The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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.

Software Packaging
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 132 145
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.17% 0.039% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
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 East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 731 671 834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.51% 26.28% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 428 503
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 29
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -21.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Software 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 Software Packaging in the East of England.

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

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Packaging in the East of England

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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

Software 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 Software Packaging within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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 - 2 £495 - 1
Essex -18 1 £130 -69.41%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Software Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) BYOD
2 2 (40.00%) Telepresence
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (20.00%) Internet

Software Packaging
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Telepresence
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) BYOD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Toshiba