The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Application Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application Packaging over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Packaging
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 58 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £313 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +52.38% -7.35%  

Application Packaging is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 516 519 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.75% 80.84% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 323 333
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.44 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Application Packaging as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in Birmingham

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Application Packaging in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in Birmingham

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in Birmingham

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk