The table below looks at the statistics for Software Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Packaging
UK
Rank 533 604 601
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 63 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.039% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 15
Median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £285 £264
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14112 14564 13890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 28.47% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9817 10041 9189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 245 189
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Software Packaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +71 62 £350 +16.66% 8
Tyne and Wear - 26 £325 - 4
North East - 26 £325 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 26 £325 - 4
London +28 24 £425 -13.26% 3
East Midlands +5 5 £165 -62.28%
Derbyshire -9 4 £151 -65.60%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £350 -
North West +21 3 - -
Derby -5 3 £165 -62.28%
South East +17 2 £400 +45.45%
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
City of London - 2 £525 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 -
Manchester +8 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 -
Taunton - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £525 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Alfreton - 1 £120 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 112 (69.14%) DevOps
2 109 (67.28%) Linux
3 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (62.35%) Configuration Management
5 92 (56.79%) Oracle
5 92 (56.79%) Puppet
6 89 (54.94%) Security Cleared
7 88 (54.32%) Git (software)
8 82 (50.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 82 (50.62%) JIRA
9 79 (48.77%) Confluence
10 78 (48.15%) Jenkins
11 74 (45.68%) Amazon AWS
12 69 (42.59%) Continuous Integration
12 69 (42.59%) Service Management
13 68 (41.98%) SC Cleared
14 67 (41.36%) Ansible
15 63 (38.89%) VMware
15 63 (38.89%) Windows
16 61 (37.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 59 (36.42%) Scrum
18 57 (35.19%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (34.57%) Atlassian
19 56 (34.57%) Unix
20 55 (33.95%) DNS
20 55 (33.95%) ZABBIX
20 55 (33.95%) vCloud
20 55 (33.95%) Continuous Delivery
21 54 (33.33%) Docker
21 54 (33.33%) Workflow

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (48.77%) Confluence
2 47 (29.01%) Apache
2 47 (29.01%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 19 (11.73%) JBoss
4 19 (11.73%) WebSphere
4 19 (11.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (8.02%) nginx
6 10 (6.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (4.94%) FileNet
8 3 (1.85%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.23%) SAS
9 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.62%) IIS
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (29.63%) HipChat
2 5 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Office
3 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (11.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.23%) Demantra
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.23%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 74 (45.68%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.41%) Trello
4 5 (3.09%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.23%) Office 365
6 2 (1.23%) Route 53
6 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) G Suite
7 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 55 (33.95%) DNS
2 47 (29.01%) OpenLDAP
2 47 (29.01%) OpenVPN
2 47 (29.01%) SSH
3 25 (15.43%) VPN
4 24 (14.81%) Reverse Proxy
5 23 (14.20%) SSL
6 21 (12.96%) LDAP
7 17 (10.49%) IPsec
8 8 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (4.94%) Firewall
8 8 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.32%) Network Security
10 3 (1.85%) HTTP
11 2 (1.23%) Internet
11 2 (1.23%) SAN
11 2 (1.23%) SMTP
12 1 (0.62%) NAS
12 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (32.10%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (27.16%) Hadoop
3 30 (18.52%) BusinessObjects
4 29 (17.90%) Oracle Database
5 25 (15.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.23%) Big Data
10 2 (1.23%) DTS
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (54.32%) Git (software)
2 82 (50.62%) JIRA
2 82 (50.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 78 (48.15%) Jenkins
4 48 (29.63%) JIRA Agile
5 47 (29.01%) Ant
5 47 (29.01%) JUnit
5 47 (29.01%) Maven
5 47 (29.01%) SonarQube
6 46 (28.40%) Liquibase
7 26 (16.05%) Bitbucket
8 13 (8.02%) GitLab
9 9 (5.56%) Vagrant
10 8 (4.94%) MSI
11 5 (3.09%) InstallShield
12 2 (1.23%) JDeveloper
12 2 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
13 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (6.17%) Finance
2 5 (3.09%) Banking
2 5 (3.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.47%) Publishing
4 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (51.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (6.79%) Senior DevOps
2 11 (6.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 10 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (5.56%) Consultant
4 9 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (4.94%) AWS DevOps
5 8 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (4.94%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.32%) Analyst
6 7 (4.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.32%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (3.70%) Applications Packager
7 6 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.01%) Elastic Stack
1 47 (29.01%) MCollective
2 19 (11.73%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (5.56%) Middleware
4 5 (3.09%) XML
5 3 (1.85%) Django
5 3 (1.85%) JSON
5 3 (1.85%) REST
5 3 (1.85%) SOAP
6 2 (1.23%) .NET
6 2 (1.23%) HTML
6 2 (1.23%) Twisted
6 2 (1.23%) Web Services
7 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (35.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.94%) DataPower
3 7 (4.32%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.32%) User Experience
4 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (0.62%) Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (67.28%) Linux
2 63 (38.89%) Windows
3 61 (37.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (34.57%) Unix
5 42 (25.93%) CentOS
6 27 (16.67%) AIX
7 23 (14.20%) Windows Server
8 17 (10.49%) VyOS
9 13 (8.02%) RancherOS
10 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
11 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.23%) HPUX
14 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.62%) Android
15 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (69.14%) DevOps
2 106 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (62.35%) Configuration Management
4 69 (42.59%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (42.59%) Service Management
5 59 (36.42%) Scrum
6 55 (33.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 54 (33.33%) Workflow
8 47 (29.01%) Identity Management
9 40 (24.69%) Change Control
10 33 (20.37%) Coaching
11 30 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (17.28%) OO
13 24 (14.81%) Case Management
14 18 (11.11%) ITIL
15 17 (10.49%) Open Source
15 17 (10.49%) Problem Management
16 11 (6.79%) Root Cause Analysis
17 9 (5.56%) Change Management
18 8 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.01%) PowerShell
1 47 (29.01%) Shell Script
2 27 (16.67%) Ruby
3 18 (11.11%) SQL
4 15 (9.26%) Java
5 14 (8.64%) Perl
6 4 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.85%) Python
8 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (54.94%) Security Cleared
2 68 (41.98%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.73%) DV Cleared
4 17 (10.49%) CTC Cleared
5 12 (7.41%) Degree
6 10 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (6.17%) HNC
7 2 (1.23%) MCP
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 55 (33.95%) vCloud
2 54 (33.33%) Docker
3 47 (29.01%) Postfix
3 47 (29.01%) Squid
4 45 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 25 (15.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (6.79%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.09%) vSphere
9 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (1.85%) XenApp
11 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 92 (56.79%) Puppet
2 67 (41.36%) Ansible
3 55 (33.95%) ZABBIX
4 48 (29.63%) Kubernetes
4 48 (29.63%) Rancher
4 48 (29.63%) Terraform
5 47 (29.01%) Docker Swarm
5 47 (29.01%) Kibana
5 47 (29.01%) logstash
6 38 (23.46%) SCCM
7 27 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (10.49%) Consul
8 17 (10.49%) Dollar Universe
8 17 (10.49%) Packer
9 16 (9.88%) Forum Sentry
10 13 (8.02%) HAProxy
11 8 (4.94%) FortiGate
12 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (1.23%) Rsyslog
13 1 (0.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 92 (56.79%) Oracle
2 63 (38.89%) VMware
3 56 (34.57%) Atlassian
4 53 (32.72%) Red Hat
5 47 (29.01%) Sonatype
6 36 (22.22%) HP
7 27 (16.67%) IBM
8 23 (14.20%) Citrix
9 19 (11.73%) Axway
9 19 (11.73%) Informatica
9 19 (11.73%) Siebel
10 17 (10.49%) AppDynamics
10 17 (10.49%) TIBCO
10 17 (10.49%) Vyatta
11 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
12 13 (8.02%) Sun
13 11 (6.79%) Palo Alto
14 10 (6.17%) Cisco
15 8 (4.94%) AlienVault
15 8 (4.94%) Juniper
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