The median contractor rate for an Applications Packager was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Packager
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 614 551
Rank change year-on-year +39 -63  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 35 37 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.069% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.072% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 65
Median daily rate £319 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £400 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £311 £331
% change year-on-year -6.82% -6.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Packager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Packager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Packager in the UK

Applications Packager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Packager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Packager in the UK

Applications Packager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Packager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Packager in the UK

Applications Packager
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Packager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +37 30 £338 +13.44% 2
North West +33 11 £325 +8.33%
Manchester +19 6 £325 +8.33%
London +4 6 £350 +20.68% 1
Scotland +33 5 £275 -
Hertfordshire +2 5 - -
East of England -1 5 - -
Glasgow +3 4 £275 -
City of London +1 4 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
South East +22 3 £331 +12.28%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Leeds +20 1 £350 +2.94%
West Yorkshire +20 1 £350 +2.94%
Yorkshire +17 1 £350 +2.94%
West Sussex +16 1 £300 -14.28%
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £363 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £363 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £300 -

Applications Packager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Applications Packager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Packager in the job title.

1 47 (79.66%) Windows
2 46 (77.97%) SCCM
3 44 (74.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (54.24%) MSI
4 32 (54.24%) Windows 7
5 28 (47.46%) Windows 10
6 25 (42.37%) Application Packaging
7 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
8 19 (32.20%) Citrix
9 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
10 13 (22.03%) VBScript
11 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
11 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
11 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
12 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (15.25%) Migration
13 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
13 8 (13.56%) InstallShield
13 8 (13.56%) XenApp
14 7 (11.86%) AppSense
15 6 (10.17%) VMware
15 6 (10.17%) AdminStudio
15 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
16 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
16 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
16 5 (8.47%) VB
16 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
17 4 (6.78%) Software Packaging
17 4 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
17 4 (6.78%) Validation

Applications Packager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 32 (54.24%) MSI
2 8 (13.56%) InstallShield
3 6 (10.17%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (5.08%) Banking
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
1 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Law
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
1 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (79.66%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 28 (47.46%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Application Packaging
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (6.78%) Application Discovery
4 4 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (6.78%) Validation
5 3 (5.08%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 3 (5.08%) Release Management
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Personalization
6 2 (3.39%) Time Management
6 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.69%) DNA
7 1 (1.69%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.03%) VBScript
3 5 (8.47%) VB
4 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) XenApp
3 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (77.97%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.69%) ThinApp
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Citrix
2 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.86%) AppSense
4 6 (10.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Veeam
5 1 (1.69%) Wyse