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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 501 402 325
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -77
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 121 210 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.38% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.38% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 141 179
Average daily rate
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£314 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £180 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £28.75 £24.63 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.28 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £137.75 £102.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £84.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -74.10%

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
15578 15189 14479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.79% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10499 9744 9186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 222 282
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -87 108 £310 +3.33% 14
South East -40 35 £338 +9.75% 4
London -35 29 £358 +14.40% 8
Berkshire +7 26 £338 -13.46% 1
Scotland -7 13 £325 -4.27%
North West -18 13 £255 -20.31%
Yorkshire -21 12 £188 -25.00% 1
Reading -5 10 £338 +18.42%
East of England -13 8 £356 +14.91%
City of London -18 8 £394 +23.52%
Hampshire -13 7 £308 -2.38% 1
West Yorkshire -18 7 £199 - 1
West Midlands +2 6 £300 +14.28%
Edinburgh +1 6 - -
Glasgow +3 5 £325 +8.19%
Leeds - 5 £265 - 1
Birmingham -2 4 £300 +114.28%
Essex - 4 £329 -
Cheshire -4 3 £240 +6.66%
North Yorkshire -8 3 £175 -14.63%
North East -21 3 £190 -15.55%
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £190 -15.55%
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £319 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £190 -
Norwich +12 2 £500 +127.27%
Bedfordshire +8 2 £325 -16.12%
Havant -1 2 £308 -2.38%
Docklands, London -2 2 £300 -20.00%
Norfolk -3 2 £500 +127.27%

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 216 (71.05%) Windows
2 116 (38.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 112 (36.84%) SCCM
4 108 (35.53%) Microsoft
5 106 (34.87%) MSI
6 104 (34.21%) Windows 7
7 94 (30.92%) Active Directory
8 84 (27.63%) Citrix
9 75 (24.67%) Security Cleared
10 67 (22.04%) Migration
11 58 (19.08%) SC Cleared
12 52 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 44 (14.47%) PowerShell
15 42 (13.82%) Finance
16 41 (13.49%) VMware
16 41 (13.49%) VBScript
17 40 (13.16%) XenApp
18 38 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 37 (12.17%) Application Discovery
20 35 (11.51%) SharePoint
21 33 (10.86%) Windows XP
22 32 (10.53%) MS Office
22 32 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (10.20%) Data Centre
24 30 (9.87%) User Acceptance Testing
25 29 (9.54%) HP
26 27 (8.88%) VB
27 26 (8.55%) Project Management
28 25 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 35 (11.51%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.59%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.28%) Lync
4 10 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (2.30%) IIS
7 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.66%) JBoss
8 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.66%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.32%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.99%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.28%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.91%) TCP/IP
2 18 (5.92%) DNS
2 18 (5.92%) Firewall
3 13 (4.28%) SAN
3 13 (4.28%) DHCP
4 9 (2.96%) LAN
4 9 (2.96%) NAS
4 9 (2.96%) NetScaler
5 8 (2.63%) WAN
5 8 (2.63%) VLAN
6 6 (1.97%) Network Security
7 4 (1.32%) Intranet
7 4 (1.32%) VPN
8 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.66%) SSH
9 2 (0.66%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.66%) SSL
9 2 (0.66%) HTTP
9 2 (0.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.66%) MS Access
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 106 (34.87%) MSI
2 19 (6.25%) InstallShield
3 16 (5.26%) AdminStudio
4 12 (3.95%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.99%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Ant
7 1 (0.33%) Subversion
7 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (13.82%) Finance
2 12 (3.95%) Banking
3 10 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.64%) Local Government
5 4 (1.32%) Legal
6 3 (0.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (33.55%) Applications Packager
2 33 (10.86%) Analyst
3 21 (6.91%) Project Manager
4 16 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.61%) Business Analyst
5 14 (4.61%) Consultant
6 13 (4.28%) Coordinator
7 12 (3.95%) Architect
8 11 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.29%) Support Analyst
10 9 (2.96%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (2.63%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (2.63%) Server Engineer
11 8 (2.63%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.63%) Administrator
11 8 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (2.63%) Mac Engineer
12 7 (2.30%) Applications Consultant
13 6 (1.97%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (1.64%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.95%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.97%) HTML
2 6 (1.97%) .NET
3 4 (1.32%) J2EE
3 4 (1.32%) XSL
3 4 (1.32%) XSLT
3 4 (1.32%) CSS
3 4 (1.32%) Web Services
3 4 (1.32%) Middleware
4 3 (0.99%) ODBC
4 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.66%) WSH
5 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.32%) Taxonomies
5 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
5 3 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.66%) PKI
6 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.66%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.66%) CMDB
6 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.33%) Life Science
7 1 (0.33%) Replication
7 1 (0.33%) GIS
7 1 (0.33%) NHS
7 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 216 (71.05%) Windows
2 104 (34.21%) Windows 7
3 52 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (10.86%) Windows XP
6 32 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.58%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.63%) Linux
9 6 (1.97%) Solaris
10 5 (1.64%) UNIX
10 5 (1.64%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.64%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.66%) AIX
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.04%) Migration
2 37 (12.17%) Application Discovery
3 30 (9.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (8.55%) Project Management
5 23 (7.57%) ITIL
6 21 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (3.95%) Patch Management
8 11 (3.62%) Change Management
9 10 (3.29%) Validation
9 10 (3.29%) Release Management
10 9 (2.96%) Time Management
10 9 (2.96%) Server Building
10 9 (2.96%) Workflow
11 8 (2.63%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.63%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.63%) Matrix Management
11 8 (2.63%) Change Control
12 6 (1.97%) Security Patching
12 6 (1.97%) Software Delivery
13 5 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.49%) VBScript
3 27 (8.88%) VB
4 17 (5.59%) SQL
5 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.32%) Java
6 4 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.99%) C
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
8 2 (0.66%) Python
8 2 (0.66%) REXX
8 2 (0.66%) Tcl
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 75 (24.67%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.08%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.25%) MCSE
5 10 (3.29%) MCP
5 10 (3.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.96%) Degree
7 6 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.64%) MCITP
8 5 (1.64%) CCEE
9 4 (1.32%) CCNA
9 4 (1.32%) MCSA
9 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.32%) ACTC
10 3 (0.99%) HND
10 3 (0.99%) CCEA
10 3 (0.99%) CCIA
11 2 (0.66%) VCP5
11 2 (0.66%) MCTS
11 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.28%) QA
2 8 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (38.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 94 (30.92%) Active Directory
3 40 (13.16%) XenApp
4 25 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (4.61%) XenDesktop
5 14 (4.61%) vSphere
6 13 (4.28%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (2.96%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.30%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.33%) vCloud
10 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 112 (36.84%) SCCM
2 23 (7.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.63%) SCOM
5 7 (2.30%) EdgeSight
6 6 (1.97%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.64%) WMI
7 5 (1.64%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.32%) WSUS
8 4 (1.32%) Unicenter
8 4 (1.32%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.32%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.99%) BMC Marimba
9 3 (0.99%) AppDNA
9 3 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.66%) Control-M
10 2 (0.66%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.66%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 108 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 84 (27.63%) Citrix
3 41 (13.49%) VMware
4 29 (9.54%) HP
5 21 (6.91%) AppSense
6 13 (4.28%) Cisco
7 12 (3.95%) Apple
8 10 (3.29%) Altiris
9 7 (2.30%) BMC
9 7 (2.30%) CA
10 6 (1.97%) Symantec
10 6 (1.97%) Veeam
11 5 (1.64%) Wyse
11 5 (1.64%) Sophos
11 5 (1.64%) Oracle
12 4 (1.32%) Adobe
12 4 (1.32%) Sun
12 4 (1.32%) Lumension
13 3 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.99%) Brocade
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