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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 136 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% - 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£263 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.25 £20.38
% change year-on-year
- -39.87%
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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
835 766 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 28.02% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 421 344
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £43.50 £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Bluetooth
2 7 (70.00%) GSM
2 7 (70.00%) C
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Doxygen
2 7 (70.00%) Google
2 7 (70.00%) GoogleTest
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (50.00%) BeagleBone
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) Siebel
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Informatica
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (20.00%) Axway
5 2 (20.00%) DataPower

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Bluetooth
1 7 (70.00%) GSM
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) WiX
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Raspberry Pi
1 5 (50.00%) BeagleBone
2 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (20.00%) DataPower
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) OO
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Google
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Siebel
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Informatica
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Axway