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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 606 593 541
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -52
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 20 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.037% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.14% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 20
Average daily rate £350 £275 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -30.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £264 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.05% -24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £12.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.38

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 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 10 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 20 £350 +27.27% 5
Derbyshire - 8 £425 -
East Midlands - 8 £425 -
Manchester -16 6 £285 +8.57%
North West -18 6 £285 +8.57%
Derby - 6 £425 -
London +6 4 £480 +54.83% 3
West Midlands -12 1 - -
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Essex - 1 £400 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 31 (52.54%) Oracle
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
2 27 (45.76%) VMware
3 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (37.29%) HP
4 22 (37.29%) SAN
5 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
5 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
5 21 (35.59%) Perl
5 21 (35.59%) Linux
5 21 (35.59%) Unix
5 21 (35.59%) High Availability
6 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
6 20 (33.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (33.90%) Solaris
6 20 (33.90%) Shell Script
7 19 (32.20%) Veritas
7 19 (32.20%) Red Hat
7 19 (32.20%) Sun
7 19 (32.20%) Korn
7 19 (32.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 19 (32.20%) Veritas File System
7 19 (32.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 19 (32.20%) Bash Shell
7 19 (32.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 17 (28.81%) Opsware
8 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
9 16 (27.12%) SCCM
9 16 (27.12%) Windows

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
2 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.29%) SAN
2 7 (11.86%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) Multicast
4 2 (3.39%) Unicast
4 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MSI
1 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.17%) WiX
3 4 (6.78%) InstallShield
4 3 (5.08%) AdminStudio
4 3 (5.08%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.69%) FishEye
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Architect
3 12 (20.34%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Applications Support
5 8 (13.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Development Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Development Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Linux Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Solaris Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Support Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.39%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Business Systems Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) SOAP
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) BYOD
4 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.39%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.39%) Streaming Media
4 2 (3.39%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.39%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Linux
1 21 (35.59%) Unix
2 20 (33.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 20 (33.90%) Solaris
3 19 (32.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
8 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.39%) Android
9 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.69%) SUSE
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) High Availability
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) ITIL
4 5 (8.47%) Application Packaging
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) CRM
5 4 (6.78%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.08%) ERP
6 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.39%) ITSM
7 2 (3.39%) Release Management
7 2 (3.39%) SDLC
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management
7 2 (3.39%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.69%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) SQL
2 21 (35.59%) Perl
3 20 (33.90%) PowerShell
3 20 (33.90%) Shell Script
4 19 (32.20%) Bash Shell
4 19 (32.20%) Korn
5 5 (8.47%) VBScript
6 4 (6.78%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) VBA
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) C#
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.42%) Degree
3 12 (20.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
3 19 (32.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 19 (32.20%) Veritas File System
3 19 (32.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (11.86%) XenApp
5 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.08%) vSphere
7 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.39%) XenServer
8 1 (1.69%) Firmware
8 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (5.08%) Unicenter
3 2 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.39%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.69%) SCSM
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (52.54%) Oracle
2 27 (45.76%) VMware
3 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
4 22 (37.29%) HP
5 19 (32.20%) Red Hat
5 19 (32.20%) Sun
5 19 (32.20%) Veritas
6 17 (28.81%) Opsware
7 7 (11.86%) Citrix
8 4 (6.78%) iManage
8 4 (6.78%) Recommind
9 3 (5.08%) arcserve
9 3 (5.08%) Avaya
9 3 (5.08%) Brocade
9 3 (5.08%) CA
9 3 (5.08%) Lumension
10 2 (3.39%) Apple
10 2 (3.39%) BMC
10 2 (3.39%) Remedy
10 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
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