Period
to 15 January 2018

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 15 January 2018 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 685 811
Rank change year-on-year -116 +126 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Packaging 58 173 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.18% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.58% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 81 45
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £157 £300 £273
90th Percentile £600 £550 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £320 £356
% change year-on-year +65.63% -10.18% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
UK median hourly rate £24.50 - £23.00
10th Percentile £14.83 - £15.04
90th Percentile £30.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £23.00

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 31,700 29,663 30,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 30.96% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,624 20,491 21,327
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 331 562
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.15 £14.56 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +8.70%

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 15 January 2018.

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 15 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Packaging in the UK

Software Packaging
Top 12 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 15 January 2018. 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 -143 53 £413 +10.00% 8
UK excluding London +6 34 £530 +65.63% 4
London -133 22 £355 -21.11% 4
North of England +21 17 £530 +65.63% 1
Midlands +19 11 £600 +341.18%
North East +40 10 £530 +65.63%
West Midlands +17 10 £600 -
North West +15 6 £325 - 1
South West -2 3 £425 +30.77% 1
Scotland - 3 £165 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £163 -
East Midlands -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 (53.45%) Puppet
2 30 (51.72%) DevOps
3 28 (48.28%) Jenkins
4 27 (46.55%) Windows
5 21 (36.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (36.21%) Linux
5 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
7 19 (32.76%) Ansible
8 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
8 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
9 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (29.31%) Terraform
10 14 (24.14%) JIRA
11 13 (22.41%) Workflow
11 13 (22.41%) Office 365
12 12 (20.69%) Scrum
13 11 (18.97%) SCCM
14 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
14 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.24%) ITIL
15 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
15 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
16 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
16 8 (13.79%) Unix
16 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
17 7 (12.07%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes

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 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.17%) Confluence
2 3 (5.17%) JBoss
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) SAS
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) FileNet
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (22.41%) Office 365
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.17%) Route 53
4 3 (5.17%) Serverless
4 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) DNS
1 6 (10.34%) SAN
1 6 (10.34%) SSL
2 5 (8.62%) DHCP
2 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.17%) SMTP
4 2 (3.45%) Skype
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) X.21
5 1 (1.72%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) LDAP
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.72%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (48.28%) Jenkins
2 21 (36.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 18 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 14 (24.14%) JIRA
5 6 (10.34%) MSI
6 5 (8.62%) GitLab
7 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.45%) WiX
8 1 (1.72%) Ant
8 1 (1.72%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (1.72%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.72%) JUnit
8 1 (1.72%) Liquibase
8 1 (1.72%) Maven
8 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
1 4 (6.90%) German Language
1 4 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Publishing
2 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) Consultant
2 16 (27.59%) DevOps Consultant
3 11 (18.97%) Lead DevOps
3 11 (18.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Release Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.17%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.72%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
1 5 (8.62%) PKI
2 3 (5.17%) iPad
2 3 (5.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) DataPower
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (13.79%) Unix
4 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.90%) CentOS
5 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.17%) AIX
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) HPUX
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) DevOps
2 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
4 13 (22.41%) Workflow
5 12 (20.69%) Scrum
6 10 (17.24%) ITIL
7 6 (10.34%) Software Deployment
8 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.90%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (6.90%) Software Distribution
9 3 (5.17%) Auto-Scaling
9 3 (5.17%) Change Control
9 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.17%) OO
9 3 (5.17%) Server Building
10 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
10 2 (3.45%) Change Management
10 2 (3.45%) Open Source
10 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.45%) C#
2 2 (3.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.90%) MCSE
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) Docker
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) Postfix
3 1 (1.72%) Squid
3 1 (1.72%) vCloud
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (53.45%) Puppet
2 19 (32.76%) Ansible
3 17 (29.31%) Terraform
4 11 (18.97%) SCCM
5 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
5 7 (12.07%) ZABBIX
6 5 (8.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (5.17%) Rsyslog
8 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.45%) WSUS
9 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.72%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (1.72%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (1.72%) Kibana
9 1 (1.72%) logstash
9 1 (1.72%) Rancher
9 1 (1.72%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) EMC
4 5 (8.62%) NetApp
5 4 (6.90%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Axway
6 3 (5.17%) Dell
6 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) Informatica
6 3 (5.17%) Ivanti
6 3 (5.17%) Siebel
6 3 (5.17%) VMware
7 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) Sun
8 1 (1.72%) TIBCO