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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 318 247 254
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 342 503 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.00% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 314 265
Median daily rate £338 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £216 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 26
Median hourly rate £17.62 £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.93% +8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.30 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.28 £35.50 £60.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
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
47720 50270 48279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.86% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31454 32537 29750
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1465 1888 1945
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -72 153 £375 -6.25% 76
South East +42 80 £325 +44.44% 28
East of England -13 35 £255 -21.46% 14
South West +15 24 £375 +7.14% 20
North West -16 14 £348 -17.50% 12
West Midlands -45 14 £325 -11.86% 9
Yorkshire -32 10 £238 -32.14% 13
North East -22 8 £240 +9.09% 2
East Midlands -20 3 £300 +9.09% 10
Midlands -12 1 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 322 (46.67%) SQL
2 197 (28.55%) Oracle
3 176 (25.51%) Windows
4 170 (24.64%) Finance
5 153 (22.17%) ITIL
6 142 (20.58%) Linux
7 138 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 130 (18.84%) Unix
9 128 (18.55%) Java
10 95 (13.77%) .NET
11 85 (12.32%) Microsoft
12 77 (11.16%) Banking
13 75 (10.87%) MS Excel
14 72 (10.43%) Windows Server
15 68 (9.86%) XML
16 67 (9.71%) IIS
16 67 (9.71%) Perl
17 60 (8.70%) MS Office
17 60 (8.70%) Tomcat
17 60 (8.70%) Oracle Database
18 56 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
19 53 (7.68%) PL/SQL
19 53 (7.68%) Front Office
20 50 (7.25%) Problem Management
21 49 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 49 (7.10%) Firewall
22 46 (6.67%) Security Cleared
23 44 (6.38%) C#
24 43 (6.23%) JavaScript
24 43 (6.23%) SharePoint

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 67 (9.71%) IIS
2 60 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 43 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.09%) Apache
5 32 (4.64%) WebLogic
6 19 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.03%) JBoss
8 13 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (1.16%) CMS
10 8 (1.16%) Confluence
10 8 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.87%) Documentum
11 6 (0.87%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.72%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.72%) Drupal
12 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 75 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 60 (8.70%) MS Office
3 13 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.72%) SPSS
6 3 (0.43%) CATIA
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.59%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.30%) Markit EDM
3 8 (1.16%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.01%) Academy Housing
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.87%) CSG Singleview
5 6 (0.87%) HFM
5 6 (0.87%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.72%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.72%) assyst
6 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.72%) Orchard Housing
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.58%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.43%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.43%) Sophis RISQUE
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.30%) Office 365
2 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Google Play
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.10%) Firewall
2 34 (4.93%) Internet
3 24 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.33%) HTTP
5 12 (1.74%) LDAP
5 12 (1.74%) SSL
6 11 (1.59%) DNS
7 9 (1.30%) Intranet
8 7 (1.01%) IPv6
8 7 (1.01%) Multicast
8 7 (1.01%) OpenLDAP
8 7 (1.01%) SSH
9 5 (0.72%) FTP
10 4 (0.58%) Network Security
10 4 (0.58%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.43%) DHCP
11 3 (0.43%) SMTP
11 3 (0.43%) SNMP
12 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.46%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
8 14 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (2.03%) MySQL
8 14 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.74%) SQLPlus
10 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.30%) DB2
12 8 (1.16%) MS Access
12 8 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.16%) SAP BI
13 7 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (3.04%) JIRA
2 11 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (1.59%) Subversion
3 9 (1.30%) Log4j
3 9 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.01%) JUnit
6 6 (0.87%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.72%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.72%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.29%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.29%) GitLab
10 2 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.29%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 170 (24.64%) Finance
2 77 (11.16%) Banking
3 53 (7.68%) Front Office
4 23 (3.33%) Retail
5 21 (3.04%) Back Office
5 21 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.61%) Law
7 14 (2.03%) Legal
8 13 (1.88%) Billing
9 8 (1.16%) Advertising
9 8 (1.16%) Marketing
10 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.87%) German Language
11 6 (0.87%) Local Government
12 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.58%) Automotive
13 4 (0.58%) French Language
14 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.77%) .NET
2 68 (9.86%) XML
3 42 (6.09%) HTML
4 41 (5.94%) CSS
5 39 (5.65%) Web Services
6 34 (4.93%) J2EE
7 23 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 21 (3.04%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (2.75%) XSLT
10 18 (2.61%) Middleware
11 17 (2.46%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.32%) Spring
13 14 (2.03%) J2SE
13 14 (2.03%) JSP
14 13 (1.88%) SOAP
15 12 (1.74%) Classic ASP
16 9 (1.30%) Rendezvous
16 9 (1.30%) XML Schema
17 8 (1.16%) WebCenter
18 7 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (3.19%) Derivative
4 20 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 16 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.17%) Equities
7 15 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.16%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.01%) Clustering
10 7 (1.01%) EPoS
11 6 (0.87%) iPad
12 5 (0.72%) Statistics
12 5 (0.72%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.58%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 176 (25.51%) Windows
2 142 (20.58%) Linux
3 130 (18.84%) Unix
4 72 (10.43%) Windows Server
5 49 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.32%) Solaris
10 5 (0.72%) AIX
10 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.58%) VMS
11 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.43%) CentOS
12 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.29%) Android
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (22.17%) ITIL
2 50 (7.25%) Problem Management
3 42 (6.09%) Change Management
4 41 (5.94%) Service Delivery
5 40 (5.80%) Incident Management
6 37 (5.36%) CRM
7 35 (5.07%) Service Management
8 26 (3.77%) Configuration Management
8 26 (3.77%) Electronic Trading
9 25 (3.62%) Migration
9 25 (3.62%) Release Management
10 24 (3.48%) Workflow
11 22 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (3.04%) ITIL V3
13 20 (2.90%) Document Management
14 19 (2.75%) Asset Management
14 19 (2.75%) DevOps
14 19 (2.75%) ITSM
14 19 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (46.67%) SQL
2 128 (18.55%) Java
3 67 (9.71%) Perl
4 53 (7.68%) PL/SQL
5 44 (6.38%) C#
6 43 (6.23%) JavaScript
7 41 (5.94%) T-SQL
8 40 (5.80%) Python
9 37 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 36 (5.22%) PHP
11 33 (4.78%) VB
12 30 (4.35%) VBA
13 28 (4.06%) Bash Shell
14 27 (3.91%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.32%) C++
16 15 (2.17%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.88%) C
18 11 (1.59%) VB6
19 6 (0.87%) Korn
20 4 (0.58%) sed
Qualifications
1 46 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.20%) Degree
3 27 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.30%) MCSE
7 7 (1.01%) MOS
8 6 (0.87%) MCP
9 5 (0.72%) MCSA
10 3 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) HNC
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.22%) SLA
2 17 (2.46%) QA
3 4 (0.58%) HL7
4 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) BS7666
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (1.88%) XenApp
3 9 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.16%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.43%) Docker
6 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Varnish
7 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.29%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.75%) Control-M
2 16 (2.32%) Puppet
3 14 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.16%) SCCM
5 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.01%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.87%) WMI
7 5 (0.72%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
8 4 (0.58%) Ansible
8 4 (0.58%) Kibana
8 4 (0.58%) logstash
8 4 (0.58%) Opsview
9 3 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.43%) Nagios
9 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.29%) Cacti
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.29%) yum
10 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 197 (28.55%) Oracle
2 85 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.09%) Citrix
4 37 (5.36%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.06%) IBM
6 25 (3.62%) VMware
7 23 (3.33%) SAP
8 19 (2.75%) Northgate
9 18 (2.61%) Remedy
10 16 (2.32%) Cognos
10 16 (2.32%) Sybase
11 14 (2.03%) Charles River
12 13 (1.88%) Civica
12 13 (1.88%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.59%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.59%) Capita
13 11 (1.59%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.59%) ION Trading
14 10 (1.45%) iManage
14 10 (1.45%) Reuters
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £375-400pd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
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Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
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Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £380 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
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