The median contractor rate for an Applications Packager was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Packager
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 158 146
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.027% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.028% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £310 £331
% change year-on-year -6.45% -6.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Applications Packager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Applications Packager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Packager in the North West

Applications Packager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Packager in the North West

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Packager in the North West

Applications Packager
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 Applications Packager within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +19 6 £325 +8.33%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Applications Packager
England

Applications Packager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Applications Packager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Applications Packager in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (25.00%) XenApp
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Life Science
7 2 (16.67%) MSI
7 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) FTP
8 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
8 1 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Law
8 1 (8.33%) QA
8 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
8 1 (8.33%) Release Management
8 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (8.33%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
8 1 (8.33%) PowerShell

Applications Packager Skill Set
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 1 (8.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft