The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Packaging
England / South East
Rank 239 254 219
Rank change year-on-year +15 -35  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 14 11 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.12% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.15% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 33
Median daily rate £475 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £431 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £348
% change year-on-year +10.70% -2.65%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the South East

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in the South East

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the South East

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £525 -
Hampshire +12 2 £275 -36.41%
Oxfordshire - 1 £388 -
Application Packaging
England

Application Packaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) SCCM
3 12 (63.16%) ITIL
4 11 (57.89%) MSI
5 10 (52.63%) Windows Vista
5 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
7 8 (42.11%) Release Management
7 8 (42.11%) Migration
8 7 (36.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
9 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 3 (15.79%) Sysprep
12 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 3 (15.79%) ISEB
12 3 (15.79%) Change Management
12 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
13 2 (10.53%) vRealize
13 2 (10.53%) Remediation Plan

Application Packaging
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MSI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Architect
3 3 (15.79%) E-Business Manager
3 3 (15.79%) UAT Manager
3 3 (15.79%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Build Automation Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Vista
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (10.53%) Server Hardening
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (84.21%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (15.79%) Sysprep
4 2 (10.53%) Ansible
4 2 (10.53%) vRealize
4 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) AppSense