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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 418 376 413
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +37
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 178 234 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.54% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 120 84
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £209 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £260 £288
% change year-on-year
+28.55% -9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -29.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -29.23%

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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -35 159 £325 +8.33% 7
South East +9 53 £350 +34.61% 3
London -19 49 £325 -2.62% 3
Berkshire +31 29 £388 -10.91% 2
Scotland +1 19 £320 +2.40% 1
South West +13 17 £300 +2.56%
Yorkshire -13 16 £345 +0.72%
West Yorkshire 0 13 £350 -2.77%
North West -43 13 £400 +77.77%
Hampshire +2 12 £341 +4.84% 1
Leeds -6 12 £350 -2.77%
Reading +17 11 £419 - 1
City of London +19 10 £245 -30.00%
Manchester -7 10 £400 +53.84%
Surrey +7 9 £338 -
Edinburgh +1 9 £320 -1.53%
Bristol - 6 £295 -
East of England +8 5 £163 -45.83%
Hertfordshire +9 3 - -
East Midlands -3 2 £300 -5.88%
Somerset - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £400 +53.84%
West Sussex -17 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £400 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 206 (66.45%) Windows
2 126 (40.65%) SCCM
3 121 (39.03%) Windows 7
4 119 (38.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 103 (33.23%) Active Directory
6 101 (32.58%) Microsoft
7 88 (28.39%) MSI
8 80 (25.81%) Migration
9 78 (25.16%) Citrix
10 70 (22.58%) Security Cleared
11 60 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (17.42%) PowerShell
13 49 (15.81%) XenApp
14 48 (15.48%) VMware
15 44 (14.19%) SC Cleared
16 43 (13.87%) Windows XP
16 43 (13.87%) VBScript
17 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
18 41 (13.23%) HP
19 39 (12.58%) AppSense
20 37 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (10.97%) MS Office
22 31 (10.00%) SharePoint
22 31 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
23 30 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
24 28 (9.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
24 28 (9.03%) SQL
25 27 (8.71%) Finance
26 24 (7.74%) VB
26 24 (7.74%) ITIL

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.48%) Lync
4 16 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (4.52%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.94%) JBoss
8 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.29%) Apache
10 4 (1.29%) IIS
11 2 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 34 (10.97%) MS Office
3 9 (2.90%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.52%) Office 365
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.74%) DNS
2 18 (5.81%) DHCP
2 18 (5.81%) SAN
3 16 (5.16%) Firewall
4 13 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.19%) LAN
5 12 (3.87%) NetScaler
6 9 (2.90%) NAS
6 9 (2.90%) Intranet
7 8 (2.58%) WAN
8 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.97%) SSH
8 3 (0.97%) VPN
8 3 (0.97%) SSL
9 2 (0.65%) VLAN
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.65%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.32%) Network Security
10 1 (0.32%) Wireless
10 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.90%) PerformancePoint
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.29%) MS Access
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (28.39%) MSI
2 21 (6.77%) InstallShield
3 19 (6.13%) AdminStudio
4 10 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.61%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Ant
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.32%) Subversion
7 1 (0.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (8.71%) Finance
2 9 (2.90%) Banking
3 8 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.29%) Legal
5 3 (0.97%) Local Government
5 3 (0.97%) Publishing
6 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (33.55%) Applications Packager
2 27 (8.71%) Analyst
3 20 (6.45%) Consultant
4 18 (5.81%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (5.16%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.84%) Architect
8 12 (3.87%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.55%) Administrator
10 9 (2.90%) SharePoint Architect
11 8 (2.58%) Applications Consultant
11 8 (2.58%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.26%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (2.26%) Mac Engineer
13 6 (1.94%) Applications Support
13 6 (1.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (1.94%) Desktop Engineer
14 5 (1.61%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.19%) HTML
2 10 (3.23%) Web Services
3 9 (2.90%) XSL
3 9 (2.90%) XSLT
3 9 (2.90%) CSS
3 9 (2.90%) Middleware
4 8 (2.58%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.94%) J2EE
6 5 (1.61%) .NET
7 4 (1.29%) WSH
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.97%) XML
9 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.23%) Open Source
3 9 (2.90%) Taxonomies
4 7 (2.26%) PKI
5 6 (1.94%) Clustering
5 6 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.65%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) Life Science
9 1 (0.32%) Wiki
9 1 (0.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.32%) Replication
9 1 (0.32%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 206 (66.45%) Windows
2 121 (39.03%) Windows 7
3 60 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (13.87%) Windows XP
5 37 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (5.81%) Windows 8
8 17 (5.48%) Linux
9 10 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 10 (3.23%) UNIX
10 6 (1.94%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.94%) Solaris
11 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.32%) Android
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.81%) Migration
2 24 (7.74%) ITIL
2 24 (7.74%) Project Management
3 17 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (3.87%) Validation
5 11 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (2.90%) Change Management
6 9 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (2.90%) B2B
6 9 (2.90%) Release Management
6 9 (2.90%) Content Management
6 9 (2.90%) Information Architecture
7 8 (2.58%) Time Management
7 8 (2.58%) Software Distribution
8 7 (2.26%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (1.94%) Problem Management
9 6 (1.94%) Configuration Management
9 6 (1.94%) High Availability
10 5 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (1.61%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 43 (13.87%) VBScript
3 28 (9.03%) SQL
4 24 (7.74%) VB
5 9 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.94%) Java
6 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.61%) C
8 4 (1.29%) PHP
8 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.65%) AppleScript
9 2 (0.65%) VB6
9 2 (0.65%) REXX
9 2 (0.65%) Tcl
9 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.32%) C#
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.13%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.81%) MCSE
6 10 (3.23%) Degree
7 6 (1.94%) MCITP
8 5 (1.61%) CCNA
8 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.61%) CCEA
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.61%) CCEE
8 5 (1.61%) CCIA
9 4 (1.29%) ACTC
10 3 (0.97%) MCSA
10 3 (0.97%) HND
11 2 (0.65%) MCP
11 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) QA
2 9 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 119 (38.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 103 (33.23%) Active Directory
3 49 (15.81%) XenApp
4 31 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (6.77%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.90%) vSphere
6 9 (2.90%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.26%) Terminal Server
8 6 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.29%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.29%) UAG
11 3 (0.97%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.97%) XenServer
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 126 (40.65%) SCCM
2 28 (9.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.84%) WSUS
4 12 (3.87%) SCOM
5 7 (2.26%) WMI
5 7 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.26%) EdgeSight
6 5 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.29%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.97%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.97%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.97%) BMC Marimba
8 3 (0.97%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.65%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.65%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.65%) SCSM
10 1 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 101 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 78 (25.16%) Citrix
3 48 (15.48%) VMware
4 41 (13.23%) HP
5 39 (12.58%) AppSense
6 17 (5.48%) Cisco
7 12 (3.87%) NetApp
7 12 (3.87%) Apple
8 10 (3.23%) Oracle
9 8 (2.58%) EMC
9 8 (2.58%) Novell
9 8 (2.58%) Altiris
9 8 (2.58%) Symantec
9 8 (2.58%) Wyse
10 6 (1.94%) Mercator
10 6 (1.94%) CA
10 6 (1.94%) Sun
11 5 (1.61%) Adobe
11 5 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.61%) Sophos
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