Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 712 822
Rank change year-on-year -88 +110 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 78 182 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.17% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.57% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 78 45
UK median daily rate £373 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% +15.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £157 £309 £253
90th Percentile £590 £584 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +17.19% +6.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £36.50
10th Percentile £17.00 - £15.04
90th Percentile £30.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.50

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Packaging over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 13 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 17 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 -96 68 £375 -6.83% 9
UK excluding London +56 56 £375 +17.19% 5
North of England +71 34 £375 +15.62% 3
London -136 20 £305 -34.05% 4
North East +61 17 £400 +23.33% 1
North West - 16 £325 - 1
Scotland - 8 £233 -
Midlands +33 7 £600 - 1
West Midlands +27 6 £600 - 1
South West +7 5 £425 +41.67%
South East +6 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +30 1 £163 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 38 (48.72%) Windows
2 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 32 (41.03%) Puppet
3 31 (39.74%) DevOps
4 28 (35.90%) Linux
5 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
7 22 (28.21%) SCCM
8 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 21 (26.92%) Office 365
8 21 (26.92%) Jenkins
9 20 (25.64%) Unix
10 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
11 18 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (23.08%) Oracle
11 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 18 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (20.51%) WebLogic
12 16 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (19.23%) HP
13 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
14 14 (17.95%) Workflow
14 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
15 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
15 13 (16.67%) Axway
15 13 (16.67%) Ansible
15 13 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ

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 16 (20.51%) WebLogic
2 13 (16.67%) JBoss
2 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 13 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.69%) SAS
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.13%) Confluence
5 4 (5.13%) FileNet
5 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.85%) Site Server
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (16.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Office 365
2 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 6 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (7.69%) Route 53
4 6 (7.69%) Serverless
4 6 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) SSL
2 9 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (10.26%) X.21
4 6 (7.69%) DNS
4 6 (7.69%) SAN
4 6 (7.69%) SMTP
5 5 (6.41%) DHCP
5 5 (6.41%) LDAP
5 5 (6.41%) Network Security
6 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (2.56%) Skype
7 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.28%) Firewall
8 1 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.28%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.28%) SSH
8 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 18 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 12 (15.38%) JIRA
5 11 (14.10%) MSI
6 9 (11.54%) GitLab
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.85%) WiX
8 1 (1.28%) Ant
8 1 (1.28%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.28%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.28%) Maven
8 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (8.97%) Retail
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) German Language
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Consultant
3 9 (11.54%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (10.26%) Lead DevOps
4 8 (10.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (7.69%) AIX Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.13%) Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.28%) MCollective
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Private Cloud
3 8 (10.26%) PKI
4 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.41%) DataPower
6 4 (5.13%) iPad
6 4 (5.13%) iPhone
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) Linux
3 20 (25.64%) Unix
4 16 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (16.67%) AIX
6 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
8 7 (8.97%) CentOS
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) DevOps
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 14 (17.95%) Workflow
5 13 (16.67%) ITIL
5 13 (16.67%) OO
6 11 (14.10%) Software Deployment
7 10 (12.82%) Scrum
8 8 (10.26%) Patch Management
9 7 (8.97%) Migration
10 6 (7.69%) Application Packaging
10 6 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
10 6 (7.69%) Change Control
10 6 (7.69%) Change Management
10 6 (7.69%) Software Distribution
11 5 (6.41%) Service Management
12 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (5.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.69%) SQL
3 5 (6.41%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) Perl
4 3 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 18 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.41%) MCSE
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.85%) Docker
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.28%) Postfix
5 1 (1.28%) Squid
5 1 (1.28%) vCloud
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) vSphere
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (41.03%) Puppet
2 22 (28.21%) SCCM
3 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (16.67%) Ansible
5 9 (11.54%) Terraform
6 6 (7.69%) Rsyslog
7 5 (6.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (6.41%) Forum Sentry
8 4 (5.13%) WSUS
9 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
9 3 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (3.85%) ThinApp
9 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
10 2 (2.56%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (1.28%) Kibana
11 1 (1.28%) logstash
11 1 (1.28%) Rancher
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
2 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.08%) Oracle
3 15 (19.23%) HP
4 13 (16.67%) Axway
4 13 (16.67%) IBM
4 13 (16.67%) Informatica
4 13 (16.67%) Siebel
5 5 (6.41%) EMC
5 5 (6.41%) NetApp
5 5 (6.41%) Sun
6 4 (5.13%) AppSense
6 4 (5.13%) Dell
7 3 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.85%) Citrix
7 3 (3.85%) McAfee
7 3 (3.85%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.85%) VMware
8 2 (2.56%) Altiris
9 1 (1.28%) Google