Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 737 847
Rank change year-on-year -74 +110 -52
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 67 155 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.15% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.48% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 62 32
UK median daily rate £365 £431 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +35.06% -11.46%
10th Percentile £179 £307 £203
90th Percentile £469 £605 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £313 £285
% change year-on-year +19.36% +9.65% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £50.00
10th Percentile £17.00 - £15.04
90th Percentile £30.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £50.00

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 31826 31979 31928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.09% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22344 22232 21768
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £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 364 373 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -48 60 £375 -12.89% 7
UK excluding London +81 50 £373 +19.36% 2
North of England +86 32 £373 +19.36%
London -103 17 £335 -27.17% 5
North West - 16 £325 -
North East +71 15 £375 +20.00%
Scotland - 7 £305 -
Midlands +40 5 £600 - 1
West Midlands +27 4 £600 - 1
South West +19 4 £425 +41.67% 1
South East - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +30 1 £163 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (46.27%) Windows
1 31 (46.27%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.30%) Linux
3 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
3 24 (35.82%) Puppet
4 23 (34.33%) DevOps
5 22 (32.84%) SCCM
5 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
7 19 (28.36%) Office 365
7 19 (28.36%) Unix
8 18 (26.87%) Oracle
8 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
8 18 (26.87%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (25.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
10 16 (23.88%) WebLogic
10 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
11 15 (22.39%) HP
11 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
12 14 (20.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (19.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
13 13 (19.40%) Axway
13 13 (19.40%) Siebel
13 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ
13 13 (19.40%) IBM
13 13 (19.40%) Informatica
13 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Application Server

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 (23.88%) WebLogic
2 13 (19.40%) JBoss
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
2 13 (19.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (8.96%) SAS
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.97%) Confluence
5 4 (5.97%) FileNet
5 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.97%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.48%) Site Server
7 1 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (19.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Office 365
2 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon S3
4 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (8.96%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (8.96%) Route 53
4 6 (8.96%) Serverless
4 6 (8.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (4.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) SSL
2 8 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (11.94%) X.21
3 6 (8.96%) LDAP
3 6 (8.96%) SMTP
4 5 (7.46%) DNS
4 5 (7.46%) Network Security
4 5 (7.46%) SAN
5 3 (4.48%) DHCP
5 3 (4.48%) LAN
6 2 (2.99%) SSH
6 2 (2.99%) Wireless
7 1 (1.49%) NAS
7 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.49%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (14.93%) MSI
4 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
4 9 (13.43%) GitLab
5 8 (11.94%) JIRA
6 3 (4.48%) WiX
7 1 (1.49%) Ant
7 1 (1.49%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.49%) Maven
7 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) German Language
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Consultant
4 7 (10.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (8.96%) AIX Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) DevOps Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Architect
7 4 (5.97%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (5.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Office 365 Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.49%) MCollective
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Private Cloud
3 6 (8.96%) PKI
4 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.46%) DataPower
5 4 (5.97%) iPad
5 4 (5.97%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 27 (40.30%) Linux
3 19 (28.36%) Unix
4 17 (25.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (19.40%) AIX
6 9 (13.43%) Windows 10
7 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
8 7 (10.45%) CentOS
9 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.49%) HPUX
11 1 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) DevOps
2 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.40%) ITIL
3 13 (19.40%) OO
4 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
5 10 (14.93%) Software Deployment
5 10 (14.93%) Workflow
6 9 (13.43%) Patch Management
7 8 (11.94%) Migration
8 7 (10.45%) Change Management
9 6 (8.96%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (8.96%) Change Control
9 6 (8.96%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) Service Management
10 5 (7.46%) Software Distribution
11 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.97%) Network Management
11 4 (5.97%) Server Building
12 3 (4.48%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.96%) Perl
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) VBScript
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.97%) MCSE
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) HNC
7 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (46.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) Docker
5 1 (1.49%) NFS
5 1 (1.49%) Postfix
5 1 (1.49%) Samba
5 1 (1.49%) Squid
5 1 (1.49%) vCloud
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (35.82%) Puppet
2 22 (32.84%) SCCM
3 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (13.43%) Ansible
5 6 (8.96%) Rsyslog
6 5 (7.46%) Forum Sentry
6 5 (7.46%) Terraform
7 4 (5.97%) WSUS
8 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.99%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.99%) ThinApp
10 1 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.49%) Kibana
10 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.49%) logstash
10 1 (1.49%) Rancher
10 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
2 18 (26.87%) Oracle
3 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.39%) HP
5 13 (19.40%) Axway
5 13 (19.40%) IBM
5 13 (19.40%) Informatica
5 13 (19.40%) Siebel
6 5 (7.46%) Sun
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix
7 4 (5.97%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) AppSense
8 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
8 3 (4.48%) EMC
8 3 (4.48%) NetApp
8 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
8 3 (4.48%) VMware
9 2 (2.99%) Altiris
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee
10 1 (1.49%) Apple