Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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.

Application Packaging
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 311 347
Rank change year-on-year 0 +36 -12
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 67 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 31
South East median daily rate £365 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.75% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £262 £238 £300
90th Percentile £498 £525 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 - £28.00

Application Packaging is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,025 13,671 14,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.19% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,435 8,167 8,640
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £252
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 464 582
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.85 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Application Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 October 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
Hampshire -8 31 £375 -9.09% 7
Thames Valley -6 28 £394 +0.32% 1
Oxfordshire +4 17 £400 -
Berkshire -10 9 £313 +8.70% 1
Surrey -12 5 £350 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £425 +30.77%
Kent - 2 £269 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 2
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Application 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 South East region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 63 (94.03%) Windows
2 43 (64.18%) SCCM
3 38 (56.72%) Windows Server
4 37 (55.22%) Microsoft
5 35 (52.24%) VMware
6 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
7 29 (43.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (41.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (38.81%) Migration
10 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
10 24 (35.82%) Citrix
11 23 (34.33%) ITIL
11 23 (34.33%) Windows 10
12 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
13 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
14 20 (29.85%) XenApp
14 20 (29.85%) XenDesktop
15 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Intune
16 17 (25.37%) Office 365
16 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (25.37%) NetScaler
16 17 (25.37%) Storage Virtualisation
17 16 (23.88%) SAN
18 13 (19.40%) Middleware
18 13 (19.40%) DHCP
18 13 (19.40%) DNS
18 13 (19.40%) Network Design
18 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills

Application Packaging
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.42%) Skype for Business
2 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (43.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (25.37%) Office 365
3 8 (11.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (11.94%) Yammer
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) NetScaler
2 16 (23.88%) SAN
3 13 (19.40%) DHCP
3 13 (19.40%) DNS
4 11 (16.42%) Skype
5 8 (11.94%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (11.94%) Firewall
5 8 (11.94%) iSCSI
5 8 (11.94%) VLAN
6 4 (5.97%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.99%) Junos
7 2 (2.99%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MSI
2 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.49%) RSpec
3 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Applications Packager
4 6 (8.96%) Consultant
4 6 (8.96%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) Middleware
2 4 (5.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) PKI
3 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (11.94%) Clustering
4 8 (11.94%) Fat Client
4 8 (11.94%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (11.94%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 63 (94.03%) Windows
2 38 (56.72%) Windows Server
3 23 (34.33%) Windows 10
4 21 (31.34%) Windows 7
5 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.97%) Linux
9 4 (5.97%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.49%) Android
11 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Migration
2 23 (34.33%) ITIL
3 17 (25.37%) Storage Virtualisation
4 13 (19.40%) Network Design
5 11 (16.42%) Application Discovery
5 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (13.43%) Patch Management
6 9 (13.43%) Performance Management
6 9 (13.43%) Software Delivery
7 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.94%) High Availability
8 7 (10.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
10 5 (7.46%) Security Patching
11 4 (5.97%) Analytics
11 4 (5.97%) Change Management
12 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Ruby
3 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) Groovy
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) CCA
1 8 (11.94%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) MCSE
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
4 2 (2.99%) MCSA
5 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.49%) PMP
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) GDPR
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
4 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
1 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (29.85%) XenApp
4 20 (29.85%) XenDesktop
5 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (13.43%) XenServer
6 8 (11.94%) DFS Replication
6 8 (11.94%) vSphere
7 5 (7.46%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.49%) Docker
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (64.18%) SCCM
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (11.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (8.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.48%) WSUS
6 2 (2.99%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.99%) Terraform
7 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.49%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.49%) Packer
7 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.49%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 37 (55.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (52.24%) VMware
3 24 (35.82%) Citrix
4 11 (16.42%) Oracle
5 9 (13.43%) Dell
6 8 (11.94%) HP
6 8 (11.94%) NetApp
7 5 (7.46%) Ivanti
8 4 (5.97%) Apple
8 4 (5.97%) Intel
9 2 (2.99%) Juniper
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.99%) Splunk
10 1 (1.49%) BMC
10 1 (1.49%) McAfee
10 1 (1.49%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) Twitter