The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Packaging over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank - 134 119
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 0 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.067% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.22% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.99% -57.20%
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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
797 891 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.10% 29.94% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 477 591
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Packaging across the North West region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Packaging across the North West region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Packaging
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) MSI
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) AdminStudio
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Software 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 Software Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MSI
2 2 (66.67%) AdminStudio
2 2 (66.67%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft