Period
to 2 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Application Discovery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application Discovery over the 6 months to 2 December 2020 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 Discovery
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 520 728 820
Rank change year-on-year +208 +92 +2
Contract jobs citing Application Discovery 8 45 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.061% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.070% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 34 54
Median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £388 £281 £218
90th Percentile £445 £481 £488
UK median daily rate £419 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +11.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.22% +260.00%
UK median hourly rate - £26.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -42.22% +260.00%

Application Discovery 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 27,187 63,907 81,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.15% 86.35% 87.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,394 42,199 54,805
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,053 1,984 2,109
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +6.82% -4.35%

Application Discovery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Application Discovery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Application Discovery in England.

Daily rate trend for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Application Discovery in England.

Hourly rate trend for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Discovery within the England region over the 6 months to 2 December 2020. 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
South West +99 2 - -
Midlands +73 2 £431 +30.19%
West Midlands +62 2 £431 +30.19%
South East +149 1 - - 1
London +143 1 £425 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Application Discovery
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Application Discovery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Application Discovery.

1 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (37.50%) MSI
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (12.50%) dBASE
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) MCP

Application Discovery
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (12.50%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) dBASE
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Packager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) MSI Packager
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
3 1 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) BPR
3 1 (12.50%) Business Case
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Inventory Management
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Tech Ops
3 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) CloudEndure
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
2 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Zerto