Period
to 24 September 2018

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 6 months to 24 September 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.

Software Packaging
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 194 -
Rank change year-on-year -30 - +241
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 2 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.28% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.097% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
North West median daily rate £275 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - -
England median daily rate £470 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +27.37% -7.75% +36.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -36.84% - -

Software Packaging is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,062 1,814 1,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.03% 31.56% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,399 1,222 1,342
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.25% -3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 55 40
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.96 £18.30 £18.47
90th Percentile £63.10 £50.00 £44.78
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 September 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
Cheshire -15 2 £275 -13.73%
Software Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) ThinApp
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Task Automation

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Management Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (100.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft