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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 435 333 377
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 155 242 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.51% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 135 104
Average daily rate
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£315 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £360
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 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -24.00%
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 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -24.60%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £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 29 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 22 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 29 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 -91 135 £315 -4.54% 10
London -15 47 £279 -10.80% 8
South East -56 35 £315 -5.26%
East Midlands +9 19 £320 +21.90%
Derbyshire +14 16 £315 +14.54%
Berkshire +10 10 £390 +20.00%
City of London +17 9 £343 -2.14% 3
North West -29 7 £300 -9.09%
Birmingham -4 2 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -13 2 £325 -5.10%
Yorkshire +5 1 - -
Surrey -12 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £320 -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 263 (76.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 233 (67.73%) Windows
3 217 (63.08%) MSI
4 177 (51.45%) Application Packaging
4 177 (51.45%) Windows 7
5 117 (34.01%) SCCM
6 100 (29.07%) Microsoft
7 92 (26.74%) Citrix
8 91 (26.45%) Security Cleared
9 87 (25.29%) VB
10 84 (24.42%) Windows XP
11 82 (23.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 69 (20.06%) SC Cleared
13 63 (18.31%) Wise Package Studio
14 58 (16.86%) XenApp
15 57 (16.57%) VBScript
16 49 (14.24%) AppSense
17 48 (13.95%) Hyper-V
18 47 (13.66%) WSH
19 46 (13.37%) Migration
20 45 (13.08%) Active Directory
21 39 (11.34%) InstallShield
22 36 (10.47%) AdminStudio
22 36 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
23 33 (9.59%) Software Packaging
24 32 (9.30%) MS Excel
25 31 (9.01%) PowerShell
26 26 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
27 24 (6.98%) Service Delivery
28 21 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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%) IIS
1 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.29%) Documentum
1 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.81%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) SPSS
4 1 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.91%) SMS
2 6 (1.74%) Internet
3 5 (1.45%) Firewall
4 3 (0.87%) 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 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) MS Access
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 217 (63.08%) MSI
2 63 (18.31%) Wise Package Studio
3 39 (11.34%) InstallShield
4 36 (10.47%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (4.94%) Finance
2 10 (2.91%) Retail
3 8 (2.33%) Publishing
3 8 (2.33%) Banking
4 6 (1.74%) Local Government
4 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (51.45%) Application Packaging
2 47 (13.66%) WSH
3 33 (9.59%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.74%) JSP
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (1.74%) CMDB
3 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
3 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 233 (67.73%) Windows
2 177 (51.45%) Windows 7
3 84 (24.42%) Windows XP
4 36 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.94%) Windows 8
7 16 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.37%) Migration
2 26 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (6.98%) Service Delivery
4 17 (4.94%) Workflow
5 15 (4.36%) Software Distribution
6 14 (4.07%) Compatibility Testing
7 10 (2.91%) ITIL
8 8 (2.33%) Integration Testing
9 7 (2.03%) Project Management
10 6 (1.74%) ITSM
10 6 (1.74%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.74%) ITIL V3
11 5 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (1.45%) Software Engineering
12 4 (1.16%) Functional Testing
13 3 (0.87%) Test Scripting
13 3 (0.87%) Validation
14 2 (0.58%) DNA
14 2 (0.58%) Logistics
14 2 (0.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.29%) VB
2 57 (16.57%) VBScript
3 31 (9.01%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.74%) C
5 2 (0.58%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) SQL
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 69 (20.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.20%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.87%) MCITP
6 2 (0.58%) MCP
6 2 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 263 (76.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 58 (16.86%) XenApp
3 48 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 45 (13.08%) Active Directory
5 20 (5.81%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 117 (34.01%) SCCM
2 82 (23.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (5.81%) AppDNA
4 12 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.74%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 100 (29.07%) Microsoft
2 92 (26.74%) Citrix
3 49 (14.24%) AppSense
4 15 (4.36%) VMware
5 10 (2.91%) Wyse
6 9 (2.62%) Altiris
7 7 (2.03%) LANDesk
7 7 (2.03%) HP
8 5 (1.45%) Dell
9 4 (1.16%) Dell KACE
10 3 (0.87%) Novell
11 2 (0.58%) SAP
11 2 (0.58%) CA
11 2 (0.58%) Lumension
12 1 (0.29%) Borland
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