Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 457 590
Rank change year-on-year +13 +133 +82
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 84 328 299
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 212 200
Median daily rate £425 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £208 £231
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £377 £375
% change year-on-year +12.78% +0.49% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
Median hourly rate £17.43 £19.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +10.46% -
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £19.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% +10.46% -

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 27,187 63,907 81,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.15% 86.35% 87.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,394 42,199 54,805
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,053 1,984 2,109
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +6.82% -4.35%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Application Packaging in England.

Daily rate trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Application Packaging in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Application Packaging in England.

Hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in England

Application Packaging
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Application Packaging in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 December 2020. 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 +72 25 £425 - 1
North of England +96 21 £275 -8.33%
North West +74 17 £278 -23.45%
South West +51 10 £475 +11.76% 2
South East +74 9 £488 +14.71% 3
East of England +73 9 £363 -5.23%
Midlands +70 9 £419 +28.85% 1
West Midlands +65 7 £419 +9.84% 1
Yorkshire +51 3 £275 -8.33%
East Midlands +38 2 - -
North East +35 1 - -
Application Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 68 (80.95%) Windows
2 62 (73.81%) SCCM
3 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
3 41 (48.81%) Windows 10
4 35 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 33 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (35.71%) Office 365
7 24 (28.57%) Citrix
8 22 (26.19%) PowerShell
9 20 (23.81%) Migration
9 20 (23.81%) Windows 7
10 19 (22.62%) Azure
11 18 (21.43%) MSI
12 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) ITIL
14 13 (15.48%) VMware
15 12 (14.29%) Finance
15 12 (14.29%) SQL
15 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
16 11 (13.10%) XenApp
17 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
17 10 (11.90%) Local Government
18 9 (10.71%) Public Sector
19 8 (9.52%) Application Virtualisation
19 8 (9.52%) Driving Licence
19 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (9.52%) XenDesktop
19 8 (9.52%) Ivanti
20 7 (8.33%) NHS

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 2 (2.38%) IIS
1 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (35.71%) Office 365
2 19 (22.62%) Azure
3 5 (5.95%) IaaS
3 5 (5.95%) PaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.38%) AWS
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.19%) GitHub
6 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.19%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Firewall
1 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
1 4 (4.76%) Skype
2 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.19%) dBASE
3 1 (1.19%) MS Access
3 1 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MSI
2 3 (3.57%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (1.19%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.19%) GitLab
4 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Local Government
3 9 (10.71%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.95%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Publishing
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 10 (11.90%) Consultant
2 10 (11.90%) Rollout Engineer
3 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (4.76%) Administrator
4 4 (4.76%) Architect
5 3 (3.57%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (3.57%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.38%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (2.38%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (2.38%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (2.38%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (1.19%) JSON
3 1 (1.19%) Node.js
3 1 (1.19%) SOAP
3 1 (1.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Driving Licence
2 7 (8.33%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.19%) FMCG
4 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 68 (80.95%) Windows
2 41 (48.81%) Windows 10
3 20 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Migration
2 14 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (9.52%) Application Virtualisation
4 6 (7.14%) Application Discovery
4 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 5 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (5.95%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (5.95%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (4.76%) DevOps
6 4 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.76%) Service Management
6 4 (4.76%) Software Distribution
6 4 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) VBScript
4 5 (5.95%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.95%) VB
5 3 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.76%) MCSE
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.38%) CCA
6 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (2.38%) MCSA
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (13.10%) XenApp
4 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.38%) vSphere
8 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.19%) Docker
8 1 (1.19%) Firmware
8 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (73.81%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (7.14%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) Ansible
4 3 (3.57%) SCOM
5 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.38%) Terraform
6 1 (1.19%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.19%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.19%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.57%) Citrix
3 13 (15.48%) VMware
4 8 (9.52%) Ivanti
5 4 (4.76%) Twitter
6 3 (3.57%) Facebook
6 3 (3.57%) Instagram
6 3 (3.57%) McAfee
6 3 (3.57%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.38%) Dell
7 2 (2.38%) Sophos
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) Altiris
8 1 (1.19%) Apple
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) CommVault
8 1 (1.19%) EMC
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) SAP