Period
to 23 October 2021

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 6 months to 23 October 2021 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 702 469 724
Rank change year-on-year -233 +255 +98
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 37 25 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.091% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 37
10th Percentile £400 £172 £311
25th Percentile £419 £209 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £288 £525
Median % change year-on-year +56.52% -45.24% +12.90%
75th Percentile £509 £428 £575
90th Percentile £558 £519 £728
UK median daily rate £463 £300 £500
% change year-on-year +54.17% -40.00% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £22.44
Median % change year-on-year - +89.44% +86.96%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £22.44
% change year-on-year - +89.44% +86.96%

Software Packaging is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 19,851 8,723 24,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.53% 31.74% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,547 6,287 17,214
10th Percentile £363 £313 £340
25th Percentile £438 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 64 214
10th Percentile £18.55 £22.50 £16.63
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £33.03
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.25
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.18% +8.34%
75th Percentile £63.31 £54.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £73.02 £60.13 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.95%

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Packaging in England

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Software Packaging in England

Software Packaging
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Packaging in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Software Packaging in England

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
South West -39 15 £450 +148.28% 1
North West -50 7 £550 - 1
North of England -77 7 £550 +103.70% 1
South East -82 6 £400 -6.27%
London -205 6 £475 +2.70% 4
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
Software Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 33 (89.19%) SCCM
2 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
3 26 (70.27%) PowerShell
4 24 (64.86%) Windows
5 15 (40.54%) Compatibility Testing
6 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
6 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
6 14 (37.84%) Social Skills
7 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
8 11 (29.73%) Data Protection
8 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
9 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
10 9 (24.32%) Software Distribution
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
11 8 (21.62%) SQL
11 8 (21.62%) Symantec
11 8 (21.62%) Data Loss Prevention
12 7 (18.92%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (18.92%) BitLocker
12 7 (18.92%) Python
12 7 (18.92%) EMC
12 7 (18.92%) NetApp
12 7 (18.92%) Isilon
12 7 (18.92%) Confluence
12 7 (18.92%) Splunk
12 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft 365
14 5 (13.51%) Citrix
14 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (13.51%) MCSE

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 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.92%) Confluence
3 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (10.81%) Azure
3 3 (8.11%) IaaS
3 3 (8.11%) OneDrive
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) VPN
2 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Skype
2 3 (8.11%) SMTP
2 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (37.84%) Social Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Military
3 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.41%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Data Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Data Protection Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Packager
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 1 (2.70%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Unix
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Compatibility Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Data Protection
4 9 (24.32%) Software Distribution
5 8 (21.62%) Data Loss Prevention
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
8 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Software Licensing
8 4 (10.81%) Workload Management
9 3 (8.11%) Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
9 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (8.11%) Password Management
9 3 (8.11%) Project Management
9 3 (8.11%) Release Management
9 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) MCSE
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) MCP
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) NIST
1 2 (5.41%) NIST 800
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) BitLocker
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (89.19%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.70%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Symantec
3 7 (18.92%) EMC
3 7 (18.92%) Isilon
3 7 (18.92%) NetApp
3 7 (18.92%) Splunk
4 5 (13.51%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) VMware