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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 425 371 395
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +24
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 168 207 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 1.50% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 110 74
Average daily rate
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£342 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £260 £316
% change year-on-year
+31.34% -17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.93 £23.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.23 £49.60 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +8.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14092 13775 12340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.14% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9244 8596 7738
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 264 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £15.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 2015.

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
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 3 March 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 158 £350 +16.66% 19
South East +28 65 £350 +34.61% 2
London -30 45 £338 +1.50% 7
Berkshire +32 33 £350 -
City of London +7 16 £400 +20.30% 2
North West -40 14 £363 +52.63% 2
South West -16 11 £300 +100.00% 4
Reading - 11 £395 -
Surrey +3 10 £313 -
East of England +1 10 £166 -45.49% 1
Scotland -2 10 £250 -13.04% 1
West Sussex -15 7 £210 -12.50%
Manchester -22 7 £413 +83.33% 1
Merseyside -15 3 £325 +16.07% 1
Hertfordshire +8 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -3 2 £300 -7.69%
East Midlands -7 2 £300 +26.31%
Cheshire -12 2 £240 -20.00%
Leeds -12 2 £355 -1.38% 1
West Yorkshire -15 2 £355 -1.38% 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £355 -1.38% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £263 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 204 (63.35%) Windows
2 135 (41.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 134 (41.61%) Active Directory
4 126 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 125 (38.82%) SCCM
6 122 (37.89%) Microsoft
7 93 (28.88%) MSI
8 89 (27.64%) Migration
9 83 (25.78%) Citrix
10 71 (22.05%) Security Cleared
11 61 (18.94%) SQL
12 56 (17.39%) VMware
13 54 (16.77%) XenApp
14 53 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 53 (16.46%) Windows XP
15 49 (15.22%) SharePoint
15 49 (15.22%) PowerShell
16 47 (14.60%) MS Excel
17 42 (13.04%) Hyper-V
18 41 (12.73%) AppSense
19 40 (12.42%) HP
20 39 (12.11%) Clustering
20 39 (12.11%) SharePoint 2013
21 38 (11.80%) SC Cleared
21 38 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2013
22 37 (11.49%) Lync
23 36 (11.18%) VBScript
24 35 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
25 34 (10.56%) BizTalk Server
26 33 (10.25%) CRM

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 49 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 39 (12.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 38 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (11.49%) Lync
5 34 (10.56%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (9.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (5.90%) MS Exchange
8 15 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (3.11%) IIS
10 7 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.24%) JBoss
12 4 (1.24%) Apache
12 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.07%) MS Office
3 5 (1.55%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (9.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (9.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.32%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (3.42%) Office 365
3 3 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.01%) DNS
2 18 (5.59%) DHCP
3 16 (4.97%) Firewall
4 15 (4.66%) SAN
5 13 (4.04%) LAN
6 10 (3.11%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.48%) VPN
7 8 (2.48%) WAN
8 6 (1.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.55%) Intranet
9 5 (1.55%) NAS
10 4 (1.24%) SSL
11 3 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.93%) Network Security
12 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.31%) Wireless
13 1 (0.31%) SSH
13 1 (0.31%) Internet
13 1 (0.31%) FTP
13 1 (0.31%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.55%) PerformancePoint
5 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.93%) MS Access
6 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 93 (28.88%) MSI
2 15 (4.66%) AdminStudio
3 13 (4.04%) InstallShield
4 8 (2.48%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.62%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.31%) Ant
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 32 (9.94%) Finance
2 12 (3.73%) Banking
3 9 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Publishing
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 102 (31.68%) Applications Packager
2 42 (13.04%) Architect
3 24 (7.45%) Consultant
4 22 (6.83%) Technical Architect
5 17 (5.28%) Analyst
6 16 (4.97%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.66%) Administrator
8 13 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (2.80%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.80%) Business Analyst
10 9 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.48%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.48%) Applications Consultant
11 8 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 6 (1.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (1.86%) Applications Specialist
14 5 (1.55%) Technical Support
14 5 (1.55%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.63%) .NET
2 10 (3.11%) Software Packaging
3 8 (2.48%) Middleware
4 7 (2.17%) HTML
5 6 (1.86%) Web Services
6 5 (1.55%) XSL
6 5 (1.55%) XSLT
6 5 (1.55%) CSS
6 5 (1.55%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.93%) WSH
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (0.93%) J2EE
7 3 (0.93%) XML
8 1 (0.31%) Flash
8 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.11%) Clustering
2 19 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.80%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.48%) Open Source
5 7 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.55%) PKI
7 5 (1.55%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.24%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.24%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.93%) CMDB
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.62%) User Experience
11 1 (0.31%) Life Science
11 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.31%) Replication
11 1 (0.31%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 204 (63.35%) Windows
2 126 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 53 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (16.46%) Windows XP
4 26 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.52%) Linux
6 18 (5.59%) Windows 2000
6 18 (5.59%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.28%) UNIX
8 10 (3.11%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.93%) Solaris
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.31%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.64%) Migration
2 33 (10.25%) CRM
3 32 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.83%) ITIL
5 13 (4.04%) Project Management
5 13 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (3.73%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (3.42%) Validation
7 11 (3.42%) SOA
7 11 (3.42%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.80%) Software Distribution
10 8 (2.48%) Change Management
10 8 (2.48%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.48%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.17%) Asset Management
11 7 (2.17%) Software Deployment
11 7 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.17%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (18.94%) SQL
2 49 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 36 (11.18%) VBScript
4 26 (8.07%) VB
5 7 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.86%) C
7 5 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.93%) Java
10 2 (0.62%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.62%) VB6
10 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) REXX
11 1 (0.31%) Tcl
11 1 (0.31%) C#
11 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.90%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.28%) MCSE
6 13 (4.04%) VCP4
7 8 (2.48%) Degree
8 5 (1.55%) CCNA
8 5 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.93%) ACTC
9 3 (0.93%) MCSA
9 3 (0.93%) MCITP
10 2 (0.62%) CHFI
10 2 (0.62%) CCEE
10 2 (0.62%) CCIA
10 2 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.62%) MCP
10 2 (0.62%) CCEA
11 1 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.97%) QA
2 13 (4.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 135 (41.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 134 (41.61%) Active Directory
3 54 (16.77%) XenApp
4 42 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 35 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (9.63%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.73%) vSphere
8 9 (2.80%) XenServer
9 8 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.48%) Terminal Services
10 7 (2.17%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (1.55%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.24%) UAG
13 3 (0.93%) Firmware
13 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.93%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.62%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 125 (38.82%) SCCM
2 30 (9.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (5.59%) WSUS
4 17 (5.28%) SCOM
5 9 (2.80%) HP SIM
6 8 (2.48%) EdgeSight
7 7 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (1.24%) SCSM
10 4 (1.24%) Unicenter
10 4 (1.24%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.93%) Control-M
11 3 (0.93%) WMI
11 3 (0.93%) Casper Suite
11 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 122 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 83 (25.78%) Citrix
3 56 (17.39%) VMware
4 41 (12.73%) AppSense
5 40 (12.42%) HP
6 18 (5.59%) Altiris
7 16 (4.97%) Cisco
8 13 (4.04%) NetApp
9 11 (3.42%) Wyse
10 9 (2.80%) Oracle
10 9 (2.80%) EMC
11 7 (2.17%) Novell
11 7 (2.17%) Apple
11 7 (2.17%) CA
12 6 (1.86%) Mercator
12 6 (1.86%) Symantec
13 5 (1.55%) McAfee
14 4 (1.24%) Sophos
14 4 (1.24%) LANDesk
14 4 (1.24%) Adobe
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