The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 433 346 398
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +52
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 158 240 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 135 102
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.22 £23.75 £34.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -26.92%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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 24 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 24 July 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 -95 136 £315 -3.07% 11
London +3 49 £313 +4.16% 8
South East -60 35 £315 -3.07% 1
East Midlands +15 17 £315 +20.00%
Derbyshire +14 14 £315 +14.54%
Berkshire +5 10 £390 +20.00%
South West -18 10 £290 -10.76% 1
City of London +18 8 £335 +3.07% 4
North West -31 7 £300 -7.69%
Birmingham -1 3 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -14 3 £325 -10.95%
Cheshire +6 1 £320 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Surrey -22 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 271 (77.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 238 (68.19%) Windows
3 219 (62.75%) MSI
4 185 (53.01%) Windows 7
5 179 (51.29%) Application Packaging
6 120 (34.38%) SCCM
7 104 (29.80%) Microsoft
8 92 (26.36%) Citrix
9 90 (25.79%) VB
10 88 (25.21%) Security Cleared
11 85 (24.36%) Windows XP
12 83 (23.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 66 (18.91%) SC Cleared
14 64 (18.34%) Wise Package Studio
15 60 (17.19%) VBScript
16 58 (16.62%) XenApp
17 49 (14.04%) AppSense
18 48 (13.75%) Migration
18 48 (13.75%) Hyper-V
19 47 (13.47%) WSH
20 44 (12.61%) Active Directory
21 43 (12.32%) InstallShield
22 37 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (10.32%) AdminStudio
24 34 (9.74%) MS Excel
24 34 (9.74%) Software Packaging
25 32 (9.17%) PowerShell
26 26 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
27 25 (7.16%) Service Delivery
28 22 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.29%) Documentum
1 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.73%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) SMS
2 7 (2.01%) Internet
3 5 (1.43%) Firewall
4 3 (0.86%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) MS Access
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 219 (62.75%) MSI
2 64 (18.34%) Wise Package Studio
3 43 (12.32%) InstallShield
4 36 (10.32%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (4.87%) Finance
2 10 (2.87%) Retail
3 9 (2.58%) Publishing
4 8 (2.29%) Banking
5 6 (1.72%) Local Government
6 5 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (51.29%) Application Packaging
2 47 (13.47%) WSH
3 34 (9.74%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.43%) JSP
5 2 (0.57%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (1.72%) CMDB
3 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
3 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 238 (68.19%) Windows
2 185 (53.01%) Windows 7
3 85 (24.36%) Windows XP
4 37 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.87%) Windows 8
7 16 (4.58%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.75%) Migration
2 26 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (7.16%) Service Delivery
4 17 (4.87%) Workflow
5 14 (4.01%) Software Distribution
6 13 (3.72%) Compatibility Testing
7 9 (2.58%) ITIL
8 8 (2.29%) Integration Testing
9 7 (2.01%) Software Deployment
9 7 (2.01%) Project Management
10 6 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (1.72%) ITSM
11 5 (1.43%) Software Engineering
11 5 (1.43%) ITIL V3
12 4 (1.15%) Functional Testing
13 3 (0.86%) Test Scripting
13 3 (0.86%) Validation
14 2 (0.57%) DNA
14 2 (0.57%) Logistics
14 2 (0.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.79%) VB
2 60 (17.19%) VBScript
3 32 (9.17%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.72%) C
5 2 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (25.21%) Security Cleared
2 66 (18.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.15%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.86%) MCITP
6 2 (0.57%) MCP
6 2 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) Degree
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 271 (77.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 58 (16.62%) XenApp
3 48 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 44 (12.61%) Active Directory
5 20 (5.73%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 120 (34.38%) SCCM
2 83 (23.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (5.44%) AppDNA
4 12 (3.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.01%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (29.80%) Microsoft
2 92 (26.36%) Citrix
3 49 (14.04%) AppSense
4 16 (4.58%) VMware
5 12 (3.44%) Wyse
6 9 (2.58%) Altiris
7 7 (2.01%) HP
8 6 (1.72%) Dell
8 6 (1.72%) LANDesk
9 5 (1.43%) Dell KACE
10 4 (1.15%) Novell
11 2 (0.57%) CA
11 2 (0.57%) SAP
11 2 (0.57%) Lumension
12 1 (0.29%) Borland
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