Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 675 654 705
Rank change year-on-year -21 +51 -159
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 209 249 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 158 119
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £253 £250 £182
90th Percentile £519 £453 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +13.85% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 3
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.44% -18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +40.00%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 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 13 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 November 2017. 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 -7 188 £375 +15.38% 14
UK excluding London -15 138 £370 +13.85% 4
London -24 68 £400 +6.67% 10
South East +26 52 £398 +13.57% 1
Midlands +23 30 £268 -18.94%
West Midlands +32 20 £500 +51.52%
Scotland -31 19 £300 +2.56%
East of England -7 16 £400 +44.14% 1
North of England +21 13 £338 +18.42% 1
North West +12 12 £338 +35.00% 1
East Midlands -10 10 £268 -22.46%
South West +5 8 £350 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 156 (74.64%) Windows
2 130 (62.20%) SCCM
3 109 (52.15%) Microsoft
4 101 (48.33%) Windows 10
5 89 (42.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 74 (35.41%) Migration
7 72 (34.45%) PowerShell
7 72 (34.45%) Active Directory
8 64 (30.62%) Windows 7
9 61 (29.19%) VMware
10 57 (27.27%) MSI
11 49 (23.44%) Citrix
12 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (18.18%) VBScript
14 32 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
14 32 (15.31%) Security Cleared
15 31 (14.83%) Finance
16 29 (13.88%) Office 365
17 28 (13.40%) XenApp
17 28 (13.40%) QA
18 25 (11.96%) Application Discovery
18 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
19 21 (10.05%) Release Management
19 21 (10.05%) AppSense
20 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
21 19 (9.09%) ITIL
22 18 (8.61%) WSH
22 18 (8.61%) WMI
23 17 (8.13%) SC Cleared
23 17 (8.13%) 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 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) Documentum
3 1 (0.48%) FileNet
3 1 (0.48%) GroupWise
3 1 (0.48%) IIS
3 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.88%) Office 365
2 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.66%) DNS
2 13 (6.22%) DHCP
3 11 (5.26%) Kerberos
3 11 (5.26%) LDAP
4 10 (4.78%) NetScaler
4 10 (4.78%) SAN
5 6 (2.87%) LAN
6 4 (1.91%) Firewall
6 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.96%) Internet
7 2 (0.96%) SSL
7 2 (0.96%) WAN
8 1 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (27.27%) MSI
2 10 (4.78%) AdminStudio
3 9 (4.31%) InstallShield
4 7 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.39%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.39%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.91%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.48%) Ant
7 1 (0.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 31 (14.83%) Finance
2 15 (7.18%) Banking
3 4 (1.91%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.91%) Legal
3 4 (1.91%) Publishing
4 2 (0.96%) Law
4 2 (0.96%) Local Government
4 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Back Office
5 1 (0.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (16.75%) Applications Packager
2 26 (12.44%) Applications Engineer
3 23 (11.00%) Windows Engineer
4 18 (8.61%) Analyst
4 18 (8.61%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.13%) SCCM Engineer
6 15 (7.18%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.22%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.26%) Consultant
8 11 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Application Integration Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.31%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (3.83%) Architect
11 8 (3.83%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) WSH
2 5 (2.39%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.91%) .NET
4 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.48%) LAMP
5 1 (0.48%) OCX
5 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.87%) Clustering
2 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.39%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.39%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.96%) CMDB
6 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.96%) Wiki
7 1 (0.48%) BYOD
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.48%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) Life Science
7 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 156 (74.64%) Windows
2 101 (48.33%) Windows 10
3 64 (30.62%) Windows 7
4 25 (11.96%) Windows Server
5 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.83%) Linux
7 8 (3.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.39%) Unix
9 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.48%) CentOS
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.41%) Migration
2 25 (11.96%) Application Discovery
3 21 (10.05%) Release Management
4 19 (9.09%) ITIL
5 17 (8.13%) Project Management
6 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (6.70%) Task Automation
8 12 (5.74%) Application Virtualisation
8 12 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.26%) Service Design
10 10 (4.78%) Change Management
11 9 (4.31%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (4.31%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.83%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.83%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.83%) Patch Management
12 8 (3.83%) Service Management
12 8 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.35%) Programme Governance
13 7 (3.35%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.45%) PowerShell
2 38 (18.18%) VBScript
3 9 (4.31%) VB
4 5 (2.39%) Ruby
4 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.91%) C
6 3 (1.44%) C#
6 3 (1.44%) REXX
6 3 (1.44%) SQL
6 3 (1.44%) Tcl
6 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.96%) Java
7 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 2 (0.96%) Python
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.18%) MCSE
3 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.83%) MCSA
5 7 (3.35%) Degree
5 7 (3.35%) MCP
6 4 (1.91%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.44%) CCA
7 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) MCDST
8 1 (0.48%) MCITP
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.48%) PMP
8 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.40%) QA
2 7 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.96%) PMO
5 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (42.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 72 (34.45%) Active Directory
3 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (13.40%) XenApp
5 14 (6.70%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.31%) vSphere
7 6 (2.87%) Docker
7 6 (2.87%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.39%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 130 (62.20%) SCCM
2 18 (8.61%) WMI
3 16 (7.66%) SCOM
4 12 (5.74%) AirWatch
5 11 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.35%) AppDNA
6 7 (3.35%) WSUS
7 6 (2.87%) Packer
8 5 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.39%) Terraform
9 4 (1.91%) ThinApp
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.96%) SELinux
12 1 (0.48%) Ansible
12 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.48%) Puppet
12 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 109 (52.15%) Microsoft
2 61 (29.19%) VMware
3 49 (23.44%) Citrix
4 21 (10.05%) AppSense
5 15 (7.18%) HP
6 10 (4.78%) Altiris
7 9 (4.31%) Dell
8 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.39%) NetApp
10 4 (1.91%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.91%) LANDesk
10 4 (1.91%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.91%) Qualys
11 3 (1.44%) CA
11 3 (1.44%) CommVault
11 3 (1.44%) IBM
11 3 (1.44%) Wyse
12 2 (0.96%) Cisco
12 2 (0.96%) McAfee
12 2 (0.96%) Symantec