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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 589 527 528
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 24 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 29
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£360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £227 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.73 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £20.80 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £31.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £26.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-39.50% -11.11%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 12 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 24 October 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 -47 18 £380 +1.33% 7
South East -12 9 £400 - 2
London -17 2 £430 +14.66% 4
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 1
City of London +9 1 £500 +110.52% 1
Bristol - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
3 31 (44.93%) MS Excel
4 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 25 (36.23%) ITIL
5 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
6 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
7 23 (33.33%) SCCM
7 23 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (31.88%) Windows 7
9 19 (27.54%) Linux
10 18 (26.09%) Mentoring
11 17 (24.64%) Application Packaging
12 16 (23.19%) Citrix
13 15 (21.74%) VBScript
14 14 (20.29%) Workflow
15 13 (18.84%) Red Hat
15 13 (18.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
16 12 (17.39%) HP
16 12 (17.39%) MCSE
16 12 (17.39%) Windows XP
17 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (15.94%) VMware
18 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
18 10 (14.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
20 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 8 (11.59%) Lumension

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.35%) Lync
4 3 (4.35%) JBoss
4 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) Site Server
5 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (44.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) SaaS
1 4 (5.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) DHCP
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.70%) DNS
2 3 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) NAS
3 2 (2.90%) AMQP
4 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.90%) IDOL
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.14%) MSI
3 4 (5.80%) CruiseControl
3 4 (5.80%) Subversion
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (2.90%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) International Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Retail
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Applications Packager
2 7 (10.14%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) Application Packaging
2 5 (7.25%) JSP
3 4 (5.80%) Memcached
3 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.90%) Lucene
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) Open Source
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) DataPower
5 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.90%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (73.91%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.54%) Linux
4 13 (18.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.80%) CentOS
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.35%) AIX
9 3 (4.35%) UNIX
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) ITIL
2 18 (26.09%) Mentoring
3 14 (20.29%) Workflow
4 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.14%) DevOps
6 7 (10.14%) Software Distribution
6 7 (10.14%) Project Management
6 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
6 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.70%) Validation
7 6 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (7.25%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.90%) User Stories
10 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.90%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) VBScript
2 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.14%) VB
4 6 (8.70%) Ruby
5 4 (5.80%) Python
6 3 (4.35%) C
6 3 (4.35%) Perl
6 3 (4.35%) SQL
7 2 (2.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 23 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (17.39%) MCSE
5 8 (11.59%) MCITP
6 6 (8.70%) Degree
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.25%) MCP
8 4 (5.80%) LPIC
9 2 (2.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.90%) HNC
9 2 (2.90%) MCSA
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.70%) XenApp
6 4 (5.80%) vSphere
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (7.25%) WSUS
3 5 (7.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.80%) StatsD
4 4 (5.80%) Ansible
4 4 (5.80%) Puppet
4 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.35%) Unicenter
5 3 (4.35%) ARCserve
6 2 (2.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (2.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Citrix
3 13 (18.84%) Red Hat
4 12 (17.39%) HP
5 11 (15.94%) VMware
6 8 (11.59%) Lumension
7 5 (7.25%) Symantec
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle
8 4 (5.80%) AppSense
8 4 (5.80%) Altiris
9 3 (4.35%) IBM
9 3 (4.35%) Axway
9 3 (4.35%) Siebel
9 3 (4.35%) CA
9 3 (4.35%) Informatica
10 2 (2.90%) Veritas
10 2 (2.90%) Juniper
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco
11 1 (1.45%) Brocade
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