The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Packaging
England / London
Rank 375 425 402
Rank change year-on-year +50 -23  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 25 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.043% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 6
Median daily rate £475 £500 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +63.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +61.20% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6784 7020 6323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.84% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5050 5255 4574
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 28
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Packaging in London

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Packaging in London

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Packaging in London

Software Packaging
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London - 5 £538 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £350 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 43 (56.58%) Service Management
2 41 (53.95%) Security Cleared
3 40 (52.63%) Git (software)
3 40 (52.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (51.32%) Configuration Management
5 38 (50.00%) JIRA
6 37 (48.68%) DevOps
6 37 (48.68%) Puppet
7 36 (47.37%) Jenkins
8 35 (46.05%) Confluence
8 35 (46.05%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (46.05%) Linux
9 34 (44.74%) Windows
9 34 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (44.74%) Scrum
9 34 (44.74%) VMware
10 33 (43.42%) Oracle
11 30 (39.47%) DNS
11 30 (39.47%) ZABBIX
11 30 (39.47%) vCloud
11 30 (39.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (38.16%) SCCM
13 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
13 27 (35.53%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (35.53%) Ansible
14 26 (34.21%) VPN
14 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
15 23 (30.26%) Apache
15 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database 11g

Software Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 35 (46.05%) Confluence
2 23 (30.26%) Apache
3 21 (27.63%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (17.11%) nginx
5 6 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) HipChat
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (46.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.95%) Office 365
3 3 (3.95%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.95%) Trello
4 2 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (39.47%) DNS
2 26 (34.21%) VPN
3 22 (28.95%) Reverse Proxy
4 21 (27.63%) OpenLDAP
4 21 (27.63%) OpenVPN
4 21 (27.63%) SSH
5 17 (22.37%) IPsec
6 11 (14.47%) Firewall
6 11 (14.47%) SSL
7 9 (11.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (11.84%) LDAP
8 3 (3.95%) HTTP
8 3 (3.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database
2 23 (30.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (23.68%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (52.63%) Git (software)
1 40 (52.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 38 (50.00%) JIRA
3 36 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 22 (28.95%) JIRA Agile
5 21 (27.63%) Ant
5 21 (27.63%) JUnit
5 21 (27.63%) Liquibase
5 21 (27.63%) Maven
5 21 (27.63%) SonarQube
6 9 (11.84%) Vagrant
7 5 (6.58%) InstallShield
7 5 (6.58%) MSI
8 4 (5.26%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.95%) GitLab
10 2 (2.63%) Subversion
11 1 (1.32%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Banking
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.32%) Front Office
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Consultant
3 7 (9.21%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (5.26%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 4 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (3.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) Elastic Stack
1 21 (27.63%) MCollective
2 3 (3.95%) Django
2 3 (3.95%) JSON
2 3 (3.95%) REST
2 3 (3.95%) SOAP
2 3 (3.95%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
3 2 (2.63%) JSP
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) SAML
3 2 (2.63%) Servlets
3 2 (2.63%) Twisted
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) User Experience
3 2 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Linux
2 34 (44.74%) Windows
3 17 (22.37%) CentOS
3 17 (22.37%) VyOS
4 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (17.11%) RancherOS
6 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (10.53%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.58%) Unix
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Service Management
2 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (51.32%) Configuration Management
3 37 (48.68%) DevOps
4 34 (44.74%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (44.74%) Scrum
5 30 (39.47%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (27.63%) Identity Management
6 21 (27.63%) Workflow
7 17 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (21.05%) Problem Management
9 15 (19.74%) ITIL
10 13 (17.11%) Coaching
11 10 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) Change Management
13 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (9.21%) Open Source
14 5 (6.58%) Change Control
14 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
15 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) Shell Script
2 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.26%) Ruby
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (53.95%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.68%) DV Cleared
4 12 (15.79%) Degree
5 9 (11.84%) HNC
6 4 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.63%) CISA
8 2 (2.63%) CISSP
8 2 (2.63%) CSSLP
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.63%) MCSE
8 2 (2.63%) RHCE
9 1 (1.32%) MCP
9 1 (1.32%) OCA
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 30 (39.47%) vCloud
2 26 (34.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (27.63%) Docker
3 21 (27.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (27.63%) Postfix
3 21 (27.63%) Squid
4 10 (13.16%) XenDesktop
5 9 (11.84%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (9.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.95%) BitLocker
7 3 (3.95%) vSphere
7 3 (3.95%) XenApp
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (48.68%) Puppet
2 30 (39.47%) ZABBIX
3 29 (38.16%) SCCM
4 27 (35.53%) Ansible
5 23 (30.26%) Terraform
6 21 (27.63%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (27.63%) Kibana
6 21 (27.63%) Kubernetes
6 21 (27.63%) logstash
6 21 (27.63%) Rancher
7 14 (18.42%) Consul
7 14 (18.42%) Packer
8 13 (17.11%) HAProxy
9 9 (11.84%) FortiGate
9 9 (11.84%) Forum Sentry
10 6 (7.89%) Dollar Universe
11 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (3.95%) SCOM
12 2 (2.63%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) VMware
2 33 (43.42%) Oracle
3 21 (27.63%) Citrix
3 21 (27.63%) Sonatype
4 17 (22.37%) Atlassian
4 17 (22.37%) Vyatta
5 14 (18.42%) AppDynamics
6 12 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.16%) Cisco
9 9 (11.84%) AlienVault
9 9 (11.84%) Juniper
10 7 (9.21%) AppSense
11 6 (7.89%) TIBCO
12 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.95%) CommVault
14 1 (1.32%) CA
14 1 (1.32%) HP
14 1 (1.32%) Wyse