The first table below looks at the demand for Application Packaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packaging
Rank 110 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 8 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.11% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 0.41% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
Average daily rate £203 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £350 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £288 £303
% change year-on-year
-9.56% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
590 484 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.81% 26.42% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 254 278
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Application Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Application Packaging across the West Midlands region.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging across the West Midlands region.

Application Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 6 £203 -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Application 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 Application Packaging.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
1 15 (75.00%) MSI
2 13 (65.00%) VB
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (40.00%) SCCM
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) VBScript
4 8 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (30.00%) WSH
5 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (20.00%) Autodesk
6 4 (20.00%) InstallShield
7 3 (15.00%) Software Packaging
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.00%) AdminStudio
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (10.00%) MS Project
8 2 (10.00%) MS Office
9 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.00%) MS Access
9 1 (5.00%) SQL
9 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (5.00%) Time Management
9 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Application 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 Application Packaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) MSI
2 8 (40.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (20.00%) InstallShield
4 2 (10.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (5.00%) Architect
2 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) WSH
2 3 (15.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (15.00%) Project Management
1 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) VB
2 8 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Autodesk
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) VMware