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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Packaging
Rank 571 527 524
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 22 72 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £215 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £319 £312
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -40.00%

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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 -34 21 £300 -21.31% 12
London -3 7 £305 -32.22% 2
South East -22 5 £334 -22.66% 3
Hampshire -9 4 £334 -33.30%
City of London +22 2 £306 -31.94%
East of England - 1 £400 - 3
Reading - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Salisbury - - - - 1
Staines - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Andover - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coalville - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Exeter - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 13 (38.24%) UNIX
3 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 10 (29.41%) SCCM
6 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
7 8 (23.53%) VMware
7 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.59%) Citrix
8 7 (20.59%) Bluetooth
8 7 (20.59%) GSM
8 7 (20.59%) OO
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.59%) C
8 7 (20.59%) C++
8 7 (20.59%) Doxygen
8 7 (20.59%) Google
8 7 (20.59%) GoogleTest
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) HP
10 5 (14.71%) IBM
10 5 (14.71%) Informatica

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
1 5 (14.71%) JBoss
1 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) FileNet
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
1 7 (20.59%) Doxygen
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Bluetooth
1 7 (20.59%) GSM
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) DHCP
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
4 3 (8.82%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall
5 2 (5.88%) SSL
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless
6 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) GoogleTest
2 3 (8.82%) MSI
3 2 (5.88%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.88%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.94%) WiX
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Packager
3 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) C Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
2 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Raspberry Pi
2 5 (14.71%) BeagleBone
3 4 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 4 (11.76%) DataPower
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.88%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) iPhone
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 13 (38.24%) UNIX
4 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.71%) AIX
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) OO
2 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Workflow
3 4 (11.76%) Validation
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Software Distribution
4 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.94%) Network Management
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C
1 7 (20.59%) C++
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
5 3 (8.82%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.82%) MCITP
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (14.71%) XenApp
4 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) vSphere
7 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.88%) Unicenter
4 2 (5.88%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
5 1 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) Citrix
3 7 (20.59%) Google
4 6 (17.65%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 5 (14.71%) Siebel
5 5 (14.71%) IBM
5 5 (14.71%) Informatica
5 5 (14.71%) Axway
6 4 (11.76%) AppSense
7 3 (8.82%) Altiris
8 2 (5.88%) CA
8 2 (5.88%) Lumension
9 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.94%) Brocade
9 1 (2.94%) Sun
9 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.94%) Meridio