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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK / England
Rank 301 287 264
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 285 366 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.83% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 220 263
Median daily rate £335 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £17.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +84.12%

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
39224 44183 43962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.93% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25749 28478 28133
Median daily rate £428 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1333 1606 1775
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +11 140 £380 +1.33% 55
South East 0 42 £325 - 32
East Midlands +29 32 £160 -58.44% 5
East of England -6 22 £220 -34.81% 8
North West -4 14 £313 -34.21% 15
North East -1 13 £350 -
South West +10 7 £460 +47.79% 13
Yorkshire -23 7 £265 -11.66% 16
West Midlands -15 5 £200 -51.51% 7
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 241 (43.98%) SQL
2 176 (32.12%) Windows
3 169 (30.84%) Finance
4 146 (26.64%) Oracle
5 141 (25.73%) Linux
6 138 (25.18%) ITIL
7 123 (22.45%) Unix
7 123 (22.45%) SQL Server
8 90 (16.42%) Microsoft
9 73 (13.32%) Banking
10 71 (12.96%) IIS
11 59 (10.77%) Java
12 58 (10.58%) Perl
13 55 (10.04%) Oracle Database
14 53 (9.67%) .NET
15 52 (9.49%) MS Excel
15 52 (9.49%) Windows Server
16 44 (8.03%) SharePoint
17 43 (7.85%) Tomcat
17 43 (7.85%) Problem Management
18 42 (7.66%) Change Management
19 40 (7.30%) MS Office
19 40 (7.30%) C#
20 39 (7.12%) CRM
20 39 (7.12%) Security Cleared
21 38 (6.93%) JavaScript
22 37 (6.75%) Service Management
23 36 (6.57%) SLA
24 35 (6.39%) PowerShell
25 34 (6.20%) XML

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 71 (12.96%) IIS
2 44 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 43 (7.85%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.66%) Apache
5 27 (4.93%) WebLogic
5 27 (4.93%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.91%) JBoss
10 4 (0.73%) CMS
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.36%) Mule
12 2 (0.36%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.30%) MS Office
3 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.73%) MS Project
6 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.01%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (1.46%) Markit EDM
5 7 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.09%) Demantra
6 6 (1.09%) Orchard Housing
7 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.73%) Minerva
8 4 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.55%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.01%) SaaS
2 10 (1.82%) IaaS
3 9 (1.64%) PaaS
4 7 (1.28%) GitHub
5 6 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.73%) Office 365
7 2 (0.36%) G Suite
7 2 (0.36%) Google Play
7 2 (0.36%) Taleo
8 1 (0.18%) iTunes
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.11%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.01%) DNS
3 17 (3.10%) Internet
3 17 (3.10%) SSL
4 14 (2.55%) Firewall
5 12 (2.19%) LDAP
6 9 (1.64%) DHCP
7 7 (1.28%) FTP
8 5 (0.91%) VPN
9 4 (0.73%) SSH
10 3 (0.55%) Broadband
10 3 (0.55%) HTTP
11 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.36%) LAN
11 2 (0.36%) SAN
12 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.18%) Intranet
12 1 (0.18%) Network Security
12 1 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.04%) Oracle Database
3 32 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (3.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 21 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 7 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.09%) MySQL
13 6 (1.09%) QlikView
13 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.46%) JIRA
3 7 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.28%) Subversion
3 7 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) JDeveloper
5 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.73%) Toad
6 3 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.36%) Ant
7 2 (0.36%) JUnit
7 2 (0.36%) MSI
7 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.18%) Introscope
8 1 (0.18%) JMeter
8 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 169 (30.84%) Finance
2 73 (13.32%) Banking
3 34 (6.20%) Retail
4 31 (5.66%) Back Office
5 22 (4.01%) Front Office
6 19 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 18 (3.28%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.46%) Legal
10 7 (1.28%) International Banking
10 7 (1.28%) Publishing
11 6 (1.09%) Advertising
11 6 (1.09%) Billing
11 6 (1.09%) French Language
11 6 (1.09%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.55%) Local Government
13 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.67%) .NET
2 34 (6.20%) XML
3 24 (4.38%) Middleware
4 18 (3.28%) WebCenter
5 16 (2.92%) Spring
6 15 (2.74%) HTML
6 15 (2.74%) Regular Expression
7 14 (2.55%) J2EE
8 13 (2.37%) Web Services
8 13 (2.37%) XSLT
9 12 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 12 (2.19%) CSS
10 10 (1.82%) JSP
11 9 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.46%) Java EE
13 7 (1.28%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.28%) JSF
13 7 (1.28%) Struts
13 7 (1.28%) XSL
14 6 (1.09%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.28%) Derivative
3 15 (2.74%) Equities
4 14 (2.55%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.55%) SWIFT
5 11 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.82%) NHS
7 9 (1.64%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.28%) EPoS
9 6 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.09%) iPad
9 6 (1.09%) PACS
10 4 (0.73%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.73%) EFT
10 4 (0.73%) Fintech
10 4 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 176 (32.12%) Windows
2 141 (25.73%) Linux
3 123 (22.45%) Unix
4 52 (9.49%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.65%) Solaris
6 20 (3.65%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.82%) HPUX
10 9 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.46%) AIX
11 8 (1.46%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.55%) MVS
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.36%) VME
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (25.18%) ITIL
2 43 (7.85%) Problem Management
3 42 (7.66%) Change Management
4 39 (7.12%) CRM
5 37 (6.75%) Service Management
6 31 (5.66%) High Availability
7 30 (5.47%) Service Delivery
8 29 (5.29%) ITIL V3
9 28 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (4.74%) Incident Management
11 25 (4.56%) E-Commerce
12 24 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.38%) Release Management
13 23 (4.20%) Change Control
13 23 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.01%) Configuration Management
15 21 (3.83%) Investment Management
16 20 (3.65%) DevOps
16 20 (3.65%) Project Management
16 20 (3.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 241 (43.98%) SQL
2 59 (10.77%) Java
3 58 (10.58%) Perl
4 40 (7.30%) C#
5 38 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.39%) PowerShell
7 30 (5.47%) PL/SQL
7 30 (5.47%) Python
8 28 (5.11%) Shell Script
9 24 (4.38%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.37%) C
10 13 (2.37%) VB
11 12 (2.19%) VBA
12 11 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.01%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.28%) Ruby
14 6 (1.09%) C++
14 6 (1.09%) VBScript
15 4 (0.73%) R
15 4 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.38%) Degree
3 17 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.73%) MCP
7 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.55%) MOS
8 2 (0.36%) ECDL
8 2 (0.36%) MCAD
8 2 (0.36%) MCSD
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.57%) SLA
2 11 (2.01%) QA
3 10 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.82%) SEPA
4 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.46%) XenApp
4 7 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.73%) NFS
6 4 (0.73%) Samba
7 3 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.18%) Docker
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (2.37%) Control-M
2 8 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (1.28%) Nagios
4 6 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.09%) Puppet
5 5 (0.91%) SCCM
6 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (0.55%) WSUS
7 2 (0.36%) Ansible
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.18%) DameWare
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.18%) Opsview
8 1 (0.18%) OVSD
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Webmin
Vendors
1 146 (26.64%) Oracle
2 90 (16.42%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.56%) Citrix
4 23 (4.20%) VMware
5 18 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.74%) IBM
7 13 (2.37%) Splunk
8 12 (2.19%) SAP
9 11 (2.01%) Cognos
9 11 (2.01%) F5
9 11 (2.01%) Murex
10 10 (1.82%) Sun
11 7 (1.28%) Orchard
11 7 (1.28%) Sybase
12 6 (1.09%) FatWire
12 6 (1.09%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.09%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.73%) Google
14 4 (0.73%) hybris
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