The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Packaging
Rank 117 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £500 £350 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +79.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £245
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.82 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-12.92% -48.50%
Application Packaging
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Application Packaging across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Application Packaging Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry -9 2 £500 +42.85%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £290 -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) SCOM
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) FxCop
3 2 (25.00%) StyleCop
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) NServiceBus
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) FxCop
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (25.00%) StyleCop
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
2 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Microservices
1 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCAA
2 1 (12.50%) CCENT
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec