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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 464 398 363
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 112 172 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 86 97
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £21.82 £34.06 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.92% +11.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £34.06 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-35.92% +11.65%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 16 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 27 February 2015. 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 -61 108 £350 +7.69% 11
South East -12 50 £375 +11.94% 5
Berkshire +37 43 £417 +22.46% 5
London -37 28 £325 -1.14% 2
Reading - 14 £417 - 2
South West -20 6 £300 -25.00% 1
City of London +7 5 £400 +20.30% 1
Bristol - 2 £305 - 1
Kent -13 1 £415 +38.33%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Devon - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 120 (65.57%) Windows
2 116 (63.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 100 (54.64%) Application Packaging
4 93 (50.82%) Windows 7
5 87 (47.54%) MSI
6 80 (43.72%) SCCM
7 79 (43.17%) Security Cleared
8 51 (27.87%) Migration
9 48 (26.23%) Microsoft
10 40 (21.86%) SC Cleared
11 38 (20.77%) DV Cleared
12 33 (18.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 30 (16.39%) Active Directory
14 27 (14.75%) Citrix
15 24 (13.11%) Windows XP
16 20 (10.93%) AppSense
17 19 (10.38%) XenApp
18 18 (9.84%) PowerShell
18 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (9.84%) InstallShield
19 17 (9.29%) HP
20 16 (8.74%) VBScript
21 14 (7.65%) AdminStudio
22 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
22 13 (7.10%) VB
23 12 (6.56%) Finance
23 12 (6.56%) VMware
23 12 (6.56%) Windows 8
24 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
24 11 (6.01%) ITIL

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.73%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) SMS
2 1 (0.55%) DHCP
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
Development Applications
1 87 (47.54%) MSI
2 18 (9.84%) InstallShield
3 14 (7.65%) AdminStudio
4 4 (2.19%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.55%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.55%) French Language
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (54.64%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.83%) .NET
3 4 (2.19%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.64%) WSH
5 2 (1.09%) XML
6 1 (0.55%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Open Source
3 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 120 (65.57%) Windows
2 93 (50.82%) Windows 7
3 24 (13.11%) Windows XP
4 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.56%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.28%) Linux
8 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.87%) Migration
2 11 (6.01%) ITIL
3 9 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (3.83%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (3.28%) Project Management
6 4 (2.19%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.19%) Software Deployment
7 3 (1.64%) Service Management
7 3 (1.64%) Validation
8 2 (1.09%) Workflow
8 2 (1.09%) Process Management
8 2 (1.09%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.09%) Software License Management
8 2 (1.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.09%) Data Migration
9 1 (0.55%) Functional Testing
9 1 (0.55%) Release Management
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (0.55%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (0.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.74%) VBScript
3 13 (7.10%) VB
4 7 (3.83%) SQL
5 6 (3.28%) C#
6 2 (1.09%) AppleScript
6 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (43.17%) Security Cleared
2 40 (21.86%) SC Cleared
3 38 (20.77%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.73%) MCSE
5 5 (2.73%) VCP4
6 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.55%) MCSA
7 1 (0.55%) Degree
7 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 116 (63.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (16.39%) Active Directory
3 19 (10.38%) XenApp
4 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.09%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) XenServer
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 80 (43.72%) SCCM
2 33 (18.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.09%) WSUS
3 2 (1.09%) SCOM
3 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.55%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 48 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.75%) Citrix
3 20 (10.93%) AppSense
4 17 (9.29%) HP
5 12 (6.56%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) Mercator
7 4 (2.19%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.64%) Novell
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
9 2 (1.09%) CA
9 2 (1.09%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Wyse
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco
10 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.55%) Altiris
10 1 (0.55%) Informatica
10 1 (0.55%) Reuters
10 1 (0.55%) Bloomberg
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