The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Packager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packager
Rank 598 578 509
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 55 80 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 88
Median daily rate £300 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +47.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-29.33% +47.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Packager in the job title.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK.

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Applications Packager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK.

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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 44 £325 -9.09% 2
London -3 13 £375 +11.69%
Scotland +14 11 £250 -23.07%
North West +17 10 £313 +21.35%
South East -9 10 £325 -22.06%
Glasgow +7 5 £250 -23.07%
Manchester +1 5 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +25 3 £340 -
Cambridge +19 3 £340 -
East of England +6 3 £340 +0.74% 1
South West +2 3 £320 -1.53%
Erskine - 3 £250 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 £250 -
City of London +26 2 £400 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £283 -13.07%
Milton Keynes +15 2 £283 -13.07%
Wiltshire +6 2 £320 +11.30%
Hampshire 0 2 £350 -3.44%
Kent - 2 £313 -
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Merseyside - 2 £344 -
Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £250 -
Malmesbury - 2 £320 -
Derbyshire - 2 £250 -
Surrey +9 1 £265 -26.89%
Hook +1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 1 £290 -13.62%
Berkshire -22 1 £325 -22.06%

Applications Packager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Applications Packager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Packager in the job title.

1 63 (70.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 59 (66.29%) Windows
3 56 (62.92%) SCCM
4 55 (61.80%) Application Packaging
5 48 (53.93%) MSI
6 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
7 32 (35.96%) Windows 7
8 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
8 26 (29.21%) Citrix
9 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
10 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
11 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
11 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
12 17 (19.10%) Migration
13 15 (16.85%) AppSense
13 15 (16.85%) Windows Server
14 14 (15.73%) AdminStudio
14 14 (15.73%) XenApp
15 13 (14.61%) XenDesktop
15 13 (14.61%) VBScript
16 12 (13.48%) ITIL
16 12 (13.48%) InstallShield
17 11 (12.36%) VMware
17 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (11.24%) Publishing
18 10 (11.24%) MS Office
18 10 (11.24%) VB
18 10 (11.24%) Application Virtualisation
18 10 (11.24%) Application Discovery
19 9 (10.11%) Windows XP

Applications Packager Skill Set
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 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
1 2 (2.25%) IIS
1 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Office
2 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) IaaS
2 2 (2.25%) PaaS
2 2 (2.25%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) DHCP
1 3 (3.37%) DNS
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.12%) SMS
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (53.93%) MSI
2 14 (15.73%) AdminStudio
3 12 (13.48%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (11.24%) Publishing
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
1 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.12%) BYOD
3 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (66.29%) Windows
2 32 (35.96%) Windows 7
3 22 (24.72%) Windows 10
4 15 (16.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.11%) Windows XP
7 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (61.80%) Application Packaging
2 17 (19.10%) Migration
3 12 (13.48%) ITIL
4 10 (11.24%) Application Discovery
4 10 (11.24%) Application Virtualisation
5 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.74%) Software Delivery
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 4 (4.49%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.49%) Workflow
9 3 (3.37%) Service Management
9 3 (3.37%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.25%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.25%) ITSM
10 2 (2.25%) Project Management
10 2 (2.25%) Release Management
10 2 (2.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.61%) VBScript
3 10 (11.24%) VB
4 3 (3.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) MCDST
5 2 (2.25%) MCP
5 2 (2.25%) MCSA
6 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.12%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (22.47%) Active Directory
3 14 (15.73%) XenApp
4 13 (14.61%) XenDesktop
5 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.25%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (62.92%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (5.62%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.12%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.21%) Citrix
3 15 (16.85%) AppSense
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
5 6 (6.74%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) Altiris
6 2 (2.25%) IBM
6 2 (2.25%) Lotus
7 1 (1.12%) Apple
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.12%) Lumension
7 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
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