The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Packaging
England / East of England
Rank 121 119 122
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £383 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.49% +135.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £339 £349
% change year-on-year +7.74% -2.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1794 1982 2051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.67% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 1175 1190
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the East of England

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the East of England

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - -
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
5 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 1 (14.29%) Escalation Management
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 1 (14.29%) Escalation Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) REXX
1 1 (14.29%) Tcl
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Altiris
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) VMware