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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 565 512 508
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 18 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.085% 0.069%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 21
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £273 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
-24.64% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
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 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 20 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 30 January 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 -31 17 £275 -30.15% 4
London -13 4 £318 -20.62% 2
South East -5 3 £475 +40.74% 1
Berkshire - 3 £475 - 1
City of London +11 1 £325 -23.52%
West Midlands +1 1 £190 -60.82%
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Newport - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Andover - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
3 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (32.50%) UNIX
5 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
7 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
7 9 (22.50%) SCCM
7 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (22.50%) ITIL
7 9 (22.50%) DevOps
7 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
9 7 (17.50%) Google
9 7 (17.50%) C
9 7 (17.50%) C++
9 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.50%) OO
9 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
9 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
9 7 (17.50%) GSM
9 7 (17.50%) HP

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (12.50%) JBoss
1 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
1 4 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
1 7 (17.50%) GSM
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) GoogleTest
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.00%) MSI
3 2 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Software Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Applications Packager
4 2 (5.00%) Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.00%) C Developer
4 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.50%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (2.50%) IT Support
5 1 (2.50%) Designer
5 1 (2.50%) Senior Designer
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) Software Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (10.00%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) DataPower
3 4 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (32.50%) UNIX
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (12.50%) AIX
8 4 (10.00%) CentOS
9 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
1 9 (22.50%) DevOps
2 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) OO
4 5 (12.50%) Validation
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.50%) Change Control
6 3 (7.50%) Workflow
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.50%) Network Management
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.50%) Document Management
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C
1 7 (17.50%) C++
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) VB
3 4 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCSE
2 6 (15.00%) MCITP
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.50%) vSphere
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) StatsD
2 4 (10.00%) Ansible
2 4 (10.00%) Graphite
3 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) ARCserve
4 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.00%) Unicenter
4 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (5.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Google
3 7 (17.50%) HP
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Axway
4 5 (12.50%) Siebel
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 5 (12.50%) Informatica
5 2 (5.00%) CA
5 2 (5.00%) AppSense
5 2 (5.00%) Altiris
5 2 (5.00%) Lumension
6 1 (2.50%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas
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