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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 513 350 401
Rank change year-on-year
-163 +51
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 93 235 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 131 101
Average daily rate
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£315 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £30.47 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £31.56 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.56 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +1.79%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 10 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 September 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 -157 88 £315 -4.54% 6
London -17 25 £338 +3.84% 4
South East -53 16 £353 +3.67%
Hampshire -35 7 £400 +21.21%
City of London +18 5 £338 -3.57% 2
Southampton -24 2 £400 +21.21%
Surrey -9 1 - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 205 (74.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 178 (64.26%) Windows
3 174 (62.82%) MSI
4 132 (47.65%) Application Packaging
5 125 (45.13%) Windows 7
6 96 (34.66%) SCCM
7 91 (32.85%) Security Cleared
8 77 (27.80%) Microsoft
9 75 (27.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 69 (24.91%) Citrix
11 67 (24.19%) SC Cleared
12 62 (22.38%) Windows XP
13 61 (22.02%) VB
14 46 (16.61%) Wise Package Studio
15 43 (15.52%) VBScript
16 41 (14.80%) Hyper-V
17 38 (13.72%) XenApp
18 37 (13.36%) InstallShield
19 35 (12.64%) WSH
20 32 (11.55%) AdminStudio
21 31 (11.19%) Active Directory
22 29 (10.47%) Migration
23 25 (9.03%) AppSense
23 25 (9.03%) Software Packaging
24 24 (8.66%) MS Excel
25 23 (8.30%) PowerShell
26 20 (7.22%) VMware
27 19 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
27 19 (6.86%) Service Delivery
27 19 (6.86%) Mentoring

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (0.36%) IIS
1 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.36%) Documentum
1 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.97%) SMS
2 4 (1.44%) Internet
3 3 (1.08%) Firewall
3 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.36%) MS Access
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 174 (62.82%) MSI
2 46 (16.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 37 (13.36%) InstallShield
4 32 (11.55%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.36%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (3.61%) Finance
2 8 (2.89%) Banking
2 8 (2.89%) Retail
3 7 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.81%) Publishing
5 2 (0.72%) Local Government
5 2 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (47.65%) Application Packaging
2 35 (12.64%) WSH
3 25 (9.03%) Software Packaging
4 7 (2.53%) JSP
5 2 (0.72%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
2 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (0.72%) CMDB
4 1 (0.36%) NHS
4 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 178 (64.26%) Windows
2 125 (45.13%) Windows 7
3 62 (22.38%) Windows XP
4 19 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.78%) Windows 8
6 14 (5.05%) Windows Vista
7 8 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.47%) Migration
2 19 (6.86%) Service Delivery
2 19 (6.86%) Mentoring
3 17 (6.14%) Workflow
4 15 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (4.69%) Software Distribution
6 11 (3.97%) ITIL
7 10 (3.61%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (2.53%) ITIL V3
9 5 (1.81%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.81%) Validation
9 5 (1.81%) Software Engineering
10 4 (1.44%) Project Management
11 3 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.08%) Integration Testing
12 2 (0.72%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (0.72%) Logistics
12 2 (0.72%) Release Management
12 2 (0.72%) ITSM
13 1 (0.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.02%) VB
2 43 (15.52%) VBScript
3 23 (8.30%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.53%) C
5 5 (1.81%) SQL
6 1 (0.36%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (32.85%) Security Cleared
2 67 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.05%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.81%) MCSE
6 3 (1.08%) MCITP
7 2 (0.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 205 (74.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 41 (14.80%) Hyper-V
3 38 (13.72%) XenApp
4 31 (11.19%) Active Directory
5 18 (6.50%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (34.66%) SCCM
2 75 (27.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.33%) AppDNA
4 8 (2.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.44%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 77 (27.80%) Microsoft
2 69 (24.91%) Citrix
3 25 (9.03%) AppSense
4 20 (7.22%) VMware
5 8 (2.89%) HP
6 7 (2.53%) Altiris
7 5 (1.81%) LANDesk
7 5 (1.81%) Dell
8 4 (1.44%) Wyse
8 4 (1.44%) Dell KACE
9 3 (1.08%) CA
9 3 (1.08%) Novell
10 2 (0.72%) Remedy
10 2 (0.72%) Lumension
11 1 (0.36%) Borland
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