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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 143 100 89
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -11
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 13 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 1.26% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 5.07% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £260 £288
% change year-on-year
+28.55% -9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -29.23%
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
893 789 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.11% 24.92% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 449 336
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +38.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -7 10 £400 +53.84%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (52.00%) Citrix
4 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (40.00%) Migration
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (32.00%) Validation
6 8 (32.00%) SCCM
6 8 (32.00%) MSI
7 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (28.00%) AppSense
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (28.00%) XenApp
8 6 (24.00%) VBScript
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.00%) MS Office
9 4 (16.00%) MCSE
9 4 (16.00%) AdminStudio
9 4 (16.00%) Wyse
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (12.00%) CCEE
10 3 (12.00%) CCIA
10 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
10 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
1 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MSI
2 4 (16.00%) AdminStudio
3 3 (12.00%) Fiddler
4 2 (8.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Applications Packager
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (32.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (24.00%) VBScript
3 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCSE
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCEA
2 3 (12.00%) CCEE
2 3 (12.00%) CCIA
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (28.00%) XenApp
3 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) WMI
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Citrix
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) AppSense
3 4 (16.00%) Wyse
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) EMC