The first table below looks at the demand for Wise Package Studio 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 Wise Package Studio over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wise Package Studio
Rank 126 113 129
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Wise Package Studio 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 3.04% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Average daily rate £225 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
304 230 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 9.55% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 100 148
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 13
Average hourly rate £37.25 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £28.46 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Wise Package Studio
England

Wise Package Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wise Package Studio across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Wise Package Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Wise Package Studio
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wise Package Studio across the North West region.

Wise Package Studio Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Wise Package Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Wise Package Studio 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 Wise Package Studio.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Application Packaging
2 10 (90.91%) MSI
3 9 (81.82%) Windows XP
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (72.73%) VB
5 7 (63.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
6 6 (54.55%) WSH
6 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
7 5 (45.45%) SCCM
8 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
9 3 (27.27%) Citrix
9 3 (27.27%) AdminStudio
9 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
10 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
10 2 (18.18%) XenApp
10 2 (18.18%) Project Management
10 2 (18.18%) AppSense
10 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 2 (18.18%) Software Packaging
10 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
10 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (18.18%) InstallShield
10 2 (18.18%) MS Project
10 2 (18.18%) MS Office
11 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
11 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 1 (9.09%) SMS
11 1 (9.09%) ZENworks

Wise Package Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Wise Package Studio 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 Wise Package Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MSI
2 3 (27.27%) AdminStudio
3 2 (18.18%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Application Packaging
2 6 (54.55%) WSH
3 2 (18.18%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows XP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
1 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (9.09%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) Novell
4 1 (9.09%) Wyse
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris