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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 435 369 391
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +22
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 142 199 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.51% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 123 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £189 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £472 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £240 £325
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £21.82 £42.38 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +69.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £23.72 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £44.55 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £42.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-48.50% +69.50%

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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -63 138 £350 +7.69% 14
South East +12 47 £375 +44.23%
London -58 31 £400 +2.23% 6
Berkshire +26 27 £350 -
South West -17 21 £290 +93.33% 1
East of England +3 15 £170 -45.16% 2
City of London +2 15 £425 +13.33% 1
North West -20 13 £350 +55.55% 1
Reading +19 12 £415 -
Surrey +5 7 £338 -2.17%
Dorset - 6 £300 -
Hertfordshire +6 5 - - 1
Cheshire 0 5 £310 +3.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - - 1
Kent -8 4 £458 +52.50%
Merseyside -10 3 - -
Scotland -14 3 - -
Manchester -15 3 £350 +55.55% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Yorkshire +1 2 £265 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 £265 - 1
Leeds -3 2 £265 - 1
Edinburgh -11 2 - -
Hampshire -18 2 £300 +15.38%
Bristol - 2 £300 - 1
East Midlands +7 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -17 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 187 (63.61%) Windows
2 126 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 125 (42.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 117 (39.80%) Microsoft
5 115 (39.12%) Windows 7
6 107 (36.39%) SCCM
7 81 (27.55%) Citrix
8 80 (27.21%) MSI
9 66 (22.45%) Migration
10 59 (20.07%) Windows XP
11 57 (19.39%) SQL
11 57 (19.39%) Security Cleared
12 56 (19.05%) VMware
13 53 (18.03%) SharePoint
13 53 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (17.35%) XenApp
15 46 (15.65%) Hyper-V
16 43 (14.63%) PowerShell
17 42 (14.29%) MS Excel
17 42 (14.29%) Clustering
18 40 (13.61%) SharePoint 2013
19 38 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2013
20 37 (12.59%) Lync
20 37 (12.59%) Finance
21 36 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (11.90%) XenDesktop
23 34 (11.56%) AppSense
23 34 (11.56%) BizTalk Server
23 34 (11.56%) HP
24 33 (11.22%) CRM

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 53 (18.03%) SharePoint
2 40 (13.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 38 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (12.59%) Lync
5 34 (11.56%) BizTalk Server
6 31 (10.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (6.12%) MS Exchange
8 11 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (3.06%) IIS
10 7 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.36%) JBoss
11 4 (1.36%) Apache
11 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 42 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.82%) MS Office
3 5 (1.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (10.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (3.40%) Office 365
3 3 (1.02%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.84%) DNS
2 14 (4.76%) Firewall
3 13 (4.42%) SAN
4 12 (4.08%) DHCP
5 10 (3.40%) LAN
6 9 (3.06%) VPN
6 9 (3.06%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.72%) WAN
8 5 (1.70%) Intranet
9 4 (1.36%) SSL
9 4 (1.36%) NAS
10 3 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.68%) Network Security
12 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.34%) Internet
12 1 (0.34%) FTP
12 1 (0.34%) PBX
12 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.70%) PerformancePoint
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.02%) MS Access
5 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.34%) EDMS
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (27.21%) MSI
2 15 (5.10%) AdminStudio
3 10 (3.40%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (2.38%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.34%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (12.59%) Finance
2 19 (6.46%) Banking
3 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.68%) Publishing
5 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (28.23%) Applications Packager
2 42 (14.29%) Architect
3 23 (7.82%) Consultant
4 22 (7.48%) Technical Architect
5 20 (6.80%) Administrator
6 17 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.42%) Desktop Support
8 13 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.40%) Analyst
11 9 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.38%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 6 (2.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (2.04%) Applications Specialist
13 6 (2.04%) Applications Consultant
14 5 (1.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 5 (1.70%) Systems Engineer
14 5 (1.70%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.54%) .NET
2 9 (3.06%) Software Packaging
3 8 (2.72%) Middleware
4 7 (2.38%) WSH
4 7 (2.38%) HTML
5 6 (2.04%) Web Services
6 5 (1.70%) XSL
6 5 (1.70%) XSLT
6 5 (1.70%) CSS
6 5 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.02%) J2EE
7 3 (1.02%) XML
8 1 (0.34%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.29%) Clustering
2 12 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.06%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.06%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.72%) Open Source
5 7 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.70%) PKI
7 5 (1.70%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.36%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.36%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.02%) CMDB
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) Derivative
11 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 187 (63.61%) Windows
2 115 (39.12%) Windows 7
3 59 (20.07%) Windows XP
4 53 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (6.46%) Linux
8 17 (5.78%) Windows 2000
8 17 (5.78%) UNIX
9 12 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.74%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.02%) Solaris
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
14 1 (0.34%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.45%) Migration
2 33 (11.22%) CRM
3 31 (10.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (7.14%) ITIL
5 16 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (3.74%) SOA
7 11 (3.74%) Project Management
8 10 (3.40%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.72%) Configuration Management
9 8 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (2.72%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.72%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.38%) Software Distribution
10 7 (2.38%) Change Management
11 6 (2.04%) Software Deployment
12 5 (1.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (1.70%) Information Architecture
12 5 (1.70%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (1.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.39%) SQL
2 43 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 30 (10.20%) VBScript
4 28 (9.52%) VB
5 6 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.36%) C
7 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.02%) Java
9 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 2 (0.68%) VB6
10 1 (0.34%) C#
10 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) REXX
10 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 57 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.78%) DV Cleared
5 15 (5.10%) MCSE
6 8 (2.72%) Degree
7 3 (1.02%) MCITP
8 2 (0.68%) CHFI
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.34%) CCEA
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) MCTS
9 1 (0.34%) MCSA
9 1 (0.34%) MCP
9 1 (0.34%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) CCEE
9 1 (0.34%) CCIA
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.44%) QA
2 12 (4.08%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 126 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 125 (42.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 51 (17.35%) XenApp
4 46 (15.65%) Hyper-V
5 36 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (11.90%) XenDesktop
7 13 (4.42%) vSphere
8 9 (3.06%) XenServer
9 8 (2.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.72%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.70%) MetaFrame
11 4 (1.36%) Firmware
11 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.36%) UAG
12 3 (1.02%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.34%) NFS
14 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 107 (36.39%) SCCM
2 26 (8.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (6.80%) SCOM
4 14 (4.76%) WSUS
5 9 (3.06%) HP SIM
6 8 (2.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (2.38%) Control-M
8 6 (2.04%) EdgeSight
9 5 (1.70%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.36%) SCSM
10 4 (1.36%) WMI
11 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.68%) OpenView
12 2 (0.68%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.68%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 117 (39.80%) Microsoft
2 81 (27.55%) Citrix
3 56 (19.05%) VMware
4 34 (11.56%) AppSense
4 34 (11.56%) HP
5 19 (6.46%) Altiris
6 14 (4.76%) Cisco
7 11 (3.74%) Wyse
8 10 (3.40%) NetApp
9 9 (3.06%) Oracle
9 9 (3.06%) EMC
10 6 (2.04%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.70%) BMC
11 5 (1.70%) CA
11 5 (1.70%) Novell
11 5 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.70%) Symantec
11 5 (1.70%) McAfee
12 3 (1.02%) Remedy
12 3 (1.02%) Bloomberg
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