The first table below looks at the demand for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 29 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 West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 127 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 16 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.19% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.91% 0.76% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.63 £18.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+36.80% -47.44%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
837 527 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.38% 24.75% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 364 340
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Application Packaging across the South West region.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the South West region.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Wiltshire - 4 £275 - 1
Bristol - - - -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Application 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 Application Packaging.

1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (41.67%) SCCM
4 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) Thin Client
6 7 (29.17%) Fat Client
6 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) MSI
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) DHCP
9 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) AppSense
9 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (12.50%) MCSE
10 3 (12.50%) VB
10 3 (12.50%) LAN
10 3 (12.50%) WAN
10 3 (12.50%) Dell

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Application 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 Application Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (12.50%) Auditor
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WSH
2 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Thin Client
1 7 (29.17%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
2 3 (12.50%) ITSM
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Citrix
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) AppSense
4 3 (12.50%) Dell