Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 274 296
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 -20
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Software 507 454 852
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.02% 3.15% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 277 616
10th Percentile £369 £362 £359
25th Percentile £454 £415 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £605
90th Percentile £688 £677 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
10th Percentile £22.28 £42.60 "
25th Percentile £36.00 £46.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +44.29% +10.24%
75th Percentile £64.88 £53.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £68.75 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.00 £51.75 -
% change year-on-year +14.01% - -

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 16,778 14,397 25,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.36% 28.55% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,258 9,350 17,162
10th Percentile £288 £231 £286
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 627 857
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% +9.76% -4.65%
75th Percentile £47.96 £46.33 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.11 £18.73
% change year-on-year +19.34% +7.40% -7.80%

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 14 May 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 14 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Enterprise Software in the UK

Enterprise Software
Top 17 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 14 May 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 -17 360 £550 +10.00% 171
London -30 217 £575 +4.55% 66
UK excluding London +3 183 £475 -5.00% 117
Work from Home -136 154 £539 +26.76% 36
Scotland -10 45 £450 -10.00% 7
South East +9 42 £475 -5.00% 34
North of England +10 35 £500 +16.28% 40
Midlands +6 29 £375 -18.48% 10
Yorkshire +37 19 £579 +5.27% 15
South West +45 18 £600 +11.63% 7
West Midlands -4 16 £475 +1.60% 7
East Midlands +19 13 £370 -12.94% 3
North West -6 11 £450 +5.88% 20
East of England +11 9 £538 +7.50% 14
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 - 3
North East +11 5 £460 +6.98% 5
Wales +8 2 £600 +13.21% 2

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 253 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (31.76%) Java
3 160 (31.56%) Finance
4 130 (25.64%) DevOps
5 124 (24.46%) Social Skills
6 122 (24.06%) AWS
7 100 (19.72%) Microservices
8 96 (18.93%) SQL
9 93 (18.34%) Azure
10 92 (18.15%) Scrum
11 84 (16.57%) JavaScript
12 83 (16.37%) .NET
13 79 (15.58%) Jenkins
14 76 (14.99%) Security Cleared
15 74 (14.60%) Linux
16 72 (14.20%) HTML
17 70 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (13.81%) Spring
17 70 (13.81%) REST
18 69 (13.61%) Oracle
19 67 (13.21%) SC Cleared
19 67 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
20 65 (12.82%) C#
20 65 (12.82%) Migration
21 64 (12.62%) Microsoft
21 64 (12.62%) Software Engineering
22 63 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
23 58 (11.44%) OO
24 55 (10.85%) TDD
24 55 (10.85%) Banking

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 27 (5.33%) Apache
2 23 (4.54%) Red Hat Fuse
3 20 (3.94%) Tomcat
4 18 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.37%) JBoss
7 11 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.17%) IIS
8 10 (1.97%) Jetty
9 9 (1.78%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.78%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.38%) Confluence
12 6 (1.18%) Mule
13 5 (0.99%) CMS
14 4 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.79%) SAS
15 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Sketch
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Figma
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.79%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.59%) Magento
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 122 (24.06%) AWS
2 93 (18.34%) Azure
3 46 (9.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 41 (8.09%) PaaS
5 39 (7.69%) SaaS
6 36 (7.10%) Serverless
7 25 (4.93%) GCP
8 23 (4.54%) Microsoft 365
9 22 (4.34%) GitHub
9 22 (4.34%) IaaS
10 21 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (4.14%) OpenShift
11 17 (3.35%) Amazon ECS
12 16 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (2.56%) Azure Functions
14 12 (2.37%) Azure Service Bus
14 12 (2.37%) Power Platform
15 11 (2.17%) Amazon S3
16 10 (1.97%) npm
17 9 (1.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.51%) SAN
2 14 (2.76%) HTTP
2 14 (2.76%) HTTPS
3 11 (2.17%) LAN
3 11 (2.17%) WAN
4 8 (1.58%) DNS
5 6 (1.18%) Firewall
5 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.99%) SSL
7 4 (0.79%) VLAN
8 3 (0.59%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.59%) DHCP
8 3 (0.59%) SSH
9 1 (0.20%) FTP
9 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.20%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.30%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.35%) RDBMS
5 15 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.76%) Big Data
7 13 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.17%) MySQL
10 10 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.97%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.97%) Redis
11 9 (1.78%) Tableau
12 8 (1.58%) Power BI
13 7 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.18%) Data Mining
14 6 (1.18%) Data Vault
14 6 (1.18%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (15.58%) Jenkins
2 48 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 35 (6.90%) Maven
4 34 (6.71%) JIRA
5 22 (4.34%) Gradle
6 17 (3.35%) Mockito
7 16 (3.16%) GitLab
8 15 (2.96%) JUnit
9 13 (2.56%) Ant
10 11 (2.17%) Artifactory
10 11 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.17%) Postman
11 10 (1.97%) Subversion
12 8 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.58%) Mocha
12 8 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (1.18%) Gerrit
14 6 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 160 (31.56%) Finance
2 124 (24.46%) Social Skills
3 63 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (10.85%) Banking
5 47 (9.27%) Front Office
6 25 (4.93%) Public Sector
7 20 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (1.38%) Billing
10 6 (1.18%) German Language
11 5 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.99%) Retail
12 4 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.79%) French Language
12 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.79%) Marketing
12 4 (0.79%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Law
13 3 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 183 (36.09%) Developer
2 93 (18.34%) Architect
3 79 (15.58%) Java Developer
4 41 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (6.71%) C# Developer
6 30 (5.92%) Senior Developer
7 27 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 23 (4.54%) C# Quant Developer
8 23 (4.54%) Consultant
8 23 (4.54%) Delivery Manager
8 23 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (4.54%) Quantitative Developer
9 21 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 20 (3.94%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (3.35%) Analyst
13 16 (3.16%) AWS Developer
14 15 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
15 12 (2.37%) Business Analyst
15 12 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (16.37%) .NET
2 72 (14.20%) HTML
3 70 (13.81%) REST
3 70 (13.81%) Spring
4 48 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 44 (8.68%) HTML5
5 44 (8.68%) XML
6 39 (7.69%) Middleware
7 38 (7.50%) Hibernate
8 37 (7.30%) CSS
8 37 (7.30%) jQuery
9 34 (6.71%) .NET Core
10 33 (6.51%) Node.js
10 33 (6.51%) Web Services
11 29 (5.72%) React
12 28 (5.52%) RESTful
13 27 (5.33%) SOAP
14 26 (5.13%) JSON
15 25 (4.93%) Apache Camel
16 24 (4.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (7.30%) User Experience
3 34 (6.71%) Clustering
3 34 (6.71%) Data Structures
4 31 (6.11%) Algorithms
5 24 (4.73%) Hedge funds
6 16 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.97%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.78%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.18%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.79%) IVR
12 4 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.60%) Linux
2 38 (7.50%) Windows
3 27 (5.33%) Unix
4 13 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.58%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.99%) Android
7 5 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.39%) Alpine Linux
9 2 (0.39%) SUSE
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.64%) DevOps
3 100 (19.72%) Microservices
4 92 (18.15%) Scrum
5 70 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (12.82%) Migration
8 64 (12.62%) Software Engineering
9 58 (11.44%) OO
10 55 (10.85%) TDD
11 53 (10.45%) High Availability
12 51 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 47 (9.27%) Multithreading
14 44 (8.68%) SDLC
15 43 (8.48%) Analytics
15 43 (8.48%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (7.89%) Data Management
17 37 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
18 36 (7.10%) Software Delivery
19 35 (6.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 161 (31.76%) Java
2 96 (18.93%) SQL
3 84 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 65 (12.82%) C#
5 47 (9.27%) Python
6 30 (5.92%) Java 8
7 29 (5.72%) C++
8 28 (5.52%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.93%) TypeScript
10 21 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.56%) Go
12 12 (2.37%) Apex Code
12 12 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.37%) PHP
13 11 (2.17%) C
13 11 (2.17%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.97%) Ruby
15 8 (1.58%) Groovy
16 6 (1.18%) VB
16 6 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.69%) Degree
4 15 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.37%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.37%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.97%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.97%) PMP
8 6 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.79%) ISEB
9 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.79%) OCP
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.39%) CISSP
11 2 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.69%) QA
2 13 (2.56%) GDPR
3 10 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.97%) SLA
4 5 (0.99%) GRC
5 3 (0.59%) MiFID
5 3 (0.59%) NIST
6 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) NCSC
6 2 (0.39%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (7.50%) Docker
2 37 (7.30%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 50 (9.86%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.51%) Terraform
3 31 (6.11%) Ansible
4 26 (5.13%) SCCM
5 23 (4.54%) HP Data Protector
6 18 (3.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.76%) Grafana
9 13 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (2.37%) Puppet
11 10 (1.97%) Kibana
12 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (1.38%) Prometheus
13 7 (1.38%) Salt
14 4 (0.79%) WSUS
15 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
15 2 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
15 2 (0.39%) MOM
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle Flashback
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 69 (13.61%) Oracle
2 64 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 41 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
4 34 (6.71%) SAP
5 31 (6.11%) HP
6 23 (4.54%) 3PAR
7 20 (3.94%) CheckPoint
7 20 (3.94%) MuleSoft
8 18 (3.55%) Google
8 18 (3.55%) IBM
9 15 (2.96%) VMware
10 12 (2.37%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.17%) Splunk
12 10 (1.97%) Ivanti
13 9 (1.78%) Informatica
13 9 (1.78%) Workday
14 8 (1.58%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.18%) Altiris
15 6 (1.18%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.99%) Atlassian