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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 625 604 546
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -58
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 26 20 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.037% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.14% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 30
Median daily rate £328 £283 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £180 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £310 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £282 £311
% change year-on-year
+16.13% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.88

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
14868 14585 14718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 26.94% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9574 9788
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 203 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

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 24 May 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 16 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 24 May 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 -4 24 £325 +15.04% 8
North East -38 18 £325 +18.82%
Tyne and Wear -36 17 £325 +18.82%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 16 £325 +18.82%
South East -9 2 £375 +25.08% 2
London -12 2 £350 +21.73% 4
City of London +34 1 £325 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £555 +217.14%
East of England +7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Essex 0 1 £425 +6.25%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £555 +217.14%
Leeds -11 1 £555 +217.14%
Berkshire - 1 £476 -
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 28 (62.22%) Oracle
2 23 (51.11%) Linux
2 23 (51.11%) HP
3 22 (48.89%) Unix
3 22 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (46.67%) Red Hat
5 18 (40.00%) SQL
6 17 (37.78%) Perl
6 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (35.56%) IBM
7 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
8 15 (33.33%) Sun
8 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 15 (33.33%) WebLogic
8 15 (33.33%) Windows
8 15 (33.33%) AIX
8 15 (33.33%) JBoss
9 14 (31.11%) OO
9 14 (31.11%) Informatica
9 14 (31.11%) Siebel
9 14 (31.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (31.11%) Axway
9 14 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (31.11%) Puppet
10 13 (28.89%) Change Control
10 13 (28.89%) DevOps
11 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
12 11 (24.44%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (24.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager

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 15 (33.33%) JBoss
1 15 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 14 (31.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (13.33%) Confluence
5 4 (8.89%) FileNet
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.44%) IIS
6 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) OpenShift
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) SSL
2 8 (17.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (17.78%) LDAP
2 8 (17.78%) Network Security
3 7 (15.56%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) FTP
5 2 (4.44%) Intranet
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) HTTP
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.22%) IDOL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) MSI
3 2 (4.44%) AdminStudio
3 2 (4.44%) WiX
4 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Games
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Business Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Business Systems Manager
7 3 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Digital Product Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (15.56%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
3 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) DataPower
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) e-Learning
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Learning Management System
4 2 (4.44%) Social Media
4 2 (4.44%) Video Editing
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Unix
3 15 (33.33%) AIX
3 15 (33.33%) Windows
4 9 (20.00%) Solaris
5 7 (15.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.44%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) SUSE
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) OO
3 13 (28.89%) Change Control
3 13 (28.89%) DevOps
4 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (22.22%) Workflow
6 6 (13.33%) High Availability
7 4 (8.89%) Application Packaging
7 4 (8.89%) ERP
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Open Source
8 2 (4.44%) Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.44%) Time Management
8 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) Perl
3 9 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
5 7 (15.56%) Korn
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) MCP
3 2 (4.44%) MCSA
3 2 (4.44%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (13.33%) Veritas File System
3 6 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Docker
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.44%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (31.11%) Puppet
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Oracle
2 23 (51.11%) HP
3 21 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 16 (35.56%) IBM
5 15 (33.33%) Sun
6 14 (31.11%) Axway
6 14 (31.11%) Informatica
6 14 (31.11%) Siebel
7 8 (17.78%) VMware
8 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.33%) Opsware
8 6 (13.33%) Veritas
9 3 (6.67%) Citrix
9 3 (6.67%) iManage
9 3 (6.67%) Recommind
10 2 (4.44%) Adobe
10 2 (4.44%) Altiris
10 2 (4.44%) Apple
10 2 (4.44%) AppSense
10 2 (4.44%) Twitter