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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 135 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 7 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.18% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £261 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £235 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £330 £314
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.79%
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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
2951 2634 3001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.22% 91.62% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1304 1508
Average daily rate £359 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 194 198
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (53.33%) MSI
4 8 (53.33%) InstallShield
4 8 (53.33%) AdminStudio
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (46.67%) XenApp
6 6 (40.00%) SMS
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
8 4 (26.67%) AppSense
8 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (20.00%) C
9 3 (20.00%) Wyse
9 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (13.33%) MCITP
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (13.33%) Firewall
10 2 (13.33%) VBScript
10 2 (13.33%) MCP
10 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (6.67%) Novell
11 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
11 1 (6.67%) VB
11 1 (6.67%) MS Office
11 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SMS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MSI
1 8 (53.33%) InstallShield
1 8 (53.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 7 (46.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) AppSense
4 3 (20.00%) Wyse
5 1 (6.67%) Novell
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris
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