The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Packaging
Rank 124 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.046% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.22% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £190 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -60.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £264 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.85% -24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.38
Software Packaging
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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
618 458 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 21.25% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 285 307
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (100.00%) SCSM
1 1 (100.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (100.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft