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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 517 428 368
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -60
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 86 158 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 107 133
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£325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.09 £28.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.73% -7.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.09 £28.13
% change year-on-year
+43.73% -7.23%

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 30 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 2 July 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 -67 76 £338 +7.14% 9
South East -19 40 £415 +31.66% 2
Berkshire +32 36 £417 +6.92% 1
Reading +30 23 £417 -16.60% 1
Scotland -8 10 £315 -1.23%
East of England -8 10 £313 -16.10%
London -33 10 £263 -19.23% 2
Glasgow +4 7 £323 +3.07%
Essex -4 7 £275 -
West Midlands -1 5 £315 +57.50%
North West -22 5 £275 -5.17% 4
Shropshire 0 3 - -
South West -2 3 £325 -10.34% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
Harlow - 3 £275 -
Hampshire -4 2 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Cumbria - 2 £225 - 2
Leeds - 2 £200 -
Gloucester - 2 £325 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £315 -
Lancashire +3 1 £290 +7.40% 1
Hook -3 1 £325 -24.63%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 £275 -
City of London -9 1 £450 +18.42%
Cambridge -11 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £325 +22.64%

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 152 (71.03%) Windows
2 143 (66.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 115 (53.74%) Security Cleared
4 109 (50.93%) MSI
5 104 (48.60%) Windows 7
6 101 (47.20%) SCCM
7 98 (45.79%) Application Packaging
8 74 (34.58%) Microsoft
9 55 (25.70%) SC Cleared
10 45 (21.03%) DV Cleared
11 35 (16.36%) Migration
12 33 (15.42%) Citrix
13 30 (14.02%) Active Directory
14 28 (13.08%) .NET
14 28 (13.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 27 (12.62%) C#
15 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (11.21%) Windows XP
16 24 (11.21%) InstallShield
17 23 (10.75%) PowerShell
18 21 (9.81%) XenApp
19 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 19 (8.88%) VBScript
20 18 (8.41%) HP
20 18 (8.41%) Windows 8
21 16 (7.48%) AppSense
22 14 (6.54%) VMware
22 14 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
23 10 (4.67%) Finance
23 10 (4.67%) AdminStudio

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (1.40%) IIS
1 3 (1.40%) Lync
2 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.74%) TCP/IP
1 8 (3.74%) Firewall
2 5 (2.34%) DNS
3 3 (1.40%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) SAN
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 109 (50.93%) MSI
2 24 (11.21%) InstallShield
3 10 (4.67%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.40%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (4.67%) Finance
2 6 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.87%) Publishing
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (45.79%) Application Packaging
2 28 (13.08%) .NET
3 9 (4.21%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.93%) WSH
5 1 (0.47%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.34%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.87%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.87%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.40%) CMDB
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) DTV
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.47%) iPhone
6 1 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 152 (71.03%) Windows
2 104 (48.60%) Windows 7
3 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (11.21%) Windows XP
5 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (8.41%) Windows 8
7 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.36%) Migration
2 14 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (3.74%) ITIL
4 7 (3.27%) Project Management
5 4 (1.87%) ITSM
6 3 (1.40%) Service Management
6 3 (1.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.40%) Software Delivery
6 3 (1.40%) Software Deployment
6 3 (1.40%) Software Distribution
7 2 (0.93%) Integration Testing
7 2 (0.93%) Time Management
7 2 (0.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (0.93%) Validation
7 2 (0.93%) Software License Management
7 2 (0.93%) Programme Management
8 1 (0.47%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis
8 1 (0.47%) Software Testing
8 1 (0.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) C#
2 23 (10.75%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.88%) VBScript
4 8 (3.74%) VB
5 7 (3.27%) SQL
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) AppleScript
6 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 115 (53.74%) Security Cleared
2 55 (25.70%) SC Cleared
3 45 (21.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (66.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (14.02%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.81%) XenApp
4 7 (3.27%) Terminal Server
5 5 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.87%) vSphere
7 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 101 (47.20%) SCCM
2 28 (13.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.34%) WMI
4 4 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.40%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (1.40%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.47%) SCSM
7 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 74 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.42%) Citrix
3 18 (8.41%) HP
4 16 (7.48%) AppSense
5 14 (6.54%) VMware
6 4 (1.87%) Mercator
7 3 (1.40%) BMC
8 2 (0.93%) Novell
8 2 (0.93%) Apple
8 2 (0.93%) Wyse
8 2 (0.93%) Altiris
9 1 (0.47%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.47%) Lumension
9 1 (0.47%) Verint
9 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee
9 1 (0.47%) Lotus
9 1 (0.47%) Borland
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