Period
to 2 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Enterprise Software in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Enterprise Software over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Enterprise Application Software
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 270 296
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -16
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Software 418 623 895
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.94% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.59% 2.97% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 411 677
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £453 £465
% change year-on-year +2.76% -2.69% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £53.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +51.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £38.65 £44.18 £21.13
90th Percentile £66.00 £82.50 £53.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 £53.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +18.87% +76.67% -

Enterprise Software is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 16,146 21,002 31,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.59% 31.57% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,791 13,594 20,810
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £256 £230 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 895 991
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +11.14% -3.60%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.81 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.16% +2.50% -

Enterprise Software
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Enterprise Software as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Enterprise Software.

Daily rate trend for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Enterprise Software over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Enterprise Software.

Hourly rate trend for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Enterprise Software over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Enterprise Software within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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 -51 286 £538 +7.50% 180
London -18 182 £550 - 65
UK excluding London +10 136 £465 +2.76% 130
Work from Home -117 132 £550 +29.41% 39
Scotland +34 45 £463 -8.42% 8
South East +37 24 £474 +7.71% 36
North of England +12 23 £450 +4.65% 40
Midlands +27 20 £475 +7.34% 20
South West +58 15 £600 +35.98% 13
Yorkshire +37 13 £338 -34.47% 10
West Midlands +17 11 £425 -7.61% 16
East Midlands +28 8 £520 +22.35% 4
East of England +27 8 £525 +5.00% 6
North East +8 5 £467 +8.60% 2
North West +7 5 £450 +5.88% 28
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 - 7

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Enterprise Software 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 with a requirement for Enterprise Software.

1 210 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (35.89%) Java
3 135 (32.30%) Finance
4 113 (27.03%) DevOps
5 97 (23.21%) Jenkins
6 96 (22.97%) JavaScript
6 96 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (22.49%) Microservices
8 93 (22.25%) Azure
8 93 (22.25%) AWS
9 88 (21.05%) Spring
10 84 (20.10%) Scrum
11 82 (19.62%) HTML
12 79 (18.90%) REST
13 76 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 68 (16.27%) Security Cleared
14 68 (16.27%) Oracle
15 64 (15.31%) HTML5
16 63 (15.07%) SQL
16 63 (15.07%) Linux
17 61 (14.59%) SC Cleared
18 56 (13.40%) Web Development
18 56 (13.40%) OO
19 55 (13.16%) Relational Database
19 55 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
20 54 (12.92%) .NET
21 53 (12.68%) C#
22 52 (12.44%) Software Engineering
22 52 (12.44%) TDD
22 52 (12.44%) Multithreading

Enterprise Software
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 35 (8.37%) Red Hat Fuse
2 28 (6.70%) Apache
3 24 (5.74%) Tomcat
4 23 (5.50%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.59%) JBoss
5 15 (3.59%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.39%) Jetty
9 8 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.67%) IIS
11 6 (1.44%) Confluence
12 5 (1.20%) CMS
13 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.72%) Appian
13 3 (0.72%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.48%) StreamServe
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) Shopify
3 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.25%) AWS
1 93 (22.25%) Azure
2 42 (10.05%) Serverless
3 34 (8.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 34 (8.13%) PaaS
4 26 (6.22%) Power Platform
5 25 (5.98%) GCP
6 24 (5.74%) Azure Functions
6 24 (5.74%) SaaS
7 20 (4.78%) Amazon ECS
8 19 (4.55%) GitHub
8 19 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
9 18 (4.31%) Logic Apps
10 17 (4.07%) Power Automate
11 15 (3.59%) IaaS
11 15 (3.59%) PowerApps
12 14 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (2.87%) OpenShift
14 11 (2.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.70%) SAN
2 14 (3.35%) HTTP
3 9 (2.15%) DNS
3 9 (2.15%) Firewall
4 6 (1.44%) WAN
5 5 (1.20%) DHCP
5 5 (1.20%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.20%) LAN
6 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.96%) VLAN
7 3 (0.72%) SSL
8 2 (0.48%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.48%) Internet
8 2 (0.48%) SSH
8 2 (0.48%) Wireless
9 1 (0.24%) FTP
9 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.24%) NAS
9 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 48 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 28 (6.70%) RDBMS
4 21 (5.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 17 (4.07%) Oracle Database
5 17 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (3.59%) OLTP
8 13 (3.11%) MySQL
9 11 (2.63%) Big Data
9 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.39%) Redis
11 9 (2.15%) Cosmos DB
11 9 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (2.15%) Power BI
12 7 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
12 7 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.44%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (23.21%) Jenkins
2 76 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 37 (8.85%) Maven
4 26 (6.22%) Gradle
5 24 (5.74%) JIRA
6 23 (5.50%) JUnit
7 21 (5.02%) Mockito
8 19 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (4.07%) Ant
10 14 (3.35%) git-flow
11 12 (2.87%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.87%) JMeter
12 10 (2.39%) GitLab
13 9 (2.15%) Mocha
13 9 (2.15%) Selenium
14 7 (1.67%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.67%) Cypress.io
15 6 (1.44%) Gerrit
15 6 (1.44%) TeamCity
15 6 (1.44%) webpack
General
1 135 (32.30%) Finance
2 51 (12.20%) Banking
3 24 (5.74%) Front Office
4 20 (4.78%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.44%) Marketing
6 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.72%) Billing
7 3 (0.72%) French Language
7 3 (0.72%) German Language
7 3 (0.72%) Law
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 159 (38.04%) Developer
2 64 (15.31%) Java Developer
3 62 (14.83%) Architect
4 31 (7.42%) Senior Developer
5 26 (6.22%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (6.22%) Solutions Architect
6 24 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.31%) Consultant
8 17 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.59%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.59%) C# Developer
9 15 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
9 15 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 14 (3.35%) AWS Developer
10 14 (3.35%) Java Architect
10 14 (3.35%) Java Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.11%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.11%) Analyst
12 12 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (2.87%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (21.05%) Spring
2 82 (19.62%) HTML
3 79 (18.90%) REST
4 64 (15.31%) HTML5
5 54 (12.92%) .NET
6 49 (11.72%) XML
7 48 (11.48%) AngularJS
8 44 (10.53%) Web Services
9 41 (9.81%) Hibernate
10 40 (9.57%) CSS
11 39 (9.33%) jQuery
11 39 (9.33%) RESTful
12 38 (9.09%) JSON
13 37 (8.85%) Apache Camel
14 36 (8.61%) SOAP
15 35 (8.37%) Middleware
16 34 (8.13%) JDBC
16 34 (8.13%) Spring Boot
17 33 (7.89%) JMS
18 29 (6.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.81%) Clustering
3 36 (8.61%) Data Structures
4 20 (4.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (4.78%) User Experience
5 18 (4.31%) Algorithms
6 14 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.87%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.15%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.67%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.07%) Linux
2 38 (9.09%) Windows
3 22 (5.26%) Unix
4 14 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.96%) Android
7 4 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.03%) DevOps
3 96 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (22.49%) Microservices
5 84 (20.10%) Scrum
6 56 (13.40%) OO
6 56 (13.40%) Web Development
7 55 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
8 52 (12.44%) High Availability
8 52 (12.44%) Multithreading
8 52 (12.44%) Software Engineering
8 52 (12.44%) TDD
9 49 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (11.00%) SDLC
11 44 (10.53%) Test Automation
12 41 (9.81%) Open Source
13 40 (9.57%) BDD
14 38 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
14 38 (9.09%) Software Delivery
15 37 (8.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 150 (35.89%) Java
2 96 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 63 (15.07%) SQL
4 53 (12.68%) C#
5 43 (10.29%) Python
6 34 (8.13%) Java 8
7 31 (7.42%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 17 (4.07%) TypeScript
10 13 (3.11%) C++
11 12 (2.87%) Go
12 11 (2.63%) Ruby
13 10 (2.39%) PHP
13 10 (2.39%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.15%) C
14 9 (2.15%) Kotlin
14 9 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.67%) Apex Code
17 6 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.59%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.61%) Degree
4 26 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.59%) Master's Degree
6 13 (3.11%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.67%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.20%) ISEB
8 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.48%) MBA
11 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.24%) OCP
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.61%) QA
2 7 (1.67%) GDPR
2 7 (1.67%) MiFID
3 6 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.96%) SLA
5 3 (0.72%) NCSC
5 3 (0.72%) NIST
5 3 (0.72%) PMO
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) WAI
7 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (8.13%) Docker
2 26 (6.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 37 (8.85%) Terraform
3 21 (5.02%) HP Data Protector
4 18 (4.31%) Ansible
5 15 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.59%) SCCM
6 12 (2.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (2.63%) Puppet
7 11 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (2.15%) Grafana
9 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.67%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.67%) Salt
10 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.72%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.72%) Kibana
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Flashback
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 68 (16.27%) Oracle
2 46 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.89%) HP
4 21 (5.02%) 3PAR
5 17 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (3.59%) CheckPoint
7 14 (3.35%) Google
7 14 (3.35%) SAP
8 12 (2.87%) VMware
9 11 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.15%) Ivanti
10 9 (2.15%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.91%) IBM
12 6 (1.44%) Altiris
13 5 (1.20%) CommVault
14 4 (0.96%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.96%) Citrix
14 4 (0.96%) hybris
15 3 (0.72%) F5