The table below looks at the statistics for Software Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 579 525 509
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 18 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.13% 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 20
Average daily rate
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£274 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £209 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £455 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.77% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £15.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -38.25%

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
14908 14984 12930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.65% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9842 9913 8138
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 193 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.04 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -42 18 £274 -24.55% 5
North East -3 6 £274 -27.06%
Tyne and Wear - 6 £274 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £274 -
Hampshire +1 4 - -
South East -24 4 - -
London +5 3 £234 -48.05% 2
Shropshire -6 3 - -
West Midlands -11 3 - -
City of London +9 1 £288 -36.11%
East of England +8 1 £400 +30.08% 2
Yorkshire -17 1 £175 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £175 -
Hook - 1 - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software Packaging also 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 that cited Software Packaging.

1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) UNIX
3 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (34.15%) SCCM
5 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
7 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
7 10 (24.39%) Application Packaging
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (21.95%) VMware
8 9 (21.95%) HP
8 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (21.95%) Oracle
8 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
8 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
9 8 (19.51%) Siebel
9 8 (19.51%) JBoss
9 8 (19.51%) AIX
9 8 (19.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
9 8 (19.51%) Informatica
9 8 (19.51%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (19.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (19.51%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) IBM
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (19.51%) Workflow

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software Packaging also 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 that cited Software Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.51%) JBoss
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) FileNet
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (9.76%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.07%) Doxygen
3 5 (12.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Bluetooth
1 7 (17.07%) GSM
2 6 (14.63%) SSL
3 5 (12.20%) LDAP
3 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security
4 4 (9.76%) SAN
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) DHCP
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) GoogleTest
2 6 (14.63%) MSI
3 3 (7.32%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (4.88%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) WiX
General
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Software Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Applications Packager
3 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) C Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Application Packaging
2 8 (19.51%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) XSD
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) WinForms
3 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) DataPower
3 5 (12.20%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (12.20%) BeagleBone
3 5 (12.20%) Private Cloud
3 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) UNIX
3 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
4 8 (19.51%) AIX
5 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
5 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Workflow
2 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.07%) OO
2 7 (17.07%) Change Control
2 7 (17.07%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) Software Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) C
2 7 (17.07%) C++
2 7 (17.07%) Perl
2 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) REXX
5 1 (2.44%) Tcl
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) MCITP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (14.63%) XenApp
4 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (7.32%) vSphere
7 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) SCCM
2 8 (19.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (7.32%) Unicenter
4 3 (7.32%) ARCserve
5 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.44%) WMI
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
2 9 (21.95%) HP
2 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle
3 8 (19.51%) Siebel
3 8 (19.51%) Informatica
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
3 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) Axway
4 7 (17.07%) Google
5 5 (12.20%) Sun
5 5 (12.20%) Business Objects
5 5 (12.20%) AppSense
6 4 (9.76%) Altiris
7 3 (7.32%) CA
7 3 (7.32%) Lumension
8 2 (4.88%) Brocade
9 1 (2.44%) Veritas
9 1 (2.44%) Toshiba