Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 640 707
Rank change year-on-year -16 +67 -170
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 190 226 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 145 101
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £253 £250 £208
90th Percentile £520 £475 £463
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year +15.38% +0.78% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
England median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.44% -18.18%
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +24.44% -18.18%

Application Packaging is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Application Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 68 £400 +6.67% 6
South East +23 53 £398 +13.57% 1
Midlands +26 30 £268 -18.94%
West Midlands +28 21 £500 +51.52%
East of England -17 16 £400 +44.14% 1
North of England 0 13 £338 +12.50% 1
North West +17 12 £338 +8.00% 1
South West +3 9 £338 +5.47%
East Midlands -5 9 £268 -22.46%
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Application Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 145 (76.32%) Windows
2 123 (64.74%) SCCM
3 105 (55.26%) Microsoft
4 103 (54.21%) Windows 10
5 87 (45.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 67 (35.26%) Migration
7 66 (34.74%) PowerShell
8 61 (32.11%) Active Directory
9 59 (31.05%) Windows 7
10 58 (30.53%) MSI
11 51 (26.84%) VMware
12 43 (22.63%) Citrix
13 37 (19.47%) VBScript
14 36 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
16 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
17 27 (14.21%) QA
17 27 (14.21%) Finance
18 26 (13.68%) Office 365
19 25 (13.16%) Application Discovery
20 22 (11.58%) XenApp
21 21 (11.05%) Release Management
22 18 (9.47%) WMI
22 18 (9.47%) WSH
22 18 (9.47%) Windows Server
23 17 (8.95%) ITIL
24 16 (8.42%) DNS
24 16 (8.42%) Project Management
24 16 (8.42%) AppSense
24 16 (8.42%) SC Cleared

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.58%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.58%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) Documentum
2 1 (0.53%) FileNet
2 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
2 1 (0.53%) IIS
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.68%) Office 365
2 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.42%) DNS
2 13 (6.84%) DHCP
3 11 (5.79%) Kerberos
3 11 (5.79%) LDAP
4 6 (3.16%) LAN
4 6 (3.16%) NetScaler
5 5 (2.63%) Firewall
5 5 (2.63%) SAN
6 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.05%) Internet
7 2 (1.05%) SSL
7 2 (1.05%) WAN
8 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (30.53%) MSI
2 10 (5.26%) AdminStudio
2 10 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 7 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.63%) Artifactory
4 5 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.11%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
General
1 27 (14.21%) Finance
2 14 (7.37%) Banking
3 4 (2.11%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.11%) Publishing
4 3 (1.58%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Law
5 2 (1.05%) Local Government
5 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (17.89%) Applications Packager
2 24 (12.63%) Applications Engineer
3 21 (11.05%) Windows Engineer
4 17 (8.95%) SCCM Engineer
5 16 (8.42%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.37%) Analyst
7 13 (6.84%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.79%) Consultant
9 10 (5.26%) Application Integration Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Architect
11 8 (4.21%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.68%) Applications Specialist
13 6 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (3.16%) IT Manager
13 6 (3.16%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.47%) WSH
2 5 (2.63%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.58%) .NET
4 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.53%) OCX
5 1 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.16%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.58%) PMI
5 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.05%) Clustering
5 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.05%) User Experience
5 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.05%) Wiki
6 1 (0.53%) BYOD
6 1 (0.53%) CMDB
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Life Science
6 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 145 (76.32%) Windows
2 103 (54.21%) Windows 10
3 59 (31.05%) Windows 7
4 18 (9.47%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.21%) Linux
7 8 (4.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.58%) Unix
8 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.26%) Migration
2 25 (13.16%) Application Discovery
3 21 (11.05%) Release Management
4 17 (8.95%) ITIL
5 16 (8.42%) Project Management
6 14 (7.37%) Task Automation
7 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.32%) Application Virtualisation
8 11 (5.79%) Service Design
8 11 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.74%) Change Management
9 9 (4.74%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (4.21%) Patch Management
10 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.68%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.68%) DevOps
11 7 (3.68%) Programme Governance
11 7 (3.68%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.74%) PowerShell
2 37 (19.47%) VBScript
3 8 (4.21%) VB
4 5 (2.63%) Ruby
4 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.58%) REXX
5 3 (1.58%) SQL
5 3 (1.58%) Tcl
6 2 (1.05%) C
6 2 (1.05%) C#
6 2 (1.05%) Java
6 2 (1.05%) Perl
6 2 (1.05%) Python
6 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.89%) MCSE
3 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.21%) MCSA
5 7 (3.68%) Degree
6 6 (3.16%) MCP
7 4 (2.11%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.58%) CCA
8 3 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCDST
10 1 (0.53%) MCITP
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.53%) PMP
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.21%) QA
2 7 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.58%) GDPR
4 2 (1.05%) PMO
5 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (45.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 61 (32.11%) Active Directory
3 36 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (11.58%) XenApp
5 10 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.16%) Docker
6 6 (3.16%) vSphere
7 5 (2.63%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.58%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.53%) Firmware
10 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 123 (64.74%) SCCM
2 18 (9.47%) WMI
3 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (5.79%) SCOM
4 10 (5.26%) AirWatch
5 7 (3.68%) AppDNA
6 6 (3.16%) Packer
7 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.63%) Terraform
8 4 (2.11%) ThinApp
9 3 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.53%) Puppet
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.53%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 105 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 51 (26.84%) VMware
3 43 (22.63%) Citrix
4 16 (8.42%) AppSense
5 12 (6.32%) HP
6 10 (5.26%) Altiris
7 6 (3.16%) Dell
7 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.11%) AlienVault
8 4 (2.11%) LANDesk
8 4 (2.11%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.11%) Qualys
9 3 (1.58%) CA
9 3 (1.58%) NetApp
9 3 (1.58%) Wyse
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco
10 2 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (1.05%) McAfee
10 2 (1.05%) Symantec
10 2 (1.05%) Trend Micro