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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 259 252 254
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 386 360 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.82% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 224 204
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £157 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £238
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +47.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.12 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +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
46471 43917 44186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.79% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29922 27163 25293
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £228
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 1929 1917 2419
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £38.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +15 239 £380 +8.57% 100
South East -16 72 £313 -26.47% 28
North West +9 20 £325 - 14
East of England -3 14 £350 +16.66% 17
South West -30 10 £263 +75.00% 13
Yorkshire -14 9 £318 +76.38% 10
West Midlands -24 9 £188 -27.88% 10
North East -26 7 £365 - 3
East Midlands 0 5 £170 -56.12% 5
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 419 (51.41%) SQL
2 290 (35.58%) Windows
3 239 (29.33%) UNIX
4 218 (26.75%) Finance
5 205 (25.15%) Oracle
6 195 (23.93%) SQL Server
7 160 (19.63%) ITIL
8 145 (17.79%) Linux
9 119 (14.60%) Banking
10 111 (13.62%) Front Office
11 107 (13.13%) Microsoft
12 100 (12.27%) Java
13 98 (12.02%) .NET
14 82 (10.06%) Perl
14 82 (10.06%) C#
15 75 (9.20%) MS Excel
16 72 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 62 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
17 62 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
18 60 (7.36%) Oracle Database
19 58 (7.12%) Change Management
20 57 (6.99%) Security Cleared
21 54 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
22 53 (6.50%) SLA
23 52 (6.38%) Active Directory
24 51 (6.26%) Python
25 50 (6.13%) Shell Script
25 50 (6.13%) Incident Management
26 49 (6.01%) Investment Banking
26 49 (6.01%) Fixed Income

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 39 (4.79%) IIS
2 28 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.07%) WebSphere
5 23 (2.82%) Apache
6 20 (2.45%) WebLogic
6 20 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.98%) Documentum
7 8 (0.98%) WebSphere Process Server
8 7 (0.86%) SAS
8 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle BPEL
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 75 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.52%) MS Office
3 6 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.37%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 21 (2.58%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.86%) BPCS
3 7 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
4 6 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.61%) Academy Housing
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.49%) Agresso
6 4 (0.49%) RMDS
6 4 (0.49%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.49%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.37%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.86%) IaaS
1 7 (0.86%) PaaS
2 6 (0.74%) SaaS
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (0.37%) Route 53
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.93%) Firewall
2 29 (3.56%) FTP
3 24 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.70%) HTTP
5 17 (2.09%) SSL
5 17 (2.09%) DNS
6 13 (1.60%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.23%) Multicast
8 8 (0.98%) Internet
9 7 (0.86%) SSH
10 6 (0.74%) WAN
10 6 (0.74%) LAN
11 5 (0.61%) SAN
11 5 (0.61%) VPN
11 5 (0.61%) NAS
12 4 (0.49%) Network Security
13 3 (0.37%) PuTTY
14 2 (0.25%) DMZ
15 1 (0.12%) Extranet
15 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 62 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (7.36%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 37 (4.54%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 16 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.84%) MySQL
10 15 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (1.72%) MS Access
12 11 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.21%) JIRA
3 13 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 13 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.86%) PVCS
6 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.61%) Toad
7 5 (0.61%) JUnit
8 4 (0.49%) Serena SBM
9 3 (0.37%) Subversion
9 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.12%) Maven
11 1 (0.12%) MSI
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 218 (26.75%) Finance
2 119 (14.60%) Banking
3 111 (13.62%) Front Office
4 49 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.91%) Back Office
6 22 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.45%) Retail
8 16 (1.96%) French Language
9 15 (1.84%) Legal
10 11 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.10%) Billing
12 9 (1.10%) Law
13 8 (0.98%) Advertising
14 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.61%) Local Government
15 5 (0.61%) Marketing
16 4 (0.49%) German Language
17 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (12.02%) .NET
2 49 (6.01%) Web Services
3 39 (4.79%) FIX Protocol
4 36 (4.42%) HTML
5 31 (3.80%) Middleware
6 28 (3.44%) XML
7 24 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 23 (2.82%) CSS
9 17 (2.09%) WCF
9 17 (2.09%) J2EE
10 16 (1.96%) Spring
10 16 (1.96%) jQuery
11 14 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (1.35%) Rendezvous
13 9 (1.10%) WF
13 9 (1.10%) SOAP
14 8 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.98%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.86%) CGI
16 6 (0.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.01%) Fixed Income
3 44 (5.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 43 (5.28%) Derivative
5 33 (4.05%) NHS
5 33 (4.05%) Equities
6 20 (2.45%) SWIFT
6 20 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.47%) AS400
10 11 (1.35%) iSeries
11 10 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.23%) Statistics
12 9 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (0.86%) E-Learning
15 6 (0.74%) Wiki
16 5 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 290 (35.58%) Windows
2 239 (29.33%) UNIX
3 145 (17.79%) Linux
4 72 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (4.91%) Windows XP
7 34 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 28 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (2.70%) Solaris
10 18 (2.21%) AIX
11 15 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.23%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.10%) HPUX
13 9 (1.10%) CentOS
14 7 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.49%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (19.63%) ITIL
2 58 (7.12%) Change Management
3 50 (6.13%) Incident Management
4 47 (5.77%) Service Delivery
4 47 (5.77%) Problem Management
5 41 (5.03%) Asset Management
6 34 (4.17%) Migration
6 34 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (4.17%) Service Management
7 29 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 27 (3.31%) Change Control
9 26 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (3.19%) CRM
10 25 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (3.07%) Investment Management
11 24 (2.94%) Workflow
12 23 (2.82%) Risk Management
12 23 (2.82%) Low Latency
13 22 (2.70%) Project Management
14 21 (2.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (51.41%) SQL
2 100 (12.27%) Java
3 82 (10.06%) Perl
3 82 (10.06%) C#
4 51 (6.26%) Python
5 50 (6.13%) Shell Script
6 48 (5.89%) PL/SQL
7 42 (5.15%) VB
8 39 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 35 (4.29%) Korn
10 34 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 32 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 29 (3.56%) Bash Shell
13 24 (2.94%) C++
14 17 (2.09%) VB6
15 14 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.60%) VBA
17 11 (1.35%) Ruby
17 11 (1.35%) VBScript
18 9 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.93%) Degree
4 17 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.25%) 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 53 (6.50%) SLA
2 18 (2.21%) QA
3 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.37%) COBIT
4 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.74%) vSphere
4 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.12%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.58%) Tivoli
2 13 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (1.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 11 (1.35%) Control-M
5 8 (0.98%) SCCM
6 6 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.37%) SCOM
7 3 (0.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.25%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.12%) Foglight
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 205 (25.15%) Oracle
2 107 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.68%) Red Hat
4 29 (3.56%) Sybase
4 29 (3.56%) VMware
5 28 (3.44%) HP
5 28 (3.44%) Reuters
6 27 (3.31%) Bloomberg
7 23 (2.82%) Charles River
7 23 (2.82%) Sun
8 21 (2.58%) Business Objects
9 20 (2.45%) Citrix
9 20 (2.45%) TIBCO
10 19 (2.33%) thinkFolio
11 16 (1.96%) Remedy
12 14 (1.72%) MarketAxess
13 13 (1.60%) Tradeweb
13 13 (1.60%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.47%) IBM
15 10 (1.23%) Cognos
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City of London
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Hertfordshire
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Manchester
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Wembley, Middlesex
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London
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City of London
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Rate: £550 per day + competitive
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London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
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Newbury
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Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
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London
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
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City of London
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London
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Docklands
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London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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Middlesex
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London
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