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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packager
Rank 553 500 358
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -142
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 78 113 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 77 140
Average daily rate
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£338 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £396 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -68 66 £344 +9.12% 2
South East -18 34 £417 +6.92% 1
Berkshire +14 24 £446 +14.35% 1
Reading +4 17 £417 -16.60% 1
East of England +9 15 £325 -5.10%
Scotland -2 12 £325 +6.55%
Glasgow - 9 £325 -
Essex +2 8 £331 -
North West -29 8 £250 -16.66%
Hampshire -9 7 £363 +15.07%
London -22 7 £336 +3.30% 1
South West -13 4 £313 +10.61%
Cumbria - 4 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £325 -
Harlow - 3 £275 -
Swindon -7 2 £288 +1.76%
Lancashire -10 2 £295 -1.66%
Milton Keynes -11 2 £325 -18.75%
Wiltshire -12 2 £288 +1.76%
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £325 -18.75%
Bedford - 2 £325 -
Luton - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £336 -
Gloucester - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Havant +7 1 £375 +19.04%
Hook +3 1 £325 -24.63%
Surrey -3 1 £363 -
Docklands, London -6 1 £300 -20.00%

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 126 (71.19%) Windows
2 125 (70.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 102 (57.63%) Security Cleared
4 92 (51.98%) MSI
5 81 (45.76%) SCCM
6 80 (45.20%) Application Packaging
7 79 (44.63%) Windows 7
8 74 (41.81%) Microsoft
9 53 (29.94%) SC Cleared
10 40 (22.60%) DV Cleared
11 37 (20.90%) Citrix
12 29 (16.38%) Active Directory
12 29 (16.38%) C#
12 29 (16.38%) .NET
12 29 (16.38%) Application Discovery
13 23 (12.99%) Windows XP
14 20 (11.30%) XenApp
15 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (10.17%) Migration
15 18 (10.17%) VBScript
16 17 (9.60%) InstallShield
16 17 (9.60%) PowerShell
17 15 (8.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 12 (6.78%) VMware
19 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (5.65%) Firewall
20 10 (5.65%) Finance
20 10 (5.65%) VB
20 10 (5.65%) TCP/IP

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.69%) IIS
1 3 (1.69%) Lync
2 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Office
1 6 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) TCP/IP
1 10 (5.65%) Firewall
2 6 (3.39%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.26%) DNS
4 3 (1.69%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 92 (51.98%) MSI
2 17 (9.60%) InstallShield
3 9 (5.08%) AdminStudio
4 5 (2.82%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (5.65%) Finance
2 3 (1.69%) Law
2 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.13%) Local Government
3 2 (1.13%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Electronics
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Publishing
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (45.20%) Application Packaging
2 29 (16.38%) .NET
3 7 (3.95%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.13%) WSH
5 1 (0.56%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.82%) Fat Client
1 5 (2.82%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (0.56%) DTV
4 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.56%) iPhone
4 1 (0.56%) iPad
4 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 126 (71.19%) Windows
2 79 (44.63%) Windows 7
3 23 (12.99%) Windows XP
4 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Application Discovery
2 18 (10.17%) Migration
3 10 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (4.52%) ITIL
5 4 (2.26%) ITSM
5 4 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.69%) Project Management
6 3 (1.69%) Validation
6 3 (1.69%) Software Delivery
7 2 (1.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.13%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.13%) Service Management
7 2 (1.13%) Workflow
7 2 (1.13%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.13%) Integration Testing
7 2 (1.13%) Time Management
8 1 (0.56%) Data Migration
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.38%) C#
2 18 (10.17%) VBScript
3 17 (9.60%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.65%) VB
5 7 (3.95%) SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 102 (57.63%) Security Cleared
2 53 (29.94%) SC Cleared
3 40 (22.60%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 125 (70.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 29 (16.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (11.30%) XenApp
4 8 (4.52%) Terminal Server
5 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.69%) vSphere
7 2 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 81 (45.76%) SCCM
2 15 (8.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.82%) WMI
3 5 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.69%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.69%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.56%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 74 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.90%) Citrix
3 12 (6.78%) VMware
4 8 (4.52%) AppSense
5 7 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (1.69%) BMC
7 2 (1.13%) SAP
7 2 (1.13%) Altiris
7 2 (1.13%) Wyse
8 1 (0.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.56%) Lumension
8 1 (0.56%) Verint
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) CA
8 1 (0.56%) Lotus
8 1 (0.56%) Borland
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec
8 1 (0.56%) McAfee
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