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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 621 621 568
Rank change year-on-year
0 -53
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 26 19 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.034% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 27
Median daily rate £325 £294 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -18.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £249 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £347 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £292 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.00

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
15346 14936 15049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 26.76% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10732 9653 9838
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 208
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.37 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 2016.

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 20 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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 24 £325 +10.63% 9
North East -25 16 £320 +17.00%
Tyne and Wear -24 15 £323 +17.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 14 £320 +17.00%
South East -5 3 £275 -17.54% 4
London -27 2 £413 +40.42% 4
City of London +33 1 £325 +13.04%
Essex +8 1 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire +7 1 £476 -
East of England +4 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Manchester -4 1 £285 -
North West -5 1 £285 -
Yorkshire - 1 £555 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Brighton - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 £555 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £555 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 38 (71.70%) Oracle
2 30 (56.60%) Linux
3 29 (54.72%) Unix
3 29 (54.72%) HP
3 29 (54.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (52.83%) Red Hat
5 24 (45.28%) Perl
6 22 (41.51%) SQL
6 22 (41.51%) Sun
7 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
8 16 (30.19%) IBM
8 16 (30.19%) Solaris
8 16 (30.19%) VMware
8 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (28.30%) WebSphere
9 15 (28.30%) AIX
9 15 (28.30%) JBoss
9 15 (28.30%) WebLogic
9 15 (28.30%) Shell Script
10 14 (26.42%) SAN
10 14 (26.42%) Informatica
10 14 (26.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (26.42%) OO
10 14 (26.42%) Siebel
10 14 (26.42%) Korn
10 14 (26.42%) Axway
10 14 (26.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef

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 15 (28.30%) JBoss
1 15 (28.30%) WebLogic
1 15 (28.30%) WebSphere
2 14 (26.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (11.32%) Confluence
5 5 (9.43%) IIS
6 4 (7.55%) FileNet
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (20.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (9.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) OpenShift
2 3 (5.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) SAN
2 9 (16.98%) SSL
3 8 (15.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (15.09%) LDAP
3 8 (15.09%) Network Security
4 4 (7.55%) Firewall
5 2 (3.77%) FTP
5 2 (3.77%) Intranet
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) Multicast
6 1 (1.89%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle Database
3 8 (15.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.89%) IDOL
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (13.21%) MSI
3 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.32%) JIRA
4 5 (9.43%) WiX
5 2 (3.77%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Games
2 2 (3.77%) Law
2 2 (3.77%) Legal
2 2 (3.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Applications Support
4 7 (13.21%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Development Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Development Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Business Systems Manager
7 3 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (18.87%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.09%) DataPower
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) Learning Management System
5 2 (3.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (3.77%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.77%) Social Media
5 2 (3.77%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (56.60%) Linux
2 29 (54.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (54.72%) Unix
3 16 (30.19%) Solaris
4 15 (28.30%) AIX
5 14 (26.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 12 (22.64%) Windows
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) Android
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.89%) SUSE
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) High Availability
2 14 (26.42%) OO
3 13 (24.53%) Change Control
3 13 (24.53%) DevOps
4 12 (22.64%) Configuration Management
5 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 4 (7.55%) ERP
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
8 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.77%) Open Source
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) SDLC
8 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) Perl
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) Shell Script
4 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
4 14 (26.42%) Korn
5 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) MCP
4 2 (3.77%) MCSA
4 2 (3.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (24.53%) Veritas File System
3 13 (24.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Docker
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (26.42%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.89%) SCSM
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) Oracle
2 29 (54.72%) HP
3 28 (52.83%) Red Hat
4 22 (41.51%) Sun
5 16 (30.19%) IBM
5 16 (30.19%) VMware
6 14 (26.42%) Axway
6 14 (26.42%) Informatica
6 14 (26.42%) Siebel
7 13 (24.53%) Veritas
8 12 (22.64%) Opsware
9 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.66%) iManage
10 3 (5.66%) Recommind
11 2 (3.77%) Adobe
11 2 (3.77%) Apple
11 2 (3.77%) Citrix
11 2 (3.77%) Twitter
12 1 (1.89%) BEA