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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 524 563 485
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -78
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 96 94 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 104
Median daily rate £330 £313 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £17.00 £22.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £17.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - £30.00

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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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
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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 +24 81 £340 -2.85% 3
London 0 27 £388 +42.20% 1
Scotland +7 17 £330 +57.14% 1
South East +19 11 £418 +12.38%
City of London +8 11 £388 -
East Midlands +5 11 £330 +32.00%
Renfrewshire +4 11 £330 +94.11%
Northamptonshire -2 11 £330 -
North East -23 11 £323 - 1
Erskine - 11 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 10 £323 -
Tyne and Wear -29 10 £323 -
Northampton - 9 £340 -
West Midlands -3 8 £335 -35.57%
South West +12 5 - -
North West -2 5 £200 -48.38% 1
Surrey +23 4 £463 +8.82%
Oxfordshire - 4 £390 -
Staines - 4 £463 -
Hampshire +15 3 £370 -
East of England +13 3 - -
Cheshire +11 3 £200 -55.55%
Birmingham -7 3 £400 +28.00%
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Banbury - 3 £390 -
Chester - 3 £200 -
Yorkshire +21 2 £288 -
Leeds +15 2 £288 -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £288 -
Hook +3 2 £370 +35.03%

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 182 (75.21%) Windows
2 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
3 119 (49.17%) Microsoft
4 101 (41.74%) SCCM
5 86 (35.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 71 (29.34%) PowerShell
7 67 (27.69%) Citrix
8 65 (26.86%) MSI
9 59 (24.38%) VMware
10 58 (23.97%) Windows 10
11 55 (22.73%) Windows 7
12 52 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (21.49%) Windows Server
13 47 (19.42%) Migration
14 42 (17.36%) SQL Server
15 37 (15.29%) SQL
16 35 (14.46%) Security Cleared
17 34 (14.05%) XenApp
18 33 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (13.64%) ITIL
18 33 (13.64%) AppSense
19 32 (13.22%) MS Excel
19 32 (13.22%) DNS
19 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (12.81%) SharePoint
21 28 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 28 (11.57%) SC Cleared
22 27 (11.16%) IIS
22 27 (11.16%) DHCP
23 26 (10.74%) HP

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 31 (12.81%) SharePoint
2 27 (11.16%) IIS
3 24 (9.92%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.79%) IBM Notes
5 12 (4.96%) Apache
5 12 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.96%) OpenStack
6 9 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (3.31%) MS Exchange
7 8 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.48%) NServiceBus
9 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.41%) Confluence
12 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (4.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.74%) Office 365
2 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.72%) OneDrive
4 8 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.89%) GitHub
5 7 (2.89%) IaaS
6 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.83%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.22%) DNS
2 27 (11.16%) DHCP
3 15 (6.20%) Firewall
4 12 (4.96%) NetScaler
5 7 (2.89%) LAN
5 7 (2.89%) Skype
6 6 (2.48%) Internet
6 6 (2.48%) Network Security
7 5 (2.07%) WAN
8 4 (1.65%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.65%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.24%) SAN
10 2 (0.83%) SMS
10 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.41%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.41%) VoIP
11 1 (0.41%) VPN
11 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 65 (26.86%) MSI
2 8 (3.31%) AdminStudio
2 8 (3.31%) InstallShield
3 6 (2.48%) FxCop
3 6 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (2.48%) StyleCop
3 6 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.83%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.41%) Build Forge
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 17 (7.02%) Publishing
2 16 (6.61%) Finance
3 5 (2.07%) Retail
4 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (21.07%) Applications Packager
2 25 (10.33%) Windows Engineer
3 20 (8.26%) Analyst
4 19 (7.85%) Applications Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.61%) Consultant
6 14 (5.79%) Architect
6 14 (5.79%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
8 10 (4.13%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (4.13%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (3.72%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Automation Specialist
10 8 (3.31%) Build Automation Specialist
10 8 (3.31%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Mobility Specialist
11 7 (2.89%) Team Leader
11 7 (2.89%) VMware Engineer
12 6 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.85%) .NET
2 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET
2 12 (4.96%) Middleware
3 2 (0.83%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.41%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) JMS
4 1 (0.41%) JNDI
4 1 (0.41%) Spring
4 1 (0.41%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.09%) Clustering
2 17 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.37%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.96%) Social Network
6 11 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.89%) CMDB
8 6 (2.48%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.83%) iPad
12 2 (0.83%) iPhone
12 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.41%) BYOD
13 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 182 (75.21%) Windows
2 58 (23.97%) Windows 10
3 55 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 52 (21.49%) Windows Server
5 33 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.26%) Android
7 20 (8.26%) Apple iOS
8 14 (5.79%) Linux
9 12 (4.96%) Windows Mobile
9 12 (4.96%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.83%) Unix
12 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.42%) Migration
2 33 (13.64%) ITIL
3 25 (10.33%) CRM
4 19 (7.85%) High Availability
5 17 (7.02%) Application Virtualisation
5 17 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 16 (6.61%) Application Discovery
7 15 (6.20%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.37%) Software Delivery
9 12 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.96%) ITIL V3
9 12 (4.96%) Service Management
10 11 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.13%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.13%) Change Management
11 10 (4.13%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.13%) Software Deployment
11 10 (4.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 71 (29.34%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.29%) SQL
3 24 (9.92%) VBScript
4 12 (4.96%) VB
5 7 (2.89%) Java
6 2 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.41%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.44%) Degree
4 11 (4.55%) MCSE
5 5 (2.07%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) CCA
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.83%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CCIE
8 1 (0.41%) CCNP
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.41%) MCSD
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.24%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 86 (35.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 52 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (14.05%) XenApp
5 19 (7.85%) Hyper-V
6 14 (5.79%) XenDesktop
7 13 (5.37%) BitLocker
8 12 (4.96%) Terminal Services
9 11 (4.55%) VMware ESX
10 8 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.24%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.83%) vSphere
14 1 (0.41%) Firmware
14 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 101 (41.74%) SCCM
2 17 (7.02%) AirWatch
3 16 (6.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (5.79%) Ansible
4 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (5.37%) vRealize
6 12 (4.96%) OpenView
6 12 (4.96%) Perfmon
7 10 (4.13%) SCOM
8 8 (3.31%) HP SIM
8 8 (3.31%) Packer
8 8 (3.31%) WSUS
9 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.48%) Puppet
9 6 (2.48%) Sysprep
10 5 (2.07%) ThinApp
11 4 (1.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 3 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.83%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 119 (49.17%) Microsoft
2 67 (27.69%) Citrix
3 59 (24.38%) VMware
4 33 (13.64%) AppSense
5 26 (10.74%) HP
6 17 (7.02%) Oracle
7 15 (6.20%) Intel Security
8 14 (5.79%) Lotus
9 7 (2.89%) Dell
10 6 (2.48%) Altiris
10 6 (2.48%) IBM
10 6 (2.48%) LANDesk
10 6 (2.48%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.65%) Google
11 4 (1.65%) SolidFire
11 4 (1.65%) TOWER Software
12 3 (1.24%) Cisco
12 3 (1.24%) SAP
13 2 (0.83%) CommVault
13 2 (0.83%) NetApp
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