The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Packager role 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 Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 227 186 218
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 16 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.71% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.76% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 42 23
Average daily rate
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£353 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £265 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.79%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Packager across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Applications Packager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Surrey -15 1 - -
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 38 (65.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (50.00%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) Application Packaging
4 24 (41.38%) MSI
5 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
5 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
6 16 (27.59%) Citrix
7 15 (25.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 14 (24.14%) DV Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
10 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
10 10 (17.24%) XenDesktop
10 10 (17.24%) Windows XP
10 10 (17.24%) VB
11 9 (15.52%) InstallShield
12 8 (13.79%) WSH
12 8 (13.79%) Wise Package Studio
12 8 (13.79%) SCCM
13 7 (12.07%) Windows 8
13 7 (12.07%) Windows Vista
13 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
14 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (8.62%) XenApp
14 5 (8.62%) Migration
14 5 (8.62%) VMware
15 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (6.90%) C
15 4 (6.90%) SQL
15 4 (6.90%) AdminStudio

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (41.38%) MSI
2 9 (15.52%) InstallShield
3 8 (13.79%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (6.90%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (46.55%) Application Packaging
2 8 (13.79%) WSH
3 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 8
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.62%) Migration
2 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.72%) Validation
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL
5 1 (1.72%) Document Management
5 1 (1.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) VB
2 4 (6.90%) C
2 4 (6.90%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) VBScript
3 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (24.14%) DV Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (65.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
2 10 (17.24%) XenDesktop
3 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
4 5 (8.62%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (13.79%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Citrix
3 5 (8.62%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Lumension
4 2 (3.45%) AppSense
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) Novell
5 1 (1.72%) Borland
5 1 (1.72%) Altiris