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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 581 543 546
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 36 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.089% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 24
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £410 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £319
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.73 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.33% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £19.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-19.33% -48.00%

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
15355 15252 15663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.95% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10019 9918 9361
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 256 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 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 15 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 1 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 -33 29 £388 +3.33% 4
South East -2 14 £400 -15.78% 2
London +2 7 £525 +61.53% 2
City of London +29 5 £525 +121.05%
Berkshire - 5 £400 - 2
South West -32 1 £163 -29.15%
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 54 (65.06%) Microsoft
3 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
4 33 (39.76%) Security Cleared
5 29 (34.94%) SC Cleared
5 29 (34.94%) Active Directory
6 28 (33.73%) ITIL
6 28 (33.73%) SCCM
7 27 (32.53%) Windows 7
8 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (27.71%) VBScript
9 23 (27.71%) Mentoring
10 22 (26.51%) Linux
11 19 (22.89%) Workflow
11 19 (22.89%) Application Packaging
12 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
13 16 (19.28%) Citrix
14 15 (18.07%) HP
15 14 (16.87%) Windows XP
16 12 (14.46%) MCSE
16 12 (14.46%) Red Hat
16 12 (14.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (13.25%) VMware
17 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (13.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
18 10 (12.05%) MSI
18 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
18 10 (12.05%) Service Delivery

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) IIS
3 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.61%) Lync
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) Site Server
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) SaaS
1 4 (4.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.23%) DHCP
2 6 (7.23%) DNS
3 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 2 (2.41%) Network Security
4 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.41%) NAS
4 2 (2.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.41%) IDOL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MSI
2 8 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) CruiseControl
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
4 3 (3.61%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (2.41%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) International Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Applications Packager
2 7 (8.43%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
3 5 (6.02%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (6.02%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 5 (6.02%) Analyst
3 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
3 5 (6.02%) Administrator
3 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (4.82%) Service Analyst
4 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
4 4 (4.82%) Team Leader
4 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.41%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (2.41%) Software Packager
6 2 (2.41%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) Application Packaging
2 5 (6.02%) JSP
3 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.82%) Memcached
3 4 (4.82%) .NET
4 2 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.41%) Lucene
4 2 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.82%) Open Source
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.41%) DataPower
5 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 27 (32.53%) Windows 7
3 22 (26.51%) Linux
4 14 (16.87%) Windows XP
5 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.23%) UNIX
9 4 (4.82%) CentOS
10 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.41%) AIX
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 23 (27.71%) Mentoring
3 19 (22.89%) Workflow
4 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.05%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.64%) Software Distribution
5 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (9.64%) Project Management
6 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.23%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (7.23%) DevOps
7 6 (7.23%) Validation
8 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.61%) Migration
10 3 (3.61%) Service Management
10 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) VBScript
2 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.64%) VB
4 7 (8.43%) C
5 6 (7.23%) Ruby
5 6 (7.23%) Perl
6 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.82%) C++
6 4 (4.82%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) SQL
8 2 (2.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (39.76%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.94%) SC Cleared
3 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (14.46%) MCSE
5 8 (9.64%) MCITP
6 7 (8.43%) Degree
7 6 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (6.02%) MCP
9 4 (4.82%) LPIC
10 3 (3.61%) HNC
11 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.61%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (12.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.23%) XenApp
6 4 (4.82%) vSphere
7 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (33.73%) SCCM
2 11 (13.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (6.02%) WSUS
4 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 4 (4.82%) StatsD
4 4 (4.82%) Ansible
4 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.61%) Unicenter
5 3 (3.61%) ARCserve
5 3 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.61%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.41%) SCOM
6 2 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 54 (65.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) Citrix
3 15 (18.07%) HP
4 12 (14.46%) Red Hat
5 11 (13.25%) VMware
6 8 (9.64%) Lumension
7 5 (6.02%) Symantec
7 5 (6.02%) AppSense
8 4 (4.82%) Altiris
8 4 (4.82%) Oracle
9 3 (3.61%) CA
10 2 (2.41%) Axway
10 2 (2.41%) JBoss
10 2 (2.41%) Siebel
10 2 (2.41%) Informatica
10 2 (2.41%) Veritas
10 2 (2.41%) Juniper
10 2 (2.41%) Cisco
10 2 (2.41%) IBM
11 1 (1.20%) Brocade
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