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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 635 637
Rank change year-on-year +73 +2  
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 33 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 9
Median daily rate £440 £328 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.35% +16.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £328 £282
% change year-on-year +14.50% +16.13%  
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 14340 15246 14983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.03% 27.96% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 10767 9847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 181 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +53 29 £450 +38.46% 5
London +43 10 £475 +35.71%
North East +37 6 £506 +55.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne +47 5 £475 +46.15%
Tyne and Wear +43 5 £475 +46.15%
East of England +5 5 £495 +16.47% 1
North West - 5 £350 -
Scotland +48 4 £310 -
Cheshire - 4 £325 -
City of London +2 3 £538 +65.38%
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 1
Clydebank - 3 £310 -
Warrington - 3 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £310 -
South East +33 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +31 1 £375 -32.43%
Leeds +24 1 £375 -32.43%
Yorkshire +20 1 £375 -32.43%
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Essex -9 1 £130 -69.41%
Hatfield - 1 £440 -
South West - 1 £225 - 2
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £225 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £130 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 64 (62.75%) Windows
2 61 (59.80%) Linux
3 54 (52.94%) DevOps
4 52 (50.98%) PowerShell
5 50 (49.02%) Unix
6 48 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (46.08%) Oracle
7 47 (46.08%) Red Hat
8 46 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (44.12%) Active Directory
9 45 (44.12%) Jenkins
10 44 (43.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 44 (43.14%) Git (software)
11 43 (42.16%) Configuration Management
12 41 (40.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (40.20%) Amazon AWS
13 40 (39.22%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (38.24%) Security Cleared
15 37 (36.27%) Windows Server
16 36 (35.29%) WebLogic
17 34 (33.33%) Confluence
17 34 (33.33%) Ansible
18 33 (32.35%) Change Control
18 33 (32.35%) JIRA
19 32 (31.37%) Atlassian
20 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (30.39%) Dollar Universe
20 31 (30.39%) TIBCO
21 30 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
21 30 (29.41%) SC Cleared

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 36 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 34 (33.33%) Confluence
3 5 (4.90%) JBoss
3 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
4 3 (2.94%) SAS
4 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.96%) Site Server
5 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.96%) Demantra
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.96%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 41 (40.20%) Amazon AWS
1 41 (40.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (21.57%) Trello
3 7 (6.86%) Office 365
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.94%) Route 53
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) IaaS
6 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) SSL
2 8 (7.84%) DNS
2 8 (7.84%) Firewall
3 7 (6.86%) LDAP
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (5.88%) VPN
5 5 (4.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (3.92%) Internet
7 3 (2.94%) SMTP
8 2 (1.96%) LAN
8 2 (1.96%) SAN
8 2 (1.96%) SSH
8 2 (1.96%) Telepresence
8 2 (1.96%) Wireless
9 1 (0.98%) NAS
9 1 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.98%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.94%) Big Data
7 2 (1.96%) DTS
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.96%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (44.12%) Jenkins
2 44 (43.14%) Git (software)
2 44 (43.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 33 (32.35%) JIRA
4 25 (24.51%) GitLab
5 9 (8.82%) MSI
6 7 (6.86%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.92%) Subversion
8 2 (1.96%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.96%) JDeveloper
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.98%) Ant
9 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.98%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.98%) JUnit
9 1 (0.98%) Maven
9 1 (0.98%) Selenium
9 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (7.84%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
2 7 (6.86%) Retail
3 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Front Office
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (43.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) AWS Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (12.75%) Azure DevOps
3 13 (12.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Applications Packager
7 6 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) Middleware
2 5 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 2 (1.96%) J2EE
3 2 (1.96%) JSP
3 2 (1.96%) SAML
3 2 (1.96%) Servlets
3 2 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.98%) MCollective
4 1 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (39.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) User Experience
3 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) BYOD
5 2 (1.96%) CESG
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (62.75%) Windows
2 61 (59.80%) Linux
3 50 (49.02%) Unix
4 48 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (36.27%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.88%) AIX
6 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.92%) CentOS
7 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.96%) HPUX
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.98%) Solaris
9 1 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.94%) DevOps
2 46 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (42.16%) Configuration Management
4 33 (32.35%) Change Control
5 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (24.51%) Open Source
7 10 (9.80%) Service Management
8 9 (8.82%) ITIL
8 9 (8.82%) Scrum
9 7 (6.86%) Coaching
9 7 (6.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (6.86%) OO
10 6 (5.88%) Patch Management
11 5 (4.90%) Application Packaging
11 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.90%) QMS
11 5 (4.90%) Software Deployment
12 4 (3.92%) Business Analysis
12 4 (3.92%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 4 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.98%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.88%) Java
3 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.92%) SQL
4 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.94%) Python
4 3 (2.94%) Ruby
5 2 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 30 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) HNC
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.96%) CISA
5 2 (1.96%) CISSP
5 2 (1.96%) CSSLP
5 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.96%) MCSE
5 2 (1.96%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.98%) MCP
6 1 (0.98%) OCA
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 45 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (6.86%) vCloud
4 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.96%) Docker
6 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) Postfix
7 1 (0.98%) Samba
7 1 (0.98%) Squid
7 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (33.33%) Ansible
2 31 (30.39%) Dollar Universe
3 25 (24.51%) SCCM
4 16 (15.69%) Puppet
5 7 (6.86%) ZABBIX
6 6 (5.88%) FortiGate
6 6 (5.88%) Forum Sentry
6 6 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.94%) Rsyslog
7 3 (2.94%) Terraform
8 2 (1.96%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.96%) SCOM
9 1 (0.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.98%) Kibana
9 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.98%) logstash
9 1 (0.98%) Rancher
9 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.98%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) Oracle
1 47 (46.08%) Red Hat
2 32 (31.37%) Atlassian
3 31 (30.39%) TIBCO
4 21 (20.59%) HP
5 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.78%) Citrix
7 10 (9.80%) VMware
8 8 (7.84%) Cisco
9 7 (6.86%) Palo Alto
10 6 (5.88%) AlienVault
10 6 (5.88%) IBM
10 6 (5.88%) Juniper
11 5 (4.90%) Axway
11 5 (4.90%) Informatica
11 5 (4.90%) Siebel
12 3 (2.94%) AppSense
13 1 (0.98%) Altiris
13 1 (0.98%) Google
13 1 (0.98%) Twitter