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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 555 454 384
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -70
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 64 147 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 80 116
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £487 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £240
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £19.41 £25.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £31.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -94 48 £350 - 6
Scotland +1 13 £200 -33.33%
North West -16 12 £338 -15.62% 1
London -29 11 £220 -45.00%
Manchester -8 10 £338 -15.62% 1
South East -38 8 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -12 6 £406 +16.07%
Edinburgh -12 5 - -
Glasgow +12 4 £169 -
Hampshire +8 4 £433 -
City of London +27 3 £415 -5.14%
West Yorkshire -3 3 £288 +8.49%
Yorkshire -8 3 £288 +8.49%
East of England -11 3 £307 +80.58% 1
Leeds -15 3 £288 +8.49%
Berkshire -21 3 £340 -2.85%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £150 -
Birmingham -3 2 £301 -
Coventry -3 2 £500 +42.85%
South West -17 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Cannock - 2 - -
Peterborough +12 1 - -
Gloucester +10 1 - -
Gloucestershire +4 1 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 £264 - 1
West Sussex +2 1 £350 +66.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Lancashire -1 1 £350 -22.22%

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (71.07%) Windows
2 65 (40.88%) Active Directory
3 62 (38.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 60 (37.74%) SCCM
5 58 (36.48%) Microsoft
6 54 (33.96%) Citrix
7 52 (32.70%) Windows 7
8 39 (24.53%) Windows Server
9 35 (22.01%) MSI
9 35 (22.01%) Migration
10 34 (21.38%) VMware
10 34 (21.38%) PowerShell
11 32 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (18.24%) Security Cleared
12 29 (18.24%) ITIL
13 28 (17.61%) Windows XP
14 26 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
16 23 (14.47%) Finance
16 23 (14.47%) XenApp
17 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (13.21%) HP
18 21 (13.21%) SC Cleared
19 20 (12.58%) MS Excel
20 19 (11.95%) VBScript
21 18 (11.32%) AppSense
22 17 (10.69%) SQL
22 17 (10.69%) Application Discovery
23 16 (10.06%) Windows 8
23 16 (10.06%) Project Management

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (6.92%) IIS
1 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (12.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.26%) IaaS
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) DNS
1 14 (8.81%) NetScaler
2 11 (6.92%) DHCP
3 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.14%) Firewall
5 4 (2.52%) Network Security
5 4 (2.52%) SAN
6 3 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.26%) VLAN
7 2 (1.26%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.63%) DSL
8 1 (0.63%) HTTP
8 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.63%) Intranet
8 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (22.01%) MSI
2 9 (5.66%) InstallShield
3 8 (5.03%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (3.14%) AdminStudio
4 5 (3.14%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.26%) FxCop
6 2 (1.26%) Maven
6 2 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.26%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.63%) Ant
7 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.63%) JIRA
7 1 (0.63%) WiX
General
1 23 (14.47%) Finance
2 8 (5.03%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Local Government
3 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.89%) Publishing
3 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.26%) Electronics
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.63%) German Language
5 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Applications Packager
2 29 (18.24%) Analyst
3 15 (9.43%) Consultant
4 9 (5.66%) Support Analyst
5 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (5.03%) Applications Support
5 8 (5.03%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (4.40%) Applications Manager
6 7 (4.40%) Desktop Support
6 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.40%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.77%) Architect
7 6 (3.77%) Citrix Specialist
8 5 (3.14%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared Application Packager
9 4 (2.52%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) .NET
1 5 (3.14%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.63%) HTML
2 1 (0.63%) Middleware
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.77%) Device Driver
2 6 (3.77%) Fat Client
2 6 (3.77%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.14%) User Experience
4 4 (2.52%) Clustering
4 4 (2.52%) NHS
5 3 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.26%) Life Science
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 113 (71.07%) Windows
2 52 (32.70%) Windows 7
3 39 (24.53%) Windows Server
4 32 (20.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (17.61%) Windows XP
6 26 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (10.06%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.14%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.52%) Unix
11 3 (1.89%) Linux
11 3 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.01%) Migration
2 29 (18.24%) ITIL
3 17 (10.69%) Application Discovery
4 16 (10.06%) Project Management
5 13 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (6.92%) PRINCE2
6 11 (6.92%) Service Management
7 9 (5.66%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.66%) Integration Testing
7 9 (5.66%) Six Sigma
8 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.03%) Time Management
9 6 (3.77%) Change Management
9 6 (3.77%) ITSM
10 5 (3.14%) IT Governance
10 5 (3.14%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.14%) Workflow
11 4 (2.52%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.52%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.89%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.38%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.95%) VBScript
3 17 (10.69%) SQL
4 9 (5.66%) VB
5 3 (1.89%) Java
6 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.63%) AppleScript
7 1 (0.63%) AWK
7 1 (0.63%) C-shell
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 29 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.92%) MCSE
5 10 (6.29%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.77%) Degree
7 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.52%) CCEA
8 4 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.89%) CCEE
9 3 (1.89%) CCIA
9 3 (1.89%) MCITP
10 2 (1.26%) CCAA
10 2 (1.26%) MCDST
11 1 (0.63%) CCA
11 1 (0.63%) CCENT
11 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.63%) PMP
11 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) QA
1 5 (3.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (40.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (38.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (14.47%) XenApp
4 14 (8.81%) XenDesktop
5 13 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (5.03%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.40%) vSphere
9 5 (3.14%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.89%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.26%) XenServer
12 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 60 (37.74%) SCCM
2 8 (5.03%) SCOM
3 4 (2.52%) HP SIM
3 4 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.52%) ThinApp
4 3 (1.89%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.26%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.26%) Control-M
5 2 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.26%) Puppet
5 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (1.26%) WSUS
6 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 54 (33.96%) Citrix
3 34 (21.38%) VMware
4 21 (13.21%) HP
5 18 (11.32%) AppSense
6 10 (6.29%) Wyse
7 8 (5.03%) LANDesk
8 5 (3.14%) Altiris
8 5 (3.14%) Cisco
9 4 (2.52%) Oracle
9 4 (2.52%) Symantec
10 3 (1.89%) arcserve
10 3 (1.89%) BMC
10 3 (1.89%) Brocade
10 3 (1.89%) CA
10 3 (1.89%) Dell
10 3 (1.89%) Lumension
10 3 (1.89%) Remedy
11 2 (1.26%) Apple
11 2 (1.26%) SaltStack