The first table below looks at the demand for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 11 July 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 South East 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 185 167 225
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +58
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 57 62 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.74% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.63% 2.98% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £367 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £32.50 £34.63
% change year-on-year
-31.53% -6.13%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2168 2080 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.20% 24.93% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1122 1092
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.13 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 22 £390 +6.84%
Hampshire -20 15 £315 +46.51%
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £258 -20.76%
Surrey -10 4 £375 +10.29% 1
West Sussex -2 2 £213 -15.00%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 60 (72.29%) Windows
2 45 (54.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 45 (54.22%) Windows 7
3 36 (43.37%) MSI
4 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
5 25 (30.12%) Citrix
5 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
6 23 (27.71%) Windows XP
7 20 (24.10%) SCCM
8 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
8 15 (18.07%) VB
9 14 (16.87%) Migration
9 14 (16.87%) XenDesktop
9 14 (16.87%) Windows 8
10 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
10 13 (15.66%) Windows Vista
11 12 (14.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (14.46%) Hyper-V
11 12 (14.46%) Wise Package Studio
12 11 (13.25%) WSH
13 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
13 10 (12.05%) VMware
14 9 (10.84%) InstallShield
14 9 (10.84%) XenApp
15 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (7.23%) AppSense
17 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (6.02%) VBScript
17 5 (6.02%) PowerShell

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) SAN
Development Applications
1 36 (43.37%) MSI
2 12 (14.46%) Wise Package Studio
3 9 (10.84%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Applications Packager
2 5 (6.02%) Analyst
3 4 (4.82%) Architect
4 3 (3.61%) Consultant
5 2 (2.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (2.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (2.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (2.41%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (2.41%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (2.41%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (1.20%) MSI Packager
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (1.20%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (1.20%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (1.20%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (1.20%) IT Support
6 1 (1.20%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (1.20%) Support Specialist
6 1 (1.20%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) WSH
2 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) SecurID
1 2 (2.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (72.29%) Windows
2 45 (54.22%) Windows 7
3 23 (27.71%) Windows XP
4 14 (16.87%) Windows 8
5 13 (15.66%) Windows Vista
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.20%) Linux
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Migration
2 8 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.61%) Service Management
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL
5 2 (2.41%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.20%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.20%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.20%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.20%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) VB
2 5 (6.02%) VBScript
2 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) DV Cleared
3 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCITP
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
1 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (16.87%) XenDesktop
3 12 (14.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
5 9 (10.84%) XenApp
6 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (3.61%) vSphere
7 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) SCCM
2 12 (14.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.61%) SCOM
4 2 (2.41%) WSUS
5 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.20%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.20%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Citrix
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) VMware
3 6 (7.23%) AppSense
4 2 (2.41%) Lumension
5 1 (1.20%) Brocade
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) CA
5 1 (1.20%) Novell
5 1 (1.20%) Apple