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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 522 627 600
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -27
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 126 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.057% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 19 17
Median daily rate £438 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £234 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +233.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
- +233.75%

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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 28 September 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 18 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 28 September 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 +120 126 £438 +45.83% 6
London +93 113 £450 +12.85% 3
Croydon - 20 £495 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £310 -
North East - 8 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £310 -
City of London +24 5 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 - - 1
East of England -4 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £300 - 1
Westminster - 1 £438 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 124 (84.35%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (78.23%) Linux
3 114 (77.55%) Puppet
3 114 (77.55%) DevOps
4 111 (75.51%) Oracle
5 107 (72.79%) Configuration Management
6 101 (68.71%) JIRA
6 101 (68.71%) VMware
6 101 (68.71%) Git (software)
7 98 (66.67%) Docker
8 97 (65.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 97 (65.99%) Service Management
9 96 (65.31%) Jenkins
9 96 (65.31%) Security Cleared
10 95 (64.63%) Confluence
10 95 (64.63%) Terraform
11 94 (63.95%) Kubernetes
11 94 (63.95%) Ansible
11 94 (63.95%) Amazon AWS
11 94 (63.95%) Rancher
12 93 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
13 92 (62.59%) ZABBIX
13 92 (62.59%) OpenLDAP
13 92 (62.59%) Hadoop
13 92 (62.59%) OpenVPN
13 92 (62.59%) logstash
13 92 (62.59%) Shell Script
13 92 (62.59%) Identity Management
13 92 (62.59%) PostgreSQL
13 92 (62.59%) Scrum

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 95 (64.63%) Confluence
2 88 (59.86%) Apache
2 88 (59.86%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (11.56%) JBoss
3 17 (11.56%) WebLogic
3 17 (11.56%) WebSphere
3 17 (11.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (3.40%) FileNet
6 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 88 (59.86%) HipChat
2 10 (6.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (10.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 94 (63.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.44%) Google Apps
2 8 (5.44%) Trello
3 4 (2.72%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (62.59%) OpenLDAP
1 92 (62.59%) OpenVPN
1 92 (62.59%) SSH
2 90 (61.22%) DNS
3 9 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (6.12%) LDAP
3 9 (6.12%) Network Security
3 9 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (6.12%) SSL
4 4 (2.72%) IPsec
4 4 (2.72%) VPN
5 2 (1.36%) DHCP
5 2 (1.36%) FTP
5 2 (1.36%) Intranet
5 2 (1.36%) LAN
5 2 (1.36%) SAN
5 2 (1.36%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (62.59%) Hadoop
1 92 (62.59%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (68.71%) Git (software)
1 101 (68.71%) JIRA
2 97 (65.99%) Sonatype Nexus
3 96 (65.31%) Jenkins
4 89 (60.54%) Ant
4 89 (60.54%) JUnit
4 89 (60.54%) Maven
4 89 (60.54%) SonarQube
5 88 (59.86%) JIRA Agile
6 86 (58.50%) Liquibase
7 75 (51.02%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.68%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 3 (2.04%) Finance
2 2 (1.36%) Games
2 2 (1.36%) Publishing
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (59.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (20.41%) Senior DevOps
2 30 (20.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 24 (16.33%) Lead DevOps
4 13 (8.84%) Consultant
5 12 (8.16%) DevOps Consultant
6 8 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (3.40%) Architect
9 5 (3.40%) Junior
9 5 (3.40%) Junior DevOps
9 5 (3.40%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Unix Engineer
11 3 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.04%) Release Engineer
11 3 (2.04%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (61.22%) ELK Stack
2 89 (60.54%) MCollective
3 16 (10.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) DataPower
3 6 (4.08%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.36%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (1.36%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Social Media
5 2 (1.36%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 115 (78.23%) Linux
2 81 (55.10%) CentOS
3 28 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (19.05%) Windows
4 19 (12.93%) Unix
5 17 (11.56%) AIX
6 10 (6.80%) Android
7 8 (5.44%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.08%) Windows Server
9 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.36%) Debian
12 2 (1.36%) Solaris
12 2 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (84.35%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (77.55%) DevOps
3 107 (72.79%) Configuration Management
4 97 (65.99%) Service Management
5 93 (63.27%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (62.59%) Identity Management
6 92 (62.59%) Scrum
7 89 (60.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 77 (52.38%) Workflow
9 75 (51.02%) Case Management
10 69 (46.94%) Coaching
11 54 (36.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (11.56%) OO
13 15 (10.20%) Software Engineering
14 12 (8.16%) Change Control
15 9 (6.12%) ITIL
15 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
16 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 6 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
18 5 (3.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 92 (62.59%) Shell Script
2 81 (55.10%) Ruby
3 11 (7.48%) Java
3 11 (7.48%) Perl
4 10 (6.80%) SQL
5 4 (2.72%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.36%) Korn
6 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.36%) Python
7 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (65.31%) Security Cleared
2 88 (59.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (29.25%) CTC Cleared
4 23 (15.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.08%) HNC
7 5 (3.40%) Degree
8 2 (1.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 98 (66.67%) Docker
2 89 (60.54%) vCloud
3 88 (59.86%) Postfix
3 88 (59.86%) Squid
4 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.44%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.36%) vSphere
9 2 (1.36%) XenApp
10 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.68%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 114 (77.55%) Puppet
2 95 (64.63%) Terraform
3 94 (63.95%) Ansible
3 94 (63.95%) Kubernetes
3 94 (63.95%) Rancher
4 92 (62.59%) logstash
4 92 (62.59%) ZABBIX
5 88 (59.86%) Kibana
6 22 (14.97%) SCCM
7 17 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (6.12%) Consul
8 9 (6.12%) Packer
9 4 (2.72%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.72%) Casper Suite
10 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.36%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.36%) WSUS
11 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 111 (75.51%) Oracle
2 101 (68.71%) VMware
3 89 (60.54%) Sonatype
4 77 (52.38%) Atlassian
5 23 (15.65%) HP
6 19 (12.93%) Red Hat
7 18 (12.24%) IBM
8 17 (11.56%) Axway
8 17 (11.56%) Informatica
8 17 (11.56%) Siebel
9 11 (7.48%) Sun
10 10 (6.80%) Apple
10 10 (6.80%) Citrix
11 9 (6.12%) AppDynamics
12 8 (5.44%) Google
13 6 (4.08%) Microsoft
14 4 (2.72%) Adobe
14 4 (2.72%) MobileIron
15 3 (2.04%) AppSense
16 2 (1.36%) Altiris