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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 592 581 562
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 38 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.062% 0.069%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.14% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £15.37 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+241.68% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.50 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £15.77 £18.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £15.37 £16.05
% change year-on-year
+241.68% -4.26%

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
16432 15759 15480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.87% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 10009 9954
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 215 266
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 2015.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 29 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 3 September 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 -7 32 £300 -25.00% 5
London -5 13 £399 -0.31% 1
East of England +10 7 £275 - 1
South East -13 7 £263 - 1
Scotland -6 6 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Norfolk - 4 £280 -
City of London +9 3 £350 -33.33% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £263 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Lincoln - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £167 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - 2 £300 -
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
Brighton -6 1 - -
West Yorkshire -22 1 - -
Yorkshire -25 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 29 (54.72%) Windows
3 23 (43.40%) SCCM
4 22 (41.51%) SQL
5 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
6 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
7 13 (24.53%) HP
8 12 (22.64%) ITIL
8 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (20.75%) Perl
9 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (20.75%) MSI
9 11 (20.75%) Law
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (18.87%) Citrix
10 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.87%) Oracle
10 10 (18.87%) UNIX
10 10 (18.87%) Java
10 10 (18.87%) DevOps
11 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (16.98%) InstallShield
12 8 (15.09%) VBScript
12 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
13 7 (13.21%) XenApp
13 7 (13.21%) Application Packaging
13 7 (13.21%) WorkSite
13 7 (13.21%) T-SQL

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (13.21%) WorkSite
2 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) JBoss
2 6 (11.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (11.32%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.43%) FileNet
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.66%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SSL
1 5 (9.43%) LDAP
1 5 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security
3 3 (5.66%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MSI
2 9 (16.98%) InstallShield
3 5 (9.43%) Subversion
3 5 (9.43%) Maven
3 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) FishEye
3 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.77%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.89%) WiX
5 1 (1.89%) PVCS
5 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (20.75%) Law
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Applications Packager
3 6 (11.32%) Applications Support
3 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Application Packaging
2 6 (11.32%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.89%) WinForms
3 1 (1.89%) COM
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) XSD
3 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) DataPower
3 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) BYOD
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Equities
5 1 (1.89%) Tandem
5 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (18.87%) UNIX
4 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
5 6 (11.32%) AIX
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Android
7 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) DevOps
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.21%) Workflow
5 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.32%) Change Control
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) CRM
7 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Application Discovery
8 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.66%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) Service Management
8 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Change Management
8 3 (5.66%) ITSM
8 3 (5.66%) Time Management
8 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
3 11 (20.75%) Perl
4 10 (18.87%) Java
5 8 (15.09%) VBScript
6 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
6 7 (13.21%) VBA
7 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.43%) C++
8 5 (9.43%) Python
8 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.77%) C#
9 2 (3.77%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) REXX
10 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.21%) XenApp
4 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.77%) XenServer
7 2 (3.77%) vSphere
7 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) SCCM
2 7 (13.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.77%) Unicenter
4 2 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.77%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.89%) WMI
5 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) HP
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) VMware
5 6 (11.32%) Axway
5 6 (11.32%) Informatica
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
5 6 (11.32%) Siebel
5 6 (11.32%) IBM
6 5 (9.43%) Sun
6 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.66%) AppSense
7 3 (5.66%) Altiris
7 3 (5.66%) Avaya
8 2 (3.77%) BMC
8 2 (3.77%) CA
8 2 (3.77%) Apple
8 2 (3.77%) Remedy
8 2 (3.77%) Brocade
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