 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £240
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%
Application Packaging
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Application 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 Application Packaging.

1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) AppSense
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (42.11%) Wyse
5 8 (42.11%) VMware
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) NetScaler
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) HP
6 7 (36.84%) Migration
6 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
8 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
8 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
8 5 (26.32%) IT Governance
8 5 (26.32%) Fat Client
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
9 4 (21.05%) Application Discovery
9 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.79%) MCSE
10 3 (15.79%) VBScript
10 3 (15.79%) DHCP

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Application 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 Application Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) NetScaler
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Project Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Expert
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
1 5 (26.32%) Fat Client
1 5 (26.32%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) IT Governance
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
3 4 (21.05%) Application Discovery
4 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Server Building
4 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 2 (10.53%) Application Rationalisation
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCEA
1 3 (15.79%) CCEE
1 3 (15.79%) CCIA
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (15.79%) MCITP
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) AppSense
1 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Wyse
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Adobe
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle