Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 801 832
Rank change year-on-year +28 +31 -78
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 85 108 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.100% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 25
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +37.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £302 £173
90th Percentile £556 £605 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £283
% change year-on-year +23.08% +15.04% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £50.00
10th Percentile £16.50 - £15.04
90th Percentile £19.40 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

Software Packaging is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 31025 31271 30884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.82% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21421 21866 20516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 376 475
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +9.77%

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 19 August 2017.

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 11 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 19 August 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 +26 78 £400 - 4
UK excluding London +107 64 £400 +23.08% 3
North of England +95 46 £400 +23.08% 1
North East +65 28 £410 +26.15%
London -31 21 £425 -9.33% 1
North West - 16 £325 - 1
Scotland +35 7 £305 -
East of England -7 5 £495 +16.47% 1
South West - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire +30 2 £269 -51.58%
South East +23 2 £300 -20.05%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Packaging.

1 48 (56.47%) Windows
2 43 (50.59%) Linux
2 43 (50.59%) Active Directory
3 36 (42.35%) Red Hat
4 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (40.00%) Oracle
5 34 (40.00%) DevOps
6 33 (38.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (38.82%) Unix
7 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
7 32 (37.65%) PowerShell
7 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (36.47%) WebLogic
9 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
10 27 (31.76%) SC Cleared
10 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (31.76%) Amazon AWS
11 26 (30.59%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
13 24 (28.24%) Git (software)
13 24 (28.24%) SCCM
14 22 (25.88%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (24.71%) HP
15 21 (24.71%) Ansible
16 20 (23.53%) GitLab
17 19 (22.35%) Confluence
17 19 (22.35%) Puppet
17 19 (22.35%) Office 365
17 19 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (22.35%) JIRA

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 31 (36.47%) WebLogic
2 19 (22.35%) Confluence
3 12 (14.12%) JBoss
3 12 (14.12%) WebSphere
3 12 (14.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (4.71%) SAS
6 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.53%) Apache
7 3 (3.53%) FileNet
7 3 (3.53%) Site Server
8 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (14.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 27 (31.76%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (22.35%) Office 365
3 16 (18.82%) Trello
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.71%) Route 53
4 4 (4.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) SSL
2 8 (9.41%) X.21
3 7 (8.24%) LDAP
4 4 (4.71%) DNS
4 4 (4.71%) Firewall
4 4 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.71%) LAN
4 4 (4.71%) Network Security
4 4 (4.71%) SMTP
5 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.35%) SAN
6 2 (2.35%) SSH
6 2 (2.35%) Telepresence
6 2 (2.35%) VPN
6 2 (2.35%) Wireless
7 1 (1.18%) NAS
7 1 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.71%) Big Data
3 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Jenkins
2 26 (30.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 24 (28.24%) Git (software)
4 20 (23.53%) GitLab
5 19 (22.35%) JIRA
6 11 (12.94%) MSI
7 3 (3.53%) Subversion
7 3 (3.53%) WiX
8 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.18%) Ant
9 1 (1.18%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.18%) JUnit
9 1 (1.18%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.18%) Maven
9 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
5 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (9.41%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Azure DevOps
4 8 (9.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Architect
6 6 (7.06%) AIX Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) J2EE
3 2 (2.35%) JSP
3 2 (2.35%) SAML
3 2 (2.35%) Servlets
4 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.18%) MCollective
4 1 (1.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) DataPower
3 4 (4.71%) iPad
3 4 (4.71%) iPhone
3 4 (4.71%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) BYOD
4 2 (2.35%) CESG
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.18%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (56.47%) Windows
2 43 (50.59%) Linux
3 33 (38.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (38.82%) Unix
4 25 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 12 (14.12%) AIX
6 11 (12.94%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.88%) CentOS
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.00%) DevOps
3 19 (22.35%) Configuration Management
3 19 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (18.82%) Open Source
5 15 (17.65%) Change Control
6 12 (14.12%) OO
7 10 (11.76%) ITIL
8 9 (10.59%) Migration
9 8 (9.41%) Patch Management
9 8 (9.41%) Service Management
10 7 (8.24%) Change Management
10 7 (8.24%) Software Deployment
11 6 (7.06%) Workflow
12 5 (5.88%) Scrum
13 4 (4.71%) Application Packaging
13 4 (4.71%) Auto-Scaling
13 4 (4.71%) Network Management
13 4 (4.71%) Server Building
14 3 (3.53%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.65%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.41%) Java
3 5 (5.88%) Perl
4 4 (4.71%) SQL
5 3 (3.53%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) Python
5 3 (3.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) MCSE
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.35%) CISA
5 2 (2.35%) CISSP
5 2 (2.35%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.35%) HNC
5 2 (2.35%) RHCE
6 1 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) OCA
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (50.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.53%) BitLocker
3 3 (3.53%) vCloud
3 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) Docker
5 1 (1.18%) NFS
5 1 (1.18%) Postfix
5 1 (1.18%) Samba
5 1 (1.18%) Squid
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.18%) vSphere
5 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (28.24%) SCCM
2 21 (24.71%) Ansible
3 19 (22.35%) Puppet
4 18 (21.18%) Dollar Universe
5 12 (14.12%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.06%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (4.71%) Rsyslog
7 4 (4.71%) WSUS
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.53%) Terraform
8 3 (3.53%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
9 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.35%) SCOM
9 2 (2.35%) ThinApp
10 1 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.18%) logstash
10 1 (1.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 36 (42.35%) Red Hat
2 34 (40.00%) Oracle
3 21 (24.71%) HP
4 19 (22.35%) TIBCO
5 18 (21.18%) Atlassian
5 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (14.12%) Axway
6 12 (14.12%) IBM
6 12 (14.12%) Informatica
6 12 (14.12%) Siebel
7 5 (5.88%) VMware
8 4 (4.71%) Citrix
8 4 (4.71%) Dell
8 4 (4.71%) Sun
9 3 (3.53%) AppSense
9 3 (3.53%) Cisco
9 3 (3.53%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.35%) AlienVault
10 2 (2.35%) Altiris
10 2 (2.35%) Juniper