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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 163 151 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.026% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.11% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £285 - £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £283 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.95% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.44
Software Packaging
England

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
988 885 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.60% 22.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 550 442
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.09 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Software Packaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 1 £285 -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (55.56%) MSI
2 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (55.56%) WiX
3 4 (44.44%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) MSI
2 5 (55.56%) WiX
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Applications Support
3 4 (44.44%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Development Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Development Support Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle