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 23 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.

Software Packaging
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 163 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.030% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.080% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £282
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1250 1176 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.88% 34.75% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1007 1404
Median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.30% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Trello
3 2 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) GitLab
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Finance

Software 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
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%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
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 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
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%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
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
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
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 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 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%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Personalization
2 1 (16.67%) Product 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
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISA
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) CSSLP
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) OCA
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (16.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO