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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 538 412 397
Rank change year-on-year
-126 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 69 167 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 102 93
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£300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £245 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £30.78 £18.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £33.81 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +19.07%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Packager
Top 14 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 21 November 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 -106 67 £300 -9.09% 9
South East -48 18 £314 -7.72% 2
South West -21 15 £280 -11.11% 4
London -34 12 £350 +1.44% 2
Dorset - 9 £255 -
Hampshire -31 8 £425 +13.33%
City of London +3 3 £425 +26.86%
Southampton -8 2 £400 +21.21%
East of England -21 2 - -
Kent -5 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 150 (76.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 124 (63.27%) Windows
3 121 (61.73%) MSI
4 104 (53.06%) Application Packaging
5 97 (49.49%) Windows 7
6 77 (39.29%) Security Cleared
7 73 (37.24%) SCCM
8 53 (27.04%) SC Cleared
9 45 (22.96%) Citrix
10 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
10 44 (22.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 43 (21.94%) Windows XP
12 38 (19.39%) VB
13 30 (15.31%) Migration
13 30 (15.31%) XenApp
14 27 (13.78%) Hyper-V
14 27 (13.78%) Wise Package Studio
15 26 (13.27%) Active Directory
16 24 (12.24%) InstallShield
17 23 (11.73%) WSH
18 22 (11.22%) AdminStudio
19 21 (10.71%) VBScript
20 20 (10.20%) DV Cleared
21 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
22 16 (8.16%) XenDesktop
22 16 (8.16%) AppSense
22 16 (8.16%) VMware
23 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 11 (5.61%) ITIL
24 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (0.51%) IIS
1 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.51%) Documentum
1 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) MS Office
1 6 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) SPSS
2 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) SMS
2 3 (1.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 121 (61.73%) MSI
2 27 (13.78%) Wise Package Studio
3 24 (12.24%) InstallShield
4 22 (11.22%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.02%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (4.08%) Finance
2 6 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.04%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) French Language
5 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (53.06%) Application Packaging
2 23 (11.73%) WSH
3 6 (3.06%) JSP
4 5 (2.55%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.02%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
2 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.51%) Open Source
3 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.51%) CMDB
3 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 124 (63.27%) Windows
2 97 (49.49%) Windows 7
3 43 (21.94%) Windows XP
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.59%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.06%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.31%) Migration
2 11 (5.61%) ITIL
3 10 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (5.10%) Compatibility Testing
4 7 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.06%) ITIL V3
5 6 (3.06%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.04%) Mentoring
6 4 (2.04%) Software Deployment
6 4 (2.04%) Workflow
6 4 (2.04%) Validation
7 2 (1.02%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.02%) Service Management
7 2 (1.02%) Process Management
7 2 (1.02%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.02%) Data Migration
8 1 (0.51%) Release Management
8 1 (0.51%) Project Management
8 1 (0.51%) ITSM
8 1 (0.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.39%) VB
2 21 (10.71%) VBScript
3 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.57%) C
5 6 (3.06%) SQL
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 77 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 53 (27.04%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.55%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
6 1 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 150 (76.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (15.31%) XenApp
3 27 (13.78%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.27%) Active Directory
5 16 (8.16%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (37.24%) SCCM
2 44 (22.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.08%) AppDNA
4 2 (1.02%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.51%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 45 (22.96%) Citrix
2 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.16%) VMware
3 16 (8.16%) AppSense
4 5 (2.55%) LANDesk
5 3 (1.53%) HP
5 3 (1.53%) Dell
5 3 (1.53%) CA
6 2 (1.02%) Remedy
6 2 (1.02%) Wyse
6 2 (1.02%) Lumension
6 2 (1.02%) Dell KACE
6 2 (1.02%) Altiris
7 1 (0.51%) Novell
7 1 (0.51%) Borland
7 1 (0.51%) Mercator
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