The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Software Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Packaging over the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Packaging
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 157 148
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.078% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.29% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £538 £285 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.59% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +63.79% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

Software Packaging is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Software Packaging as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Packaging in the North West

Software 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 Software Packaging in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Packaging in the North West

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Packaging in the North West

Software 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 Software Packaging within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +10 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Software Packaging
England

Software Packaging
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) GitLab
2 4 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (60.00%) Puppet
3 3 (60.00%) Route 53
3 3 (60.00%) Big Data
3 3 (60.00%) PKI
3 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 3 (60.00%) SAS
3 3 (60.00%) SMTP
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (60.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (60.00%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (60.00%) Rsyslog
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Software 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 3 (60.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (60.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (60.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (60.00%) Route 53
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SMTP
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) GitLab
2 4 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) Rsyslog
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (20.00%) VMware