Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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.

Application Discovery
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 821 815
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -32
Contract jobs citing Application Discovery 61 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.043% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.050% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 12 41
England median daily rate £360 £338 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.78% +39.62%
10th Percentile £218 £128 £208
90th Percentile £488 £486 £438
UK median daily rate £360 £338 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.78% +45.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +260.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 83,667 81,804 81,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.07% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,090 55,089 54,268
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,904 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £49.93 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Application Discovery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Application Discovery in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Discovery in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Discovery in England

Application Discovery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 11 December 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
South East +12 25 £413 -13.16% 1
London +21 15 £413 +6.45%
Midlands -21 13 £360 +10.77%
East Midlands +13 8 £480 +317.39%
North of England -9 6 £350 -
West Midlands -39 5 £360 +10.77%
Yorkshire - 5 £346 -
North West -23 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £175 -
South West - 1 - -
Application Discovery
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) SCCM
3 21 (34.43%) Application Packaging
4 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
4 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
5 15 (24.59%) MSI
5 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
7 13 (21.31%) Migration
8 12 (19.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
10 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (16.39%) VMware
10 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.11%) Service Management
11 8 (13.11%) ITIL
11 8 (13.11%) REST
12 7 (11.48%) Office 365
12 7 (11.48%) Service Design
12 7 (11.48%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.84%) QA
13 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
13 6 (9.84%) Retail
13 6 (9.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
13 6 (9.84%) Patch Management
14 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
1 5 (8.20%) Internet
1 5 (8.20%) LAN
1 5 (8.20%) WAN
1 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
2 4 (6.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Skype
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) MSI
2 5 (8.20%) AdminStudio
3 3 (4.92%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (9.84%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Applications Packager
2 14 (22.95%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Project Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Applications Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Server Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.20%) FMCG
3 4 (6.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) CMDB
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Fintech
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
2 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Unix
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Application Packaging
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
4 8 (13.11%) ITIL
4 8 (13.11%) Service Management
5 7 (11.48%) Service Design
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (11.48%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (9.84%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
7 5 (8.20%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) MCSE
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCDST
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (49.18%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.64%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) Symantec
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) BMC
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
5 1 (1.64%) McAfee
5 1 (1.64%) Mercator
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) PlateSpin
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat