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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 466 382 388
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +6
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 146 209 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 1.37% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 132 88
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £225 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £318 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.98% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 20
Average hourly rate £26.25 £31.56 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £32.90 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.81% +57.77%

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
15599 15235 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 29.11% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10438 9919 8959
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 283 371
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £46.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -79 133 £410 +26.22% 13
London -13 54 £400 +23.07% 7
South East -34 35 £540 +66.15% 1
South West -10 23 £500 +62.60% 2
Berkshire +19 22 £545 +49.31% 1
Reading +25 19 £545 +49.31% 1
City of London +18 16 £418 +11.39% 4
Scotland -6 12 £325 +44.44%
Bristol -7 12 £545 +70.31% 2
North West -23 7 £300 +6.19% 1
Dorset - 7 £255 -
Yorkshire -2 5 £163 -49.21% 2
West Yorkshire -7 5 £163 -38.67% 2
Leeds -9 5 £163 -38.67% 2
East Midlands 0 3 £175 -41.66%
Kent -4 3 - -
Glasgow -6 2 £131 -47.50%
East of England -32 2 - -
Birmingham -7 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -20 1 £315 +4.13%
Surrey -24 1 - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 248 (68.51%) Windows
2 165 (45.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 151 (41.71%) Windows 7
4 139 (38.40%) Active Directory
5 130 (35.91%) Microsoft
6 128 (35.36%) SCCM
7 115 (31.77%) MSI
8 94 (25.97%) Citrix
9 87 (24.03%) Windows XP
10 74 (20.44%) Security Cleared
11 68 (18.78%) Hyper-V
12 59 (16.30%) VB
13 56 (15.47%) Migration
14 49 (13.54%) XenDesktop
15 47 (12.98%) SQL
16 46 (12.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 46 (12.71%) XenApp
17 45 (12.43%) PowerShell
17 45 (12.43%) VMware
18 42 (11.60%) Finance
18 42 (11.60%) MS Excel
18 42 (11.60%) SC Cleared
18 42 (11.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (11.33%) SharePoint
19 41 (11.33%) Clustering
20 34 (9.39%) VBScript
21 33 (9.12%) Lync
22 32 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (8.56%) CRM
23 31 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 41 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.12%) Lync
3 31 (8.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (8.01%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (8.01%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.59%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.83%) Apache
7 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 42 (11.60%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.80%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 28 (7.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.56%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.80%) Firewall
2 20 (5.52%) DNS
3 16 (4.42%) LAN
4 15 (4.14%) VPN
5 10 (2.76%) WAN
5 10 (2.76%) NetScaler
6 7 (1.93%) DHCP
7 6 (1.66%) SAN
8 4 (1.10%) SMS
8 4 (1.10%) NAS
9 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.83%) SSL
9 3 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.83%) Wireless
9 3 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.55%) Network Security
10 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.55%) Intranet
11 1 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.28%) EDMS
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 115 (31.77%) MSI
2 27 (7.46%) Wise Package Studio
3 18 (4.97%) InstallShield
4 15 (4.14%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) NuGet
6 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
General
1 42 (11.60%) Finance
2 24 (6.63%) Banking
3 8 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.10%) Retail
4 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.28%) Back Office
5 1 (0.28%) Legal
5 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.28%) French Language
5 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (30.39%) Applications Packager
2 36 (9.94%) Architect
3 25 (6.91%) Consultant
4 19 (5.25%) Technical Architect
4 19 (5.25%) Administrator
5 17 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 15 (4.14%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.14%) Desktop Support
7 13 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (3.04%) Analyst
8 11 (3.04%) Support Engineer
9 10 (2.76%) Technical Leader
10 8 (2.21%) Applications Consultant
11 7 (1.93%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 7 (1.93%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 7 (1.93%) Wintel Administrator
11 7 (1.93%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 6 (1.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (1.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.01%) .NET
2 24 (6.63%) WSH
3 17 (4.70%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.66%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.10%) Middleware
5 4 (1.10%) DCOM
6 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.33%) Clustering
2 10 (2.76%) Thin Client
2 10 (2.76%) Fat Client
2 10 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.10%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.10%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.10%) CMDB
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.55%) User Experience
8 2 (0.55%) PKI
8 2 (0.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.28%) LIMS
9 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.28%) SecurID
9 1 (0.28%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 248 (68.51%) Windows
2 151 (41.71%) Windows 7
3 87 (24.03%) Windows XP
4 42 (11.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (7.46%) Windows 8
7 21 (5.80%) Windows Vista
8 17 (4.70%) Windows 2000
9 12 (3.31%) UNIX
9 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.49%) Linux
11 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.47%) Migration
2 31 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 31 (8.56%) CRM
3 30 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (6.63%) Service Delivery
5 22 (6.08%) ITIL
6 16 (4.42%) Workflow
7 15 (4.14%) Project Management
8 13 (3.59%) Software Distribution
9 12 (3.31%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (3.04%) SOA
11 10 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (2.49%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.49%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.49%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.21%) Time Management
14 7 (1.93%) Asset Management
15 6 (1.66%) Change Management
15 6 (1.66%) CAD
15 6 (1.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.30%) VB
2 47 (12.98%) SQL
3 45 (12.43%) PowerShell
4 34 (9.39%) VBScript
5 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.10%) C
7 3 (0.83%) Tcl
8 2 (0.55%) Python
8 2 (0.55%) REXX
9 1 (0.28%) VBA
9 1 (0.28%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (20.44%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.60%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.70%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.21%) Degree
6 7 (1.93%) MCSE
7 6 (1.66%) PMP
8 5 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.83%) MCITP
10 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.83%) APMP
11 2 (0.55%) CHFI
11 2 (0.55%) CCEA
11 2 (0.55%) MCSA
11 2 (0.55%) MCP
11 2 (0.55%) CCA
12 1 (0.28%) CCNA
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.04%) SLA
2 9 (2.49%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 165 (45.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 139 (38.40%) Active Directory
3 68 (18.78%) Hyper-V
4 49 (13.54%) XenDesktop
5 46 (12.71%) XenApp
6 25 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (4.14%) vSphere
8 13 (3.59%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.76%) Terminal Services
10 9 (2.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (2.21%) Firmware
11 8 (2.21%) XenServer
12 6 (1.66%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.38%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) NFS
14 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 128 (35.36%) SCCM
2 46 (12.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (5.52%) SCOM
4 13 (3.59%) HP SIM
5 10 (2.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 9 (2.49%) Control-M
7 7 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (1.93%) WSUS
8 6 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.66%) EdgeSight
9 5 (1.38%) AppDNA
9 5 (1.38%) WMI
9 5 (1.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.10%) SCSM
10 4 (1.10%) Casper Suite
11 3 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.83%) OpenView
11 3 (0.83%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 130 (35.91%) Microsoft
2 94 (25.97%) Citrix
3 45 (12.43%) VMware
4 27 (7.46%) HP
5 26 (7.18%) AppSense
6 23 (6.35%) Altiris
7 10 (2.76%) Wyse
7 10 (2.76%) McAfee
7 10 (2.76%) CA
8 8 (2.21%) Dell
8 8 (2.21%) Cisco
9 7 (1.93%) BMC
9 7 (1.93%) LANDesk
10 6 (1.66%) Symantec
11 4 (1.10%) Lumension
11 4 (1.10%) Oracle
11 4 (1.10%) Adobe
12 3 (0.83%) IBM
12 3 (0.83%) Splunk
12 3 (0.83%) Remedy
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