The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Job Titles advertised 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 126 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 12 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.15% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £325 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -24.60%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2833 2001 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.16% 93.37% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 1227 1726
Average daily rate £360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 136 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Packager
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (73.68%) MSI
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) SCCM
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
5 7 (36.84%) AppDNA
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) JSP
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (31.58%) Software Distribution
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
6 6 (31.58%) Application Packaging
6 6 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
7 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) WSH
9 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.53%) XenApp
9 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
9 2 (10.53%) VB
9 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
9 2 (10.53%) Wise Package Studio

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
2 2 (10.53%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) JSP
1 6 (31.58%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.53%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL V3
1 6 (31.58%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) AppDNA
3 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
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