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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 560 465
Rank change year-on-year +40 -95  
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 85 88 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 96
Median daily rate £388 £350 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £231 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £344
% change year-on-year +10.29% -1.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £19.63 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +52.38% -7.35%  

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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +51 80 £386 +10.35% 13
London +28 29 £400 -2.43% 7
South East +22 16 £475 +37.68%
Derbyshire - 16 £355 -
East Midlands - 16 £355 -
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 13 £500 -
City of London 0 9 £365 +4.28%
Derby - 8 £385 -
West Midlands +13 6 £400 -20.00% 1
East of England -3 6 £350 -8.49% 3
Yorkshire +20 3 £313 - 1
Birmingham +1 3 £313 +7.75%
Chesterfield - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 - 3
Scotland +23 2 - - 1
North West +18 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Hampshire +12 2 £275 -36.41%
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £425 -
Telford - 2 £425 -
Farnborough - 2 £275 -
Edinburgh +17 1 - - 1
Bristol -1 1 £250 -20.00%
Peterborough -2 1 - -
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
South West -9 1 £250 -20.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 £388 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 111 (70.25%) Windows
2 98 (62.03%) SCCM
3 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
4 58 (36.71%) Active Directory
5 53 (33.54%) Windows 10
6 46 (29.11%) Windows 7
7 44 (27.85%) PowerShell
8 40 (25.32%) Citrix
9 39 (24.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (23.42%) ITIL
10 37 (23.42%) MSI
11 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
12 29 (18.35%) Finance
13 28 (17.72%) XenApp
14 25 (15.82%) SC Cleared
15 23 (14.56%) Migration
16 22 (13.92%) Windows Server
17 21 (13.29%) Office 365
17 21 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (13.29%) VMware
17 21 (13.29%) AppSense
18 19 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (11.39%) XenDesktop
20 16 (10.13%) VBScript
21 15 (9.49%) DNS
22 14 (8.86%) DHCP
22 14 (8.86%) PRINCE2
22 14 (8.86%) MS Office
23 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
23 12 (7.59%) LAN

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 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.80%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (8.86%) MS Office
2 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (4.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.29%) Office 365
2 10 (6.33%) OneDrive
3 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.90%) GitHub
5 2 (1.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) DNS
2 14 (8.86%) DHCP
3 12 (7.59%) LAN
4 9 (5.70%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (5.06%) Firewall
5 8 (5.06%) SAN
5 8 (5.06%) WAN
6 5 (3.16%) Skype
7 4 (2.53%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.53%) MPLS
7 4 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (1.90%) NAS
8 3 (1.90%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.90%) VLAN
8 3 (1.90%) Wireless
8 3 (1.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (23.42%) MSI
2 5 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.90%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.27%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.27%) FxCop
5 2 (1.27%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
General
1 29 (18.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (16.46%) Applications Packager
2 17 (10.76%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (9.49%) Consultant
4 14 (8.86%) Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Applications Engineer
6 10 (6.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 10 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.06%) Administrator
7 8 (5.06%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.43%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Business Change Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Change Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
2 4 (2.53%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.80%) Fat Client
2 6 (3.80%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.16%) User Experience
3 5 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.90%) Clustering
4 3 (1.90%) Wiki
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.63%) BYOD
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Life Science
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (70.25%) Windows
2 53 (33.54%) Windows 10
3 46 (29.11%) Windows 7
4 22 (13.92%) Windows Server
5 21 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.59%) Windows Vista
7 10 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.43%) Android
8 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
8 7 (4.43%) Linux
9 5 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.90%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) ITIL
2 23 (14.56%) Migration
3 19 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (8.86%) PRINCE2
5 12 (7.59%) Release Management
5 12 (7.59%) Service Management
6 10 (6.33%) Change Management
6 10 (6.33%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.06%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.43%) Application Discovery
8 7 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.43%) High Availability
8 7 (4.43%) Project Management
9 6 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (3.80%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.80%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.16%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (3.16%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.85%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.13%) VBScript
3 11 (6.96%) SQL
4 8 (5.06%) VB
5 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.27%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) REXX
7 1 (0.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.70%) Degree
5 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.16%) ISEB
6 5 (3.16%) MCSE
7 4 (2.53%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.90%) CCNA
8 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.90%) MCP
8 3 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.27%) MCSA
10 1 (0.63%) CCA
10 1 (0.63%) CCIE
10 1 (0.63%) CCNP
10 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCSD
10 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) PMO
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (36.71%) Active Directory
2 39 (24.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (17.72%) XenApp
4 18 (11.39%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (6.96%) BitLocker
7 8 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (3.80%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.80%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.27%) Firmware
10 2 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (62.03%) SCCM
2 9 (5.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (5.70%) WSUS
3 5 (3.16%) Puppet
3 5 (3.16%) Sysprep
4 4 (2.53%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.90%) Ansible
5 3 (1.90%) SCOM
5 3 (1.90%) WMI
6 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) vRealize
7 1 (0.63%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.63%) Terraform
7 1 (0.63%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 59 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 40 (25.32%) Citrix
3 21 (13.29%) AppSense
3 21 (13.29%) VMware
4 10 (6.33%) Intel Security
5 9 (5.70%) Cisco
6 8 (5.06%) LANDesk
6 8 (5.06%) Oracle
7 7 (4.43%) Dell
8 6 (3.80%) Remedy
9 5 (3.16%) Apple
10 4 (2.53%) Intel
11 3 (1.90%) Altiris
11 3 (1.90%) NetApp
11 3 (1.90%) Wyse
12 2 (1.27%) Autodesk
12 2 (1.27%) CommVault
12 2 (1.27%) HP
12 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.27%) Symantec
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