The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Packager role 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 Applications Packager in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Packager
Rank 118 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 3 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.20% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +35.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £329 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £365 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.09 £23.75 £33.38
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -28.83%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2151 1795 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.30% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 858 995
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 131 145
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Packager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Packager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Packager
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Packager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Packager
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Packager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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
Birmingham +3 3 £325 +1.56%
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title.

1 11 (68.75%) MSI
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Application Packaging
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (37.50%) SCCM
5 6 (37.50%) VB
6 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (25.00%) Software Packaging
8 3 (18.75%) Software Distribution
8 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) WSH
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) AdminStudio
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 2 (12.50%) Project Management
9 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (12.50%) MS Project
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
10 1 (6.25%) QA
10 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 1 (6.25%) MS Access
10 1 (6.25%) HP
10 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
10 1 (6.25%) Finance

Applications Packager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications Packager in their job title 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 with Applications Packager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MSI
2 6 (37.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (18.75%) AdminStudio
4 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Application Packaging
2 4 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (18.75%) WSH
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Software Distribution
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP