The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Packager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 86 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 3 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.17% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £314
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.79%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1268 1102 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.93% 93.07% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 563 657
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 81 102
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (57.14%) AppSense
3 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
4 3 (42.86%) Wyse
4 3 (42.86%) InstallShield
4 3 (42.86%) AdminStudio
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) MSI
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (14.29%) VMware

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) InstallShield
1 3 (42.86%) AdminStudio
2 2 (28.57%) MSI
3 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) AppSense
3 3 (42.86%) Wyse
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris
5 1 (14.29%) Novell