The first table below looks at the demand for Software Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 Shropshire 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 21 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.52% 1.64% 3.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.16% 7.14% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £485 - £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £312 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
38 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 26.76% 22.95% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 29
Average daily rate £263 £550 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.27% +51.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Software Packaging
West Midlands

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Software Packaging
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) MSI
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP