Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 - 244
Rank change year-on-year - +244 -41
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 15 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% - 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
North West median daily rate £319 - £285
10th Percentile £269 - £273
90th Percentile £394 - £300
England median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50

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 1806 1929 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.74% 28.33% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1356 1265
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 26 70
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 - 8 £313 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Software Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 6 (40.00%) PKI
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) MSI
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) SAS
2 6 (40.00%) SMTP
2 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) CentOS
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon S3
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 6 (40.00%) Route 53
2 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (40.00%) GitLab
2 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (40.00%) Rsyslog
2 6 (40.00%) Serverless
3 5 (33.33%) Migration

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 6 (40.00%) SAS
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon S3
1 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 6 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (40.00%) Route 53
1 6 (40.00%) Serverless
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SMTP
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) GitLab
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (40.00%) MSI
1 6 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) AWS Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365 Architect
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Management Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) CentOS
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (13.33%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 6 (40.00%) Rsyslog
3 4 (26.67%) WSUS
4 2 (13.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Altiris