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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 241 235 244
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.035% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.73 - £17.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 - £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 - £20.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £26.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-39.50% -11.11%
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
2240 2216 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.48% 25.80% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1302 1208
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 55 89
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
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 Software Packaging within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 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 - 2 £400 -
Surrey - - - -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL
3 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
6 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (22.22%) MCSE
9 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
9 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (22.22%) MCITP
9 4 (22.22%) Validation
9 4 (22.22%) DHCP
9 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (22.22%) DNS
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
9 4 (22.22%) VB
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
2 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 3 (16.67%) Unicenter
1 3 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) CA
5 3 (16.67%) Lumension
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade