The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 98 90 116
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 38 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.25% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 4.79% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 8
Average daily rate £225 £288 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £236 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £288 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £288 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.56% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.53 £32.50 £64.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% -49.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £29.30 £44.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.75 £83.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Application Packaging
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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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on Same Period
Last Year
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Cheshire -26 11 - -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 52 (82.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 46 (73.02%) Windows 7
4 37 (58.73%) MSI
5 28 (44.44%) SCCM
6 25 (39.68%) AppSense
7 24 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
8 19 (30.16%) Citrix
8 19 (30.16%) Migration
9 18 (28.57%) Wyse
9 18 (28.57%) XenApp
10 17 (26.98%) VB
11 15 (23.81%) InstallShield
12 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
12 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
12 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
13 10 (15.87%) Wise Package Studio
13 10 (15.87%) MS Office
14 9 (14.29%) VBScript
15 8 (12.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 7 (11.11%) AdminStudio
16 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
16 7 (11.11%) Local Government
16 7 (11.11%) Project Planning
17 6 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
17 6 (9.52%) ITIL
17 6 (9.52%) WSH
17 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
18 5 (7.94%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.87%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) MS Project
4 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) SMS
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Wireless
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) VPN
Development Applications
1 37 (58.73%) MSI
2 15 (23.81%) InstallShield
3 10 (15.87%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (11.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Local Government
2 3 (4.76%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (73.02%) Applications Packager
2 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (6.35%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (4.76%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (4.76%) Administrator
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix Administrator
5 2 (3.17%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.17%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.17%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (1.59%) Consultant
6 1 (1.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) WSH
2 3 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 46 (73.02%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 7 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 6 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (9.52%) ITIL
4 5 (7.94%) Service Management
4 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.76%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.59%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.59%) Practice Management
7 1 (1.59%) Release Management
7 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) VB
2 13 (20.63%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) MCSE
1 5 (7.94%) MCP
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 52 (82.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
3 18 (28.57%) XenApp
4 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (44.44%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.59%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) AppSense
2 24 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.16%) Citrix
4 18 (28.57%) Wyse
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.59%) Altiris
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Novell