The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Packaging
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 123 113
Rank change year-on-year +22 -10  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 2 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.27% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Median daily rate - £225 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +52.38% -7.35%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1450 2145 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.27% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1196 1246
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Application Packaging in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in Scotland

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in Scotland

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
Application Packaging
UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Application Discovery
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) EDRMS

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Application Discovery
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) VMware