The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 238 256 255
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 404 335 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 190 191
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £19.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.66 £50.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +34.32%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Support
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 227 £390 -8.23% 100
South East -13 57 £350 +75.00% 31
North East +9 26 £290 - 5
West Midlands -5 21 £238 +20.25% 7
Yorkshire +3 20 £275 - 6
South West -16 19 £300 +4.34% 17
East of England -18 14 £225 +12.50% 10
North West 0 12 £375 - 10
East Midlands +5 6 £275 -29.75% 12
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 377 (49.93%) SQL
2 284 (37.62%) Windows
3 209 (27.68%) UNIX
4 199 (26.36%) Finance
5 187 (24.77%) SQL Server
6 184 (24.37%) ITIL
7 174 (23.05%) Oracle
8 127 (16.82%) Linux
9 111 (14.70%) .NET
10 107 (14.17%) Banking
11 102 (13.51%) Java
12 97 (12.85%) Microsoft
13 85 (11.26%) C#
14 65 (8.61%) Change Management
15 63 (8.34%) Front Office
16 61 (8.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 61 (8.08%) Perl
16 61 (8.08%) MS Excel
17 57 (7.55%) T-SQL
17 57 (7.55%) Python
18 56 (7.42%) Oracle Database
19 51 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
19 51 (6.75%) Fixed Income
20 50 (6.62%) Incident Management
20 50 (6.62%) SLA
21 48 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
21 48 (6.36%) IIS
21 48 (6.36%) Red Hat
22 47 (6.23%) Back Office
23 46 (6.09%) SharePoint

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (6.36%) IIS
2 46 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.97%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.38%) Apache
5 18 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.32%) SAS
7 10 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (1.19%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.93%) Documentum
10 7 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.66%) CMS
13 4 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.53%) Liferay
14 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.11%) MS Office
3 15 (1.99%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.06%) ReMetrica
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.79%) RMDS
5 5 (0.66%) Academy Housing
5 5 (0.66%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.66%) HFM
6 4 (0.53%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.53%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 4 (0.53%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.40%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 3 (0.40%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.40%) Endur
8 2 (0.26%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.93%) PaaS
1 7 (0.93%) IaaS
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.43%) Firewall
2 26 (3.44%) Multicast
3 24 (3.18%) Internet
4 20 (2.65%) FTP
5 12 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.32%) HTTP
7 9 (1.19%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.19%) Network Security
8 7 (0.93%) SSL
9 6 (0.79%) DNS
9 6 (0.79%) Broadband
10 5 (0.66%) LDAP
10 5 (0.66%) Intranet
11 4 (0.53%) LAN
11 4 (0.53%) WAN
11 4 (0.53%) SAN
12 3 (0.40%) PuTTY
13 2 (0.26%) NAS
13 2 (0.26%) SSH
13 2 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.42%) Oracle Database
3 51 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 30 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (3.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.46%) DTS
13 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.06%) MySQL
15 8 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.93%) QlikView
16 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.59%) Subversion
3 11 (1.46%) JIRA
4 9 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.79%) JUnit
6 6 (0.79%) PVCS
7 5 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.53%) Toad
9 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.26%) WebLOAD
10 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.26%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.13%) Introscope
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
General
1 199 (26.36%) Finance
2 107 (14.17%) Banking
3 63 (8.34%) Front Office
4 47 (6.23%) Back Office
5 44 (5.83%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.44%) Retail
7 18 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.32%) French Language
10 9 (1.19%) General Ledger
10 9 (1.19%) Legal
11 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.93%) Law
13 6 (0.79%) Local Government
14 5 (0.66%) Advertising
14 5 (0.66%) Publishing
14 5 (0.66%) Billing
15 4 (0.53%) German Language
15 4 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.70%) .NET
2 43 (5.70%) Web Services
3 39 (5.17%) XML
4 36 (4.77%) HTML
5 33 (4.37%) ASP.NET
6 25 (3.31%) Middleware
7 21 (2.78%) Spring
7 21 (2.78%) J2EE
7 21 (2.78%) Rendezvous
8 17 (2.25%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (1.72%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.59%) WCF
12 9 (1.19%) Classic ASP
13 8 (1.06%) CSS
13 8 (1.06%) QuickFIX
14 6 (0.79%) SOAP
14 6 (0.79%) WSDL
14 6 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
15 5 (0.66%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (6.75%) Fixed Income
3 28 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.44%) NHS
5 19 (2.52%) Derivative
6 16 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.99%) SWIFT
8 14 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.72%) Replication
10 12 (1.59%) Equities
10 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.46%) Statistics
12 9 (1.19%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.93%) Wiki
13 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.79%) AS400
14 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.66%) Clustering
15 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 284 (37.62%) Windows
2 209 (27.68%) UNIX
3 127 (16.82%) Linux
4 46 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (3.71%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.78%) Solaris
8 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.93%) CentOS
9 7 (0.93%) HPUX
10 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.66%) AIX
11 5 (0.66%) VME
12 4 (0.53%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.40%) MVS
14 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (24.37%) ITIL
2 65 (8.61%) Change Management
3 50 (6.62%) Incident Management
4 45 (5.96%) Service Delivery
5 44 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 43 (5.70%) Problem Management
7 40 (5.30%) CRM
8 36 (4.77%) Service Management
9 35 (4.64%) Low Latency
10 34 (4.50%) Electronic Trading
11 31 (4.11%) Project Management
12 30 (3.97%) Change Control
13 28 (3.71%) Workflow
14 27 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.44%) Asset Management
16 25 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (3.31%) Capacity Management
17 22 (2.91%) Release Management
18 21 (2.78%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 377 (49.93%) SQL
2 102 (13.51%) Java
3 85 (11.26%) C#
4 61 (8.08%) Perl
5 57 (7.55%) T-SQL
5 57 (7.55%) Python
6 41 (5.43%) PL/SQL
7 37 (4.90%) VB
8 29 (3.84%) JavaScript
9 25 (3.31%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 18 (2.38%) VBScript
11 16 (2.12%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.12%) C++
12 14 (1.85%) VBA
13 12 (1.59%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.59%) VB6
14 10 (1.32%) Korn
15 9 (1.19%) COBOL
16 4 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (4.24%) Degree
3 28 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.93%) MCDST
7 6 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) MCP
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.62%) SLA
2 33 (4.37%) QA
3 8 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.06%) COBIT
4 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.66%) vSphere
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.53%) XenApp
4 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) XenServer
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (2.12%) Tivoli
1 16 (2.12%) SCCM
2 12 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (1.06%) Control-M
5 7 (0.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.53%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.26%) Puppet
8 2 (0.26%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.13%) SCOM
9 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.13%) WMI
9 1 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 174 (23.05%) Oracle
2 97 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 48 (6.36%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.64%) Reuters
5 28 (3.71%) TIBCO
6 23 (3.05%) Citrix
7 22 (2.91%) Sybase
8 21 (2.78%) Sun
9 20 (2.65%) eSpeed
9 20 (2.65%) MarketAxess
10 19 (2.52%) HP
11 17 (2.25%) VMware
12 16 (2.12%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.72%) Cognos
14 11 (1.46%) Charles River
15 10 (1.32%) Civica
15 10 (1.32%) SAP
16 9 (1.19%) thinkFolio
17 8 (1.06%) Tableau
17 8 (1.06%) Northgate
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