The median contractor rate for a Implementation Specialist was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Implementation Specialist
UK
Rank 576 623 611
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Implementation Specialist 17 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.039% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.041% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 8
Median daily rate £463 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +9.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £223 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £518 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +58.33% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.38 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Implementation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Implementation Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 15 £463 +20.59% 6
London +32 9 £400 -20.00% 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 2
Bradford - 6 £475 - 1
City of London +5 4 £650 +30.00% 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

Implementation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (21.43%) DevOps
5 6 (21.43%) IIS
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) MCSE
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (17.86%) EMC VNX
6 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (14.29%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (14.29%) EMC
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat

Implementation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) FTP
2 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
2 3 (10.71%) SMTP
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
2 3 (10.71%) Telnet
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Front Office
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) EMC VNX
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.14%) AIX
8 1 (3.57%) Android
8 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) DevOps
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.71%) SIEM
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.14%) Practice Management
7 2 (7.14%) Server Building
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (3.57%) Migration
8 1 (3.57%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) Validation
8 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.29%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (10.71%) QRadar
4 2 (7.14%) SCCM
4 2 (7.14%) SCOM
5 1 (3.57%) Packer
5 1 (3.57%) PowerBroker
5 1 (3.57%) Puppet
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) EMC
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Reuters
5 1 (3.57%) Splunk
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