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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 233 246 247
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 433 386 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.85% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 227 218
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £179 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 23
Average hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £17.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.97% +61.42%
Applications Support
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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
47165 45283 49370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.19% 92.85% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29205 27533 28388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1982 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +20 260 £375 -11.76% 109
South East -30 44 £335 +57.64% 18
North East - 27 £188 - 3
West Midlands +1 26 £238 +8.57% 10
South West -31 22 £300 +4.34% 12
North West 0 17 £375 +19.04% 10
East of England -23 17 £219 -17.45% 21
Yorkshire -5 15 £220 -3.29% 17
East Midlands +2 6 £300 -22.58% 4
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 409 (50.93%) SQL
2 294 (36.61%) Windows
3 226 (28.14%) UNIX
4 207 (25.78%) Finance
5 192 (23.91%) SQL Server
6 183 (22.79%) ITIL
7 181 (22.54%) Oracle
8 144 (17.93%) Linux
9 112 (13.95%) Banking
10 110 (13.70%) Java
11 101 (12.58%) .NET
12 97 (12.08%) Microsoft
13 88 (10.96%) Front Office
14 72 (8.97%) Change Management
15 69 (8.59%) Perl
16 68 (8.47%) C#
17 65 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 63 (7.85%) Python
19 59 (7.35%) SLA
19 59 (7.35%) MS Excel
20 58 (7.22%) Oracle Database
21 57 (7.10%) Back Office
22 56 (6.97%) Incident Management
23 53 (6.60%) Fixed Income
24 52 (6.48%) Red Hat
25 51 (6.35%) IIS
26 50 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
27 49 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 45 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
28 45 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 51 (6.35%) IIS
2 43 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.74%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.62%) Apache
4 21 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.00%) Documentum
9 8 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.87%) SAS
10 7 (0.87%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.62%) CMS
13 4 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.50%) Liferay
14 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.61%) MS Office
3 13 (1.62%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Windchill
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.74%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.00%) ReMetrica
5 7 (0.87%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.62%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.62%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.62%) HFM
8 4 (0.50%) BPCS
8 4 (0.50%) RMDS
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.50%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.50%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.37%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.87%) PaaS
1 7 (0.87%) IaaS
2 3 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.23%) Firewall
2 27 (3.36%) Multicast
3 23 (2.86%) Internet
4 19 (2.37%) FTP
5 14 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.12%) HTTP
6 9 (1.12%) HTTPS
6 9 (1.12%) Network Security
7 8 (1.00%) DNS
8 7 (0.87%) SSL
9 6 (0.75%) Broadband
10 5 (0.62%) LDAP
11 3 (0.37%) LAN
11 3 (0.37%) SAN
11 3 (0.37%) WAN
11 3 (0.37%) Intranet
11 3 (0.37%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.25%) NAS
12 2 (0.25%) SSH
12 2 (0.25%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.22%) Oracle Database
3 45 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 19 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
9 16 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.00%) MySQL
13 7 (0.87%) QlikView
14 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.62%) Essbase
16 4 (0.50%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.49%) Subversion
3 10 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.12%) JIRA
4 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.87%) PVCS
6 6 (0.75%) JUnit
6 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.37%) Toad
8 3 (0.37%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.25%) WebLOAD
9 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.12%) Introscope
10 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.12%) HtmlUnit
General
1 207 (25.78%) Finance
2 112 (13.95%) Banking
3 88 (10.96%) Front Office
4 57 (7.10%) Back Office
5 42 (5.23%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.24%) Retail
7 18 (2.24%) Legal
8 17 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.87%) French Language
10 13 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.62%) Law
11 10 (1.25%) Advertising
12 9 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.12%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.75%) Local Government
14 5 (0.62%) Publishing
14 5 (0.62%) Billing
14 5 (0.62%) Marketing
15 4 (0.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (12.58%) .NET
2 43 (5.35%) Web Services
3 38 (4.73%) XML
4 33 (4.11%) Middleware
5 28 (3.49%) HTML
5 28 (3.49%) ASP.NET
6 22 (2.74%) Spring
7 21 (2.62%) Rendezvous
7 21 (2.62%) J2EE
8 15 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (1.74%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.62%) WCF
10 13 (1.62%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.00%) QuickFIX
13 7 (0.87%) Classic ASP
13 7 (0.87%) SOAP
14 6 (0.75%) WSDL
14 6 (0.75%) WF
15 5 (0.62%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (6.60%) Fixed Income
3 33 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.74%) NHS
5 28 (3.49%) Derivative
6 21 (2.62%) SWIFT
7 16 (1.99%) Equities
8 15 (1.87%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.37%) Statistics
12 10 (1.25%) AS400
13 9 (1.12%) Replication
14 7 (0.87%) Wiki
14 7 (0.87%) Market Risk
14 7 (0.87%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.87%) iSeries
15 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
16 5 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 294 (36.61%) Windows
2 226 (28.14%) UNIX
3 144 (17.93%) Linux
4 50 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (4.36%) Windows 7
8 33 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 22 (2.74%) Solaris
10 12 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.37%) HPUX
12 7 (0.87%) CentOS
13 6 (0.75%) AIX
13 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.37%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.37%) MVS
15 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (22.79%) ITIL
2 72 (8.97%) Change Management
3 56 (6.97%) Incident Management
4 42 (5.23%) Asset Management
5 41 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 40 (4.98%) Problem Management
6 40 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 39 (4.86%) CRM
8 37 (4.61%) Low Latency
9 35 (4.36%) Electronic Trading
9 35 (4.36%) Service Management
10 31 (3.86%) Project Management
10 31 (3.86%) Workflow
10 31 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (3.24%) Change Control
11 26 (3.24%) Investment Management
12 25 (3.11%) ERP
13 24 (2.99%) Capacity Management
14 23 (2.86%) Release Management
14 23 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (50.93%) SQL
2 110 (13.70%) Java
3 69 (8.59%) Perl
4 68 (8.47%) C#
5 63 (7.85%) Python
6 44 (5.48%) T-SQL
7 42 (5.23%) PL/SQL
8 35 (4.36%) VB
9 26 (3.24%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.49%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.99%) C++
12 16 (1.99%) VBA
13 15 (1.87%) VBScript
14 14 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.62%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.49%) Korn
17 9 (1.12%) VB6
18 5 (0.62%) RPG
18 5 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (4.61%) Degree
2 35 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.35%) SLA
2 31 (3.86%) QA
3 8 (1.00%) COBIT
4 7 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.62%) vSphere
4 4 (0.50%) XenApp
4 4 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) XenServer
6 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (2.62%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.99%) SCCM
3 12 (1.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 12 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.00%) Control-M
5 4 (0.50%) Nagios
6 3 (0.37%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.25%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.12%) Opsview
8 1 (0.12%) WMI
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.12%) SCOM
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 181 (22.54%) Oracle
2 97 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.48%) Red Hat
4 36 (4.48%) Reuters
5 29 (3.61%) TIBCO
6 25 (3.11%) Citrix
7 24 (2.99%) Sybase
8 23 (2.86%) Charles River
9 22 (2.74%) MarketAxess
10 20 (2.49%) eSpeed
10 20 (2.49%) HP
11 18 (2.24%) VMware
11 18 (2.24%) Bloomberg
12 17 (2.12%) Sun
13 15 (1.87%) thinkFolio
14 12 (1.49%) Business Objects
15 10 (1.25%) SAP
15 10 (1.25%) Civica
15 10 (1.25%) Remedy
16 9 (1.12%) Cognos
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