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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 442 363 406
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +43
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 144 223 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.56% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 149 88
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £451 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +31.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £30.93 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.38 £29.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-28.69% +12.69%

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
14772 14272 13910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10119 9132 8723
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 301 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -80 140 £400 +23.07% 13
South East -11 37 £425 +36.54% 7
London -40 37 £400 +6.66% 2
South West -11 35 £355 +136.66% 2
Berkshire +29 24 £463 +42.30% 1
Reading +27 17 £463 +42.30% 1
City of London -2 17 £423 -0.58%
Bristol -1 13 £545 +70.31% 1
North West -16 12 £325 +44.44%
East of England -14 8 £193 -38.88%
Cheshire +3 6 £310 +3.33%
Dorset - 6 £290 -
Yorkshire -4 5 £265 -
Leeds -6 5 £265 +8.16%
West Yorkshire -10 5 £265 +8.16%
Hertfordshire +4 4 - -
Kent 0 4 £458 +22.81% 3
Manchester -11 4 £340 +51.11%
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Surrey -14 3 £300 -3.61%
Scotland -16 3 - - 2
Hampshire -17 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Edinburgh -21 2 - - 2
Gloucester - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -1 1 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Wiltshire -24 1 - -
West Midlands -24 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 215 (66.36%) Windows
2 149 (45.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 139 (42.90%) Active Directory
4 131 (40.43%) Windows 7
5 120 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 120 (37.04%) SCCM
6 99 (30.56%) MSI
7 90 (27.78%) Citrix
8 71 (21.91%) Windows XP
9 66 (20.37%) Security Cleared
10 60 (18.52%) Migration
11 57 (17.59%) Hyper-V
12 56 (17.28%) SQL
13 55 (16.98%) XenApp
14 53 (16.36%) VMware
15 50 (15.43%) SharePoint
15 50 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 48 (14.81%) PowerShell
17 46 (14.20%) Clustering
18 45 (13.89%) VB
19 42 (12.96%) MS Excel
19 42 (12.96%) Finance
20 38 (11.73%) XenDesktop
20 38 (11.73%) Lync
21 36 (11.11%) SC Cleared
21 36 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
22 35 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
23 33 (10.19%) CRM
23 33 (10.19%) BizTalk Server

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 50 (15.43%) SharePoint
2 38 (11.73%) Lync
3 36 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 35 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (10.19%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (9.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (4.94%) MS Exchange
8 10 (3.09%) IIS
9 7 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.54%) Apache
11 4 (1.23%) JBoss
11 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.95%) MS Office
3 4 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (9.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.16%) Office 365
3 3 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.72%) DNS
2 18 (5.56%) Firewall
3 14 (4.32%) LAN
4 12 (3.70%) VPN
5 11 (3.40%) WAN
5 11 (3.40%) DHCP
6 10 (3.09%) SAN
7 9 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.54%) NAS
9 4 (1.23%) Intranet
9 4 (1.23%) SSL
10 3 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.62%) Network Security
11 2 (0.62%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.31%) Internet
12 1 (0.31%) FTP
12 1 (0.31%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.93%) MS Access
3 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.62%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.31%) EDMS
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 99 (30.56%) MSI
2 19 (5.86%) AdminStudio
3 17 (5.25%) Wise Package Studio
4 8 (2.47%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) NuGet
6 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
General
1 42 (12.96%) Finance
2 22 (6.79%) Banking
3 10 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.31%) French Language
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.31%) Publishing
6 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (27.47%) Applications Packager
2 39 (12.04%) Architect
3 25 (7.72%) Consultant
4 22 (6.79%) Technical Architect
5 19 (5.86%) Administrator
6 17 (5.25%) Support Engineer
6 17 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (4.01%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.70%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.09%) Analyst
11 9 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.47%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 7 (2.16%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.16%) Applications Consultant
13 7 (2.16%) Wintel Administrator
13 7 (2.16%) Wintel Systems Administrator
14 6 (1.85%) Applications Support
14 6 (1.85%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.88%) .NET
2 15 (4.63%) WSH
3 9 (2.78%) Middleware
3 9 (2.78%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.23%) HTML
6 3 (0.93%) J2EE
6 3 (0.93%) Web Services
6 3 (0.93%) XML
7 2 (0.62%) XSL
7 2 (0.62%) XSLT
7 2 (0.62%) CSS
8 1 (0.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.20%) Clustering
2 12 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 12 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.78%) Open Source
4 8 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.16%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.23%) PKI
8 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.23%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.93%) CMDB
9 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.62%) User Experience
10 2 (0.62%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 215 (66.36%) Windows
2 131 (40.43%) Windows 7
3 71 (21.91%) Windows XP
4 50 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (6.17%) Linux
7 19 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (4.94%) Windows 2000
9 14 (4.32%) UNIX
9 14 (4.32%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.93%) Solaris
13 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.31%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.31%) AIX
14 1 (0.31%) Android
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.52%) Migration
2 33 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 33 (10.19%) CRM
3 23 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (6.79%) ITIL
5 15 (4.63%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (3.40%) SOA
8 10 (3.09%) Project Management
9 8 (2.47%) Change Management
9 8 (2.47%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.47%) Problem Management
9 8 (2.47%) Time Management
9 8 (2.47%) Software Distribution
10 7 (2.16%) Workflow
10 7 (2.16%) Configuration Management
11 6 (1.85%) Software Deployment
12 5 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (1.54%) Coaching
12 5 (1.54%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.28%) SQL
2 48 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 45 (13.89%) VB
4 32 (9.88%) VBScript
5 7 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.93%) Tcl
7 3 (0.93%) C
7 3 (0.93%) Java
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 2 (0.62%) REXX
8 2 (0.62%) VB6
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) AppleScript
9 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.31%) VBA
9 1 (0.31%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 36 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.86%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.32%) MCSE
6 9 (2.78%) Degree
7 4 (1.23%) MCITP
7 4 (1.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.93%) APMP
9 2 (0.62%) CHFI
9 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CCEA
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) MCSA
10 1 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) MCTS
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.32%) QA
2 12 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (45.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 139 (42.90%) Active Directory
3 57 (17.59%) Hyper-V
4 55 (16.98%) XenApp
5 38 (11.73%) XenDesktop
6 35 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (4.32%) vSphere
8 11 (3.40%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.78%) XenServer
10 8 (2.47%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.54%) MetaFrame
11 5 (1.54%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.23%) Firmware
13 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.93%) UAG
13 3 (0.93%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 120 (37.04%) SCCM
2 32 (9.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (6.48%) SCOM
4 12 (3.70%) HP SIM
5 11 (3.40%) WSUS
6 10 (3.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 9 (2.78%) Control-M
8 7 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (1.85%) EdgeSight
10 5 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.23%) SCSM
11 4 (1.23%) Casper Suite
11 4 (1.23%) WMI
12 3 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.93%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.93%) OpenView
12 3 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 120 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 90 (27.78%) Citrix
3 53 (16.36%) VMware
4 30 (9.26%) HP
5 28 (8.64%) AppSense
6 16 (4.94%) Altiris
7 12 (3.70%) Wyse
8 11 (3.40%) Cisco
9 8 (2.47%) Dell
9 8 (2.47%) McAfee
10 7 (2.16%) LANDesk
10 7 (2.16%) BMC
10 7 (2.16%) Oracle
11 6 (1.85%) NetApp
11 6 (1.85%) CA
12 5 (1.54%) Novell
12 5 (1.54%) EMC
12 5 (1.54%) Adobe
12 5 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.23%) Symantec
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
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South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago