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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Packaging
Rank 103 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.58% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 2.26% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £195 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -43.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £231 £320
% change year-on-year
+40.54% -27.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £42.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-48.50% +56.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
481 530 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.24% 25.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 307 282
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) AppSense
5 1 (20.00%) WMI
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) MSI
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Sysprep

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WMI
2 1 (20.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
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