The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Packager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 474 341 381
Rank change year-on-year
-133 +40
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 121 258 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 140 114
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £399 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £31.56 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 August 2014.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -142 110 £315 -7.35% 5
London -2 37 £300 -6.97% 5
South East -51 23 £389 +14.33%
East Midlands +13 17 £315 +20.00%
Derbyshire +16 16 £315 +14.54%
North West -33 7 £300 -3.22%
City of London +22 6 £335 -10.66% 2
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 225 (74.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 197 (65.02%) Windows
3 193 (63.70%) MSI
4 149 (49.17%) Application Packaging
5 143 (47.19%) Windows 7
6 104 (34.32%) SCCM
7 84 (27.72%) Security Cleared
8 80 (26.40%) Microsoft
9 75 (24.75%) Windows XP
9 75 (24.75%) Citrix
9 75 (24.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 69 (22.77%) VB
11 63 (20.79%) SC Cleared
12 55 (18.15%) Wise Package Studio
13 47 (15.51%) XenApp
14 45 (14.85%) VBScript
15 42 (13.86%) Hyper-V
16 40 (13.20%) WSH
17 38 (12.54%) InstallShield
18 36 (11.88%) Active Directory
19 34 (11.22%) AdminStudio
20 33 (10.89%) AppSense
21 31 (10.23%) Software Packaging
22 29 (9.57%) Migration
23 28 (9.24%) MS Excel
24 24 (7.92%) PowerShell
24 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
25 22 (7.26%) Service Delivery
26 21 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
27 19 (6.27%) XenDesktop

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.33%) Documentum
1 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.61%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.96%) SMS
2 4 (1.32%) Firewall
2 4 (1.32%) Internet
3 3 (0.99%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.66%) MS Access
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 193 (63.70%) MSI
2 55 (18.15%) Wise Package Studio
3 38 (12.54%) InstallShield
4 34 (11.22%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (4.62%) Finance
2 10 (3.30%) Retail
3 7 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.31%) Banking
4 5 (1.65%) Publishing
5 3 (0.99%) Local Government
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (49.17%) Application Packaging
2 40 (13.20%) WSH
3 31 (10.23%) Software Packaging
4 7 (2.31%) JSP
5 2 (0.66%) XML
6 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (1.98%) CMDB
2 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
3 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 197 (65.02%) Windows
2 143 (47.19%) Windows 7
3 75 (24.75%) Windows XP
4 24 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.28%) Windows Vista
5 16 (5.28%) Windows 8
6 12 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (9.57%) Migration
2 22 (7.26%) Service Delivery
3 21 (6.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (5.61%) Workflow
5 15 (4.95%) Software Distribution
6 11 (3.63%) ITIL
7 10 (3.30%) Compatibility Testing
8 8 (2.64%) Integration Testing
9 7 (2.31%) ITIL V3
9 7 (2.31%) Project Management
10 6 (1.98%) ITSM
11 5 (1.65%) Software Deployment
11 5 (1.65%) Software Engineering
12 4 (1.32%) Functional Testing
13 3 (0.99%) Test Scripting
13 3 (0.99%) Validation
13 3 (0.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (0.66%) Logistics
14 2 (0.66%) Problem Management
15 1 (0.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (22.77%) VB
2 45 (14.85%) VBScript
3 24 (7.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.31%) C
5 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.33%) Python
5 1 (0.33%) Java
5 1 (0.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 63 (20.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.63%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.99%) MCITP
6 2 (0.66%) MCP
6 2 (0.66%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) Degree
7 1 (0.33%) CCA
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.94%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 225 (74.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 47 (15.51%) XenApp
3 42 (13.86%) Hyper-V
4 36 (11.88%) Active Directory
5 19 (6.27%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 104 (34.32%) SCCM
2 75 (24.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.95%) AppDNA
4 12 (3.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.98%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 80 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 75 (24.75%) Citrix
3 33 (10.89%) AppSense
4 15 (4.95%) VMware
5 9 (2.97%) Altiris
6 7 (2.31%) LANDesk
6 7 (2.31%) HP
7 5 (1.65%) Wyse
7 5 (1.65%) Dell
8 4 (1.32%) Dell KACE
9 3 (0.99%) Novell
10 2 (0.66%) CA
10 2 (0.66%) Lumension
11 1 (0.33%) SAP
11 1 (0.33%) Borland