Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 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
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 652 716
Rank change year-on-year -18 +64 -135
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 208 206 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 146 102
UK median daily rate £388 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% +1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £161
90th Percentile £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
UK median hourly rate - £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.58% -14.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -3.57% -5.23%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Application Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 14 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 6 months to 22 January 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
England +12 188 £388 +13.97% 18
UK excluding London -6 125 £370 +13.85% 10
London -14 83 £400 +3.23% 9
South East -3 41 £398 +2.58% 2
Midlands +4 37 £270 -19.40% 1
West Midlands +22 23 £313 -5.30% 1
Scotland -32 19 £394 +31.25% 1
East Midlands -10 14 £268 -24.65%
East of England -18 13 £238 -14.41% 3
North of England +14 8 £375 +31.58% 2
North West +2 7 £350 +75.00% 2
South West -2 6 £338 +3.85% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £400 +42.86%
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 168 (80.77%) Windows
2 127 (61.06%) SCCM
3 111 (53.37%) Windows 10
4 110 (52.88%) Microsoft
5 101 (48.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 78 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 74 (35.58%) Windows 7
8 73 (35.10%) Active Directory
8 73 (35.10%) Migration
9 66 (31.73%) VMware
10 62 (29.81%) MSI
11 51 (24.52%) Citrix
12 48 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (17.79%) Office 365
14 35 (16.83%) VBScript
14 35 (16.83%) XenApp
15 33 (15.87%) Security Cleared
15 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
16 31 (14.90%) Finance
17 28 (13.46%) QA
17 28 (13.46%) Application Discovery
18 26 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (11.54%) Windows Server
21 23 (11.06%) XenDesktop
22 22 (10.58%) Ivanti
23 21 (10.10%) Release Management
23 21 (10.10%) SCOM
23 21 (10.10%) DNS
24 20 (9.62%) Project 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 5 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.79%) Office 365
2 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.10%) DNS
2 19 (9.13%) DHCP
3 14 (6.73%) SAN
4 11 (5.29%) Kerberos
5 10 (4.81%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.88%) LAN
6 6 (2.88%) WAN
7 4 (1.92%) Firewall
7 4 (1.92%) Internet
7 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.96%) Skype
8 2 (0.96%) SSL
8 2 (0.96%) VLAN
9 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (29.81%) MSI
2 7 (3.37%) AdminStudio
2 7 (3.37%) InstallShield
3 5 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.44%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 31 (14.90%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Banking
3 4 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.92%) Publishing
4 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.96%) Law
5 2 (0.96%) Legal
5 2 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (19.23%) Applications Packager
2 26 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 22 (10.58%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (9.13%) Analyst
5 16 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 16 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.25%) Consultant
7 12 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.29%) SCCM Engineer
9 10 (4.81%) Application Integration Engineer
9 10 (4.81%) Integration Engineer
9 10 (4.81%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Architect
10 9 (4.33%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) Administrator
11 8 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) SCCM Consultant
11 8 (3.85%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.65%) WSH
2 11 (5.29%) LDAP
3 4 (1.92%) .NET
4 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.96%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.48%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.88%) Clustering
2 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.40%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.40%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.44%) PMI
5 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.96%) CMDB
6 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.96%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.96%) User Experience
6 2 (0.96%) Wiki
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) Life Science
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 168 (80.77%) Windows
2 111 (53.37%) Windows 10
3 74 (35.58%) Windows 7
4 26 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.40%) Linux
9 3 (1.44%) Android
9 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.10%) Migration
2 28 (13.46%) Application Discovery
3 21 (10.10%) Release Management
4 20 (9.62%) Project Management
5 18 (8.65%) ITIL
6 16 (7.69%) Change Management
7 14 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.29%) Service Design
10 10 (4.81%) Task Automation
11 9 (4.33%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.85%) Application Virtualisation
12 8 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (3.37%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.37%) Programme Governance
13 7 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (2.88%) Compatibility Testing
14 6 (2.88%) Service Management
14 6 (2.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 35 (16.83%) VBScript
3 11 (5.29%) VB
4 8 (3.85%) SQL
5 4 (1.92%) Ruby
5 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.44%) C#
6 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.96%) REXX
7 2 (0.96%) Tcl
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.77%) MCSE
5 8 (3.85%) Degree
6 6 (2.88%) MCP
7 5 (2.40%) MCSA
7 5 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.44%) CCA
10 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCDST
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.46%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.92%) SLA
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (48.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 73 (35.10%) Active Directory
3 48 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (16.83%) XenApp
5 23 (11.06%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (4.33%) vSphere
8 6 (2.88%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.40%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.44%) Docker
11 2 (0.96%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.48%) Firmware
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 127 (61.06%) SCCM
2 21 (10.10%) SCOM
3 18 (8.65%) WMI
4 12 (5.77%) AirWatch
5 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (5.29%) WSUS
6 9 (4.33%) AppDNA
7 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.92%) Terraform
8 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.44%) Packer
9 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.96%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 110 (52.88%) Microsoft
2 66 (31.73%) VMware
3 51 (24.52%) Citrix
4 22 (10.58%) Ivanti
5 14 (6.73%) HP
6 11 (5.29%) Dell
7 7 (3.37%) Altiris
7 7 (3.37%) NetApp
8 5 (2.40%) Cisco
8 5 (2.40%) Qualys
9 4 (1.92%) AlienVault
9 4 (1.92%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.44%) IBM
10 3 (1.44%) McAfee
10 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.44%) Veeam
11 2 (0.96%) CA
11 2 (0.96%) CommVault
11 2 (0.96%) Symantec