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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 523 422 388
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 72 160 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 88 92
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£300 £341 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.89% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £224 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +19.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +19.07%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Packager
Top 14 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 19 December 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 -102 68 £300 -12.53% 7
South East -50 16 £375 +7.14% 4
London -8 14 £375 +0.67% 1
South West -14 13 £300 -16.08% 1
Dorset - 7 £280 -
City of London +8 5 £413 +4.76%
Hampshire -33 3 £300 -20.00%
Kent -6 2 £415 +11.40% 1
East of England -22 2 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Applications Packager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 120 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 109 (66.06%) Windows
3 98 (59.39%) MSI
4 90 (54.55%) Application Packaging
5 86 (52.12%) Windows 7
6 65 (39.39%) SCCM
7 64 (38.79%) Security Cleared
8 48 (29.09%) SC Cleared
9 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
10 33 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 31 (18.79%) Citrix
11 31 (18.79%) Migration
12 30 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 28 (16.97%) VB
14 26 (15.76%) Active Directory
15 24 (14.55%) XenApp
16 20 (12.12%) AdminStudio
17 19 (11.52%) Hyper-V
18 18 (10.91%) PowerShell
18 18 (10.91%) DV Cleared
19 16 (9.70%) Wise Package Studio
19 16 (9.70%) VBScript
20 15 (9.09%) InstallShield
20 15 (9.09%) WSH
21 14 (8.48%) AppSense
22 12 (7.27%) ITIL
23 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
23 11 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
23 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
23 11 (6.67%) VMware

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Office
2 5 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.61%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) SMS
2 2 (1.21%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 98 (59.39%) MSI
2 20 (12.12%) AdminStudio
3 16 (9.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 15 (9.09%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (4.85%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.21%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (54.55%) Application Packaging
2 15 (9.09%) WSH
3 6 (3.64%) JSP
4 2 (1.21%) XML
4 2 (1.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.64%) Open Source
2 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.61%) NHS
3 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 109 (66.06%) Windows
2 86 (52.12%) Windows 7
3 33 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.64%) Linux
6 5 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.42%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) Migration
2 12 (7.27%) ITIL
3 11 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 7 (4.24%) Software Distribution
5 6 (3.64%) ITIL V3
5 6 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.82%) Software Deployment
7 3 (1.82%) Validation
8 2 (1.21%) Service Management
8 2 (1.21%) Process Management
8 2 (1.21%) Data Migration
9 1 (0.61%) Release Management
9 1 (0.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (0.61%) Document Management
9 1 (0.61%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.61%) Change Management
9 1 (0.61%) Workflow
9 1 (0.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) VB
2 18 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.70%) VBScript
4 6 (3.64%) SQL
5 3 (1.82%) C
6 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 64 (38.79%) Security Cleared
2 48 (29.09%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 26 (15.76%) Active Directory
3 24 (14.55%) XenApp
4 19 (11.52%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.24%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (39.39%) SCCM
2 30 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.24%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.61%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.79%) Citrix
3 14 (8.48%) AppSense
4 11 (6.67%) VMware
5 6 (3.64%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.82%) HP
7 2 (1.21%) Remedy
7 2 (1.21%) Wyse
7 2 (1.21%) Dell
7 2 (1.21%) CA
8 1 (0.61%) Dell KACE
8 1 (0.61%) Apple
8 1 (0.61%) Mercator
8 1 (0.61%) Reuters
8 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.61%) Novell
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