Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 678 640
Rank change year-on-year +92 -38 +36
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 314 202 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 171
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% +1.56%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £250
90th Percentile £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -5.41% +13.85% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 14
UK median hourly rate £22.00 - £28.00
10th Percentile £18.34 - £25.38
90th Percentile £148.40 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 - £28.00

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 88,875 85,238 90,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.73% 85.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,500 59,763
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,047 2,459
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 19 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Packaging over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Application Packaging in the UK

Application Packaging
Top 16 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 19 October 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 +67 283 £375 - 52
UK excluding London +60 218 £350 -5.41% 40
London +20 89 £425 +9.68% 14
South East +6 69 £360 -7.10% 10
Midlands +6 38 £360 +2.86% 5
North of England +1 37 £331 +1.69% 6
South West +8 36 £325 -7.14% 15
North West -4 26 £330 -2.22% 5
East Midlands +25 24 £360 +16.60%
Scotland -17 23 £380 +38.18% 2
West Midlands -28 14 £356 -28.75% 5
East of England -2 13 £319 -20.31% 2
Yorkshire -5 8 £350 +9.38% 1
North East - 3 £325 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 273 (86.94%) Windows
2 237 (75.48%) SCCM
3 155 (49.36%) Windows 10
4 154 (49.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 140 (44.59%) Microsoft
6 134 (42.68%) Active Directory
7 119 (37.90%) Windows 7
8 111 (35.35%) PowerShell
9 91 (28.98%) Citrix
10 88 (28.03%) VMware
11 83 (26.43%) MSI
12 80 (25.48%) Migration
13 75 (23.89%) ITIL
14 70 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 68 (21.66%) Office 365
16 67 (21.34%) Windows Server
17 62 (19.75%) XenApp
18 52 (16.56%) XenDesktop
19 51 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 49 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
21 48 (15.29%) Finance
22 42 (13.38%) Hyper-V
22 42 (13.38%) Security Cleared
23 39 (12.42%) Microsoft Intune
24 36 (11.46%) VBScript
25 35 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
26 34 (10.83%) SC Cleared
27 32 (10.19%) Ivanti
27 32 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
28 29 (9.24%) DNS

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 18 (5.73%) Skype for Business
2 15 (4.78%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) IIS
6 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) TPMS
Applications
1 21 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (21.66%) Office 365
2 49 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.55%) Yammer
6 2 (0.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.24%) DNS
2 26 (8.28%) NetScaler
3 25 (7.96%) DHCP
4 17 (5.41%) SAN
5 16 (5.10%) Firewall
5 16 (5.10%) Internet
5 16 (5.10%) Skype
6 11 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (2.87%) VPN
8 8 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (2.55%) iSCSI
8 8 (2.55%) VLAN
9 6 (1.91%) LAN
10 5 (1.59%) DMZ
10 5 (1.59%) WebEx
11 4 (1.27%) WAN
12 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.96%) VoIP
12 3 (0.96%) VPLS
13 2 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.32%) IDMS
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (26.43%) MSI
2 25 (7.96%) AdminStudio
3 20 (6.37%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.27%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (1.27%) WiX
5 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.96%) Hudson
6 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) RSpec
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.32%) Subversion
7 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (15.29%) Finance
2 11 (3.50%) Banking
3 8 (2.55%) Publishing
4 4 (1.27%) Billing
4 4 (1.27%) Local Government
4 4 (1.27%) Retail
5 3 (0.96%) Automotive
5 3 (0.96%) Electronics
5 3 (0.96%) Law
5 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.96%) Marketing
5 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (29.30%) Applications Packager
2 39 (12.42%) Desktop Support
3 28 (8.92%) SCCM Engineer
4 27 (8.60%) Analyst
5 25 (7.96%) Applications Engineer
6 23 (7.32%) Consultant
7 21 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (5.73%) Architect
9 14 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.14%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) SCCM Specialist
12 11 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (3.50%) Applications Specialist
12 11 (3.50%) Deployment Engineer
13 10 (3.18%) SCCM Consultant
14 9 (2.87%) Applications Support
14 9 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.87%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.14%) Middleware
2 6 (1.91%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.91%) Web Services
3 3 (0.96%) XMPP
4 2 (0.64%) OCX
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) Swagger
5 1 (0.32%) XHTML
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.78%) PKI
3 13 (4.14%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.50%) Clustering
5 10 (3.18%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.18%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.23%) CMDB
9 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.27%) User Experience
9 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.96%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.32%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 273 (86.94%) Windows
2 155 (49.36%) Windows 10
3 119 (37.90%) Windows 7
4 67 (21.34%) Windows Server
5 51 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.50%) Mac OS
7 11 (3.50%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.50%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.87%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.23%) Linux
10 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.96%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Unix
12 1 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.48%) Migration
2 75 (23.89%) ITIL
3 35 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (6.69%) Patch Management
6 20 (6.37%) Application Discovery
6 20 (6.37%) Application Virtualisation
7 19 (6.05%) Service Management
8 17 (5.41%) ITIL V3
8 17 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 17 (5.41%) Storage Virtualisation
9 14 (4.46%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.14%) Network Design
10 13 (4.14%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (3.82%) High Availability
11 12 (3.82%) ITSM
12 11 (3.50%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.50%) Performance Management
12 11 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 111 (35.35%) PowerShell
2 36 (11.46%) VBScript
3 24 (7.64%) SQL
4 10 (3.18%) VB
5 3 (0.96%) Java
5 3 (0.96%) Ruby
5 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.64%) Perl
6 2 (0.64%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) COBOL
7 1 (0.32%) Groovy
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.18%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.18%) MCSE
5 9 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (2.55%) CCA
6 8 (2.55%) MCP
7 4 (1.27%) Degree
7 4 (1.27%) MCSA
8 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.64%) MCITP
10 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.32%) MCTS
10 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.37%) SLA
2 18 (5.73%) QA
3 6 (1.91%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (49.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 134 (42.68%) Active Directory
3 70 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (19.75%) XenApp
5 52 (16.56%) XenDesktop
6 42 (13.38%) Hyper-V
7 17 (5.41%) BitLocker
7 17 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (4.14%) vSphere
9 12 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (3.50%) XenServer
11 8 (2.55%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.96%) Xen
15 2 (0.64%) Docker
16 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 237 (75.48%) SCCM
2 39 (12.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (4.46%) WSUS
4 8 (2.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.23%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.91%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.64%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.64%) SCOM
8 2 (0.64%) Terraform
9 1 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 140 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 91 (28.98%) Citrix
3 88 (28.03%) VMware
4 32 (10.19%) Ivanti
5 21 (6.69%) Dell
6 13 (4.14%) Cisco
7 12 (3.82%) Apple
7 12 (3.82%) Oracle
8 11 (3.50%) NetApp
8 11 (3.50%) Symantec
9 10 (3.18%) Altiris
9 10 (3.18%) HP
10 9 (2.87%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.87%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.23%) McAfee
12 5 (1.59%) Juniper
12 5 (1.59%) Splunk
13 4 (1.27%) Intel
13 4 (1.27%) SAP
13 4 (1.27%) Twitter