Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 692 801
Rank change year-on-year -72 +109 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 67 181 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.071% 0.18% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.60% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 77 45
England median daily rate £375 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +15.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £193 £309 £253
90th Percentile £596 £587 £472
UK median daily rate £374 £405 £350
% change year-on-year -7.65% +15.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
England median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £17.00 - £15.04
90th Percentile £30.00 - £22.49
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £36.50

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 30396 30149 30253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.38% 30.72% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21638 21071 20980
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 348 499
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.50 £14.91
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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
North of England +76 34 £375 +17.19% 2
London -139 20 £305 -34.05% 4
North East +63 17 £400 +25.00% 1
North West - 16 £325 - 1
Midlands +31 7 £600 - 1
West Midlands +40 6 £600 - 1
South West +14 4 £425 +36.00%
South East +15 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +21 1 £163 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Software Packaging
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 30 (44.78%) Puppet
3 29 (43.28%) DevOps
4 28 (41.79%) Linux
5 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
6 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (34.33%) Red Hat
8 21 (31.34%) Jenkins
8 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
9 19 (28.36%) SCCM
10 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
10 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
10 18 (26.87%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (26.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (26.87%) Unix
10 18 (26.87%) Oracle
11 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
12 16 (23.88%) WebLogic
12 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (22.39%) HP
13 15 (22.39%) Configuration Management
14 14 (20.90%) Workflow
14 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (20.90%) Office 365
15 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
15 13 (19.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
15 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (19.40%) Ansible
15 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
15 13 (19.40%) Axway

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 16 (23.88%) WebLogic
2 13 (19.40%) JBoss
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (8.96%) SAS
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.97%) Confluence
5 4 (5.97%) FileNet
5 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.97%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.48%) Site Server
7 1 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (19.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (20.90%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon S3
2 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (8.96%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) Route 53
2 6 (8.96%) Serverless
2 6 (8.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) SSL
2 9 (13.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (11.94%) X.21
4 6 (8.96%) DNS
4 6 (8.96%) SAN
4 6 (8.96%) SMTP
5 5 (7.46%) DHCP
5 5 (7.46%) LDAP
5 5 (7.46%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) LAN
7 2 (2.99%) Skype
8 1 (1.49%) Firewall
8 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.49%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.96%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Jenkins
2 18 (26.87%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.91%) JIRA
5 11 (16.42%) MSI
6 9 (13.43%) GitLab
7 3 (4.48%) WiX
8 1 (1.49%) Ant
8 1 (1.49%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (1.49%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.49%) Maven
8 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 4 (5.97%) German Language
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) Consultant
3 9 (13.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (11.94%) Lead DevOps
4 8 (11.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (8.96%) AIX Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Architect
8 4 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Network Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.49%) MCollective
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Private Cloud
3 6 (8.96%) PKI
4 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.46%) DataPower
5 4 (5.97%) iPad
5 4 (5.97%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 28 (41.79%) Linux
3 18 (26.87%) Unix
4 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (19.40%) AIX
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
7 7 (10.45%) CentOS
8 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.49%) HPUX
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) DevOps
2 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.39%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.90%) Workflow
5 13 (19.40%) OO
6 11 (16.42%) ITIL
7 10 (14.93%) Scrum
8 9 (13.43%) Software Deployment
9 7 (10.45%) Patch Management
10 6 (8.96%) Auto-Scaling
10 6 (8.96%) Change Control
10 6 (8.96%) Change Management
10 6 (8.96%) Migration
10 6 (8.96%) Software Distribution
11 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
11 4 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.97%) Network Management
11 4 (5.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) Perl
4 3 (4.48%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) VBScript
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.46%) MCSE
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.48%) Docker
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) Postfix
5 1 (1.49%) Squid
5 1 (1.49%) vCloud
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (44.78%) Puppet
2 19 (28.36%) SCCM
3 13 (19.40%) Ansible
3 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (13.43%) Terraform
5 6 (8.96%) Rsyslog
6 5 (7.46%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (7.46%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (5.97%) WSUS
8 3 (4.48%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.48%) ThinApp
8 3 (4.48%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.99%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.49%) Kibana
10 1 (1.49%) logstash
10 1 (1.49%) Rancher
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Red Hat
2 18 (26.87%) Oracle
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.39%) HP
5 13 (19.40%) Axway
5 13 (19.40%) IBM
5 13 (19.40%) Informatica
5 13 (19.40%) Siebel
6 5 (7.46%) EMC
6 5 (7.46%) NetApp
6 5 (7.46%) Sun
7 4 (5.97%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
8 3 (4.48%) Citrix
8 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
8 3 (4.48%) VMware
9 2 (2.99%) Altiris
10 1 (1.49%) AppSense
10 1 (1.49%) CommVault
10 1 (1.49%) Google