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 3 months to 24 June 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.

Application Packaging
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 138 146
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 6 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.54% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Median daily rate £325 £338 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +14.00%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire +24 3 £325 -27.29%
Merseyside - 2 £300 -
Manchester -1 1 - -
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) VBScript
1 6 (75.00%) Altiris
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (75.00%) Software Distribution
1 6 (75.00%) Patch Management
1 6 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (75.00%) Task Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 4 (50.00%) Wyse
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) MSI
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
4 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (75.00%) Patch Management
1 6 (75.00%) Software Distribution
1 6 (75.00%) Task Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
4 1 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (75.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Altiris
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Wyse
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) VMware