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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 268 246 241
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.097% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£263 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.14% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £21.15 £15.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £15.37 £16.05
% change year-on-year
+241.68% -4.26%
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
2611 2339 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.04% 25.16% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1704 1324 1298
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 63
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 3 £263 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire -3 1 - -
East Sussex -4 1 - -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) MSI
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Lumension
6 2 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
6 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (20.00%) ARCserve
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MSI
2 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (10.00%) PVCS
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Release Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
2 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) CMDB
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Tandem
3 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) REXX
3 1 (10.00%) Tcl
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (20.00%) Unicenter
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (10.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) Altiris
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) Lumension
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) CA