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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank 571 527 543
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 35 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.089% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 24
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £319
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.73 £16.05 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.99% -57.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.99% -57.20%

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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -55 28 £375 - 8
South East +2 13 £380 -20.00% 4
London -1 7 £525 +61.53% 3
City of London +24 5 £525 +121.05%
Berkshire - 4 - - 3
South West -34 3 £163 -29.15%
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 76 (82.61%) Windows
2 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 40 (43.48%) MS Excel
4 37 (40.22%) Security Cleared
5 33 (35.87%) SC Cleared
6 31 (33.70%) SCCM
7 30 (32.61%) VBScript
8 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
9 27 (29.35%) ITIL
9 27 (29.35%) Windows 7
10 26 (28.26%) Mentoring
11 25 (27.17%) Linux
12 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (23.91%) Workflow
13 22 (23.91%) Application Packaging
14 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
15 16 (17.39%) Citrix
15 16 (17.39%) Windows XP
16 15 (16.30%) HP
17 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
17 13 (14.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
18 12 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 12 (13.04%) MSI
19 11 (11.96%) MCSE
19 11 (11.96%) VB
19 11 (11.96%) C
20 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (10.87%) Project Management
20 10 (10.87%) VMware

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) IIS
3 4 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.26%) Lync
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.17%) Site Server
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
1 4 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.43%) DNS
2 5 (5.43%) DHCP
3 3 (3.26%) SAN
4 2 (2.17%) Network Security
4 2 (2.17%) NAS
4 2 (2.17%) AMQP
4 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) RDBMS
1 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.17%) IDOL
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MSI
2 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (4.35%) AdminStudio
4 4 (4.35%) CruiseControl
4 4 (4.35%) Subversion
4 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.17%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) International Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Applications Packager
2 10 (10.87%) Software Engineer
3 7 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (7.61%) Administrator
4 5 (5.43%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 5 (5.43%) Analyst
4 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
4 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Software Packager
5 4 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 4 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) Application Packaging
2 5 (5.43%) JSP
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
3 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.35%) Memcached
4 2 (2.17%) Lucene
4 2 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.35%) Open Source
4 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (82.61%) Windows
2 27 (29.35%) Windows 7
3 25 (27.17%) Linux
4 16 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (8.70%) UNIX
8 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.35%) CentOS
10 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) ITIL
2 26 (28.26%) Mentoring
3 22 (23.91%) Workflow
4 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.87%) Project Management
5 10 (10.87%) Software Distribution
6 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.52%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (5.43%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (5.43%) Validation
11 4 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.35%) DevOps
12 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
12 3 (3.26%) Migration
12 3 (3.26%) Service Management
12 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) VBScript
2 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.96%) VB
3 11 (11.96%) C
4 8 (8.70%) C++
4 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.70%) Perl
4 8 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.52%) Ruby
5 6 (6.52%) SQL
6 4 (4.35%) Python
7 2 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (40.22%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (11.96%) MCSE
5 7 (7.61%) MCITP
5 7 (7.61%) Degree
6 5 (5.43%) MCP
6 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.35%) LPIC
8 3 (3.26%) HNC
8 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) MCSA
9 2 (2.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (10.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (6.52%) XenApp
6 4 (4.35%) vSphere
7 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (33.70%) SCCM
2 12 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (7.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (5.43%) WSUS
4 5 (5.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (4.35%) StatsD
5 4 (4.35%) Ansible
5 4 (4.35%) Puppet
5 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.26%) HP SIM
6 3 (3.26%) Unicenter
6 3 (3.26%) ARCserve
7 2 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.39%) Citrix
3 15 (16.30%) HP
4 10 (10.87%) VMware
5 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.70%) Lumension
7 5 (5.43%) Symantec
7 5 (5.43%) AppSense
7 5 (5.43%) Oracle
8 4 (4.35%) Altiris
9 3 (3.26%) Sybase
9 3 (3.26%) CA
10 2 (2.17%) Veritas
10 2 (2.17%) Juniper
10 2 (2.17%) Cisco
11 1 (1.09%) Brocade
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