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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Packaging
UK
Rank 522 595 592
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 65 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.070% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 11
Median daily rate £340 £375 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
-15.33% +42.85%
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
13869 14440 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 28.89% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9525 9991 9330
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 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 23 January 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 27 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 23 January 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 +61 65 £340 -9.33% 7
London +35 29 £450 +28.57% 4
Tyne and Wear - 24 £320 - 2
North East - 24 £320 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £323 - 2
East Midlands -10 4 £151 -65.60%
Croydon - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £350 -
Derbyshire -17 3 £136 -68.91%
North West +22 2 - -
South East +18 2 £300 +9.48%
Derby -12 2 £151 -65.60%
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £325 -
Manchester +6 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £525 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Alfreton - 1 £120 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Taunton - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 -
Somerset - 1 £325 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 125 (72.67%) DevOps
2 121 (70.35%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (69.77%) Puppet
4 118 (68.60%) Linux
5 116 (67.44%) Configuration Management
6 103 (59.88%) Git (software)
7 102 (59.30%) Oracle
8 101 (58.72%) JIRA
9 99 (57.56%) Security Cleared
10 97 (56.40%) Service Management
11 96 (55.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 95 (55.23%) Confluence
13 92 (53.49%) VMware
14 91 (52.91%) Jenkins
15 90 (52.33%) Scrum
16 88 (51.16%) Docker
17 87 (50.58%) Amazon AWS
18 86 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
19 85 (49.42%) Ansible
20 84 (48.84%) ZABBIX
21 83 (48.26%) vCloud
21 83 (48.26%) Continuous Delivery
21 83 (48.26%) Terraform
22 82 (47.67%) Rancher
22 82 (47.67%) Kubernetes
22 82 (47.67%) SC Cleared
22 82 (47.67%) DNS
23 81 (47.09%) PostgreSQL
24 80 (46.51%) Identity Management
24 80 (46.51%) Shell Script

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 95 (55.23%) Confluence
2 78 (45.35%) Apache
2 78 (45.35%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (10.47%) WebLogic
4 17 (9.88%) JBoss
4 17 (9.88%) WebSphere
4 17 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (7.56%) nginx
6 12 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (4.65%) FileNet
8 3 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.58%) IIS
10 1 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 79 (45.93%) HipChat
2 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.91%) MS Office
3 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (9.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.16%) Demantra
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (50.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.91%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.58%) G Suite
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) Route 53
6 1 (0.58%) Trello
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (47.67%) DNS
2 80 (46.51%) OpenLDAP
2 80 (46.51%) OpenVPN
2 80 (46.51%) SSH
3 27 (15.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 25 (14.53%) VPN
5 21 (12.21%) IPsec
6 18 (10.47%) SSL
7 17 (9.88%) LDAP
8 8 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (4.07%) Network Security
10 4 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.33%) Firewall
11 3 (1.74%) HTTP
12 2 (1.16%) Internet
12 2 (1.16%) SAN
13 1 (0.58%) LAN
13 1 (0.58%) SMTP
13 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (47.09%) PostgreSQL
2 77 (44.77%) Hadoop
3 30 (17.44%) Oracle Database
4 27 (15.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (8.14%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.16%) DTS
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.58%) Big Data
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 103 (59.88%) Git (software)
2 101 (58.72%) JIRA
3 96 (55.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 91 (52.91%) Jenkins
5 79 (45.93%) Ant
5 79 (45.93%) JIRA Agile
5 79 (45.93%) JUnit
5 79 (45.93%) Maven
5 79 (45.93%) SonarQube
6 78 (45.35%) Liquibase
7 52 (30.23%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.49%) MSI
9 5 (2.91%) InstallShield
9 5 (2.91%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.16%) JDeveloper
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.58%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.81%) Finance
2 4 (2.33%) Banking
2 4 (2.33%) Retail
3 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.74%) Publishing
4 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (50.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (13.37%) Senior DevOps
2 23 (13.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.30%) Consultant
4 12 (6.98%) Lead DevOps
5 8 (4.65%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (4.07%) Analyst
6 7 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) Support Analyst
7 5 (2.91%) Applications Packager
7 5 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (2.91%) Middleware Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Citrix Support
8 4 (2.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (45.93%) MCollective
2 78 (45.35%) ELK Stack
3 17 (9.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (5.23%) Middleware
5 5 (2.91%) XML
6 3 (1.74%) Django
6 3 (1.74%) JSON
6 3 (1.74%) REST
6 3 (1.74%) SOAP
7 2 (1.16%) .NET
7 2 (1.16%) HTML
7 2 (1.16%) Twisted
7 2 (1.16%) Web Services
8 1 (0.58%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.65%) DataPower
3 7 (4.07%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.49%) User Experience
5 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.58%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) PKI
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 118 (68.60%) Linux
2 68 (39.53%) CentOS
3 46 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (25.58%) Windows
5 38 (22.09%) Unix
6 25 (14.53%) AIX
7 17 (9.88%) VyOS
8 13 (7.56%) RancherOS
9 8 (4.65%) Windows Server
10 7 (4.07%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.16%) HPUX
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.58%) Android
14 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (72.67%) DevOps
2 121 (70.35%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (67.44%) Configuration Management
4 97 (56.40%) Service Management
5 90 (52.33%) Scrum
6 86 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (48.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 80 (46.51%) Identity Management
9 78 (45.35%) Workflow
10 52 (30.23%) Case Management
11 51 (29.65%) Coaching
12 49 (28.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (15.12%) OO
14 24 (13.95%) Change Control
15 17 (9.88%) ITIL
16 16 (9.30%) Problem Management
17 9 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
17 9 (5.23%) Software Engineering
18 7 (4.07%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (46.51%) Shell Script
2 54 (31.40%) Ruby
3 31 (18.02%) PowerShell
4 17 (9.88%) SQL
5 15 (8.72%) Java
6 14 (8.14%) Perl
7 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.74%) Python
8 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (57.56%) Security Cleared
2 82 (47.67%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.44%) CTC Cleared
4 20 (11.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (11.05%) DV Cleared
6 13 (7.56%) Degree
7 9 (5.23%) HNC
8 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) MCP
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.16%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 88 (51.16%) Docker
2 83 (48.26%) vCloud
3 78 (45.35%) Postfix
3 78 (45.35%) Squid
4 30 (17.44%) Active Directory
5 22 (12.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (6.98%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.91%) vSphere
9 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (1.74%) XenApp
11 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 120 (69.77%) Puppet
2 85 (49.42%) Ansible
3 84 (48.84%) ZABBIX
4 83 (48.26%) Terraform
5 82 (47.67%) Kubernetes
5 82 (47.67%) Rancher
6 80 (46.51%) logstash
7 78 (45.35%) Kibana
8 36 (20.93%) SCCM
9 25 (14.53%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (13.37%) Consul
10 23 (13.37%) Packer
11 13 (7.56%) HAProxy
12 4 (2.33%) FortiGate
13 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.58%) Rsyslog
14 1 (0.58%) SCOM
14 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
14 1 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 102 (59.30%) Oracle
2 92 (53.49%) VMware
3 79 (45.93%) Sonatype
4 66 (38.37%) Atlassian
5 35 (20.35%) Red Hat
6 27 (15.70%) HP
7 25 (14.53%) IBM
8 23 (13.37%) AppDynamics
9 22 (12.79%) Citrix
10 17 (9.88%) Axway
10 17 (9.88%) Informatica
10 17 (9.88%) Siebel
10 17 (9.88%) Vyatta
11 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
11 13 (7.56%) Sun
12 7 (4.07%) AppSense
12 7 (4.07%) Palo Alto
13 6 (3.49%) Cisco
14 4 (2.33%) CommVault
14 4 (2.33%) Juniper
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