Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 292 275
Rank change year-on-year -49 -17 +24
Contract jobs citing Enterprise Software 616 267 848
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.85% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 2.69% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 180 594
10th Percentile £365 £348 £358
25th Percentile £456 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
10th Percentile £45.75 £37.45 £31.08
25th Percentile £46.88 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% -1.94% +12.48%
75th Percentile £54.38 £50.38 £82.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.15 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £63.20

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 25,141 9,930 24,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.80% 31.52% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,646 6,745 15,960
10th Percentile £305 £263 £265
25th Percentile £413 £369 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £603 £581
90th Percentile £725 £720 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 323 863
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.02 £11.69
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.31 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.91 £26.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.00% +29.27% +2.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.13 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £23.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -11.09% +20.86% +0.16%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 -36 485 £575 +15.00% 277
London -56 313 £600 +17.07% 114
UK excluding London -94 192 £490 +8.89% 181
Work from Home -102 192 £540 +8.00% 59
South East -50 67 £491 -14.70% 48
Midlands -58 31 £450 -3.49% 21
North of England -72 30 £527 +26.99% 56
Scotland -84 28 £485 +10.86% 11
Yorkshire -28 23 £525 +35.48% 14
East Midlands -11 21 £375 -27.88% 4
South West -43 13 £338 -28.57% 14
East of England -47 11 £525 +2.44% 22
West Midlands -63 10 £490 +18.79% 17
Wales -22 9 £475 +2.70% 7
North West -62 6 £650 +60.49% 35
Northern Ireland -4 3 £495 +23.75% 1
North East -10 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 276 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (31.17%) Java
3 169 (27.44%) Finance
4 160 (25.97%) Social Skills
5 153 (24.84%) Azure
6 133 (21.59%) DevOps
7 132 (21.43%) AWS
8 124 (20.13%) Microservices
9 119 (19.32%) SQL
10 98 (15.91%) JavaScript
11 93 (15.10%) Scrum
12 86 (13.96%) Oracle
13 83 (13.47%) Kubernetes
14 79 (12.82%) .NET
15 78 (12.66%) Migration
16 76 (12.34%) AngularJS
17 75 (12.18%) Python
18 73 (11.85%) HTML
18 73 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (11.69%) SDLC
20 70 (11.36%) React
20 70 (11.36%) Banking
21 69 (11.20%) Salesforce.com
22 66 (10.71%) User Experience
23 65 (10.55%) Jenkins
23 65 (10.55%) CSS
24 64 (10.39%) Docker
25 62 (10.06%) TDD
25 62 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
26 60 (9.74%) Mentoring

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 18 (2.92%) Confluence
2 15 (2.44%) Mule
3 14 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.79%) Apache
5 11 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.46%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.14%) Camunda
7 7 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.97%) SAS
8 6 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.97%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (0.81%) Apache Pulsar
9 5 (0.81%) CMS
9 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.81%) Liferay
9 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.65%) Appian
10 4 (0.65%) Documentum
10 4 (0.65%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) Figma
4 3 (0.49%) Sketch
5 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.16%) InVision
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.81%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.49%) Aligne
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle AGIS
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (24.84%) Azure
2 132 (21.43%) AWS
3 49 (7.95%) SaaS
4 38 (6.17%) PaaS
5 36 (5.84%) Serverless
6 30 (4.87%) OpenShift
7 29 (4.71%) IaaS
8 28 (4.55%) GitHub
9 23 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
11 20 (3.25%) GCP
12 18 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (2.92%) Power Platform
13 17 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (2.44%) Azure Service Bus
15 13 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (1.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 10 (1.62%) Azure Functions
18 9 (1.46%) Azure Data Factory
18 9 (1.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.44%) Firewall
2 12 (1.95%) HTTP
2 12 (1.95%) Internet
3 11 (1.79%) SAN
4 10 (1.62%) DNS
5 7 (1.14%) DHCP
5 7 (1.14%) LAN
5 7 (1.14%) WAN
6 6 (0.97%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.97%) SSL
6 6 (0.97%) VPN
7 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.65%) Skype
9 3 (0.49%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.49%) VLAN
10 2 (0.32%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.32%) SMTP
10 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.66%) Relational Database
2 40 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 37 (6.01%) SQL Server
4 36 (5.84%) Data Lake
5 31 (5.03%) Big Data
6 29 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (4.38%) Oracle Database
8 20 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.92%) MySQL
10 16 (2.60%) RDBMS
11 15 (2.44%) Power BI
12 12 (1.95%) Redis
13 9 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (1.14%) PowerCenter
15 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
16 6 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (10.55%) Jenkins
2 54 (8.77%) JIRA
3 48 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.06%) GitLab
5 20 (3.25%) Maven
6 18 (2.92%) Postman
7 17 (2.76%) JMeter
8 16 (2.60%) JUnit
8 16 (2.60%) Mockito
9 10 (1.62%) Ant
9 10 (1.62%) Gradle
9 10 (1.62%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.46%) Selenium
11 8 (1.30%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.30%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.14%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 169 (27.44%) Finance
2 160 (25.97%) Social Skills
3 73 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (11.36%) Banking
5 46 (7.47%) Front Office
6 32 (5.19%) Presentation Skills
6 32 (5.19%) Public Sector
7 26 (4.22%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.92%) Legal
9 16 (2.60%) Retail
10 10 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.62%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 9 (1.46%) Marketing
12 8 (1.30%) Automotive
12 8 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (1.30%) Private Banking
13 7 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 223 (36.20%) Developer
2 133 (21.59%) Architect
3 76 (12.34%) Java Developer
4 63 (10.23%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (5.36%) Analyst
6 32 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 31 (5.03%) C# Developer
8 26 (4.22%) Consultant
9 22 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 21 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.25%) Angular Developer
12 19 (3.08%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.76%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.76%) Technical Leader
14 16 (2.60%) React Developer
15 15 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
15 15 (2.44%) Senior Architect
15 15 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
16 13 (2.11%) Business Analyst
17 12 (1.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.82%) .NET
2 76 (12.34%) AngularJS
3 73 (11.85%) HTML
4 70 (11.36%) React
5 65 (10.55%) CSS
6 57 (9.25%) Spring
7 50 (8.12%) REST
8 45 (7.31%) XML
9 44 (7.14%) Node.js
10 43 (6.98%) RESTful
11 41 (6.66%) HTML5
12 39 (6.33%) Web Services
13 36 (5.84%) Kafka
13 36 (5.84%) Middleware
14 35 (5.68%) Spring Boot
15 30 (4.87%) SOAP
16 26 (4.22%) CSS3
17 25 (4.06%) JSON
18 24 (3.90%) jQuery
19 23 (3.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.71%) User Experience
2 26 (4.22%) Cloud Native
3 23 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
8 10 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.46%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
9 9 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.58%) Linux
2 43 (6.98%) Windows
3 24 (3.90%) Unix
4 17 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.95%) Android
6 8 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.59%) DevOps
3 124 (20.13%) Microservices
4 93 (15.10%) Scrum
5 78 (12.66%) Migration
6 72 (11.69%) SDLC
7 62 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 62 (10.06%) TDD
8 60 (9.74%) Mentoring
9 55 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 54 (8.77%) Full Stack Development
10 54 (8.77%) OO
11 51 (8.28%) Analytics
12 50 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (7.79%) Software Engineering
14 47 (7.63%) Data Modelling
15 43 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (6.17%) MVC
17 37 (6.01%) Multithreading
17 37 (6.01%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (31.17%) Java
2 119 (19.32%) SQL
3 98 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 75 (12.18%) Python
5 59 (9.58%) C#
6 54 (8.77%) TypeScript
7 32 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.22%) Java 11
9 25 (4.06%) C++
10 22 (3.57%) Java 8
11 15 (2.44%) Ruby
12 13 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.11%) C
12 13 (2.11%) Groovy
13 12 (1.95%) PHP
13 12 (1.95%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.79%) Apex Code
15 8 (1.30%) R
16 7 (1.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (9.42%) Degree
2 27 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.79%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.46%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.14%) CCNA
8 7 (1.14%) MCSA
9 5 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.81%) PMP
10 4 (0.65%) CCNP
10 4 (0.65%) CISSP
10 4 (0.65%) MCSE
10 4 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.03%) Data Quality
2 29 (4.71%) Accessibility
3 24 (3.90%) QA
4 11 (1.79%) GDPR
5 9 (1.46%) SLA
6 6 (0.97%) PMO
7 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.81%) NIST
8 3 (0.49%) GMP
8 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.32%) WAI
10 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.16%) COBIT
10 1 (0.16%) GAMP
10 1 (0.16%) GLP
10 1 (0.16%) HL7
10 1 (0.16%) Section 508
10 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (10.39%) Docker
2 45 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.14%) vSphere
6 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.49%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.32%) Firmware
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) Samba
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (13.47%) Kubernetes
2 34 (5.52%) Ansible
3 26 (4.22%) Terraform
4 12 (1.95%) Puppet
5 11 (1.79%) SCCM
5 11 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.46%) Grafana
7 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.65%) Kibana
9 4 (0.65%) MOM
9 4 (0.65%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.49%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.49%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.49%) Packer
10 3 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 86 (13.96%) Oracle
2 69 (11.20%) Salesforce.com
3 56 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.12%) SAP
5 38 (6.17%) MuleSoft
6 22 (3.57%) Informatica
6 22 (3.57%) Splunk
7 18 (2.92%) Databricks
7 18 (2.92%) VMware
8 17 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.27%) Cisco
10 13 (2.11%) Workday
11 12 (1.95%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.79%) Adobe
13 10 (1.62%) IBM
14 9 (1.46%) StreamSets
15 8 (1.30%) Sybase
16 7 (1.14%) AppDynamics
16 7 (1.14%) Dell
16 7 (1.14%) Google