The table below looks at the statistics for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 507 503 406
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -97
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 139 135 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 78 139
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £25.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +12.35%

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
44266 43889 41524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.61% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29403 28274 26032
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1173 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Application Packaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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
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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 104 £325 - 12
Scotland +4 33 £416 +34.27%
London -21 26 £306 -5.76% 3
North East -35 24 £315 +65.78%
Tyne and Wear -39 24 £315 +65.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 24 £315 +65.78%
South East -30 18 £310 -8.14% 1
North West +1 17 £338 -6.89% 1
Edinburgh -2 16 £425 +37.09%
Manchester -3 13 £325 -
Erskine - 11 £410 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £410 -
West Midlands -26 7 £325 +13.04%
Coventry -1 6 £350 +100.00%
East Midlands - 6 £225 - 3
Berkshire -38 5 £475 +40.74% 1
Surrey - 5 £363 -
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 2
Spalding - 5 - - 2
Cheshire +6 4 £447 +39.68%
West Sussex - 4 £300 -
East of England +6 3 £275 -36.23% 1
Leeds -8 3 £300 -6.25%
Yorkshire -9 3 £300 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -14 3 £300 +0.84% 1
Hampshire +7 2 £219 -46.64%
Warrington -11 2 £492 +104.79%
Bracknell -12 2 £475 +58.33%
Worthing - 2 £300 -
Kent - 2 £308 -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 166 (73.45%) Windows
2 127 (56.19%) Active Directory
3 114 (50.44%) Microsoft
4 111 (49.12%) Citrix
5 103 (45.58%) VMware
6 97 (42.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 74 (32.74%) Windows Server
8 73 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 72 (31.86%) SCCM
9 72 (31.86%) SQL Server
10 68 (30.09%) PowerShell
11 58 (25.66%) AppSense
12 54 (23.89%) HP
13 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (21.24%) MSI
15 47 (20.80%) Windows 7
16 46 (20.35%) ITIL
16 46 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (18.58%) Security Cleared
18 41 (18.14%) SQL
19 38 (16.81%) Finance
20 37 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 37 (16.37%) DNS
20 37 (16.37%) XenApp
20 37 (16.37%) NetScaler
21 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
22 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
23 32 (14.16%) Migration
24 30 (13.27%) VBScript
24 30 (13.27%) Clustering

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.41%) IIS
2 18 (7.96%) Apache
2 18 (7.96%) IBM Notes
2 18 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.31%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.87%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.98%) NServiceBus
6 8 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.65%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (5.31%) Office 365
2 9 (3.98%) IaaS
3 4 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.37%) DNS
1 37 (16.37%) NetScaler
2 26 (11.50%) DHCP
3 21 (9.29%) Firewall
4 9 (3.98%) Network Security
4 9 (3.98%) Skype
5 4 (1.77%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.33%) PCoIP
6 3 (1.33%) Softphone
7 2 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.88%) Internet
7 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.88%) LDAP
8 1 (0.44%) DSL
8 1 (0.44%) LAN
8 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.44%) SAN
8 1 (0.44%) SMS
8 1 (0.44%) VoIP
8 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (31.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.88%) MySQL
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (21.24%) MSI
2 12 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.98%) FxCop
3 9 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (3.98%) StyleCop
4 4 (1.77%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.88%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.88%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.44%) Maven
7 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
General
1 38 (16.81%) Finance
2 12 (5.31%) Publishing
3 11 (4.87%) Banking
4 9 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.33%) Local Government
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (14.16%) Applications Packager
2 31 (13.72%) Analyst
3 23 (10.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 20 (8.85%) Citrix Specialist
4 20 (8.85%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.52%) VMware Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) Consultant
6 15 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) Wintel Support
7 13 (5.75%) Citrix Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) Applications Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) Desktop Analyst
9 11 (4.87%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (4.42%) PowerShell Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.54%) Administrator
12 7 (3.10%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.10%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.29%) .NET
2 18 (7.96%) Middleware
3 9 (3.98%) HTML
4 4 (1.77%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.88%) LAMP
5 2 (0.88%) REST
5 2 (0.88%) SOAP
5 2 (0.88%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.27%) Clustering
2 27 (11.95%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.96%) Fat Client
3 18 (7.96%) Thin Client
4 13 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (5.31%) Client/Server
6 10 (4.42%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.54%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.10%) CMDB
9 6 (2.65%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.21%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.33%) Life Science
12 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.44%) BYOD
13 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 166 (73.45%) Windows
2 74 (32.74%) Windows Server
3 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (20.80%) Windows 7
5 46 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (11.95%) Windows 10
8 17 (7.52%) Windows XP
9 11 (4.87%) Linux
10 4 (1.77%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.33%) Unix
12 2 (0.88%) Debian
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.35%) ITIL
2 32 (14.16%) Migration
3 28 (12.39%) High Availability
4 26 (11.50%) Configuration Management
5 22 (9.73%) Change Management
6 21 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (7.96%) ITIL V3
9 17 (7.52%) Service Delivery
9 17 (7.52%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (7.08%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.64%) CRM
11 15 (6.64%) Software Delivery
12 14 (6.19%) Project Management
13 13 (5.75%) Application Discovery
14 12 (5.31%) Workflow
15 11 (4.87%) Application Virtualisation
15 11 (4.87%) Service Management
16 9 (3.98%) Microservices
16 9 (3.98%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.09%) PowerShell
2 41 (18.14%) SQL
3 30 (13.27%) VBScript
4 9 (3.98%) C#
5 8 (3.54%) VB
6 6 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.33%) C
8 2 (0.88%) Java
8 2 (0.88%) Perl
8 2 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.10%) Degree
6 6 (2.65%) CCAA
7 5 (2.21%) MCSA
8 4 (1.77%) CCENT
8 4 (1.77%) ISEB
8 4 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.77%) MCSE
9 3 (1.33%) CCA
9 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) CCEE
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.87%) SLA
2 5 (2.21%) QA
2 5 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) ISO22301
System Software
1 127 (56.19%) Active Directory
2 97 (42.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 73 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (16.37%) XenApp
5 24 (10.62%) XenDesktop
6 18 (7.96%) Terminal Services
6 18 (7.96%) vSphere
7 17 (7.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 14 (6.19%) VMware ESX
9 9 (3.98%) Hyper-V
10 6 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.77%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.33%) XenServer
13 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.88%) Gluster
13 2 (0.88%) NFS
13 2 (0.88%) SpamAssassin
13 2 (0.88%) Squid
14 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (31.86%) SCCM
2 26 (11.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (11.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 24 (10.62%) HP SIM
4 18 (7.96%) OpenView
4 18 (7.96%) Perfmon
4 18 (7.96%) SCOM
5 9 (3.98%) EdgeSight
5 9 (3.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.98%) Puppet
5 9 (3.98%) WSUS
6 7 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.10%) ThinApp
7 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.33%) Control-M
8 3 (1.33%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 114 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 111 (49.12%) Citrix
3 103 (45.58%) VMware
4 58 (25.66%) AppSense
5 54 (23.89%) HP
6 26 (11.50%) Oracle
7 18 (7.96%) Lotus
8 17 (7.52%) Altiris
9 15 (6.64%) Symantec
10 14 (6.19%) Wyse
11 12 (5.31%) Cisco
12 11 (4.87%) CA
13 9 (3.98%) SaltStack
14 6 (2.65%) NetApp
14 6 (2.65%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.21%) Red Hat
16 3 (1.33%) Apple
16 3 (1.33%) Avaya
16 3 (1.33%) BMC
17 2 (0.88%) Google