The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Packaging
London / City of London
Rank 149 - 193
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% - 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £538 - £306
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +63.79% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

Software Packaging is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1049 1091 1530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.79% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 918 1224
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Packaging as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Packaging in the City of London

Software 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 Software Packaging in the City of London.

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

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) GitLab
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Trello
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (33.33%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Software Packaging
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Trello
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GitLab
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) SAML
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Personalization
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CSSLP
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) OCA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Dollar Universe
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix