Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 194 213
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 0
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 26 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 11
North West median daily rate £330 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £262 £284 £250
90th Percentile £414 £404 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £17.43 - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 - £28.00

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 4,887 4,611 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.17% 82.24% 84.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,077 2,920 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 195 192
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.26%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Manchester -5 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Cumbria - 8 £350 - 1
Cheshire +1 6 £330 -4.00% 1
Lancashire -21 2 £394 -6.25%
Merseyside +9 1 - -
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) SCCM
3 19 (73.08%) MSI
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (61.54%) Citrix
4 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
5 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
6 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 12 (46.15%) ITIL
7 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (30.77%) XenApp
10 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
11 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (23.08%) VMware
12 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
12 5 (19.23%) VBScript
12 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
12 5 (19.23%) ThinApp
13 4 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
13 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
13 4 (15.38%) AdminStudio
13 4 (15.38%) Billing
13 4 (15.38%) Migration
14 3 (11.54%) CMDB
14 3 (11.54%) Service Management
14 3 (11.54%) ITSM
14 3 (11.54%) Finance

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 (3.85%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Intranet
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MSI
2 4 (15.38%) AdminStudio
3 2 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (15.38%) Billing
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Applications Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Applications Packager
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Management Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Service Design Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Service Implementation Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) OCX
1 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
3 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) VME
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
4 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
5 4 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
6 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) Personalization
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Software Licensing
6 3 (11.54%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) VBScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) COBOL
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (30.77%) XenApp
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (80.77%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) ThinApp
3 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Citrix
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Ivanti
5 2 (7.69%) Altiris
5 2 (7.69%) Xerox
6 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.85%) Lumension
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
6 1 (3.85%) Novell