The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 512 510
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 90 139 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 76 78
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £442 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -0.76% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +12.00%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the UK

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Packaging in the UK

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the UK

Application Packaging
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +15 82 £338 +3.84% 10
London +15 29 £363 +18.36% 5
South East +27 19 £400 +29.03% 2
South West +7 10 £300 +17.64% 1
Scotland +9 8 £275 -33.93%
East of England +4 8 £550 +100.00% 1
Dorset +16 7 £300 +17.64%
North West +13 7 £325 -3.70%
Glasgow +6 7 £275 -
City of London +5 7 £350 -12.50%
Bournemouth - 7 £300 -
West Midlands +24 6 £388 +19.23% 1
Hertfordshire +2 5 £550 +57.14% 1
Berkshire +19 4 £463 -2.63% 1
Hampshire +8 4 £363 +65.71%
Oxfordshire - 4 £400 - 1
Banbury - 4 £400 -
Cheshire +10 3 £325 -27.29%
Bracknell +7 3 £463 -2.63% 1
Luton - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £160 -
Birmingham - 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Warrington +21 2 £344 -30.06%
Surrey +6 2 £275 -24.13%
Manchester +3 2 - -
Guildford -1 2 £275 -26.66%
East Midlands -13 2 £350 +55.55%
Warwickshire - 2 £388 -
Merseyside - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 123 (71.10%) Windows
2 89 (51.45%) SCCM
3 63 (36.42%) Microsoft
4 56 (32.37%) PowerShell
5 53 (30.64%) Windows 10
6 50 (28.90%) Active Directory
7 49 (28.32%) Citrix
8 48 (27.75%) Windows 7
9 44 (25.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 44 (25.43%) MSI
10 40 (23.12%) Security Cleared
11 35 (20.23%) ITIL
12 33 (19.08%) VMware
12 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
13 32 (18.50%) XenApp
14 29 (16.76%) Finance
15 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
16 26 (15.03%) Migration
16 26 (15.03%) AppSense
17 22 (12.72%) VBScript
17 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (12.14%) XenDesktop
18 21 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (12.14%) Office 365
19 20 (11.56%) PRINCE2
20 18 (10.40%) Patch Management
21 16 (9.25%) DV Cleared
21 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
22 15 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 15 (8.67%) Release Management

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.58%) Documentum
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.58%) FileNet
6 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.58%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.58%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (5.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
4 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.67%) SAN
2 12 (6.94%) LAN
3 11 (6.36%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (4.62%) Firewall
5 6 (3.47%) DHCP
5 6 (3.47%) DNS
5 6 (3.47%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.31%) MPLS
6 4 (2.31%) WAN
6 4 (2.31%) Wireless
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (1.73%) VLAN
7 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.73%) WLAN
8 2 (1.16%) Skype
8 2 (1.16%) VPN
9 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (25.43%) MSI
2 8 (4.62%) InstallShield
3 7 (4.05%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.73%) JIRA
4 3 (1.73%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.58%) Ant
5 1 (0.58%) FxCop
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.58%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (16.76%) Finance
2 10 (5.78%) Banking
3 4 (2.31%) Legal
3 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Law
4 2 (1.16%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Front Office
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Local Government
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (14.45%) Applications Packager
2 24 (13.87%) Analyst
3 17 (9.83%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.67%) Consultant
5 13 (7.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.36%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) SCCM Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.05%) Applications Specialist
10 7 (4.05%) Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Business Change Manager
11 6 (3.47%) Change Manager
11 6 (3.47%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.89%) .NET
3 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.16%) Velocity
5 1 (0.58%) Flash
5 1 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
2 5 (2.89%) iPad
2 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.73%) Clustering
4 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.58%) CMDB
5 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.58%) iPhone
5 1 (0.58%) Life Science
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Replication
5 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (71.10%) Windows
2 53 (30.64%) Windows 10
3 48 (27.75%) Windows 7
4 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
5 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (8.09%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.16%) Linux
11 2 (1.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Android
12 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.23%) ITIL
2 26 (15.03%) Migration
3 21 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (11.56%) PRINCE2
5 18 (10.40%) Patch Management
6 15 (8.67%) Release Management
7 13 (7.51%) Change Management
7 13 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.51%) Service Management
8 12 (6.94%) Project Management
9 11 (6.36%) Security Patching
10 10 (5.78%) Application Virtualisation
11 9 (5.20%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.62%) Risk Management
13 7 (4.05%) Software Distribution
14 6 (3.47%) Business Change Management
14 6 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (3.47%) Identity Access Management
14 6 (3.47%) Project Planning
14 6 (3.47%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.37%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.72%) VBScript
3 8 (4.62%) VB
4 7 (4.05%) SQL
5 3 (1.73%) C#
5 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.58%) C
7 1 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) REXX
7 1 (0.58%) Tcl
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.05%) Degree
5 7 (4.05%) ISEB
5 7 (4.05%) MCSA
6 6 (3.47%) MCSE
7 5 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.73%) MCITP
8 3 (1.73%) MCTS
9 2 (1.16%) CCNA
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) CCAA
10 1 (0.58%) CCENT
10 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.58%) MCP
10 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.31%) PMO
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (28.90%) Active Directory
2 44 (25.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (18.50%) XenApp
4 21 (12.14%) XenDesktop
5 15 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (5.20%) vSphere
7 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.31%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.73%) Firmware
9 3 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (51.45%) SCCM
2 11 (6.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (5.78%) WSUS
4 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.31%) SCOM
5 3 (1.73%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.16%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.16%) SCSM
6 2 (1.16%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.58%) Ansible
7 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.58%) Puppet
7 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 49 (28.32%) Citrix
3 33 (19.08%) VMware
4 26 (15.03%) AppSense
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle
6 12 (6.94%) HP
7 8 (4.62%) Altiris
8 7 (4.05%) Cisco
8 7 (4.05%) NetApp
8 7 (4.05%) Remedy
9 6 (3.47%) Dell
10 5 (2.89%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.89%) Wyse
11 4 (2.31%) Apple
11 4 (2.31%) Intel
11 4 (2.31%) McAfee
11 4 (2.31%) Sage
11 4 (2.31%) Veeam
12 3 (1.73%) IBM
13 2 (1.16%) Adobe
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Lorien Resourcing
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