The median contractor rate for a Applications Packager was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 609 512
Rank change year-on-year +25 -97  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Packager 24 30 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.056% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.059% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 74
Median daily rate £356 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £339 £350
% change year-on-year -4.79% -3.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.55 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.55 -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Packager over the 3 months to 28 March 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 24 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 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 +25 20 £356 +5.55% 3
South East +13 8 £308 +9.82%
London +22 7 £365 +4.28%
Hampshire +13 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £295 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £295 -
City of London -9 3 £365 -5.80%
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Cardiff +23 2 £356 -
South Wales +19 2 £356 -
Wales +16 2 £356 -
West Midlands +14 2 - -
Shropshire +34 1 - -
Telford +34 1 - -
North West +27 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 £238 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 £238 -
East Midlands - 1 £238 - 1

Applications Packager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 48 (84.21%) Windows
1 48 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 45 (78.95%) SCCM
3 33 (57.89%) MSI
4 30 (52.63%) Windows 7
5 28 (49.12%) Citrix
6 26 (45.61%) Application Packaging
7 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
8 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
9 17 (29.82%) Windows 10
9 17 (29.82%) Migration
10 13 (22.81%) XenApp
11 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (17.54%) VMware
12 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
13 9 (15.79%) VBScript
13 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
15 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
15 7 (12.28%) Application Discovery
15 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
15 7 (12.28%) ITIL
16 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
16 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
16 6 (10.53%) Software Packaging
16 6 (10.53%) Fat Client
17 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
17 5 (8.77%) Virtual Desktop

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 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) DHCP
1 5 (8.77%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) Skype
3 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.75%) SMS
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 33 (57.89%) MSI
2 4 (7.02%) AdminStudio
3 3 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.75%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.75%) CESG
2 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 17 (29.82%) Windows 10
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Application Packaging
2 17 (29.82%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) Application Discovery
3 7 (12.28%) ITIL
4 4 (7.02%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (7.02%) Release Management
4 4 (7.02%) Validation
5 3 (5.26%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.51%) ITSM
6 2 (3.51%) Time Management
6 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Change Management
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.75%) Scrum
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.79%) VBScript
3 5 (8.77%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) CISSP
2 1 (1.75%) CLAS
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (22.81%) XenApp
3 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 5 (8.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (8.77%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.51%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 45 (78.95%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
2 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Citrix
2 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) AppSense
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Veeam
5 1 (1.75%) Wyse
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