Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Implementation Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Implementation Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 853 857
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Implementation Specialist 19 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.038% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 21
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £336 £362 £225
90th Percentile £530 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £300
% change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33% +26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.31% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Implementation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Implementation Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Implementation Specialist in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Implementation Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Implementation Specialist in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Implementation Specialist over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Implementation Specialist in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Implementation Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Implementation Specialist in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Implementation Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -1 18 £475 +18.75% 7
UK excluding London +35 13 £450 +12.50% 5
London -32 6 £500 +20.48% 2
North of England +62 5 £404 +0.94% 1
South East +7 5 £475 +28.38% 4
Yorkshire +22 3 - - 1
North West +22 2 £404 +0.94%
East of England - 2 £300 -
Scotland -2 1 £475 +18.75%

Implementation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Implementation Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Implementation Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (26.32%) SAP
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Splunk
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Strategic Thinking
3 3 (15.79%) CA
3 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
3 3 (15.79%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security

Implementation Specialist Skill Set
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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (5.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) SMS
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
1 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
2 3 (15.79%) Strategic Thinking
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Behavioural Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Security
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) Python
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) CA
3 3 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) Splunk
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Varonis
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Aruba
5 1 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Sage