The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Packaging over the 3 months to 16 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Scotland 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 114 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.085% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 0.28% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £321 £325 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.24% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £325 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £312 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
825 702 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.29% 29.76% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 351 228
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Software Packaging
UK

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Packaging across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software 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 Software Packaging within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Software Packaging
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Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) VBScript
4 12 (50.00%) SCCM
5 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) Workflow
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 7 (29.17%) Migration
9 6 (25.00%) AppSense
9 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) QA
10 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
12 3 (12.50%) MCP
12 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (12.50%) CA
12 3 (12.50%) MCTS
12 3 (12.50%) MSI
13 2 (8.33%) InstallShield
13 2 (8.33%) WMI
13 2 (8.33%) Banking

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Software Packager
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Celerra
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
1 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
1 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Workflow
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) VBScript
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) WMI
4 1 (4.17%) Ionix
4 1 (4.17%) Legato
4 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) AppSense
3 3 (12.50%) CA
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) VMware