The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 148 148 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 -39
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 18 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.33% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.43% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 14
Median daily rate £344 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £435 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £339 £260
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +30.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £37.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.00% +8.69%
Application Packaging
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3289 3054 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.55% 78.09% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 1685 1253
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 145 136
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Application Packaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 12 £338 -15.62%
Cheshire -9 5 £444 +11.00%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (75.00%) VMware
3 23 (71.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (71.88%) Windows Server
4 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 19 (59.38%) Citrix
5 19 (59.38%) AppSense
6 18 (56.25%) HP
7 15 (46.88%) Fat Client
7 15 (46.88%) Thin Client
7 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (43.75%) Wyse
9 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
10 10 (31.25%) Migration
11 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
11 9 (28.13%) MS Office
11 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
12 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
12 8 (25.00%) IT Governance
13 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 6 (18.75%) XenApp
13 6 (18.75%) SCCM
14 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
14 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
14 5 (15.63%) Windows 10

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
2 5 (15.63%) Skype
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MSI
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix Expert
2 4 (12.50%) Designer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Support
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Rollout Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Fat Client
1 15 (46.88%) Thin Client
2 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.25%) Application Discovery
4 2 (6.25%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.75%) XenApp
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (15.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) AppSense
2 19 (59.38%) Citrix
3 18 (56.25%) HP
4 14 (43.75%) Wyse
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle