The first table below looks at the demand for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 372 396 386
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 230 148 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 82 131
Average daily rate £300 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £288 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.56% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Application Packaging within the UK.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging within the UK.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 192 £300 -7.69% 16
London -14 71 £333 -12.50% 6
North West -8 38 £225 -21.73%
South East -10 26 £260 -24.63% 4
Scotland +8 20 £313 +2.04% 3
East of England -12 15 £300 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -15 11 £343 +95.71%
City of London -21 11 £341 -11.93% 2
Cheshire -26 11 - -
East Midlands -2 10 £319 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £260 - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £260 -
West Midlands -9 8 £203 -42.14% 1
Chester -10 8 - -
South West -20 8 £293 -8.45% 2
Berkshire -8 6 £435 +93.33%
Coventry - 6 £203 -
South Yorkshire +3 5 £200 -
Sheffield -2 5 £200 -
Surrey -5 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £240 -45.14% 1
Leeds -16 3 £360 +157.14%
West Yorkshire -20 3 £360 +105.71%
Edinburgh -25 3 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 -
Hampshire -5 2 £325 -5.79%
South Wales -16 2 £238 -29.62%
Wales -18 2 £238 -29.62%
Cardiff - 2 £238 -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 355 (82.94%) Windows
2 264 (61.68%) Windows 7
3 220 (51.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 180 (42.06%) SCCM
5 176 (41.12%) MSI
6 133 (31.07%) Microsoft
7 127 (29.67%) Active Directory
8 117 (27.34%) Windows XP
9 106 (24.77%) Migration
10 103 (24.07%) Citrix
11 89 (20.79%) VB
12 82 (19.16%) XenApp
13 68 (15.89%) VBScript
14 62 (14.49%) InstallShield
15 57 (13.32%) AppSense
16 55 (12.85%) ITIL
17 49 (11.45%) Finance
18 47 (10.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 46 (10.75%) PowerShell
20 44 (10.28%) MS Office
21 41 (9.58%) MS Excel
21 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (9.58%) Wise Package Studio
22 38 (8.88%) Banking
23 37 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
23 37 (8.64%) Hyper-V
24 34 (7.94%) VMware
25 33 (7.71%) WSH
26 32 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
27 31 (7.24%) Security Cleared

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (3.74%) Lync
2 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (10.28%) MS Office
2 41 (9.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.64%) MS Project
4 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.17%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.14%) Firewall
2 18 (4.21%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.80%) NetScaler
3 12 (2.80%) VPN
4 10 (2.34%) Wireless
5 7 (1.64%) DNS
5 7 (1.64%) DHCP
6 6 (1.40%) SMS
6 6 (1.40%) Internet
7 4 (0.93%) WAN
8 2 (0.47%) LDAP
8 2 (0.47%) LAN
8 2 (0.47%) VoIP
8 2 (0.47%) SAN
9 1 (0.23%) RTP
9 1 (0.23%) HTTP
9 1 (0.23%) SSL
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.70%) MS Access
3 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 176 (41.12%) MSI
2 62 (14.49%) InstallShield
3 41 (9.58%) Wise Package Studio
4 26 (6.07%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.47%) JIRA
6 2 (0.47%) Maven
6 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 49 (11.45%) Finance
2 38 (8.88%) Banking
3 10 (2.34%) Local Government
4 7 (1.64%) Retail
4 7 (1.64%) Legal
5 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.40%) Law
6 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.93%) Publishing
7 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 178 (41.59%) Applications Packager
2 37 (8.64%) Analyst
3 31 (7.24%) Architect
4 27 (6.31%) Desktop Support
5 24 (5.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 22 (5.14%) Consultant
7 13 (3.04%) Release Engineer
7 13 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (2.80%) Desktop Analyst
9 11 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.34%) Build Engineer
10 10 (2.34%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.10%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (1.87%) SCCM Engineer
12 8 (1.87%) Applications Support
13 6 (1.40%) Administrator
13 6 (1.40%) Applications Architect
13 6 (1.40%) Applications Consultant
14 5 (1.17%) Release Manager
15 4 (0.93%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.71%) WSH
2 17 (3.97%) Software Packaging
3 14 (3.27%) .NET
4 3 (0.70%) J2EE
5 2 (0.47%) jQuery
5 2 (0.47%) WCF
5 2 (0.47%) WPF
5 2 (0.47%) HTML
5 2 (0.47%) XML
5 2 (0.47%) JMS
5 2 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.10%) Fat Client
1 9 (2.10%) Thin Client
1 9 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.40%) Tandem
4 5 (1.17%) Clustering
5 4 (0.93%) Hedge funds
5 4 (0.93%) PKI
6 3 (0.70%) CMDB
7 2 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.23%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.23%) FMCG
8 1 (0.23%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 355 (82.94%) Windows
2 264 (61.68%) Windows 7
3 117 (27.34%) Windows XP
4 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.57%) Windows Vista
6 11 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.40%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.93%) Linux
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.47%) UNIX
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.77%) Migration
2 55 (12.85%) ITIL
3 37 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (6.07%) Release Management
5 20 (4.67%) Software Deployment
6 18 (4.21%) Project Management
6 18 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 16 (3.74%) Information Management
8 13 (3.04%) Workflow
9 10 (2.34%) Service Management
9 10 (2.34%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.10%) Integration Testing
10 9 (2.10%) CAD
10 9 (2.10%) PRINCE
10 9 (2.10%) Product Management
11 7 (1.64%) Configuration Management
11 7 (1.64%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (1.64%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.64%) Project Planning
11 7 (1.64%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 89 (20.79%) VB
2 68 (15.89%) VBScript
3 46 (10.75%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.97%) SQL
5 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.17%) Perl
6 4 (0.93%) Java
7 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.70%) C#
8 1 (0.23%) C
8 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (5.14%) MCSE
4 21 (4.91%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.27%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.57%) CCEA
7 11 (2.57%) CCA
8 9 (2.10%) PMP
8 9 (2.10%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.64%) MCP
9 7 (1.64%) MCITP
10 4 (0.93%) Degree
11 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.70%) MCSA
11 3 (0.70%) CCNA
12 2 (0.47%) CCEE
12 2 (0.47%) CCAA
12 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.27%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 220 (51.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 127 (29.67%) Active Directory
3 82 (19.16%) XenApp
4 37 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 28 (6.54%) XenDesktop
6 25 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (2.10%) UAG
8 8 (1.87%) IAG
8 8 (1.87%) vSphere
9 3 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.70%) XenServer
10 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 180 (42.06%) SCCM
2 47 (10.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (5.61%) AppDNA
4 23 (5.37%) SCOM
5 13 (3.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (2.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 10 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.87%) ZENworks
10 4 (0.93%) WMI
11 2 (0.47%) SAP Afaria
11 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.47%) SCSM
11 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.23%) WSUS
12 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 133 (31.07%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.07%) Citrix
3 57 (13.32%) AppSense
4 34 (7.94%) VMware
5 23 (5.37%) Wyse
6 20 (4.67%) Altiris
7 14 (3.27%) HP
8 13 (3.04%) Symantec
9 12 (2.80%) Cisco
10 10 (2.34%) CA
11 6 (1.40%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.17%) Novell
12 5 (1.17%) Apple
12 5 (1.17%) McAfee
12 5 (1.17%) Autodesk
12 5 (1.17%) Adobe
12 5 (1.17%) Oracle
13 3 (0.70%) NetApp
13 3 (0.70%) Dell
13 3 (0.70%) Nimsoft
Edinburgh & Lothians
Exception Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago