Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 309 300 274
Rank change year-on-year -9 -26 +20
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Software 602 297 956
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.81% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.79% 2.66% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 179 662
10th Percentile £350 £358 £350
25th Percentile £451 £415 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £599
90th Percentile £700 £678 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £458
% change year-on-year -2.06% +6.01% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
10th Percentile £19.98 £45.48 £29.93
25th Percentile £22.56 £45.81 £32.01
Median hourly rate £40.00 £57.25 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.13% +63.57% -31.71%
75th Percentile £55.63 £68.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £56.75 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £67.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -45.56% +141.07% -41.05%

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 21,563 11,149 26,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.83% 30.52% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,709 7,410 17,571
10th Percentile £306 £263 £281
25th Percentile £406 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £575
90th Percentile £712 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.01% +1.80% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 410 914
10th Percentile £11.89 £12.42 £11.70
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.20 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.74% +25.98% -11.11%
75th Percentile £48.03 £46.25 £45.00
90th Percentile £62.05 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.91 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.44% +18.43% -17.78%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -18 464 £563 +12.50% 229
London -20 296 £600 +17.07% 95
UK excluding London -1 200 £475 -2.06% 153
Work from Home -119 180 £538 +26.84% 38
South East -15 60 £475 -5.00% 44
North of England -17 40 £525 +12.60% 45
Scotland -39 37 £475 +18.45% 14
Yorkshire 0 26 £538 -0.46% 12
South West +4 24 £538 - 7
Midlands -52 24 £375 -15.49% 25
East Midlands -8 13 £370 - 10
North West -42 13 £500 +23.46% 30
West Midlands -45 11 £475 +7.04% 15
Wales -4 7 £413 -10.81% 5
Northern Ireland +3 6 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -31 5 £563 +10.29% 12
North East -11 1 £474 +2.47% 3

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 291 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (32.56%) Java
3 177 (29.40%) Finance
4 161 (26.74%) Social Skills
5 144 (23.92%) DevOps
6 129 (21.43%) Azure
7 114 (18.94%) AWS
7 114 (18.94%) Microservices
8 113 (18.77%) SQL
9 106 (17.61%) Scrum
10 94 (15.61%) JavaScript
11 87 (14.45%) .NET
11 87 (14.45%) Oracle
12 80 (13.29%) Migration
12 80 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
13 79 (13.12%) Jenkins
14 76 (12.62%) REST
15 74 (12.29%) Microsoft
16 72 (11.96%) HTML
17 69 (11.46%) C#
17 69 (11.46%) Python
18 68 (11.30%) SDLC
19 67 (11.13%) Spring
20 66 (10.96%) AngularJS
21 65 (10.80%) Linux
22 64 (10.63%) React
22 64 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
23 63 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
23 63 (10.47%) Salesforce.com
23 63 (10.47%) 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 23 (3.82%) WebSphere
2 22 (3.65%) Apache
3 16 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.49%) Mule
4 15 (2.49%) Red Hat Fuse
5 10 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.50%) CMS
6 9 (1.50%) Jetty
7 8 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.33%) JBoss
8 7 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.16%) IIS
8 7 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.00%) Confluence
9 6 (1.00%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.83%) Liferay
10 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) Sketch
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) Figma
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.33%) Magento
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle AGIS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 129 (21.43%) Azure
2 114 (18.94%) AWS
3 53 (8.80%) SaaS
4 36 (5.98%) PaaS
5 35 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (5.65%) Microsoft 365
7 33 (5.48%) GitHub
7 33 (5.48%) Serverless
8 28 (4.65%) IaaS
9 26 (4.32%) OpenShift
10 24 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (3.49%) Power Platform
12 18 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (2.33%) GCP
14 13 (2.16%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.99%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (1.99%) Azure Functions
15 12 (1.99%) Azure Service Bus
16 10 (1.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 9 (1.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.65%) SAN
2 17 (2.82%) HTTP
3 16 (2.66%) LAN
4 15 (2.49%) WAN
5 12 (1.99%) Firewall
5 12 (1.99%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.00%) Internet
7 5 (0.83%) DNS
8 4 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.66%) SSL
8 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.50%) VPN
10 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.33%) DHCP
10 2 (0.33%) VLAN
10 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.17%) SNMP
11 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.98%) Relational Database
2 34 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.65%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.49%) Data Lake
5 21 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.32%) Big Data
7 19 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.16%) RDBMS
8 16 (2.66%) Power BI
9 12 (1.99%) Metadata
10 11 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.50%) Redis
12 8 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.33%) Tableau
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.83%) MySQL
14 5 (0.83%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 79 (13.12%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.98%) JIRA
3 34 (5.65%) Maven
4 27 (4.49%) GitLab
5 21 (3.49%) Mockito
6 19 (3.16%) Gradle
6 19 (3.16%) JUnit
7 14 (2.33%) Artifactory
7 14 (2.33%) Postman
8 13 (2.16%) Ant
9 9 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.50%) git-flow
9 9 (1.50%) Mocha
9 9 (1.50%) Subversion
10 7 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.00%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 177 (29.40%) Finance
2 161 (26.74%) Social Skills
3 80 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (10.47%) Banking
5 51 (8.47%) Front Office
6 31 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
7 27 (4.49%) Public Sector
8 20 (3.32%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.83%) Retail
10 10 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (1.50%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.33%) Private Banking
13 7 (1.16%) Billing
13 7 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.16%) Marketing
14 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 215 (35.71%) Developer
2 128 (21.26%) Architect
3 87 (14.45%) Java Developer
4 57 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
5 35 (5.81%) Senior Developer
6 34 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 27 (4.49%) Analyst
7 27 (4.49%) Consultant
7 27 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (3.99%) .NET Developer
10 17 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (2.66%) AWS Developer
11 16 (2.66%) C# Quant Developer
11 16 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (2.66%) Quantitative Developer
12 15 (2.49%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (2.33%) Business Analyst
13 14 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
13 14 (2.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (14.45%) .NET
2 76 (12.62%) REST
3 72 (11.96%) HTML
4 67 (11.13%) Spring
5 66 (10.96%) AngularJS
6 64 (10.63%) React
7 48 (7.97%) Middleware
8 47 (7.81%) CSS
8 47 (7.81%) HTML5
9 45 (7.48%) XML
10 42 (6.98%) Node.js
11 40 (6.64%) RESTful
12 34 (5.65%) Hibernate
12 34 (5.65%) SOAP
12 34 (5.65%) Web Services
13 31 (5.15%) JSON
14 28 (4.65%) jQuery
15 26 (4.32%) Kafka
16 25 (4.15%) .NET Core
17 24 (3.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.63%) User Experience
2 36 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (5.15%) Data Structures
4 28 (4.65%) Algorithms
5 25 (4.15%) Clustering
6 21 (3.49%) Legacy Systems
7 19 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.82%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.49%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.33%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.83%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.83%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.83%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (1.33%) Online Banking
15 7 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.80%) Linux
2 38 (6.31%) Windows
3 30 (4.98%) Unix
4 14 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.50%) Ubuntu
5 9 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.00%) Android
7 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (48.34%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (23.92%) DevOps
3 114 (18.94%) Microservices
4 106 (17.61%) Scrum
5 80 (13.29%) Migration
6 68 (11.30%) SDLC
7 64 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (10.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (9.80%) TDD
11 58 (9.63%) OO
12 57 (9.47%) Software Engineering
13 52 (8.64%) Multithreading
14 47 (7.81%) High Availability
15 46 (7.64%) Full Stack Development
15 46 (7.64%) Test Automation
16 44 (7.31%) Analytics
17 43 (7.14%) ERP
17 43 (7.14%) MVC
18 42 (6.98%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 196 (32.56%) Java
2 113 (18.77%) SQL
3 94 (15.61%) JavaScript
4 69 (11.46%) C#
4 69 (11.46%) Python
5 36 (5.98%) PowerShell
5 36 (5.98%) TypeScript
6 34 (5.65%) C++
7 30 (4.98%) Java 11
8 28 (4.65%) Java 8
9 16 (2.66%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.66%) PHP
10 15 (2.49%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.16%) Apex Code
11 13 (2.16%) Groovy
12 11 (1.83%) Go
13 10 (1.66%) C
13 10 (1.66%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.50%) Ruby
15 6 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 54 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.81%) Degree
2 47 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.33%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.99%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.99%) PMP
6 11 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.83%) OCP
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.66%) CCNA
10 4 (0.66%) CCNP
10 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.66%) MCSA
10 4 (0.66%) MCSE
10 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.98%) QA
2 22 (3.65%) Accessibility
2 22 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.33%) GDPR
4 9 (1.50%) SLA
5 5 (0.83%) GRC
6 4 (0.66%) PMO
7 2 (0.33%) GMP
7 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) NIST
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) WAI
8 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) Section 508
8 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.98%) Docker
3 16 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.66%) vSphere
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 33 (5.48%) Ansible
3 27 (4.49%) Terraform
4 20 (3.32%) SCCM
5 15 (2.49%) Grafana
5 15 (2.49%) Puppet
6 13 (2.16%) HP Data Protector
7 12 (1.99%) Kibana
7 12 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.66%) MOM
11 4 (0.66%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.66%) Salt
11 4 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.66%) WSUS
12 3 (0.50%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 87 (14.45%) Oracle
2 74 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 63 (10.47%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (9.30%) SAP
5 32 (5.32%) MuleSoft
6 20 (3.32%) Informatica
6 20 (3.32%) VMware
7 18 (2.99%) IBM
7 18 (2.99%) ServiceNow
7 18 (2.99%) Splunk
8 15 (2.49%) HP
8 15 (2.49%) Workday
9 13 (2.16%) 3PAR
9 13 (2.16%) Databricks
10 12 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.83%) Google
12 10 (1.66%) hybris
13 8 (1.33%) Talend
14 7 (1.16%) Adobe
14 7 (1.16%) Dell