The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Packaging 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 132 113 133
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.047% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -66.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
822 535 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.03% 24.97% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 366 332
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +28.78%
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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software 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 Software Packaging across the South West region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software 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 Software Packaging across the South West region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software 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 Software Packaging within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Bristol - - - - 1
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
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 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL V3
2 5 (83.33%) Lumension
2 5 (83.33%) Software Distribution
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) WSUS
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 5 (83.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MSI
3 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
3 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

Software Packaging
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 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.

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Integration Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (83.33%) Compatibility Testing
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL V3
1 5 (83.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) WSUS
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 5 (83.33%) Lumension
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft