Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Application Packaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application Packaging over the 6 months to 20 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.

Application Packaging
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 197 168
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29 +2
Contract jobs citing Application Packaging 20 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 6
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £330 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% +7.76% +52.17%
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.50 -
England median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +24.44% -18.18%

Application Packaging is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Application Packaging
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Application Packaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Application Packaging in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Application Packaging in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Packaging in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Packaging in the West Midlands

Application Packaging
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Packaging within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Shropshire +37 18 - -
Birmingham +10 2 £500 +5.26%
Application Packaging
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Application Packaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Application Packaging.

1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (95.00%) VMware
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 19 (95.00%) SCCM
1 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
1 19 (95.00%) Windows 10
2 18 (90.00%) Application Discovery
2 18 (90.00%) WMI
2 18 (90.00%) QA
2 18 (90.00%) Release Management
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (90.00%) VBScript
2 18 (90.00%) Migration
2 18 (90.00%) WSH
2 18 (90.00%) MSI
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) AppSense
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008

Application Packaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Application Integration Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
1 19 (95.00%) Windows 10
1 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Application Discovery
1 18 (90.00%) Migration
1 18 (90.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) PowerShell
1 18 (90.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (95.00%) SCCM
2 18 (90.00%) WMI
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (95.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) AppSense
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix