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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Packaging
UK / England
Rank 515 601 574
Rank change year-on-year +86 -27  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 70 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.029% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 13 18
Median daily rate £475 £295 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.01% +0.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £277 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +61.20% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

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 13203 13828 12995
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9164 9692 8524
Median daily rate £425 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 213 172
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 East +17 32 £475 +61.01%
London +56 25 £475 -5.00% 3
North West +29 5 £538 +88.59%
East Midlands - 3 £216 -
East of England 0 2 £495 +23.75% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
South East +17 1 £500 +81.81% 1
Software Packaging
UK

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 92 (62.59%) Linux
2 90 (61.22%) DevOps
3 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (54.42%) Configuration Management
5 77 (52.38%) Git (software)
6 75 (51.02%) Windows
7 73 (49.66%) Oracle
8 71 (48.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 69 (46.94%) Security Cleared
10 68 (46.26%) Jenkins
11 67 (45.58%) JIRA
12 65 (44.22%) Confluence
13 64 (43.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 62 (42.18%) Amazon AWS
15 61 (41.50%) Unix
16 60 (40.82%) Puppet
16 60 (40.82%) PowerShell
16 60 (40.82%) Analytical Skills
17 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
17 58 (39.46%) Red Hat
18 54 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (36.05%) Ansible
20 49 (33.33%) SC Cleared
21 46 (31.29%) Atlassian
22 44 (29.93%) Service Management
23 43 (29.25%) Change Control
24 41 (27.89%) WebLogic
25 40 (27.21%) Windows Server
26 39 (26.53%) BusinessObjects
27 37 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure

Software Packaging
Top Related 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 65 (44.22%) Confluence
2 41 (27.89%) WebLogic
3 23 (15.65%) Apache
4 21 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (8.84%) nginx
6 11 (7.48%) JBoss
6 11 (7.48%) WebSphere
6 11 (7.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (3.40%) FileNet
9 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
10 3 (2.04%) SAS
11 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (14.97%) HipChat
2 7 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.08%) MS Office
4 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.36%) Demantra
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.36%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 62 (42.18%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (14.29%) Trello
4 5 (3.40%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.72%) Office 365
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.04%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.04%) Route 53
6 3 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.09%) DNS
2 27 (18.37%) VPN
3 25 (17.01%) SSL
4 23 (15.65%) Reverse Proxy
5 21 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
5 21 (14.29%) OpenVPN
5 21 (14.29%) SSH
6 20 (13.61%) LDAP
7 17 (11.56%) IPsec
8 12 (8.16%) Firewall
9 10 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.72%) Internet
11 4 (2.72%) Network Security
12 3 (2.04%) HTTP
12 3 (2.04%) SMTP
13 2 (1.36%) SAN
14 1 (0.68%) NAS
14 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.68%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.53%) BusinessObjects
2 28 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 28 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (16.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.72%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.04%) Big Data
8 2 (1.36%) DTS
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.36%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (52.38%) Git (software)
2 71 (48.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 68 (46.26%) Jenkins
4 67 (45.58%) JIRA
5 24 (16.33%) GitLab
6 22 (14.97%) JIRA Agile
7 21 (14.29%) Ant
7 21 (14.29%) JUnit
7 21 (14.29%) Liquibase
7 21 (14.29%) Maven
7 21 (14.29%) SonarQube
8 11 (7.48%) Vagrant
9 7 (4.76%) MSI
10 5 (3.40%) InstallShield
11 4 (2.72%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.72%) Subversion
12 2 (1.36%) JDeveloper
12 2 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Retail
4 5 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (43.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (10.20%) AWS Engineer
3 14 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (8.84%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (8.16%) AWS DevOps
6 11 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Consultant
7 8 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (5.44%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Applications Packager
10 5 (3.40%) Middleware Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 21 (14.29%) MCollective
2 11 (7.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.12%) Middleware
4 5 (3.40%) XML
5 3 (2.04%) Django
5 3 (2.04%) JSON
5 3 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (2.04%) SOAP
6 2 (1.36%) .NET
6 2 (1.36%) HTML
6 2 (1.36%) J2EE
6 2 (1.36%) JSP
6 2 (1.36%) SAML
6 2 (1.36%) Servlets
6 2 (1.36%) Twisted
6 2 (1.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (40.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) User Experience
3 5 (3.40%) DataPower
4 3 (2.04%) PKI
4 3 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) CESG
5 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.68%) BYOD
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (62.59%) Linux
2 75 (51.02%) Windows
3 64 (43.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (41.50%) Unix
5 40 (27.21%) Windows Server
6 20 (13.61%) CentOS
7 19 (12.93%) AIX
8 17 (11.56%) VyOS
9 13 (8.84%) RancherOS
10 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
13 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.36%) HPUX
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (61.22%) DevOps
2 84 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (54.42%) Configuration Management
4 54 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (29.93%) Service Management
6 43 (29.25%) Change Control
7 36 (24.49%) Scrum
8 34 (23.13%) Workflow
9 31 (21.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 27 (18.37%) Open Source
11 21 (14.29%) Identity Management
12 20 (13.61%) OO
13 18 (12.24%) ITIL
14 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.88%) Problem Management
16 14 (9.52%) Coaching
17 10 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
18 9 (6.12%) Change Management
19 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
20 5 (3.40%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.82%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 15 (10.20%) Java
3 15 (10.20%) SQL
4 11 (7.48%) Perl
5 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.72%) Python
5 4 (2.72%) Ruby
6 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.68%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 49 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.24%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.84%) Degree
5 9 (6.12%) HNC
6 4 (2.72%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.04%) MCSE
8 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.36%) CISA
8 2 (1.36%) CISSP
8 2 (1.36%) CSSLP
8 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.36%) MCP
8 2 (1.36%) RHCE
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) OCA
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.36%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (21.09%) vCloud
3 27 (18.37%) Docker
4 24 (16.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (14.29%) Postfix
5 21 (14.29%) Squid
6 10 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.80%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.72%) vSphere
9 3 (2.04%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (2.04%) XenApp
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 60 (40.82%) Puppet
2 53 (36.05%) Ansible
3 35 (23.81%) SCCM
4 31 (21.09%) ZABBIX
5 30 (20.41%) Dollar Universe
6 23 (15.65%) Terraform
7 21 (14.29%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (14.29%) Kibana
7 21 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 21 (14.29%) logstash
7 21 (14.29%) Rancher
8 19 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (10.20%) Forum Sentry
10 14 (9.52%) Consul
10 14 (9.52%) Packer
11 13 (8.84%) HAProxy
12 10 (6.80%) FortiGate
13 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (2.04%) Rsyslog
13 3 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (49.66%) Oracle
2 58 (39.46%) Red Hat
3 46 (31.29%) Atlassian
4 37 (25.17%) VMware
5 33 (22.45%) HP
6 30 (20.41%) TIBCO
7 22 (14.97%) Citrix
8 21 (14.29%) Sonatype
9 19 (12.93%) IBM
10 17 (11.56%) Vyatta
11 14 (9.52%) AppDynamics
11 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
12 13 (8.84%) Palo Alto
13 12 (8.16%) Cisco
14 11 (7.48%) Axway
14 11 (7.48%) Informatica
14 11 (7.48%) Siebel
15 10 (6.80%) AlienVault
15 10 (6.80%) Juniper
15 10 (6.80%) Sun