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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 155 133 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -41
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 14 3 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.098% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 0.39% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 12
Average daily rate
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£290 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -29.33%
Application 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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1078 773 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.75% 25.24% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 450 450
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Manchester -17 4 £328 +12.93%
Cheshire - 4 £240 -
Merseyside -8 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (33.33%) Migration
4 7 (33.33%) SCCM
4 7 (33.33%) XenApp
4 7 (33.33%) VBScript
4 7 (33.33%) MSI
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) AppSense
6 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) InstallShield
7 4 (19.05%) Wyse
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Time Management
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
8 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
8 3 (14.29%) CCEE
8 3 (14.29%) CCIA
8 3 (14.29%) MCITP
8 3 (14.29%) Fiddler
8 3 (14.29%) VB
8 3 (14.29%) MCSE
8 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DHCP
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MSI
2 4 (19.05%) InstallShield
3 3 (14.29%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Applications Packager
2 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
3 3 (14.29%) Server Building
4 2 (9.52%) Application Discovery
4 2 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (9.52%) Logistics
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) VBScript
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) CCEE
2 3 (14.29%) CCIA
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCEA
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
3 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (14.29%) Terminal Server
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) AppSense
4 4 (19.05%) Wyse
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris