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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 277 241 283
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 382 381 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.80% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.86% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 241 168
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £14.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.85 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 -33 200 £400 - 85
South East -17 48 £250 -21.87% 31
East of England +30 43 £325 +40.54% 12
Yorkshire -19 32 £288 +10.57% 10
South West +3 19 £350 +27.27% 9
West Midlands -1 16 £354 +28.81% 13
East Midlands +2 15 £250 -9.09% 5
North West -16 5 £330 +20.00% 13
North East -28 4 - - 3
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 440 (55.77%) SQL
2 256 (32.45%) Windows
3 217 (27.50%) Finance
4 210 (26.62%) UNIX
5 208 (26.36%) ITIL
6 194 (24.59%) SQL Server
7 185 (23.45%) Oracle
8 146 (18.50%) Linux
9 144 (18.25%) Front Office
10 134 (16.98%) .NET
11 133 (16.86%) Java
12 132 (16.73%) Microsoft
13 124 (15.72%) Banking
14 102 (12.93%) C#
15 93 (11.79%) IIS
16 82 (10.39%) Perl
16 82 (10.39%) Fixed Income
17 78 (9.89%) Python
18 74 (9.38%) Investment Banking
19 69 (8.75%) MS Excel
20 67 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (7.73%) SharePoint
22 59 (7.48%) Security Cleared
23 57 (7.22%) Change Management
24 56 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 56 (7.10%) Tomcat
25 54 (6.84%) XML
26 53 (6.72%) SLA
26 53 (6.72%) Service Management
26 53 (6.72%) Relational Database

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 93 (11.79%) IIS
2 61 (7.73%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.10%) Tomcat
4 43 (5.45%) Apache
5 28 (3.55%) JBoss
6 23 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 21 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.52%) CMS
10 11 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.89%) WordPress
14 6 (0.76%) Oracle BPEL
15 5 (0.63%) Lync
15 5 (0.63%) Node.js
15 5 (0.63%) Zope
15 5 (0.63%) Plone
15 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 69 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.79%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.15%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.52%) ION MarketView
3 11 (1.39%) Agresso
4 10 (1.27%) Markit EDM
5 9 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.14%) Front Arena
5 9 (1.14%) RMDS
6 7 (0.89%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.76%) Aareon QL
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.63%) Summit
8 5 (0.63%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.51%) OPENHousing
10 3 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.38%) Academy Housing
10 3 (0.38%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.51%) Office 365
3 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.56%) Firewall
2 35 (4.44%) Internet
3 17 (2.15%) DNS
4 15 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.52%) HTTP
6 11 (1.39%) Intranet
6 11 (1.39%) Extranet
6 11 (1.39%) BIG-IP
7 10 (1.27%) LDAP
8 9 (1.14%) FTP
9 7 (0.89%) SSL
10 6 (0.76%) DHCP
11 4 (0.51%) SMS
12 3 (0.38%) SMTP
12 3 (0.38%) Multicast
13 2 (0.25%) NAS
13 2 (0.25%) LAN
13 2 (0.25%) SAN
13 2 (0.25%) VPN
14 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 44 (5.58%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (2.79%) MySQL
9 20 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.89%) DB2
14 7 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.63%) MS Access
17 4 (0.51%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (2.53%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.41%) Subversion
3 13 (1.65%) Introscope
4 10 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.01%) JMeter
6 6 (0.76%) Ant
6 6 (0.76%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.63%) PVCS
7 5 (0.63%) Maven
7 5 (0.63%) JIRA
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.51%) MSI
8 4 (0.51%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.25%) Toad
11 1 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 217 (27.50%) Finance
2 144 (18.25%) Front Office
3 124 (15.72%) Banking
4 74 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 36 (4.56%) Back Office
6 16 (2.03%) Retail
7 15 (1.90%) Legal
8 12 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.27%) Marketing
10 9 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.01%) Advertising
12 7 (0.89%) German Language
13 5 (0.63%) Local Government
14 4 (0.51%) French Language
14 4 (0.51%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.38%) Law
15 3 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (16.98%) .NET
2 54 (6.84%) XML
3 35 (4.44%) Web Services
4 34 (4.31%) HTML
5 33 (4.18%) FIX Protocol
6 29 (3.68%) ASP.NET
7 28 (3.55%) J2EE
8 24 (3.04%) Middleware
9 23 (2.92%) Java EE
10 19 (2.41%) CSS
11 12 (1.52%) Spring
12 10 (1.27%) CGI
12 10 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (1.01%) WCF
13 8 (1.01%) HTML5
14 6 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (0.76%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.76%) Application Packaging
14 6 (0.76%) SOAP
15 5 (0.63%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.39%) Fixed Income
2 67 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (6.21%) Equities
5 31 (3.93%) Derivative
6 27 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 24 (3.04%) NHS
8 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.01%) SWIFT
13 7 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.76%) Social Media
14 6 (0.76%) Statistics
15 5 (0.63%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.51%) iSeries
16 4 (0.51%) Visualisation
16 4 (0.51%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 256 (32.45%) Windows
2 210 (26.62%) UNIX
3 146 (18.50%) Linux
4 41 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.14%) Solaris
11 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.63%) Debian
13 4 (0.51%) AIX
13 4 (0.51%) VMS
13 4 (0.51%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.38%) CentOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (26.36%) ITIL
2 57 (7.22%) Change Management
3 53 (6.72%) Service Management
4 52 (6.59%) Incident Management
5 42 (5.32%) Workflow
6 39 (4.94%) Problem Management
7 38 (4.82%) CRM
8 35 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.31%) E-Commerce
9 34 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 33 (4.18%) Project Management
11 32 (4.06%) Risk Management
11 32 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (3.80%) Release Management
13 26 (3.30%) Asset Management
13 26 (3.30%) Configuration Management
14 24 (3.04%) Electronic Trading
15 22 (2.79%) Investment Management
16 21 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 440 (55.77%) SQL
2 133 (16.86%) Java
3 102 (12.93%) C#
4 82 (10.39%) Perl
5 78 (9.89%) Python
6 50 (6.34%) PL/SQL
7 49 (6.21%) Shell Script
8 41 (5.20%) VBA
9 40 (5.07%) T-SQL
9 40 (5.07%) JavaScript
10 35 (4.44%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.31%) VB
12 24 (3.04%) C++
13 21 (2.66%) C
14 20 (2.53%) VBScript
15 16 (2.03%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.77%) PHP
17 12 (1.52%) Korn
18 7 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.34%) Degree
3 29 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.55%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.63%) MCP
8 5 (0.63%) MCSE
9 4 (0.51%) LPIC
10 3 (0.38%) MCSD
11 2 (0.25%) MCSA
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
12 1 (0.13%) PMP
12 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.72%) SLA
2 16 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.51%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.38%) XenApp
6 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.13%) Samba
7 1 (0.13%) Squid
7 1 (0.13%) Varnish
7 1 (0.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (3.30%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (2.15%) Control-M
3 7 (0.89%) OpenView
4 6 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.76%) SCCM
5 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.51%) Puppet
6 3 (0.38%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.25%) Netcool
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.13%) MOM
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.13%) WMI
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 185 (23.45%) Oracle
2 132 (16.73%) Microsoft
3 42 (5.32%) Sybase
4 27 (3.42%) VMware
5 25 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 21 (2.66%) Cognos
6 21 (2.66%) IBM
7 17 (2.15%) Bloomberg
8 16 (2.03%) ION Trading
9 15 (1.90%) F5
10 14 (1.77%) Murex
11 13 (1.65%) SunGard
11 13 (1.65%) Citrix
12 12 (1.52%) Remedy
12 12 (1.52%) Charles River
13 11 (1.39%) Sitecore
13 11 (1.39%) Google
13 11 (1.39%) SAP
14 10 (1.27%) Sun
15 9 (1.14%) HP
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