The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 April 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.

Application Packaging
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 -  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.18% 0.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £325 £444 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.80% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £338 £336
% change year-on-year +5.55% +0.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +44.00%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 941 862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.22% 85.16% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 645 544
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 39
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in Cheshire

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) Sysprep
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Thin Client

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware