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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 581 528 513
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 10 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.070% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 28
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £233 £388
% change year-on-year
+43.01% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.00%

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
14612 14099 13778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.54% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9984 9008 8637
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 303 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 29 December 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 18 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 29 December 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 -27 10 £400 -1.53% 8
South East -24 4 £438 +29.62% 3
Berkshire - 4 £438 - 1
London 0 3 £450 +7.46% 3
City of London +4 1 £500 +17.64%
West Midlands - 1 £190 - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 21 (45.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 19 (41.30%) Linux
6 18 (39.13%) ITIL
7 15 (32.61%) SCCM
8 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
8 14 (30.43%) Red Hat
8 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
9 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
9 13 (28.26%) MCSE
10 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.09%) VMware
10 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
11 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
12 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (21.74%) Citrix
12 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (19.57%) HP
13 9 (19.57%) Application Packaging
13 9 (19.57%) MCITP
14 8 (17.39%) DHCP
14 8 (17.39%) DNS
14 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
15 7 (15.22%) DevOps
15 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.52%) Lync
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Site Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
1 4 (8.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DHCP
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
2 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.17%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.17%) GSM
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) MSI
2 4 (8.70%) CruiseControl
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) AdminStudio
4 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (2.17%) GoogleTest
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) International Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
3 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.52%) Analyst
3 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
4 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
4 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (2.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Application Packaging
2 4 (8.70%) Memcached
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.70%) Open Source
4 3 (6.52%) DataPower
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (23.91%) Windows XP
6 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.70%) CentOS
7 4 (8.70%) UNIX
8 3 (6.52%) AIX
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.22%) Validation
4 7 (15.22%) DevOps
5 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.17%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.17%) Service Management
8 1 (2.17%) OO
8 1 (2.17%) Change Management
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) VB
2 4 (8.70%) Python
2 4 (8.70%) Ruby
2 4 (8.70%) C
3 3 (6.52%) Perl
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (28.26%) MCSE
2 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (19.57%) MCITP
5 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (13.04%) Degree
7 5 (10.87%) MCP
8 4 (8.70%) LPIC
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.17%) HNC
9 1 (2.17%) MCSA
9 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) XenApp
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.70%) StatsD
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
2 4 (8.70%) Graphite
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.35%) ARCserve
4 2 (4.35%) Unicenter
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 12 (26.09%) VMware
4 10 (21.74%) Citrix
5 9 (19.57%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) Siebel
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) Informatica
6 3 (6.52%) Axway
6 3 (6.52%) Lumension
7 2 (4.35%) AppSense
7 2 (4.35%) Altiris
7 2 (4.35%) CA
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas
8 1 (2.17%) Google
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Toshiba
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