The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Packager role 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 Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 136 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 8 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.20% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +19.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2943 2287 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.00% 92.29% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1410 1395
Average daily rate £381 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 167 200
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Dorset - 6 £300 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
1 21 (91.30%) MSI
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (82.61%) Windows 7
4 18 (78.26%) Application Packaging
5 14 (60.87%) Migration
6 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
7 7 (30.43%) SCCM
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (13.04%) QA
10 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.04%) AppDNA
11 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
11 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (8.70%) JSP
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL
11 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
11 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
12 1 (4.35%) Finance
12 1 (4.35%) VBScript
12 1 (4.35%) SLA
12 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
12 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
12 1 (4.35%) MCSE

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows 7
3 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
2 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Novell