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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 595 548 556
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 29 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.083% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £243 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £525 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £329 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.21% -12.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.50 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £15.88 £18.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £16.05
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -6.54%

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
15794 15438 14710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 27.79% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10654 9905 9341
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 224 286
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.51 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

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 5 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 30 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 5 August 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 -16 24 £275 -31.25% 7
South East -12 10 £263 -0.94%
Scotland -8 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
London -1 4 £313 -24.24% 3
Glasgow - 4 - -
East of England +4 3 £168 - 1
Milton Keynes +3 3 £263 -0.94%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £263 -0.94%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £167 - 1
Lincoln - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Berkshire 0 1 - -
Brighton -9 1 - -
City of London -10 1 £275 -47.61% 1
East Sussex -13 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Hook - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
3 20 (42.55%) SCCM
4 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
4 15 (31.91%) SQL
5 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
7 12 (25.53%) Citrix
7 12 (25.53%) MSI
7 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
8 11 (23.40%) Application Packaging
9 10 (21.28%) HP
9 10 (21.28%) Perl
9 10 (21.28%) Linux
10 9 (19.15%) UNIX
10 9 (19.15%) Java
10 9 (19.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (19.15%) Workflow
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (19.15%) DevOps
11 8 (17.02%) XenApp
11 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.02%) VMware
11 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
12 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 7 (14.89%) Oracle
12 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
13 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.77%) JBoss
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 5 (10.64%) FileNet
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.13%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) LDAP
1 5 (10.64%) SSL
1 5 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (8.51%) Network Security
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MSI
2 4 (8.51%) InstallShield
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
2 4 (8.51%) Maven
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (8.51%) FishEye
2 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) WiX
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.13%) PVCS
3 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (8.51%) Law
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Applications Packager
3 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) Application Packaging
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.13%) WinForms
3 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.13%) WPF
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) COM
3 1 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.64%) DataPower
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.26%) CMDB
6 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) Equities
7 1 (2.13%) Tandem
7 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (12.77%) AIX
7 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (10.64%) Windows 8
8 4 (8.51%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Workflow
1 9 (19.15%) DevOps
2 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.77%) Change Control
3 6 (12.77%) Software Delivery
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Application Discovery
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) Perl
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.51%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) VBScript
5 4 (8.51%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) REXX
6 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
5 1 (2.13%) HNC
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (17.02%) XenApp
4 5 (10.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.51%) vSphere
6 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (42.55%) SCCM
2 9 (19.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (8.51%) Unicenter
4 4 (8.51%) ARCserve
5 3 (6.38%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.13%) WMI
6 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Citrix
3 10 (21.28%) HP
4 8 (17.02%) VMware
5 7 (14.89%) Oracle
6 6 (12.77%) Siebel
6 6 (12.77%) IBM
6 6 (12.77%) Altiris
6 6 (12.77%) Informatica
6 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.77%) Axway
7 5 (10.64%) AppSense
7 5 (10.64%) Sun
8 4 (8.51%) CA
8 4 (8.51%) Lumension
9 3 (6.38%) Brocade
10 1 (2.13%) Perforce
10 1 (2.13%) Dell
10 1 (2.13%) SAP
10 1 (2.13%) MobileIron