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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 140 140 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 14 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Median daily rate £325 £290 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £378 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £24.63
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.13%
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
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 8 £325 +31.31%
Cheshire 0 3 £450 +40.62%
Merseyside +2 2 £350 -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (75.76%) VMware
5 23 (69.70%) Citrix
6 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
6 19 (57.58%) AppSense
7 18 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (48.48%) HP
10 15 (45.45%) Thin Client
10 15 (45.45%) Fat Client
11 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (39.39%) Wyse
11 13 (39.39%) Migration
12 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (36.36%) NetScaler
13 10 (30.30%) XenApp
14 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
14 9 (27.27%) SCCM
14 9 (27.27%) Skype
14 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
14 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
15 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
15 8 (24.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
17 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 6 (18.18%) MS Office
17 6 (18.18%) SharePoint

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 9 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) NetScaler
2 9 (27.27%) Skype
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) PCoIP
3 3 (9.09%) Softphone
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix Expert
3 4 (12.12%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Packager
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Fat Client
1 15 (45.45%) Thin Client
2 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
6 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) IT Governance
2 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (30.30%) XenApp
5 8 (24.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (15.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 23 (69.70%) Citrix
3 19 (57.58%) AppSense
4 16 (48.48%) HP
5 13 (39.39%) Wyse
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco
8 3 (9.09%) Avaya
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle
10 1 (3.03%) Dell
10 1 (3.03%) IBM
10 1 (3.03%) Lotus