The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 371 325 370
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +45
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 211 269 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 1.90% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 175 134
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Average hourly rate £24.63 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £83.00 £34.63
% change year-on-year
-73.79% +139.71%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 -70 182 £310 -4.61% 24
London -35 61 £313 -3.84% 13
South East -23 53 £310 -4.61% 2
Berkshire +12 19 £390 +6.84%
Hampshire -20 15 £315 +40.00%
South West -20 14 £290 -10.76%
City of London 0 12 £281 -13.46% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £255 -21.53%
Reading +8 9 £379 +3.76%
East Midlands 0 9 £330 -5.37%
Yorkshire 0 9 £313 -19.35% 5
Derbyshire +5 8 £328 -6.09%
West Midlands -5 8 £269 -17.30% 3
North West -31 8 £268 -17.69% 1
Cheshire -1 4 £245 - 1
Birmingham -3 4 - -
Surrey -22 4 £375 +10.29% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £290 -
South Yorkshire +2 2 £313 -3.84% 2
West Sussex +1 2 £213 -35.11%
Sheffield +1 2 £313 -3.84% 2
West Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Southampton -7 1 £305 -
Wales -25 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £263 - 2
West Wales - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 344 (77.83%) Windows
2 237 (53.62%) Windows 7
3 228 (51.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 168 (38.01%) MSI
5 163 (36.88%) SCCM
6 147 (33.26%) Microsoft
7 130 (29.41%) Windows XP
8 118 (26.70%) Active Directory
9 108 (24.43%) Citrix
10 95 (21.49%) VB
11 80 (18.10%) Security Cleared
12 72 (16.29%) Migration
13 69 (15.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 59 (13.35%) Hyper-V
15 58 (13.12%) XenApp
15 58 (13.12%) VBScript
16 55 (12.44%) Wise Package Studio
17 53 (11.99%) AppSense
18 52 (11.76%) MS Excel
19 50 (11.31%) SC Cleared
20 47 (10.63%) PowerShell
20 47 (10.63%) WSH
21 43 (9.73%) InstallShield
21 43 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
22 39 (8.82%) XenDesktop
23 37 (8.37%) Finance
24 36 (8.14%) VMware
25 34 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
26 33 (7.47%) MS Office
27 30 (6.79%) Service Delivery

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
1 6 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.90%) Lync
4 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.68%) IIS
5 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.47%) MS Office
3 7 (1.58%) MS Project
4 5 (1.13%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.07%) Firewall
2 14 (3.17%) LAN
3 10 (2.26%) WAN
3 10 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.04%) VPN
4 9 (2.04%) SMS
4 9 (2.04%) DNS
5 6 (1.36%) DHCP
6 5 (1.13%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.90%) SAN
7 4 (0.90%) Internet
7 4 (0.90%) Wireless
8 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.45%) VoIP
9 2 (0.45%) Intranet
10 1 (0.23%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.23%) NAS
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.68%) MS Access
3 2 (0.45%) MySQL
3 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 168 (38.01%) MSI
2 55 (12.44%) Wise Package Studio
3 43 (9.73%) InstallShield
4 22 (4.98%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.23%) NuGet
5 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (8.37%) Finance
2 22 (4.98%) Banking
3 10 (2.26%) Retail
4 6 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.13%) Legal
6 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.90%) Local Government
7 3 (0.68%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 182 (41.18%) Applications Packager
2 27 (6.11%) Analyst
3 24 (5.43%) Consultant
3 24 (5.43%) Desktop Support
4 19 (4.30%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (4.07%) Project Manager
6 12 (2.71%) Architect
7 10 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (2.04%) SCCM Engineer
9 8 (1.81%) Support Analyst
9 8 (1.81%) Administrator
9 8 (1.81%) Deployment Engineer
9 8 (1.81%) Technical Leader
9 8 (1.81%) SCCM Consultant
10 7 (1.58%) Citrix Server Engineer
10 7 (1.58%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (1.58%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (1.58%) Server Engineer
11 6 (1.36%) Senior Manager
11 6 (1.36%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.63%) WSH
2 24 (5.43%) Software Packaging
3 9 (2.04%) .NET
4 4 (0.90%) DCOM
5 2 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) jQuery
6 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.23%) WCF
6 1 (0.23%) WPF
6 1 (0.23%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.26%) Thin Client
1 10 (2.26%) Fat Client
2 8 (1.81%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.13%) Clustering
4 4 (0.90%) NHS
4 4 (0.90%) Firmware
4 4 (0.90%) PKI
5 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.45%) SecurID
6 2 (0.45%) CMDB
6 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.23%) Open Source
7 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.23%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.23%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 344 (77.83%) Windows
2 237 (53.62%) Windows 7
3 130 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 43 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (6.79%) Windows 8
7 24 (5.43%) Windows Vista
8 19 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.49%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.36%) Linux
11 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.23%) Android
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) UNIX
13 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.29%) Migration
2 30 (6.79%) Service Delivery
2 30 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (6.56%) Project Management
4 27 (6.11%) ITIL
5 21 (4.75%) Workflow
6 15 (3.39%) Software Distribution
7 13 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 10 (2.26%) Service Management
8 10 (2.26%) Release Management
8 10 (2.26%) Integration Testing
9 9 (2.04%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (1.81%) Software Deployment
11 7 (1.58%) Information Management
12 6 (1.36%) Configuration Management
12 6 (1.36%) ITSM
12 6 (1.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (1.13%) Test Scripting
13 5 (1.13%) Time Management
13 5 (1.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.49%) VB
2 58 (13.12%) VBScript
3 47 (10.63%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.94%) SQL
5 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.68%) Perl
7 3 (0.68%) C
7 3 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.45%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) Python
8 2 (0.45%) Tcl
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) VB6
9 1 (0.23%) REXX
9 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.07%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (2.04%) CCA
7 8 (1.81%) Degree
8 7 (1.58%) CCEA
9 6 (1.36%) MCSE
9 6 (1.36%) CCNA
9 6 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.13%) PMP
10 5 (1.13%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.90%) MCSA
11 4 (0.90%) MCTS
11 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.68%) APMP
13 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 228 (51.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 118 (26.70%) Active Directory
3 59 (13.35%) Hyper-V
4 58 (13.12%) XenApp
5 39 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 18 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.36%) VMware Server
7 6 (1.36%) XenServer
8 5 (1.13%) vSphere
8 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.90%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 163 (36.88%) SCCM
2 69 (15.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (2.71%) SCOM
5 8 (1.81%) AppDNA
6 7 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.36%) ZENworks
7 6 (1.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 6 (1.36%) WMI
8 5 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.68%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.68%) Puppet
9 3 (0.68%) WSUS
10 2 (0.45%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 147 (33.26%) Microsoft
2 108 (24.43%) Citrix
3 53 (11.99%) AppSense
4 36 (8.14%) VMware
5 25 (5.66%) Altiris
6 20 (4.52%) Wyse
7 12 (2.71%) HP
8 10 (2.26%) Cisco
8 10 (2.26%) McAfee
9 9 (2.04%) Symantec
10 8 (1.81%) CA
11 7 (1.58%) Dell
12 4 (0.90%) Adobe
13 3 (0.68%) Nimsoft
13 3 (0.68%) NetApp
13 3 (0.68%) Novell
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle
14 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.45%) Avaya
14 2 (0.45%) LANDesk
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