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 28 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.

Application Packaging
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 516 499
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 82 104 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 73
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £439 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -0.76% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +12.00%  

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 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24006 27689 26589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 976 1113
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
London +15 29 £363 +18.36% 5
South East +27 19 £400 +29.03% 2
South West +7 10 £300 +17.64% 1
East of England +4 8 £550 +100.00% 1
North West +13 7 £325 -3.70%
West Midlands +24 6 £388 +19.23% 1
East Midlands -13 2 £350 +55.55%
Yorkshire +16 1 £320 +6.66%
Application Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 113 (70.63%) Windows
2 81 (50.63%) SCCM
3 62 (38.75%) Microsoft
4 52 (32.50%) Windows 10
5 51 (31.88%) PowerShell
6 44 (27.50%) Active Directory
6 44 (27.50%) Citrix
7 41 (25.63%) Windows 7
8 40 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 40 (25.00%) MSI
9 36 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (21.88%) ITIL
11 31 (19.38%) VMware
12 28 (17.50%) Finance
12 28 (17.50%) Windows Server
13 27 (16.88%) SC Cleared
13 27 (16.88%) XenApp
14 26 (16.25%) AppSense
15 23 (14.38%) Migration
16 21 (13.13%) VBScript
16 21 (13.13%) XenDesktop
16 21 (13.13%) Office 365
17 20 (12.50%) PRINCE2
18 19 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (11.25%) Patch Management
20 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 16 (10.00%) DV Cleared
22 15 (9.38%) Release Management
22 15 (9.38%) SAN
22 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012

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 8 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.63%) Documentum
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) FileNet
6 1 (0.63%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.63%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.63%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.13%) Office 365
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.38%) SAN
2 12 (7.50%) LAN
3 11 (6.88%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (5.00%) Firewall
5 6 (3.75%) DHCP
5 6 (3.75%) DNS
5 6 (3.75%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.50%) MPLS
6 4 (2.50%) WAN
6 4 (2.50%) Wireless
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (1.88%) VLAN
7 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.88%) WLAN
8 2 (1.25%) Skype
8 2 (1.25%) VPN
9 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (25.00%) MSI
2 7 (4.38%) AdminStudio
2 7 (4.38%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.88%) JIRA
4 2 (1.25%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.63%) Ant
5 1 (0.63%) FxCop
5 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.63%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (17.50%) Finance
2 10 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.25%) Law
4 2 (1.25%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.75%) Analyst
2 18 (11.25%) Applications Packager
3 15 (9.38%) Consultant
3 15 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 13 (8.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.63%) Test Manager
8 8 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 8 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.38%) Applications Specialist
9 7 (4.38%) Architect
9 7 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Business Manager
10 6 (3.75%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (3.75%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.75%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.13%) .NET
3 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.25%) Velocity
5 1 (0.63%) Flash
5 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
1 5 (3.13%) Fat Client
1 5 (3.13%) iPad
1 5 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 3 (1.88%) Clustering
3 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.25%) User Experience
4 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.63%) BYOD
4 1 (0.63%) CMDB
4 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.63%) Life Science
4 1 (0.63%) NHS
4 1 (0.63%) Replication
4 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 113 (70.63%) Windows
2 52 (32.50%) Windows 10
3 41 (25.63%) Windows 7
4 28 (17.50%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (8.75%) Windows Vista
8 8 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.25%) Linux
11 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.88%) ITIL
2 23 (14.38%) Migration
3 20 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 19 (11.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (11.25%) Patch Management
6 15 (9.38%) Release Management
7 13 (8.13%) Change Management
7 13 (8.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.13%) Service Management
8 12 (7.50%) Project Management
9 11 (6.88%) Security Patching
10 10 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
11 9 (5.63%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.00%) Risk Management
13 7 (4.38%) Software Distribution
14 6 (3.75%) Business Change Management
14 6 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (3.75%) Identity Access Management
14 6 (3.75%) Project Planning
14 6 (3.75%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.88%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.13%) VBScript
3 7 (4.38%) SQL
3 7 (4.38%) VB
4 3 (1.88%) C#
4 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) REXX
6 1 (0.63%) Tcl
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.38%) Degree
5 7 (4.38%) ISEB
5 7 (4.38%) MCSA
6 6 (3.75%) MCSE
7 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.88%) MCITP
8 3 (1.88%) MCTS
9 2 (1.25%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.63%) CCAA
10 1 (0.63%) CCENT
10 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCP
10 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.50%) PMO
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 36 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (16.88%) XenApp
4 21 (13.13%) XenDesktop
5 14 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (5.63%) vSphere
7 6 (3.75%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.50%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.88%) Firmware
9 3 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (50.63%) SCCM
2 11 (6.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (6.25%) WSUS
4 4 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.50%) SCOM
5 3 (1.88%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.25%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.25%) SCSM
6 2 (1.25%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (27.50%) Citrix
3 31 (19.38%) VMware
4 26 (16.25%) AppSense
5 14 (8.75%) Oracle
6 12 (7.50%) HP
7 8 (5.00%) Altiris
8 7 (4.38%) Cisco
8 7 (4.38%) NetApp
8 7 (4.38%) Remedy
9 6 (3.75%) Dell
10 5 (3.13%) LANDesk
10 5 (3.13%) Wyse
11 4 (2.50%) Apple
11 4 (2.50%) Intel
11 4 (2.50%) McAfee
11 4 (2.50%) Sage
12 3 (1.88%) IBM
12 3 (1.88%) Veeam
13 2 (1.25%) Adobe
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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