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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 482 398 350
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 89 162 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 83 96
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £196 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £21.82 £32.81 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.48% +9.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £32.81 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.48% +9.35%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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
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 29 January 2015.

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Packager
Top 12 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 January 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 -71 85 £350 +9.80% 8
South East -8 34 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire +27 29 £350 +2.63% 1
London -10 19 £400 +20.30% 3
South West -15 8 £300 -25.00% 2
Reading - 7 £519 - 1
Dorset - 6 £300 -
City of London +5 5 £400 +20.30% 2
Kent -9 1 £415 +38.33%
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 102 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 97 (63.40%) Windows
3 79 (51.63%) Application Packaging
4 77 (50.33%) Windows 7
4 77 (50.33%) MSI
5 64 (41.83%) SCCM
6 56 (36.60%) Security Cleared
7 43 (28.10%) Migration
8 40 (26.14%) Microsoft
9 30 (19.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 30 (19.61%) SC Cleared
10 27 (17.65%) DV Cleared
10 27 (17.65%) Citrix
11 25 (16.34%) Active Directory
12 24 (15.69%) Windows XP
13 22 (14.38%) XenApp
14 18 (11.76%) AppSense
15 15 (9.80%) VB
16 14 (9.15%) AdminStudio
16 14 (9.15%) PowerShell
17 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (8.50%) InstallShield
17 13 (8.50%) VBScript
18 11 (7.19%) HP
18 11 (7.19%) Finance
18 11 (7.19%) VMware
19 10 (6.54%) ITIL
20 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (5.88%) Hyper-V
20 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) MS Office
1 6 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 77 (50.33%) MSI
2 14 (9.15%) AdminStudio
3 13 (8.50%) InstallShield
4 6 (3.92%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.65%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (7.19%) Finance
2 2 (1.31%) Banking
2 2 (1.31%) Legal
2 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Publishing
3 1 (0.65%) Law
3 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
3 1 (0.65%) French Language
3 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (51.63%) Application Packaging
2 5 (3.27%) WSH
3 3 (1.96%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.31%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.92%) Open Source
3 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.65%) NHS
4 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 97 (63.40%) Windows
2 77 (50.33%) Windows 7
3 24 (15.69%) Windows XP
4 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.92%) Linux
7 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.10%) Migration
2 10 (6.54%) ITIL
3 7 (4.58%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (3.27%) Project Management
6 3 (1.96%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.96%) Validation
6 3 (1.96%) Software Deployment
6 3 (1.96%) Software Distribution
7 2 (1.31%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.31%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.31%) Service Management
7 2 (1.31%) Process Management
8 1 (0.65%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.65%) Change Management
8 1 (0.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.65%) Workflow
8 1 (0.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.65%) Release Management
8 1 (0.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.80%) VB
2 14 (9.15%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.50%) VBScript
4 6 (3.92%) SQL
5 1 (0.65%) AppleScript
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (36.60%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.27%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) HND
6 1 (0.65%) MCSA
6 1 (0.65%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 102 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 25 (16.34%) Active Directory
3 22 (14.38%) XenApp
4 9 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.65%) XenServer
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 64 (41.83%) SCCM
2 30 (19.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.65%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 40 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.65%) Citrix
3 18 (11.76%) AppSense
4 11 (7.19%) HP
4 11 (7.19%) VMware
5 4 (2.61%) LANDesk
5 4 (2.61%) Mercator
6 2 (1.31%) Wyse
6 2 (1.31%) Remedy
6 2 (1.31%) CA
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) Novell
7 1 (0.65%) Apple
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) Reuters
7 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
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