The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 552 464 403
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -61
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 112 183 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 110 116
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £260
% change year-on-year
- +29.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £25.00 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.00% +8.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
England -77 88 £343 +5.38% 11
London -40 33 £410 +26.15% 5
Scotland -18 20 £360 +12.50% 4
North West -3 19 £338 -15.62%
Manchester -3 13 £331 -17.18%
South East -54 13 £340 -2.85% 2
Renfrewshire -24 10 £410 -5.74% 1
Erskine -30 10 £410 -5.74%
East of England +16 9 £350 -20.00%
Edinburgh -12 6 £300 -6.25% 1
City of London +39 5 £350 +112.12% 1
Cheshire -1 5 £444 +11.00%
West Midlands -10 4 £379 +31.73% 1
Berkshire -31 4 £340 -6.20%
Peterborough - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Bristol -3 3 £313 +5.93%
South West -6 3 £313 +4.16%
Leeds -12 3 - -
Yorkshire -16 3 - -
West Yorkshire -18 3 - -
North East -27 3 - - 1
Kent - 3 £390 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £444 -
Essex - 3 £415 -
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - -
East Midlands +7 2 £225 -25.00% 2
High Wycombe +4 2 - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 123 (69.49%) Windows
2 90 (50.85%) Active Directory
3 80 (45.20%) Microsoft
4 79 (44.63%) Citrix
4 79 (44.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 76 (42.94%) VMware
6 63 (35.59%) Windows Server
7 56 (31.64%) SCCM
8 53 (29.94%) AppSense
9 51 (28.81%) PowerShell
10 47 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (25.42%) SQL Server
13 40 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (22.03%) HP
15 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
16 37 (20.90%) Finance
17 36 (20.34%) MSI
18 35 (19.77%) ITIL
19 32 (18.08%) NetScaler
20 31 (17.51%) Security Cleared
21 30 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
23 23 (12.99%) Migration
24 22 (12.43%) SQL
24 22 (12.43%) XenApp
25 21 (11.86%) VBScript
25 21 (11.86%) Windows XP
26 20 (11.30%) MS Excel
26 20 (11.30%) DNS

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.95%) IIS
4 5 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.26%) Apache
5 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.26%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.13%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.08%) NetScaler
2 20 (11.30%) DNS
3 11 (6.21%) DHCP
4 6 (3.39%) Firewall
5 5 (2.82%) Skype
5 5 (2.82%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.13%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (1.13%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.13%) LDAP
6 2 (1.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.56%) DSL
7 1 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.13%) MySQL
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (20.34%) MSI
2 6 (3.39%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.69%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (1.13%) FxCop
5 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.13%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
General
1 37 (20.90%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Banking
3 9 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.26%) Publishing
5 2 (1.13%) Electronics
5 2 (1.13%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (20.34%) Analyst
2 25 (14.12%) Applications Packager
3 18 (10.17%) Citrix Specialist
3 18 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (7.34%) Citrix Engineer
5 12 (6.78%) Consultant
5 12 (6.78%) Desktop Analyst
5 12 (6.78%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.21%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Administrator
7 9 (5.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (5.08%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (3.39%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) .NET
2 9 (5.08%) HTML
3 4 (2.26%) Middleware
4 2 (1.13%) LAMP
4 2 (1.13%) REST
4 2 (1.13%) SOAP
4 2 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.13%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.73%) Fat Client
2 19 (10.73%) Thin Client
3 15 (8.47%) Clustering
4 11 (6.21%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.52%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.26%) Life Science
8 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
9 1 (0.56%) iDTV
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 123 (69.49%) Windows
2 63 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
6 30 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (11.86%) Windows XP
8 16 (9.04%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.65%) Linux
10 5 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.13%) Debian
11 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.13%) Unix
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.77%) ITIL
2 23 (12.99%) Migration
3 16 (9.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (7.91%) Change Management
4 14 (7.91%) Project Management
5 13 (7.34%) Service Management
6 12 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.78%) Application Discovery
6 12 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.65%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.65%) IT Governance
7 10 (5.65%) Open Source
8 9 (5.08%) Risk Management
8 9 (5.08%) Server Building
9 8 (4.52%) Software Delivery
10 7 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.39%) High Availability
11 6 (3.39%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.39%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.81%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.43%) SQL
3 21 (11.86%) VBScript
4 9 (5.08%) C#
5 8 (4.52%) VB
6 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.69%) Perl
7 3 (1.69%) Python
8 2 (1.13%) Java
9 1 (0.56%) AWK
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) C-shell
9 1 (0.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 31 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.52%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.95%) CCAA
6 5 (2.82%) MCSA
7 4 (2.26%) CCENT
7 4 (2.26%) Degree
7 4 (2.26%) ISEB
7 4 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.69%) MCSE
9 2 (1.13%) CCA
10 1 (0.56%) CCEA
10 1 (0.56%) CCEE
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.69%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 79 (44.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 47 (26.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (12.43%) XenApp
5 18 (10.17%) vSphere
6 17 (9.60%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 11 (6.21%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.08%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.26%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.69%) XenServer
11 2 (1.13%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (1.13%) Gluster
11 2 (1.13%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.13%) NFS
11 2 (1.13%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (1.13%) Squid
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 56 (31.64%) SCCM
2 16 (9.04%) HP SIM
3 12 (6.78%) SCOM
4 9 (5.08%) EdgeSight
4 9 (5.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 8 (4.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (2.82%) ThinApp
8 5 (2.82%) WSUS
9 4 (2.26%) OpenView
9 4 (2.26%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.69%) Control-M
10 3 (1.69%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Intune
11 2 (1.13%) Nagios
11 2 (1.13%) Puppet
11 2 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.13%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 80 (45.20%) Microsoft
2 79 (44.63%) Citrix
3 76 (42.94%) VMware
4 53 (29.94%) AppSense
5 39 (22.03%) HP
6 15 (8.47%) Symantec
6 15 (8.47%) Wyse
7 12 (6.78%) Altiris
7 12 (6.78%) Oracle
8 11 (6.21%) CA
9 8 (4.52%) Cisco
10 6 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.82%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.26%) Lotus
13 3 (1.69%) BMC
14 2 (1.13%) Dell
14 2 (1.13%) SaltStack
15 1 (0.56%) Apple
15 1 (0.56%) Google
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