The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 294 279 276
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 383 402 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 279 252
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.60 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
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
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -66 192 £400 - 63
South East +14 64 £350 +16.66% 33
East of England +43 59 £320 +28.00% 14
North West -1 21 £275 +41.02% 10
Yorkshire -13 13 £325 +44.55% 16
West Midlands -14 11 £325 +14.03% 10
South West +3 9 £368 +13.07% 13
North East -22 8 £350 -
East Midlands +3 4 £275 +10.00% 4
Midlands - 3 £350 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Applications Support 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 across the England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 342 (45.48%) SQL
2 265 (35.24%) Windows
3 199 (26.46%) Finance
4 180 (23.94%) Linux
5 168 (22.34%) Oracle
6 162 (21.54%) ITIL
7 159 (21.14%) SQL Server
8 143 (19.02%) Unix
9 111 (14.76%) Banking
10 109 (14.49%) Windows Server
11 106 (14.10%) Microsoft
12 105 (13.96%) .NET
13 97 (12.90%) Java
14 80 (10.64%) Front Office
15 78 (10.37%) IIS
16 71 (9.44%) Perl
17 68 (9.04%) MS Excel
18 67 (8.91%) Problem Management
19 61 (8.11%) XML
19 61 (8.11%) Change Management
20 58 (7.71%) SharePoint
21 56 (7.45%) Shell Script
22 54 (7.18%) MS Office
22 54 (7.18%) Incident Management
23 53 (7.05%) Web Services
24 52 (6.91%) Service Delivery
25 49 (6.52%) Tomcat
25 49 (6.52%) Security Cleared
26 46 (6.12%) Python
27 45 (5.98%) Analytical Skills

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 78 (10.37%) IIS
2 58 (7.71%) SharePoint
3 49 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 39 (5.19%) Apache
5 24 (3.19%) WebLogic
6 22 (2.93%) JBoss
6 22 (2.93%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.73%) CMS
8 12 (1.60%) Documentum
9 9 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.20%) Confluence
10 7 (0.93%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.93%) nginx
10 7 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.80%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.66%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 68 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.18%) MS Office
3 16 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.93%) MS Project
6 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.80%) SPSS
7 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.80%) Academy Housing
3 6 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.66%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 5 (0.66%) HFM
4 5 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.66%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.66%) Maximo
4 5 (0.66%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.53%) Kondor
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.53%) Salerio
5 4 (0.53%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.53%) Unica
6 3 (0.40%) Misys Opics
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.20%) Office 365
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 29 (3.86%) HTTP
3 27 (3.59%) Firewall
4 22 (2.93%) DNS
5 21 (2.79%) Internet
6 17 (2.26%) LDAP
7 15 (1.99%) SSL
8 13 (1.73%) SSH
9 12 (1.60%) VPN
10 11 (1.46%) SMTP
11 5 (0.66%) Multicast
11 5 (0.66%) PuTTY
11 5 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.53%) FTP
12 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.40%) Intranet
13 3 (0.40%) SAN
13 3 (0.40%) Wireless
14 2 (0.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 31 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.46%) BusinessObjects
5 25 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
7 18 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (2.26%) MySQL
9 15 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.86%) DB2
10 14 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.33%) MS Access
12 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.66%) DTS
14 5 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (2.93%) JIRA
2 16 (2.13%) Subversion
3 13 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.93%) JUnit
6 7 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.66%) MSI
8 5 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.53%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.53%) Maven
9 4 (0.53%) WiX
10 3 (0.40%) VisualVM
10 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.27%) Ant
11 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.27%) GitLab
11 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 199 (26.46%) Finance
2 111 (14.76%) Banking
3 80 (10.64%) Front Office
4 40 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.99%) Back Office
6 21 (2.79%) Retail
7 14 (1.86%) Law
8 11 (1.46%) Legal
8 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.20%) Advertising
10 4 (0.53%) Billing
10 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (13.96%) .NET
2 61 (8.11%) XML
3 53 (7.05%) Web Services
4 41 (5.45%) HTML
5 26 (3.46%) CSS
5 26 (3.46%) J2EE
6 25 (3.32%) FIX Protocol
7 18 (2.39%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.99%) Classic ASP
10 14 (1.86%) Middleware
11 13 (1.73%) LAMP
12 12 (1.60%) SAML
13 11 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (1.33%) EDI
15 9 (1.20%) SOAP
15 9 (1.20%) XML Messaging
16 8 (1.06%) Ajax
17 7 (0.93%) Software Packaging
17 7 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (4.79%) Equities
4 33 (4.39%) Fixed Income
5 31 (4.12%) Derivative
6 20 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.46%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.33%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.80%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.80%) iSeries
11 5 (0.66%) AS400
11 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.66%) NHS
11 5 (0.66%) Statistics
12 4 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 265 (35.24%) Windows
2 180 (23.94%) Linux
3 143 (19.02%) Unix
4 109 (14.49%) Windows Server
5 39 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (2.79%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.99%) Solaris
10 11 (1.46%) AIX
11 10 (1.33%) Android
12 9 (1.20%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.40%) CentOS
15 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (21.54%) ITIL
2 67 (8.91%) Problem Management
3 61 (8.11%) Change Management
4 54 (7.18%) Incident Management
5 52 (6.91%) Service Delivery
6 33 (4.39%) Release Management
7 32 (4.26%) CRM
8 31 (4.12%) Service Management
9 30 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (3.99%) Asset Management
10 29 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (3.72%) E-Commerce
11 28 (3.72%) ERP
12 27 (3.59%) Configuration Management
13 26 (3.46%) Electronic Trading
14 22 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (2.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (2.79%) Wealth Management
16 20 (2.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (45.48%) SQL
2 97 (12.90%) Java
3 71 (9.44%) Perl
4 56 (7.45%) Shell Script
5 46 (6.12%) Python
6 41 (5.45%) C#
7 38 (5.05%) JavaScript
8 37 (4.92%) VB
9 34 (4.52%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.46%) PHP
11 22 (2.93%) VBA
12 21 (2.79%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.53%) VB.NET
14 17 (2.26%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.73%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.46%) C++
17 10 (1.33%) C
18 9 (1.20%) AWK
18 9 (1.20%) sed
18 9 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (2.93%) Degree
3 22 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.66%) MCSE
6 18 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.73%) MCSA
8 9 (1.20%) CCNA
8 9 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.93%) CISSP
9 7 (0.93%) MCP
10 5 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.27%) HNC
13 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.92%) SLA
2 16 (2.13%) QA
3 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) BS7666
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.93%) qmail
3 7 (0.93%) Squid
4 6 (0.80%) XenApp
5 5 (0.66%) Samba
5 5 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.40%) Docker
6 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.40%) XenServer
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (3.06%) Nagios
2 21 (2.79%) Puppet
3 19 (2.53%) ITRS Geneos
4 13 (1.73%) Cacti
5 12 (1.60%) WSUS
6 11 (1.46%) logstash
7 10 (1.33%) Control-M
7 10 (1.33%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.06%) SCCM
8 8 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.93%) Ansible
9 7 (0.93%) collectd
9 7 (0.93%) Ganglia
9 7 (0.93%) Graphite
9 7 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.53%) Opsview
10 4 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 168 (22.34%) Oracle
2 106 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.32%) Sybase
4 35 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 34 (4.52%) IBM
6 31 (4.12%) VMware
7 23 (3.06%) Fidessa
8 22 (2.93%) Citrix
9 18 (2.39%) Bloomberg
9 18 (2.39%) Charles River
10 16 (2.13%) Remedy
10 16 (2.13%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.99%) Cisco
11 15 (1.99%) Reuters
12 14 (1.86%) HP
12 14 (1.86%) SAP
13 12 (1.60%) Civica
13 12 (1.60%) Hyperion
14 11 (1.46%) Northgate
14 11 (1.46%) Splunk
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