The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 167 208
Rank change year-on-year +9 +41  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.059% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.068% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +14.00%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2903 2921 4710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.08% 85.81% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2386 3712
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the City of London

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) SCCM
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
4 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
4 8 (47.06%) MSI
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (35.29%) InstallShield
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) VBScript
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Firmware
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Firewall
10 2 (11.76%) AppSense
10 2 (11.76%) Law
10 2 (11.76%) Publishing
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 2 (11.76%) XenApp
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.76%) Banking
10 2 (11.76%) Release Management
10 2 (11.76%) WSUS

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MSI
2 6 (35.29%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Applications Packager
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) IT Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) IT Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Personalization
2 2 (11.76%) Release Management
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.88%) Database Security
3 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Security Auditing
3 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) VBScript
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (17.65%) Firmware
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) AppSense
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) WorldPay
4 1 (5.88%) Wyse