The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Packaging over the 3 months to 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Packaging
Rank - 100 106
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.25% 0.089%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.95% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -66.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
587 524 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.25% 26.69% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 294 293
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Packaging Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Packaging across the West Midlands region.

Software Packaging Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Packaging across the West Midlands region.

Software Packaging Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Packaging within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) MSI
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
4 3 (37.50%) Software Distribution
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (25.00%) AdminStudio
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) MS Project
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MSI
2 2 (25.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Software Distribution
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 5 (62.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP