The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 119 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.37% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £200 £226 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £167 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £285 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £245
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%
Application Packaging
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Application Packaging across the Scotland region.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the Scotland region.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 5 - -
Glasgow +10 4 £169 +10.65%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £263 -
Application Packaging
UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Application 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 Application Packaging.

1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Citrix
3 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 14 (37.84%) SCCM
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
6 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
6 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
7 10 (27.03%) ITIL
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
8 9 (24.32%) MSI
8 9 (24.32%) Project Management
8 9 (24.32%) VMware
9 8 (21.62%) Service Management
9 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
10 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
10 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (18.92%) Banking
10 7 (18.92%) IIS
10 7 (18.92%) SQL
11 6 (16.22%) VBScript
11 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
11 6 (16.22%) Six Sigma
11 6 (16.22%) ITSM
11 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 6 (16.22%) XenApp
12 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
12 5 (13.51%) Degree
12 5 (13.51%) Computer Science

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Application 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 Application Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.70%) DSL
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MSI
2 3 (8.11%) InstallShield
2 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Applications Packager
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) Applications Support
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Release Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Server Support
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Support
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) ITSM
4 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) Six Sigma
5 5 (13.51%) Change Management
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Workflow
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Release Management
8 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.70%) DevOps
9 1 (2.70%) OO
9 1 (2.70%) Open Source
9 1 (2.70%) Process Management
9 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Software Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) AWK
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C-shell
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) sed
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) MCSE
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (16.22%) XenApp
5 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.70%) MetaFrame
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.70%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Citrix
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) AppSense
5 1 (2.70%) Altiris
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec