The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Packager role 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 Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 128 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 7 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 1.32% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.42% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -24.60%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2829 2530 2947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.43% 92.47% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1210 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 196 226
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.10 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Packager across the North West region.

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager across the North West region.

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Cheshire +3 1 £320 -
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 32 (78.05%) Windows
3 27 (65.85%) MSI
4 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
5 25 (60.98%) Application Packaging
6 21 (51.22%) SCCM
7 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
8 17 (41.46%) VB
9 16 (39.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 15 (36.59%) AppSense
11 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
11 12 (29.27%) Citrix
12 11 (26.83%) AdminStudio
12 11 (26.83%) XenApp
13 10 (24.39%) Wise Package Studio
13 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
14 9 (21.95%) VBScript
15 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
16 7 (17.07%) MS Office
16 7 (17.07%) Wyse
16 7 (17.07%) InstallShield
17 6 (14.63%) Migration
17 6 (14.63%) WSH
17 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
17 6 (14.63%) Compatibility Testing
17 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
18 4 (9.76%) Windows Vista
18 4 (9.76%) SMS
19 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
19 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) SMS
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 27 (65.85%) MSI
2 11 (26.83%) AdminStudio
3 10 (24.39%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (17.07%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (4.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) Application Packaging
2 6 (14.63%) WSH
3 3 (7.32%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
3 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Migration
1 6 (14.63%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.88%) Software Distribution
3 2 (4.88%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) VB
2 9 (21.95%) VBScript
3 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) MCITP
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) MCP
System Software
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) XenApp
4 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) SCCM
2 16 (39.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) AppSense
3 12 (29.27%) Citrix
4 7 (17.07%) Wyse
5 1 (2.44%) Novell
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Altiris