The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Packaging over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank - 251 230
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.032% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £264 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.05% -29.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.38
Software Packaging
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2183 2314 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 24.41% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1330 1098
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 64
Average hourly rate £46.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £44.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software 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 Software Packaging across the South East region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software 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 Software Packaging across the South East region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) VB
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Lumension
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) CA
4 3 (50.00%) Unicenter
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (50.00%) arcserve

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (50.00%) Unicenter
3 2 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (33.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) arcserve
3 3 (50.00%) Brocade
3 3 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Lumension
4 2 (33.33%) HP