Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Packager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 805 743
Rank change year-on-year +18 -62 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 100 86 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.086% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 108
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £255
90th Percentile £410 £406 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
UK median hourly rate £20.30 £26.50 £55.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% -52.30% +113.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £26.50 £55.55
% change year-on-year -23.40% -52.30% +113.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Packager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Packager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Packager over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 14 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +43 94 £340 +4.62% 2
UK excluding London +38 65 £338 +12.50% 1
London -7 32 £363 -3.33% 1
Midlands +38 20 £268 -10.08%
South East +12 19 £363 +16.00%
North of England +60 13 £300 -
West Midlands +44 13 £325 +1.56%
North West +20 8 £300 -4.00%
East Midlands -5 7 £268 +7.00%
East of England -18 6 £388 +4.73% 1
Yorkshire +23 5 £300 +4.35%
Scotland -16 4 £350 +40.00%
Wales - 2 £388 -
South West -8 1 £375 +17.19%

Applications Packager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 84 (84.00%) Windows
2 80 (80.00%) SCCM
3 68 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 59 (59.00%) Windows 10
5 50 (50.00%) MSI
6 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
7 41 (41.00%) Windows 7
8 40 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 36 (36.00%) Application Packaging
10 29 (29.00%) Migration
11 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
12 25 (25.00%) Citrix
13 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
13 22 (22.00%) VBScript
14 21 (21.00%) QA
14 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
15 19 (19.00%) VMware
16 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (15.00%) XenApp
18 14 (14.00%) Application Discovery
19 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Office
20 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
21 11 (11.00%) Finance
22 10 (10.00%) WMI
22 10 (10.00%) WSH
22 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 10 (10.00%) Office 365
23 9 (9.00%) AppSense
23 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
23 9 (9.00%) Application Virtualisation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.00%) IIS
1 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) DHCP
2 6 (6.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.00%) LDAP
3 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 50 (50.00%) MSI
2 8 (8.00%) AdminStudio
2 8 (8.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.00%) WiX
4 1 (1.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Legal
3 2 (2.00%) Law
3 2 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) WSH
2 3 (3.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.00%) OCX
4 1 (1.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (2.00%) PKI
1 2 (2.00%) Wiki
2 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.00%) CMDB
2 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.00%) FMCG
2 1 (1.00%) Life Science
2 1 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 84 (84.00%) Windows
2 59 (59.00%) Windows 10
3 41 (41.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.00%) Application Packaging
2 29 (29.00%) Migration
3 14 (14.00%) Application Discovery
4 12 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (9.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (8.00%) Release Management
6 8 (8.00%) Validation
7 6 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.00%) ITIL
7 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (4.00%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.00%) Change Management
10 3 (3.00%) Disk Encryption
10 3 (3.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.00%) Virtual Environments
11 2 (2.00%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.00%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.00%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (22.00%) VBScript
3 6 (6.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 22 (22.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (15.00%) XenApp
5 7 (7.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.00%) BitLocker
6 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.00%) vSphere
8 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (80.00%) SCCM
2 10 (10.00%) WMI
3 5 (5.00%) SCOM
3 5 (5.00%) ThinApp
4 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.00%) WSUS
5 1 (1.00%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.00%) Citrix
3 19 (19.00%) VMware
4 9 (9.00%) AppSense
5 2 (2.00%) Altiris
5 2 (2.00%) HP
5 2 (2.00%) Lumension
5 2 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (1.00%) Capita
6 1 (1.00%) Civica
6 1 (1.00%) Dell
6 1 (1.00%) iManage
6 1 (1.00%) NetApp
6 1 (1.00%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.00%) SAP