The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 608 589
Rank change year-on-year +47 -19  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 19 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.039% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 7
Median daily rate £300 £330 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £315 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £444 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £330 £282
% change year-on-year -7.57% +17.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.15

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13690 14131 14204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.01% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9510 10069 9669
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 196
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Packaging in England

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Packaging in England

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Packaging in England

Software 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 Software Packaging within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
North West - 8 £313 - 1
London +7 4 £350 -6.66% 1
East of England -5 3 £340 -20.00% 1
South East - 2 £300 -
North East +53 1 - -
South West - 1 £225 -
Software Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 57 (64.04%) Linux
2 55 (61.80%) Windows
3 50 (56.18%) DevOps
4 46 (51.69%) Jenkins
4 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
4 46 (51.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 45 (50.56%) Red Hat
6 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
6 44 (49.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (48.31%) Unix
7 43 (48.31%) Oracle
8 42 (47.19%) Git (software)
9 39 (43.82%) Security Cleared
10 38 (42.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (42.70%) Configuration Management
10 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
11 37 (41.57%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (38.20%) Ansible
12 34 (38.20%) WebLogic
13 33 (37.08%) Confluence
14 32 (35.96%) JIRA
15 31 (34.83%) Atlassian
15 31 (34.83%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
15 31 (34.83%) Dollar Universe
15 31 (34.83%) TIBCO
16 30 (33.71%) BusinessObjects
17 28 (31.46%) Change Control

Software 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 34 (38.20%) WebLogic
2 33 (37.08%) Confluence
3 5 (5.62%) SAS
4 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 3 (3.37%) JBoss
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.37%) Site Server
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 43 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (42.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (24.72%) Trello
4 5 (5.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.62%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (5.62%) Route 53
4 5 (5.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) Office 365
5 3 (3.37%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.25%) IaaS
7 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) SSL
2 8 (8.99%) DNS
2 8 (8.99%) Firewall
3 7 (7.87%) LDAP
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (6.74%) VPN
5 5 (5.62%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (5.62%) SMTP
6 3 (3.37%) Internet
6 3 (3.37%) LAN
7 2 (2.25%) SAN
7 2 (2.25%) SSH
7 2 (2.25%) Telepresence
8 1 (1.12%) NAS
8 1 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.12%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (33.71%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.62%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (51.69%) Jenkins
1 46 (51.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 42 (47.19%) Git (software)
3 32 (35.96%) JIRA
4 27 (30.34%) GitLab
5 7 (7.87%) MSI
5 7 (7.87%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.49%) Subversion
7 1 (1.12%) Ant
7 1 (1.12%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.12%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.12%) JUnit
7 1 (1.12%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (1.12%) Selenium
7 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (48.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) AWS Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Azure DevOps
4 13 (14.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 12 (13.48%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (13.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (6.74%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Windows DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) SCCM Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.25%) J2EE
3 2 (2.25%) JSP
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
3 2 (2.25%) Servlets
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.12%) MCollective
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (41.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) PKI
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) BYOD
4 2 (2.25%) CESG
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.04%) Linux
2 55 (61.80%) Windows
3 44 (49.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (48.31%) Unix
5 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) CentOS
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.37%) AIX
10 1 (1.12%) Solaris
10 1 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.18%) DevOps
2 44 (49.44%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (42.70%) Configuration Management
4 31 (34.83%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (31.46%) Change Control
6 25 (28.09%) Open Source
7 10 (11.24%) Service Management
8 9 (10.11%) Scrum
9 7 (7.87%) Coaching
9 7 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.87%) ITIL
10 6 (6.74%) Application Packaging
10 6 (6.74%) Patch Management
10 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.62%) Auto-Scaling
11 5 (5.62%) Change Management
12 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (4.49%) Software Deployment
13 3 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (3.37%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.49%) Java
3 3 (3.37%) Python
3 3 (3.37%) Ruby
4 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL
4 2 (2.25%) VBScript
5 1 (1.12%) C++
5 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (43.82%) Security Cleared
2 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) HNC
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) CISA
5 2 (2.25%) CISSP
5 2 (2.25%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.25%) RHCE
6 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) OCA
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.87%) vCloud
4 6 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.37%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.25%) Docker
6 2 (2.25%) vSphere
6 2 (2.25%) XenApp
7 1 (1.12%) NFS
7 1 (1.12%) Postfix
7 1 (1.12%) Samba
7 1 (1.12%) Squid
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (38.20%) Ansible
2 31 (34.83%) Dollar Universe
3 19 (21.35%) SCCM
4 15 (16.85%) Puppet
5 7 (7.87%) ZABBIX
6 6 (6.74%) FortiGate
6 6 (6.74%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (5.62%) Rsyslog
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.37%) Terraform
9 2 (2.25%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.25%) SCOM
9 2 (2.25%) ThinApp
10 1 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.12%) Kibana
10 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.12%) logstash
10 1 (1.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 45 (50.56%) Red Hat
2 43 (48.31%) Oracle
3 31 (34.83%) Atlassian
3 31 (34.83%) TIBCO
4 17 (19.10%) HP
5 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.24%) VMware
7 8 (8.99%) Citrix
7 8 (8.99%) Palo Alto
8 7 (7.87%) Cisco
9 6 (6.74%) AlienVault
9 6 (6.74%) Juniper
10 3 (3.37%) Axway
10 3 (3.37%) IBM
10 3 (3.37%) Informatica
10 3 (3.37%) Siebel
11 2 (2.25%) Altiris
11 2 (2.25%) AppSense
11 2 (2.25%) CommVault
12 1 (1.12%) CA
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