The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Application Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application 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
Application Packaging
North West / Manchester
Rank - 93 87
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 0 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.54% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £285 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +7.74% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +52.38% -7.35%  

Application Packaging is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1072 1486 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.34% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 899 674
Median daily rate £388 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Application Packaging as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in Manchester

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in Manchester

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in Manchester

Application Packaging
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Application 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Wyse
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Expert
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Wyse