Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Software Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Packaging over the 6 months to 16 July 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.

Software Packaging
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 768 836
Rank change year-on-year -48 +68 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 75 103 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 75 48
UK median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.23% +37.41%
10th Percentile £261 £275 £287
90th Percentile £600 £563 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +0.32% +19.23% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £51.00 -
% change year-on-year -76.47% - -

Software Packaging is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,181 30,573 31,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.92% 32.21% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,745 21,091 22,089
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 386 404
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.08 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.88 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +1.35%

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Packaging within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 -43 75 £390 -8.24% 10
UK excluding London -55 51 £389 +0.32% 4
London -47 24 £413 -8.33% 6
North of England -64 19 £395 -1.25%
North East -22 17 £465 +3.33%
Midlands -4 16 £374 +73.03%
West Midlands - 13 £530 -
South East -20 12 £600 +50.00% 1
South West +11 3 £190 -41.54% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £350 +62.04%
North West -41 2 £275 -15.38%
East of England +4 1 £325 -34.34% 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Packaging.

1 44 (58.67%) Windows
2 33 (44.00%) SCCM
3 32 (42.67%) Windows 10
4 29 (38.67%) DevOps
5 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (37.33%) Active Directory
6 26 (34.67%) Linux
7 25 (33.33%) Puppet
8 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (29.33%) Configuration Management
9 20 (26.67%) PowerShell
10 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
10 18 (24.00%) Jenkins
10 18 (24.00%) Ansible
10 18 (24.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (22.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
12 16 (21.33%) Terraform
12 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 14 (18.67%) Oracle
14 14 (18.67%) InstallShield
14 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
15 13 (17.33%) Ivanti
16 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (16.00%) WebLogic
16 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
17 11 (14.67%) Unix

Software 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 (16.00%) WebLogic
2 10 (13.33%) JBoss
2 10 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 10 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.00%) FileNet
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) Confluence
6 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) HipChat
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Demantra
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.00%) Office 365
4 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (8.00%) Network Security
1 6 (8.00%) SSL
2 4 (5.33%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) Wireless
4 2 (2.67%) DHCP
4 2 (2.67%) LAN
4 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.67%) VoIP
4 2 (2.67%) VPN
5 1 (1.33%) DNS
5 1 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.33%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.33%) SAN
5 1 (1.33%) Skype
5 1 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 18 (24.00%) Jenkins
1 18 (24.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (18.67%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.67%) Maven
4 2 (2.67%) MSI
4 2 (2.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.33%) Ant
5 1 (1.33%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (1.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.33%) JUnit
5 1 (1.33%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.33%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (22.67%) Consultant
3 15 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 14 (18.67%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 10 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 10 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (10.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) SCCM Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) SCCM Specialist
9 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.33%) MCollective
4 1 (1.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Private Cloud
3 6 (8.00%) DataPower
4 3 (4.00%) FMCG
4 3 (4.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.67%) iPad
5 2 (2.67%) iPhone
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 44 (58.67%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows 10
3 26 (34.67%) Linux
4 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (14.67%) Unix
7 8 (10.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (9.33%) AIX
9 3 (4.00%) CentOS
9 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) DevOps
2 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.33%) Configuration Management
4 11 (14.67%) Software Deployment
5 10 (13.33%) Runbook
6 9 (12.00%) OO
6 9 (12.00%) Workflow
7 8 (10.67%) Change Control
7 8 (10.67%) ITIL
8 5 (6.67%) Application Packaging
8 5 (6.67%) Task Automation
9 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.33%) Migration
9 4 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.33%) Scrum
9 4 (5.33%) Service Management
10 3 (4.00%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.00%) Quality Management
10 3 (4.00%) Security Management
10 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) Perl
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) Ruby
4 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.67%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) VBScript
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.33%) RPG
6 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.33%) VBA
6 1 (1.33%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.67%) MCSA
4 5 (6.67%) MCSE
5 3 (4.00%) MCP
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (37.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.00%) Docker
3 3 (4.00%) XenServer
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Postfix
4 1 (1.33%) Squid
4 1 (1.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (44.00%) SCCM
2 25 (33.33%) Puppet
3 18 (24.00%) Ansible
4 16 (21.33%) Terraform
5 9 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (8.00%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.00%) Rancher
9 2 (2.67%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (2.67%) ThinApp
10 1 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.33%) Kibana
10 1 (1.33%) logstash
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.33%) WSUS
10 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Oracle
3 13 (17.33%) Ivanti
4 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (13.33%) Axway
5 10 (13.33%) IBM
5 10 (13.33%) Informatica
5 10 (13.33%) Siebel
6 9 (12.00%) Citrix
6 9 (12.00%) HP
7 6 (8.00%) Sun
8 3 (4.00%) VMware
9 2 (2.67%) Altiris
9 2 (2.67%) Dell
9 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.33%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.33%) SAP
10 1 (1.33%) Sonatype