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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Packaging
UK / England
Rank 508 543 460
Rank change year-on-year +35 -83  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 75 74 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 89
Median daily rate £380 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +7.74% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.63 £21.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.74% +27.94%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
London +25 28 £388 +4.72% 6
East Midlands - 16 £355 -
South East +30 14 £475 +39.70%
East of England -4 6 £350 -8.49% 2
West Midlands +5 4 £425 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire +14 3 £313 - 2
North West +18 2 £300 - 1
South West -5 1 £250 -20.00%
North East - 1 £250 -
Application Packaging
UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 106 (70.67%) Windows
2 93 (62.00%) SCCM
3 58 (38.67%) Microsoft
4 54 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 50 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 46 (30.67%) PowerShell
7 41 (27.33%) Windows 7
8 39 (26.00%) Citrix
9 38 (25.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (24.00%) ITIL
11 35 (23.33%) MSI
12 30 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 27 (18.00%) XenApp
13 27 (18.00%) Finance
14 24 (16.00%) AppSense
15 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
15 23 (15.33%) Windows Server
16 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (14.00%) Migration
17 20 (13.33%) VMware
17 20 (13.33%) Office 365
18 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (11.33%) VBScript
19 16 (10.67%) XenDesktop
20 14 (9.33%) Service Management
21 13 (8.67%) MS Office
21 13 (8.67%) DNS
22 12 (8.00%) DHCP
22 12 (8.00%) SQL
22 12 (8.00%) PRINCE2

Application Packaging
Top Related 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 12 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.67%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Office
2 9 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.33%) Office 365
2 10 (6.67%) OneDrive
3 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.00%) GitHub
5 2 (1.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) DNS
2 12 (8.00%) DHCP
3 10 (6.67%) LAN
4 9 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (5.33%) Firewall
5 8 (5.33%) SAN
6 6 (4.00%) Skype
6 6 (4.00%) WAN
7 4 (2.67%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.67%) MPLS
7 4 (2.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.00%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (2.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (2.00%) NAS
8 3 (2.00%) VLAN
8 3 (2.00%) Wireless
8 3 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (23.33%) MSI
2 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.33%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.33%) FxCop
5 2 (1.33%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
General
1 27 (18.00%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.00%) Publishing
5 2 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (14.00%) Applications Packager
2 16 (10.67%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (10.00%) Consultant
4 10 (6.67%) Analyst
4 10 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.00%) Administrator
5 9 (6.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.00%) Business Change Manager
8 6 (4.00%) Business Manager
8 6 (4.00%) Change Manager
8 6 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.00%) IT Support
8 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.67%) .NET
2 4 (2.67%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.67%) Data Centre
1 7 (4.67%) Fat Client
1 7 (4.67%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.00%) User Experience
3 5 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.00%) Clustering
4 3 (2.00%) Wiki
5 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) BYOD
6 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.67%) iPad
6 1 (0.67%) Life Science
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 106 (70.67%) Windows
2 50 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 41 (27.33%) Windows 7
4 23 (15.33%) Windows Server
5 21 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.67%) Windows Vista
8 7 (4.67%) Linux
9 6 (4.00%) Android
9 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.33%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.00%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) Migration
3 17 (11.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (9.33%) Service Management
5 12 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.00%) Release Management
6 10 (6.67%) Change Management
6 10 (6.67%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.67%) High Availability
8 7 (4.67%) Project Management
9 6 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (4.00%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.33%) Application Discovery
10 5 (3.33%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (3.33%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.67%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.33%) VBScript
3 12 (8.00%) SQL
4 10 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.33%) Java
6 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) C
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) REXX
7 1 (0.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) Degree
3 9 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.33%) MCSE
6 4 (2.67%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.00%) CCNA
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.00%) ISEB
7 3 (2.00%) MCP
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.67%) MCITP
9 1 (0.67%) MCSD
9 1 (0.67%) MCTS
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) PMO
2 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (18.00%) XenApp
4 16 (10.67%) XenDesktop
5 10 (6.67%) BitLocker
6 9 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.00%) vSphere
10 2 (1.33%) Firmware
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 93 (62.00%) SCCM
2 9 (6.00%) WSUS
3 7 (4.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.33%) Puppet
4 5 (3.33%) Sysprep
5 4 (2.67%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.00%) Ansible
6 3 (2.00%) SCOM
6 3 (2.00%) vRealize
6 3 (2.00%) WMI
7 2 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.67%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.67%) Terraform
8 1 (0.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 58 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.00%) Citrix
3 24 (16.00%) AppSense
4 20 (13.33%) VMware
5 11 (7.33%) Intel Security
6 8 (5.33%) LANDesk
7 7 (4.67%) Cisco
7 7 (4.67%) Dell
8 6 (4.00%) Oracle
8 6 (4.00%) Remedy
9 5 (3.33%) Apple
9 5 (3.33%) HP
9 5 (3.33%) Wyse
10 4 (2.67%) Intel
11 3 (2.00%) Altiris
11 3 (2.00%) CommVault
11 3 (2.00%) NetApp
11 3 (2.00%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.33%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.33%) WorldPay
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