The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 150 125 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 8 7 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.23% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Average daily rate
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£258 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £283 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £335 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.09 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+43.73% +9.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
Cumbria - 3 £225 -
Lancashire +10 2 £295 -1.66%
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 - -
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) MSI
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) InstallShield
6 7 (43.75%) Application Packaging
6 7 (43.75%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) XenApp
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) VBScript
9 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 3 (18.75%) AppSense
9 3 (18.75%) AdminStudio
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
10 2 (12.50%) QA
10 2 (12.50%) Software Packaging
10 2 (12.50%) SLA
10 2 (12.50%) Application Discovery
10 2 (12.50%) Migration
10 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
11 1 (6.25%) DNS
11 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (6.25%) VB
11 1 (6.25%) .NET
11 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MSI
2 8 (50.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (18.75%) AdminStudio
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Application Packaging
2 2 (12.50%) Software Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Application Discovery
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) AppSense
4 1 (6.25%) Altiris
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Wyse
4 1 (6.25%) VMware