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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 86 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 2 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.67% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 2.16% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £308 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £343 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £31.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-31.07% +70.56%
Application Packaging
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
403 371 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.57% 31.26% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 258
Average daily rate £325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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 18 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) AppSense
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Wyse
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
4 2 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) VB
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) CA
5 1 (20.00%) Novell
5 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) ZENworks
5 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) SMS
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Product Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) VB
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) ZENworks
2 1 (20.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) AppSense
2 3 (60.00%) Wyse
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (20.00%) Novell
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Altiris