The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 June 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.

Application Packaging
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 146 136
Rank change year-on-year +22 -10  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.033% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.042% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £255 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -16.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £255 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £255 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +14.00%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2211 2375 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 79.19% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1565 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the South West

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in the South West

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the South West

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Dorset +14 7 £300 +17.64%
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 £225 -
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (63.64%) WSUS
4 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
6 5 (45.45%) Security Patching
7 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle
7 4 (36.36%) Sage
8 3 (27.27%) McAfee
8 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
8 3 (27.27%) Veeam
8 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (27.27%) iPad
8 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
9 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
9 2 (18.18%) Finance
9 2 (18.18%) MSI
9 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
2 1 (9.09%) AdminStudio
2 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
2 5 (45.45%) Security Patching
3 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) WSUS
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
3 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) Sage
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Veeam