Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 661 711
Rank change year-on-year -8 +50 -156
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 212 180 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 122 96
UK median daily rate £340 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +4.29% +4.95%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £220
90th Percentile £488 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £339
% change year-on-year - -4.06% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.46% -3.57% -5.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.99% +16.45% -14.26%

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 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -21 199 £325 -10.65% 20
UK excluding London -28 120 £325 - 12
London -24 91 £375 -3.23% 8
South East +2 47 £325 -18.75% 5
Midlands -21 31 £280 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -1 25 £268 -22.46% 2
North of England -11 16 £400 +45.45% 3
Scotland -34 11 £413 +24.53%
North West -6 10 £388 +93.75% 2
East of England -7 8 £213 -61.36%
South West +2 6 £325 +5.69%
Yorkshire -7 6 £400 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -13 5 £313 -18.03% 2
Wales -10 1 £400 +3.23%

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 171 (80.66%) Windows
2 128 (60.38%) SCCM
3 106 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 102 (48.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 90 (42.45%) Microsoft
6 88 (41.51%) Active Directory
7 80 (37.74%) PowerShell
8 62 (29.25%) Windows 7
8 62 (29.25%) MSI
9 58 (27.36%) Citrix
10 52 (24.53%) Office 365
11 48 (22.64%) VMware
12 43 (20.28%) XenApp
13 42 (19.81%) Migration
13 42 (19.81%) Windows Server
14 38 (17.92%) XenDesktop
15 36 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (16.51%) Ivanti
16 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
17 32 (15.09%) Finance
18 27 (12.74%) DNS
18 27 (12.74%) VBScript
18 27 (12.74%) Microsoft Intune
19 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
19 26 (12.26%) DHCP
19 26 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (10.38%) Apple
20 22 (10.38%) SC Cleared

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 12 (5.66%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.53%) Office 365
2 35 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.89%) Yammer
6 2 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.74%) DNS
2 26 (12.26%) DHCP
3 17 (8.02%) NetScaler
4 15 (7.08%) SAN
5 11 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
5 11 (5.19%) Skype
6 8 (3.77%) VLAN
7 7 (3.30%) LAN
7 7 (3.30%) WAN
8 6 (2.83%) Firewall
8 6 (2.83%) Internet
8 6 (2.83%) VPN
9 4 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.89%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.94%) WLAN
11 1 (0.47%) HTTP
11 1 (0.47%) Intranet
11 1 (0.47%) SMS
11 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (29.25%) MSI
2 17 (8.02%) AdminStudio
3 8 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.30%) Artifactory
4 7 (3.30%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.83%) JIRA
6 4 (1.89%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.47%) JUnit
7 1 (0.47%) Mockito
7 1 (0.47%) RSpec
7 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (15.09%) Finance
2 13 (6.13%) Banking
3 6 (2.83%) Law
4 5 (2.36%) Publishing
5 3 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (26.42%) Applications Packager
2 23 (10.85%) Analyst
3 22 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (9.91%) Windows Engineer
5 20 (9.43%) Desktop Support
6 17 (8.02%) Citrix Engineer
6 17 (8.02%) SCCM Engineer
7 16 (7.55%) Applications Engineer
8 14 (6.60%) Consultant
9 12 (5.66%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.66%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.19%) SCCM Consultant
11 10 (4.72%) Administrator
12 9 (4.25%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.25%) Server Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.77%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (3.77%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.66%) Web Services
2 3 (1.42%) .NET
2 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.42%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.47%) J2EE
4 1 (0.47%) JDBC
4 1 (0.47%) JPA
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.13%) Clustering
2 7 (3.30%) Wiki
3 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.89%) PKI
5 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.42%) User Experience
7 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.94%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.94%) PMI
7 2 (0.94%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 171 (80.66%) Windows
2 106 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 62 (29.25%) Windows 7
4 42 (19.81%) Windows Server
5 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (10.38%) Apple iOS
6 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.60%) Mac OS
8 13 (6.13%) Linux
9 9 (4.25%) Android
10 8 (3.77%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.83%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.47%) Unix
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.81%) Migration
2 26 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (9.91%) ITIL
4 19 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
5 15 (7.08%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (6.60%) Application Discovery
7 12 (5.66%) Project Management
8 11 (5.19%) Change Management
8 11 (5.19%) Data Protection
8 11 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.25%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.25%) Runbook
10 8 (3.77%) DevOps
10 8 (3.77%) Release Management
10 8 (3.77%) TDD
11 7 (3.30%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (3.30%) High Availability
11 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (37.74%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.74%) VBScript
3 16 (7.55%) VB
4 13 (6.13%) SQL
5 8 (3.77%) Ruby
5 8 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.42%) C#
6 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (1.89%) CCA
5 4 (1.89%) Degree
6 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) MCSA
6 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) MCDST
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.60%) GDPR
2 9 (4.25%) QA
3 8 (3.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) BS25999
5 1 (0.47%) IASME
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 102 (48.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 88 (41.51%) Active Directory
3 43 (20.28%) XenApp
4 38 (17.92%) XenDesktop
5 36 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (10.38%) Hyper-V
7 14 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.77%) XenServer
9 7 (3.30%) BitLocker
10 6 (2.83%) DFS Replication
10 6 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (2.83%) vSphere
11 5 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 128 (60.38%) SCCM
2 27 (12.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.25%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.25%) WSUS
4 8 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.77%) Terraform
5 6 (2.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.83%) SCOM
6 3 (1.42%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.94%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.47%) Nagios
8 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 58 (27.36%) Citrix
3 48 (22.64%) VMware
4 35 (16.51%) Ivanti
5 22 (10.38%) Apple
6 10 (4.72%) Dell
6 10 (4.72%) McAfee
7 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.30%) HP
9 6 (2.83%) Symantec
10 5 (2.36%) Cisco
10 5 (2.36%) Qualys
11 4 (1.89%) AlienVault
11 4 (1.89%) NetApp
12 3 (1.42%) Altiris
12 3 (1.42%) IBM
12 3 (1.42%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.42%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.94%) Capita
13 2 (0.94%) Google