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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 296 252 262
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 350 368 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.77% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.83% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 242 168
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£330 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £14.90 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.13 £27.10 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -9.63%
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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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
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 27 May 2015. 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 +4 207 £390 -5.45% 70
South East -24 39 £300 -6.25% 39
Yorkshire -31 27 £250 -3.38% 16
East of England +9 24 £288 -20.68% 15
South West +22 19 £331 +20.45% 11
West Midlands -8 16 £308 -8.88% 10
East Midlands -11 9 £250 - 10
North West -21 8 £195 -29.09% 6
North East -18 1 - - 1
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 428 (55.15%) SQL
2 242 (31.19%) Windows
3 214 (27.58%) Finance
4 213 (27.45%) UNIX
5 185 (23.84%) SQL Server
6 180 (23.20%) Oracle
7 179 (23.07%) ITIL
8 151 (19.46%) Linux
9 146 (18.81%) Front Office
10 132 (17.01%) .NET
11 126 (16.24%) Java
12 123 (15.85%) Banking
13 119 (15.34%) Microsoft
14 110 (14.18%) C#
15 87 (11.21%) Fixed Income
16 81 (10.44%) IIS
17 79 (10.18%) Python
18 78 (10.05%) Perl
19 72 (9.28%) MS Excel
20 69 (8.89%) Investment Banking
21 63 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 50 (6.44%) Shell Script
24 49 (6.31%) Back Office
24 49 (6.31%) T-SQL
25 46 (5.93%) PL/SQL
25 46 (5.93%) XML
25 46 (5.93%) SharePoint
25 46 (5.93%) Incident Management
25 46 (5.93%) Security Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 81 (10.44%) IIS
2 46 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 38 (4.90%) Apache
5 28 (3.61%) WebSphere
6 23 (2.96%) JBoss
7 20 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 20 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.90%) CMS
9 7 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (0.64%) Zope
10 5 (0.64%) Plone
10 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.64%) Node.js
11 4 (0.52%) Lync
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPEL
11 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.58%) Markit EDM
2 15 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.93%) thinkFolio
3 12 (1.55%) ION MarketView
4 10 (1.29%) Agresso
5 9 (1.16%) Front Arena
6 8 (1.03%) RMDS
7 6 (0.77%) LatentZero
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.77%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.77%) Aareon QL
8 5 (0.64%) Cerner Millennium
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.52%) Summit
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.39%) Academy Housing
10 3 (0.39%) Tesseract
10 3 (0.39%) Minerva
10 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.26%) Office 365
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.74%) Firewall
2 23 (2.96%) Internet
3 16 (2.06%) DNS
4 13 (1.68%) HTTP
5 12 (1.55%) FTP
6 11 (1.42%) BIG-IP
7 10 (1.29%) LDAP
8 9 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.16%) Intranet
9 7 (0.90%) DHCP
10 5 (0.64%) Extranet
11 3 (0.39%) VPN
12 2 (0.26%) SSH
12 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.26%) Multicast
13 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.13%) SSL
13 1 (0.13%) DMZ
13 1 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (23.84%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (5.54%) Relational Database
4 40 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (4.38%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.58%) MySQL
8 16 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.16%) MS Access
12 8 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.03%) DB2
12 8 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.06%) Subversion
3 13 (1.68%) Introscope
4 9 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.03%) JMeter
6 6 (0.77%) Ant
7 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.52%) MSI
8 4 (0.52%) Maven
8 4 (0.52%) PVCS
9 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.26%) Toad
10 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.26%) JIRA
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 214 (27.58%) Finance
2 146 (18.81%) Front Office
3 123 (15.85%) Banking
4 69 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 49 (6.31%) Back Office
6 12 (1.55%) Retail
6 12 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.55%) Marketing
7 11 (1.42%) Legal
8 10 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.16%) Advertising
10 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.90%) German Language
11 6 (0.77%) Billing
12 5 (0.64%) Local Government
13 4 (0.52%) French Language
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Electronics
13 4 (0.52%) Law
14 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (17.01%) .NET
2 46 (5.93%) XML
3 36 (4.64%) HTML
3 36 (4.64%) Web Services
4 31 (3.99%) ASP.NET
5 30 (3.87%) FIX Protocol
6 27 (3.48%) J2EE
7 23 (2.96%) Middleware
8 20 (2.58%) Java EE
8 20 (2.58%) CSS
9 12 (1.55%) WCF
10 10 (1.29%) Spring
10 10 (1.29%) CGI
11 8 (1.03%) jQuery
12 6 (0.77%) LINQ
12 6 (0.77%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.77%) Application Packaging
13 5 (0.64%) NHibernate
13 5 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.21%) Fixed Income
2 63 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (5.67%) Equities
5 36 (4.64%) Derivative
6 25 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 25 (3.22%) NHS
7 14 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
8 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.03%) SWIFT
11 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.64%) Statistics
13 5 (0.64%) iSeries
14 4 (0.52%) SCADA
14 4 (0.52%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.52%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 242 (31.19%) Windows
2 213 (27.45%) UNIX
3 151 (19.46%) Linux
4 42 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.45%) Windows XP
8 18 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.29%) Solaris
11 7 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.64%) Debian
13 5 (0.64%) AIX
13 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.52%) VMS
14 4 (0.52%) OpenVMS
15 3 (0.39%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (23.07%) ITIL
2 46 (5.93%) Incident Management
3 43 (5.54%) Change Management
4 41 (5.28%) CRM
5 36 (4.64%) Problem Management
6 35 (4.51%) Service Management
6 35 (4.51%) Workflow
7 31 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (3.99%) Investment Management
8 30 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (3.74%) E-Commerce
9 29 (3.74%) Electronic Trading
9 29 (3.74%) Release Management
10 25 (3.22%) Project Management
10 25 (3.22%) Asset Management
10 25 (3.22%) Risk Management
11 22 (2.84%) Service Delivery
12 19 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (2.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (2.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 428 (55.15%) SQL
2 126 (16.24%) Java
3 110 (14.18%) C#
4 79 (10.18%) Python
5 78 (10.05%) Perl
6 50 (6.44%) Shell Script
7 49 (6.31%) T-SQL
8 46 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 44 (5.67%) JavaScript
10 34 (4.38%) VBA
11 30 (3.87%) VB
11 30 (3.87%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.84%) C++
13 18 (2.32%) VBScript
14 17 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.93%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.80%) Korn
17 11 (1.42%) C
18 9 (1.16%) PHP
19 8 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 44 (5.67%) Degree
3 25 (3.22%) DV Cleared
4 23 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (0.64%) MCP
6 5 (0.64%) MCSE
7 4 (0.52%) LPIC
8 3 (0.39%) MCSD
9 2 (0.26%) MCSA
9 2 (0.26%) CCA
9 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.28%) SLA
2 22 (2.84%) QA
3 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.39%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.26%) Squid
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) UAG
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (3.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (2.84%) Control-M
3 6 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.77%) SCCM
4 5 (0.64%) OpenView
5 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.39%) Puppet
7 2 (0.26%) Netcool
7 2 (0.26%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.26%) Nagios
7 2 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.13%) WMI
8 1 (0.13%) MOM
8 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.13%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 180 (23.20%) Oracle
2 119 (15.34%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.15%) Sybase
4 23 (2.96%) Red Hat
4 23 (2.96%) VMware
5 20 (2.58%) IBM
6 18 (2.32%) SAP
6 18 (2.32%) Bloomberg
6 18 (2.32%) Charles River
7 17 (2.19%) ION Trading
8 16 (2.06%) Cognos
9 15 (1.93%) F5
10 14 (1.80%) Murex
11 12 (1.55%) Remedy
11 12 (1.55%) TIBCO
11 12 (1.55%) Sun
12 11 (1.42%) Sitecore
12 11 (1.42%) Citrix
13 10 (1.29%) Reuters
14 9 (1.16%) Fidessa
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