The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 140 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 2 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.062% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 1.91% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
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£445 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.81% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+42.13% +36.80%
Application 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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
841 837 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.86% 27.50% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 579 372
Average daily rate £365 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 18 11
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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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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 -2 1 £300 +9.09%
Bristol - 1 £590 -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) SCCM
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) MSI
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) VMware
7 4 (23.53%) Lync
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 3 (17.65%) InstallShield
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
9 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (11.76%) Symantec
9 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
9 2 (11.76%) VBScript
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.76%) MS Access
9 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (11.76%) NAS
9 2 (11.76%) High Availability
9 2 (11.76%) Office 365
9 2 (11.76%) Server Building
9 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MSI
2 3 (17.65%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.88%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Packager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Server Building
3 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco