Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 22 July 2018 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.

Application Packaging
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 195 209
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 19 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.21% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 18
North West median daily rate £350 £319 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -3.77% -8.62%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £274
90th Percentile £450 £363 £453
England median daily rate £352 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -2.90% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -14.29% +12.00%

Application Packaging is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,204 4,713 6,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.60% 82.50% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,271 2,883 3,934
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £257 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 220 215
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.95% +36.06% +0.63%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.74 £53.00 £52.30
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Application Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in the North West

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the North West

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in the North West

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the North West

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Merseyside +23 7 £400 +33.33% 2
Cheshire -3 5 £313 -3.85% 1
Cumbria - 4 £340 - 1
Manchester -20 2 £325 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £600 -
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Application 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 North West region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 18 (94.74%) Windows
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 11 (57.89%) MSI
3 11 (57.89%) SCCM
4 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
5 8 (42.11%) XenApp
6 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
6 7 (36.84%) Clustering
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) NetScaler
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) VBScript
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) Capita
10 3 (15.79%) Release Management
10 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (15.79%) VB
10 3 (15.79%) SLA
10 3 (15.79%) Project Management
10 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (15.79%) Security Patching

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Management Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) VME
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
3 3 (15.79%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Release Management
3 3 (15.79%) Security Patching
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
4 2 (10.53%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Personalization
5 1 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) VBScript
3 3 (15.79%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (42.11%) XenApp
3 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) ThinApp
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Capita
4 2 (10.53%) Altiris
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.26%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.26%) Lumension
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Micro Focus
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Xerox