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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 624 626
Rank change year-on-year +33 +2  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 24 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.039% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 7
Median daily rate £310 £330 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +17.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £316 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £282
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Software Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Packaging as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 29 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +47 19 £306 -7.19% 4
North West - 7 £313 - 2
Cheshire - 6 £313 -
Scotland +38 5 £310 -
Warrington - 5 £313 -
London +16 4 £350 -6.66% 1
East of England -1 4 £440 +3.52% 1
Clydebank - 3 £310 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £310 -
South East - 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £495 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +65 1 - -
Tyne and Wear +63 1 - -
North East +54 1 - -
Glasgow +10 1 - -
City of London +4 1 £475 +46.15%
Essex -18 1 £130 -69.41%
Hatfield - 1 £440 -
South West - 1 £225 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £225 -
Horsham - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £100 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £130 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 60 (63.16%) Windows
2 56 (58.95%) Linux
3 50 (52.63%) DevOps
4 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
5 47 (49.47%) PowerShell
6 45 (47.37%) Jenkins
6 45 (47.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 44 (46.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (46.32%) Red Hat
7 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (45.26%) Unix
8 43 (45.26%) Oracle
9 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
9 42 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
10 40 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 39 (41.05%) Security Cleared
12 38 (40.00%) Configuration Management
12 38 (40.00%) Windows Server
13 37 (38.95%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (35.79%) WebLogic
14 34 (35.79%) Ansible
15 33 (34.74%) Confluence
16 32 (33.68%) JIRA
17 31 (32.63%) Atlassian
17 31 (32.63%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (32.63%) SC Cleared
17 31 (32.63%) Dollar Universe
17 31 (32.63%) TIBCO
18 30 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
19 28 (29.47%) Change Control

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 34 (35.79%) WebLogic
2 33 (34.74%) Confluence
3 4 (4.21%) SAS
4 3 (3.16%) Apache
4 3 (3.16%) JBoss
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) Site Server
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 42 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (23.16%) Trello
4 8 (8.42%) Office 365
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.21%) Route 53
5 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.11%) IaaS
8 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) SSL
2 8 (8.42%) DNS
2 8 (8.42%) Firewall
3 7 (7.37%) LDAP
4 6 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (6.32%) VPN
5 5 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (4.21%) Internet
6 4 (4.21%) SMTP
7 3 (3.16%) LAN
8 2 (2.11%) SAN
8 2 (2.11%) SSH
8 2 (2.11%) Telepresence
8 2 (2.11%) Wireless
9 1 (1.05%) NAS
9 1 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.05%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.21%) Big Data
6 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (47.37%) Jenkins
1 45 (47.37%) Sonatype Nexus
2 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
3 32 (33.68%) JIRA
4 26 (27.37%) GitLab
5 8 (8.42%) MSI
6 7 (7.37%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.21%) Subversion
8 1 (1.05%) Ant
8 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.05%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.05%) JUnit
8 1 (1.05%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.05%) Maven
8 1 (1.05%) Selenium
8 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.11%) Publishing
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Front Office
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Azure DevOps
3 13 (13.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (12.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (6.32%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Applications Packager
8 5 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.11%) J2EE
3 2 (2.11%) JSP
3 2 (2.11%) SAML
3 2 (2.11%) Servlets
4 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.05%) MCollective
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (38.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) PKI
2 4 (4.21%) User Experience
3 2 (2.11%) BYOD
3 2 (2.11%) CESG
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.05%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (63.16%) Windows
2 56 (58.95%) Linux
3 44 (46.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (45.26%) Unix
5 38 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (9.47%) Windows 10
7 5 (5.26%) CentOS
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) AIX
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.63%) DevOps
2 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 31 (32.63%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (29.47%) Change Control
6 25 (26.32%) Open Source
7 11 (11.58%) Service Management
8 9 (9.47%) Scrum
9 8 (8.42%) ITIL
9 8 (8.42%) Patch Management
10 7 (7.37%) Application Packaging
10 7 (7.37%) Coaching
10 7 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.32%) Software Deployment
12 5 (5.26%) Change Management
12 5 (5.26%) Migration
13 4 (4.21%) Auto-Scaling
13 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
14 3 (3.16%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (49.47%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.21%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) Python
3 3 (3.16%) Ruby
4 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) VBScript
5 1 (1.05%) C++
5 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.05%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (41.05%) Security Cleared
2 31 (32.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) HNC
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 2 (2.11%) CISA
5 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 2 (2.11%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.11%) RHCE
6 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Degree
6 1 (1.05%) MCP
6 1 (1.05%) OCA
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.37%) vCloud
4 6 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.11%) Docker
6 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.11%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) NFS
7 1 (1.05%) Postfix
7 1 (1.05%) Samba
7 1 (1.05%) Squid
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (35.79%) Ansible
2 31 (32.63%) Dollar Universe
3 23 (24.21%) SCCM
4 14 (14.74%) Puppet
5 7 (7.37%) ZABBIX
6 6 (6.32%) FortiGate
6 6 (6.32%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (4.21%) Rsyslog
8 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.16%) Terraform
9 2 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.11%) SCOM
9 2 (2.11%) ThinApp
10 1 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (1.05%) Kibana
10 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.05%) logstash
10 1 (1.05%) Rancher
10 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) Red Hat
2 43 (45.26%) Oracle
3 31 (32.63%) Atlassian
3 31 (32.63%) TIBCO
4 17 (17.89%) HP
4 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.58%) VMware
6 9 (9.47%) Citrix
7 8 (8.42%) Cisco
7 8 (8.42%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.32%) AlienVault
8 6 (6.32%) Juniper
9 3 (3.16%) Axway
9 3 (3.16%) IBM
9 3 (3.16%) Informatica
9 3 (3.16%) Siebel
10 2 (2.11%) Altiris
10 2 (2.11%) AppSense
10 2 (2.11%) CommVault
11 1 (1.05%) Wyse
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