The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 270 266 247
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 390 342 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.72% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 199 203
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
- +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £33.00 £47.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-19.14% +6.50%
Applications Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the England region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the England region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 255 £388 +3.33% 89
South East -34 67 £325 -23.52% 38
North West +4 18 £325 - 11
West Midlands -10 11 £188 -18.47% 7
Yorkshire -11 11 £300 +65.51% 15
East of England -5 9 £400 +61.61% 10
South West -43 9 £244 +62.50% 18
North East -24 7 £365 +121.21% 1
East Midlands +8 3 £170 -43.52% 5
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 426 (51.45%) SQL
2 283 (34.18%) Windows
3 247 (29.83%) UNIX
4 223 (26.93%) Finance
5 210 (25.36%) Oracle
6 198 (23.91%) SQL Server
7 160 (19.32%) ITIL
8 148 (17.87%) Linux
9 124 (14.98%) Banking
10 121 (14.61%) Front Office
11 112 (13.53%) Microsoft
12 110 (13.29%) .NET
13 92 (11.11%) C#
13 92 (11.11%) Java
14 87 (10.51%) Perl
15 82 (9.90%) MS Excel
16 74 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 65 (7.85%) SQL Server 2008
18 64 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
19 58 (7.00%) Security Cleared
20 57 (6.88%) Oracle Database
21 54 (6.52%) Investment Banking
21 54 (6.52%) Fixed Income
21 54 (6.52%) Change Management
21 54 (6.52%) Shell Script
21 54 (6.52%) Python
22 52 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
23 51 (6.16%) Back Office
24 50 (6.04%) Active Directory
24 50 (6.04%) MS Office

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (5.19%) IIS
2 26 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 25 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.78%) Apache
5 20 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (2.42%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle BPEL
8 5 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.48%) Documentum
9 4 (0.48%) SAS
9 4 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 82 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 50 (6.04%) MS Office
3 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.36%) SPSS
5 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 28 (3.38%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.97%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.85%) BPCS
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.72%) CODA-Financials
6 6 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.48%) Agresso
8 4 (0.48%) Academy Housing
8 4 (0.48%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
9 3 (0.36%) RMDS
9 3 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.36%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.85%) IaaS
1 7 (0.85%) PaaS
2 6 (0.72%) SaaS
2 6 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.36%) Route 53
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.62%) Firewall
2 29 (3.50%) FTP
3 27 (3.26%) HTTP
4 24 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.17%) DNS
6 17 (2.05%) SSL
7 13 (1.57%) HTTPS
8 10 (1.21%) Internet
9 9 (1.09%) SSH
10 8 (0.97%) Multicast
11 6 (0.72%) LAN
11 6 (0.72%) WAN
11 6 (0.72%) VPN
12 5 (0.60%) SAN
13 4 (0.48%) Network Security
13 4 (0.48%) NAS
14 3 (0.36%) PuTTY
15 2 (0.24%) DHCP
15 2 (0.24%) DMZ
16 1 (0.12%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 65 (7.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (6.88%) Oracle Database
4 40 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 31 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (2.42%) MS Access
8 18 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.81%) MySQL
11 15 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (0.60%) DB2
16 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.29%) JIRA
3 14 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.60%) Toad
7 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.48%) PVCS
7 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.48%) Subversion
7 4 (0.48%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.24%) Hudson
9 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.24%) JUnit
10 1 (0.12%) Maven
10 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 223 (26.93%) Finance
2 124 (14.98%) Banking
3 121 (14.61%) Front Office
4 54 (6.52%) Investment Banking
5 51 (6.16%) Back Office
6 24 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.29%) Retail
8 14 (1.69%) French Language
8 14 (1.69%) Legal
8 14 (1.69%) Billing
9 9 (1.09%) Law
9 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.97%) Advertising
11 6 (0.72%) Marketing
12 5 (0.60%) Local Government
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (13.29%) .NET
2 48 (5.80%) Web Services
3 40 (4.83%) FIX Protocol
4 39 (4.71%) HTML
5 27 (3.26%) Middleware
5 27 (3.26%) XML
6 24 (2.90%) CSS
6 24 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.54%) WCF
8 19 (2.29%) J2EE
9 18 (2.17%) jQuery
10 13 (1.57%) Spring
11 11 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (1.09%) WF
12 9 (1.09%) Rendezvous
13 8 (0.97%) CGI
13 8 (0.97%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.85%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.85%) WPF
15 6 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.52%) Fixed Income
3 50 (6.04%) Derivative
4 40 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (4.47%) Equities
6 30 (3.62%) NHS
7 21 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.05%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.81%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.69%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.33%) AS400
11 11 (1.33%) iSeries
12 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (1.09%) Statistics
13 9 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.09%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.97%) IVR
15 6 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 283 (34.18%) Windows
2 247 (29.83%) UNIX
3 148 (17.87%) Linux
4 74 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (5.43%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.42%) AIX
9 19 (2.29%) Solaris
10 16 (1.93%) Windows Vista
11 15 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.09%) HPUX
13 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.60%) CentOS
15 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.48%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.24%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (19.32%) ITIL
2 54 (6.52%) Change Management
3 47 (5.68%) Incident Management
4 45 (5.43%) Problem Management
5 42 (5.07%) Service Delivery
6 41 (4.95%) Asset Management
7 36 (4.35%) Migration
8 33 (3.99%) Change Control
8 33 (3.99%) CRM
9 32 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (3.74%) Service Management
11 29 (3.50%) Investment Management
12 28 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (2.90%) Electronic Trading
15 23 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (2.66%) Risk Management
16 22 (2.66%) Configuration Management
16 22 (2.66%) Project Management
16 22 (2.66%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 426 (51.45%) SQL
2 92 (11.11%) C#
2 92 (11.11%) Java
3 87 (10.51%) Perl
4 54 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 54 (6.52%) Python
5 49 (5.92%) JavaScript
6 46 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 40 (4.83%) T-SQL
7 40 (4.83%) VB
8 35 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 33 (3.99%) Korn
10 25 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 24 (2.90%) C++
12 16 (1.93%) VB6
13 15 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.57%) VBA
15 11 (1.33%) Ruby
16 10 (1.21%) PHP
17 9 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.35%) Degree
3 33 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) MCITP
9 1 (0.12%) MCSE
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.92%) SLA
2 23 (2.78%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) COBIT
4 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.60%) vSphere
4 3 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.24%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.29%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.93%) Control-M
3 12 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (1.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (0.97%) SCCM
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.48%) Nagios
8 3 (0.36%) SCOM
9 2 (0.24%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.12%) WSUS
10 1 (0.12%) Foglight
10 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.12%) OpenView
10 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 210 (25.36%) Oracle
2 112 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.86%) Bloomberg
4 29 (3.50%) Sybase
4 29 (3.50%) VMware
5 28 (3.38%) Reuters
6 27 (3.26%) Charles River
6 27 (3.26%) HP
7 25 (3.02%) Red Hat
8 22 (2.66%) Business Objects
9 20 (2.42%) TIBCO
10 19 (2.29%) thinkFolio
11 17 (2.05%) Sun
11 17 (2.05%) Citrix
11 17 (2.05%) Remedy
12 15 (1.81%) ION Trading
12 15 (1.81%) IBM
13 14 (1.69%) Tradeweb
14 13 (1.57%) MarketAxess
15 10 (1.21%) Cognos
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