Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 666 660
Rank change year-on-year +43 -6 -61
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 276 175 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 114 134
UK median daily rate £353 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +9.62% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 16
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -14.29% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -14.29% +12.00%

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 88,767 80,693 92,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.92% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,551 52,816 61,130
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,128 2,300
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +16.01%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +49 259 £350 -3.45% 27
UK excluding London +30 172 £325 -4.41% 21
London +15 102 £400 +8.11% 8
South East +7 67 £325 -18.75% 1
Midlands +15 43 £312 -14.00% 2
East Midlands +36 35 £300 -7.69% 1
North of England -9 28 £350 +10.67% 10
North West -16 19 £350 +9.80% 6
Scotland -37 14 £400 +45.45% 2
South West +5 11 £325 +9.24% 5
Yorkshire -23 9 £363 +13.28% 4
East of England -2 8 £225 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -26 7 £356 -8.06% 1
Wales -12 1 £325 -16.13%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 232 (84.06%) Windows
2 197 (71.38%) SCCM
3 145 (52.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 137 (49.64%) Windows 10
5 131 (47.46%) Active Directory
6 123 (44.57%) Microsoft
7 112 (40.58%) PowerShell
8 83 (30.07%) Citrix
9 82 (29.71%) Windows 7
10 76 (27.54%) Windows Server
11 72 (26.09%) MSI
12 71 (25.72%) Office 365
13 68 (24.64%) VMware
14 60 (21.74%) Migration
15 57 (20.65%) XenApp
16 55 (19.93%) Finance
17 53 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 53 (19.20%) XenDesktop
18 48 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (17.39%) ITIL
19 44 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 43 (15.58%) Ivanti
21 41 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 41 (14.86%) VBScript
21 41 (14.86%) Microsoft Intune
22 39 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
23 37 (13.41%) DNS
24 36 (13.04%) Hyper-V
25 34 (12.32%) DHCP
26 32 (11.59%) Microsoft Office

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 15 (5.43%) Skype for Business
2 12 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.62%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) TPMS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 71 (25.72%) Office 365
2 48 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.90%) Yammer
6 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.41%) DNS
2 34 (12.32%) DHCP
3 29 (10.51%) NetScaler
4 18 (6.52%) SAN
5 17 (6.16%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (4.71%) Skype
7 11 (3.99%) VPN
8 10 (3.62%) Firewall
8 10 (3.62%) Internet
8 10 (3.62%) VLAN
9 8 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (2.90%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.81%) DMZ
10 5 (1.81%) WebEx
11 4 (1.45%) LAN
12 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.72%) WAN
12 2 (0.72%) WLAN
13 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.36%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) IDMS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (26.09%) MSI
2 28 (10.14%) AdminStudio
3 15 (5.43%) InstallShield
4 8 (2.90%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.54%) Artifactory
5 7 (2.54%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.54%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.17%) JIRA
7 2 (0.72%) RSpec
7 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.36%) JUnit
8 1 (0.36%) Mockito
8 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.36%) WiX
General
1 55 (19.93%) Finance
2 13 (4.71%) Banking
3 10 (3.62%) Publishing
4 8 (2.90%) Law
5 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.45%) Retail
5 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.09%) Electronics
6 3 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.72%) French Language
7 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (27.54%) Applications Packager
2 33 (11.96%) Desktop Support
3 28 (10.14%) Analyst
3 28 (10.14%) SCCM Engineer
4 25 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 23 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
7 20 (7.25%) Consultant
8 17 (6.16%) Citrix Engineer
8 17 (6.16%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.43%) Architect
9 15 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.35%) Server Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.99%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.99%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (3.62%) Deployment Engineer
12 10 (3.62%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.62%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.80%) Web Services
2 5 (1.81%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.45%) Middleware
4 3 (1.09%) XMPP
5 2 (0.72%) JSON
5 2 (0.72%) LDAP
5 2 (0.72%) Swagger
6 1 (0.36%) J2EE
6 1 (0.36%) JDBC
6 1 (0.36%) JPA
6 1 (0.36%) OCX
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.16%) Clustering
2 10 (3.62%) PKI
3 8 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.90%) Fat Client
3 8 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.90%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.81%) Wiki
6 3 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (0.72%) CMDB
7 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) PMI
7 2 (0.72%) Replication
7 2 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (84.06%) Windows
2 137 (49.64%) Windows 10
3 82 (29.71%) Windows 7
4 76 (27.54%) Windows Server
5 44 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 21 (7.61%) Mac OS
9 14 (5.07%) Linux
9 14 (5.07%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.17%) Android
11 6 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.72%) Unix
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.36%) VME
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.74%) Migration
2 48 (17.39%) ITIL
3 39 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (7.97%) Problem Management
5 17 (6.16%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (5.80%) Data Protection
7 15 (5.43%) Application Virtualisation
7 15 (5.43%) High Availability
7 15 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (4.35%) Runbook
9 12 (4.35%) Storage Virtualisation
10 11 (3.99%) Customer Requirements
10 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Management
10 11 (3.99%) Performance Management
11 10 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.90%) ITIL V3
12 8 (2.90%) Release Management
12 8 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (40.58%) PowerShell
2 41 (14.86%) VBScript
3 19 (6.88%) SQL
4 13 (4.71%) VB
5 9 (3.26%) Ruby
5 9 (3.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.09%) Java
7 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.36%) COBOL
8 1 (0.36%) Groovy
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.90%) CCA
4 8 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (1.81%) MCP
6 4 (1.45%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.09%) Degree
7 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (0.72%) MCSA
8 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MCDST
9 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.25%) SLA
2 15 (5.43%) GDPR
3 12 (4.35%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) BS25999
4 1 (0.36%) IASME
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 145 (52.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 131 (47.46%) Active Directory
3 57 (20.65%) XenApp
4 53 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (19.20%) XenDesktop
5 36 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 18 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (5.43%) XenServer
8 11 (3.99%) BitLocker
8 11 (3.99%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (3.99%) vSphere
9 8 (2.90%) DFS Replication
9 8 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.09%) Xen
13 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 197 (71.38%) SCCM
2 41 (14.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (5.80%) WSUS
4 10 (3.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (3.26%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.90%) Terraform
7 7 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (2.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (2.17%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.72%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.72%) SCOM
11 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.72%) ThinApp
12 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 83 (30.07%) Citrix
3 68 (24.64%) VMware
4 43 (15.58%) Ivanti
5 31 (11.23%) Apple
6 12 (4.35%) Dell
6 12 (4.35%) HP
7 11 (3.99%) Cisco
7 11 (3.99%) McAfee
7 11 (3.99%) Symantec
8 10 (3.62%) NetApp
9 9 (3.26%) Altiris
9 9 (3.26%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.54%) Capita
11 7 (2.54%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.17%) Oracle
13 3 (1.09%) Adobe
13 3 (1.09%) SAP
13 3 (1.09%) Splunk