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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 149 129 97
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -32
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 11 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.34% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.45% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate £350 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £226 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £240
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%
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
3059 2455 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.58% 76.36% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1456 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 100 108
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Lancashire -3 1 £350 -22.22%
Cheshire -6 1 £300 +25.00%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (40.74%) AppSense
3 11 (40.74%) Citrix
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) Wyse
6 8 (29.63%) Migration
6 8 (29.63%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) HP
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 5 (18.52%) IT Governance
9 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
9 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) MSI
9 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
9 5 (18.52%) XenApp
9 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 5 (18.52%) Application Discovery
10 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.81%) SCCM
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MSI
2 3 (11.11%) Fiddler
3 2 (7.41%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Packager
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Application Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) ICT Manager
6 1 (3.70%) ICT Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Mac Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Rollout Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
1 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
1 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Application Discovery
2 5 (18.52%) IT Governance
2 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Server Building
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (7.41%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CCEA
2 3 (11.11%) CCEE
2 3 (11.11%) CCIA
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCITP
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) AppSense
1 11 (40.74%) Citrix
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Wyse
3 7 (25.93%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle