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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 541 607 624
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 80 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.069% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.24% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 7
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £285 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.25 -

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
15273 15835 15252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.81% 28.73% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10539 11026 10410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 255 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £17.43 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 9 December 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 24 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 9 December 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 +51 80 £375 -6.25% 5
London +60 53 £450 - 2
North East - 18 £334 -
Tyne and Wear - 18 £334 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £340 -
Croydon - 12 £488 -
South West - 3 £325 -
South East +23 2 £300 -11.11% 1
Derbyshire -13 2 £128 -69.88%
East Midlands -19 2 £128 -68.96%
Wiltshire - 2 £313 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Surrey +21 1 - -
City of London -6 1 £395 +12.85%
Derby -13 1 £136 -68.00%
Taunton - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Alfreton - 1 £120 -
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 156 (80.83%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (79.27%) Puppet
3 147 (76.17%) DevOps
4 144 (74.61%) Configuration Management
4 144 (74.61%) Linux
5 133 (68.91%) Git (software)
6 132 (68.39%) JIRA
6 132 (68.39%) Oracle
7 127 (65.80%) Service Management
7 127 (65.80%) VMware
7 127 (65.80%) Security Cleared
8 126 (65.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 123 (63.73%) Confluence
10 122 (63.21%) Jenkins
11 121 (62.69%) Scrum
12 120 (62.18%) Docker
13 118 (61.14%) Amazon AWS
13 118 (61.14%) Continuous Integration
14 117 (60.62%) ZABBIX
15 116 (60.10%) Terraform
16 115 (59.59%) Ansible
16 115 (59.59%) Kubernetes
16 115 (59.59%) Rancher
16 115 (59.59%) DNS
17 114 (59.07%) PostgreSQL
17 114 (59.07%) vCloud
17 114 (59.07%) Continuous Delivery
18 113 (58.55%) logstash
18 113 (58.55%) OpenVPN
18 113 (58.55%) OpenLDAP

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
1 123 (63.73%) Confluence
2 109 (56.48%) Apache
2 109 (56.48%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (8.29%) JBoss
3 16 (8.29%) WebLogic
3 16 (8.29%) WebSphere
3 16 (8.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (6.74%) nginx
5 12 (6.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (4.15%) FileNet
7 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.52%) IIS
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 110 (56.99%) HipChat
2 11 (5.70%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.04%) MS Project
6 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (8.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.04%) Demantra
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 118 (61.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.15%) G Suite
2 8 (4.15%) Trello
3 5 (2.59%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.04%) Office 365
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 115 (59.59%) DNS
2 113 (58.55%) OpenLDAP
2 113 (58.55%) OpenVPN
2 113 (58.55%) SSH
3 27 (13.99%) Reverse Proxy
4 25 (12.95%) VPN
5 21 (10.88%) IPsec
6 17 (8.81%) LDAP
6 17 (8.81%) SSL
7 8 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.63%) Network Security
9 4 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.07%) Firewall
10 3 (1.55%) HTTP
11 2 (1.04%) DHCP
12 1 (0.52%) Internet
12 1 (0.52%) LAN
12 1 (0.52%) SAN
12 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (59.07%) PostgreSQL
2 110 (56.99%) Hadoop
3 29 (15.03%) Oracle Database
4 27 (13.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (6.74%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.07%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.04%) DTS
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.04%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (68.91%) Git (software)
2 132 (68.39%) JIRA
3 126 (65.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 122 (63.21%) Jenkins
5 110 (56.99%) Ant
5 110 (56.99%) JIRA Agile
5 110 (56.99%) JUnit
5 110 (56.99%) Maven
5 110 (56.99%) SonarQube
6 107 (55.44%) Liquibase
7 79 (40.93%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.07%) InstallShield
8 4 (2.07%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.04%) JDeveloper
9 2 (1.04%) MSI
9 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (4.66%) Finance
2 3 (1.55%) Banking
2 3 (1.55%) Retail
3 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.04%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (53.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (17.10%) Senior DevOps
2 33 (17.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 24 (12.44%) Lead DevOps
4 20 (10.36%) Consultant
5 12 (6.22%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (3.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (3.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.59%) Architect
8 5 (2.59%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (2.59%) Junior
8 5 (2.59%) Junior DevOps
8 5 (2.59%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.07%) Analyst
9 4 (2.07%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (2.07%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (57.51%) ELK Stack
2 110 (56.99%) MCollective
3 16 (8.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (2.59%) XML
5 3 (1.55%) Django
5 3 (1.55%) JSON
5 3 (1.55%) Middleware
5 3 (1.55%) REST
5 3 (1.55%) SOAP
6 2 (1.04%) .NET
6 2 (1.04%) HTML
6 2 (1.04%) Twisted
6 2 (1.04%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.15%) DataPower
3 7 (3.63%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.55%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 144 (74.61%) Linux
2 98 (50.78%) CentOS
3 38 (19.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (19.17%) Windows
5 27 (13.99%) Unix
6 24 (12.44%) AIX
7 17 (8.81%) VyOS
8 13 (6.74%) RancherOS
9 11 (5.70%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.15%) Android
10 8 (4.15%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.11%) Windows Server
12 5 (2.59%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.07%) Windows 7
13 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.04%) Debian
14 2 (1.04%) HPUX
15 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (80.83%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (76.17%) DevOps
3 144 (74.61%) Configuration Management
4 127 (65.80%) Service Management
5 121 (62.69%) Scrum
6 118 (61.14%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (59.07%) Continuous Delivery
8 113 (58.55%) Identity Management
9 103 (53.37%) Workflow
10 79 (40.93%) Case Management
11 77 (39.90%) Coaching
12 71 (36.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (12.95%) OO
14 21 (10.88%) Change Control
15 17 (8.81%) Software Engineering
16 15 (7.77%) ITIL
17 14 (7.25%) Problem Management
18 9 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
19 8 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
20 6 (3.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (57.51%) Shell Script
2 85 (44.04%) Ruby
3 18 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.81%) Java
5 16 (8.29%) SQL
6 14 (7.25%) Perl
7 5 (2.59%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (65.80%) Security Cleared
2 112 (58.03%) SC Cleared
3 47 (24.35%) CTC Cleared
4 24 (12.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (9.33%) DV Cleared
6 13 (6.74%) Degree
7 8 (4.15%) HNC
8 2 (1.04%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.52%) MCP
9 1 (0.52%) MCSE
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (62.18%) Docker
2 114 (59.07%) vCloud
3 109 (56.48%) Postfix
3 109 (56.48%) Squid
4 28 (14.51%) Active Directory
5 15 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (6.22%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.18%) Hyper-V
8 9 (4.66%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.07%) vSphere
11 2 (1.04%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.04%) XenApp
12 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 153 (79.27%) Puppet
2 117 (60.62%) ZABBIX
3 116 (60.10%) Terraform
4 115 (59.59%) Ansible
4 115 (59.59%) Kubernetes
4 115 (59.59%) Rancher
5 113 (58.55%) logstash
6 109 (56.48%) Kibana
7 32 (16.58%) SCCM
8 24 (12.44%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (11.92%) Consul
9 23 (11.92%) Packer
10 13 (6.74%) HAProxy
11 4 (2.07%) AirWatch
11 4 (2.07%) Casper Suite
11 4 (2.07%) FortiGate
12 3 (1.55%) WSUS
13 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (1.04%) OpenNMS
14 1 (0.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 132 (68.39%) Oracle
2 127 (65.80%) VMware
3 110 (56.99%) Sonatype
4 93 (48.19%) Atlassian
5 27 (13.99%) HP
6 24 (12.44%) IBM
6 24 (12.44%) Red Hat
7 23 (11.92%) AppDynamics
8 17 (8.81%) Vyatta
9 16 (8.29%) Axway
9 16 (8.29%) Informatica
9 16 (8.29%) Siebel
10 15 (7.77%) Citrix
11 13 (6.74%) Sun
12 8 (4.15%) Apple
12 8 (4.15%) Google
12 8 (4.15%) Microsoft
13 6 (3.11%) Palo Alto
14 5 (2.59%) AppSense
14 5 (2.59%) Cisco
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