The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Software Packaging
Rank 237 224 245
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.056% 0.060% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.24% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£243 £391 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.01% +73.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.44 £12.60 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -28.00%
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%
Software Packaging
England

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 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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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
Berkshire -5 1 - - 4
Hampshire -12 1 £220 -51.91%
West Sussex - - - -
Software Packaging
England

Software 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 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
8 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure

Software 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 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
2 1 (7.69%) Unicenter
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) Lumension
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Toshiba
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