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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 147 129 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -35
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 13 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.17% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 0.67% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 15
Average daily rate
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£255 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £385 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £84.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -74.10%
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
863 751 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.22% 24.79% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 444 429
Average daily rate £365 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 17
Average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £34.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -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 4 August 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 August 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
Cheshire -4 3 £240 +6.66%
Manchester -11 2 £248 -14.65%
Lancashire - 2 £300 -
Merseyside -14 1 - -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Citrix
3 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (44.00%) Migration
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (32.00%) MSI
6 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (28.00%) Validation
7 7 (28.00%) Application Discovery
8 6 (24.00%) SCCM
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) VBScript
9 5 (20.00%) XenApp
10 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (12.00%) VB
11 3 (12.00%) InstallShield
11 3 (12.00%) Project Management
11 3 (12.00%) AppSense
12 2 (8.00%) VMware
12 2 (8.00%) SLA
12 2 (8.00%) Finance
12 2 (8.00%) Wyse
12 2 (8.00%) AdminStudio
12 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (8.00%) Logistics
12 2 (8.00%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MSI
2 3 (12.00%) InstallShield
3 2 (8.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (28.00%) Validation
2 7 (28.00%) Application Discovery
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (8.00%) Logistics
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) VBScript
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCEE
2 1 (4.00%) CCIA
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCEA
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) AppSense
4 2 (8.00%) Wyse
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Sophos
5 1 (4.00%) Altiris