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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 304 292 252
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 346 372 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.80% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 257 268
Median daily rate £350 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+15.83% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 20
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.61 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £21.06 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.03% -5.71%
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -54 172 £375 -2.91% 86
East of England +42 54 £338 +17.39% 13
South East +5 52 £375 +25.00% 45
North West -3 18 £275 +41.02% 13
West Midlands -5 15 £343 +11.38% 9
Yorkshire -5 12 £288 +26.23% 19
South West -9 10 £330 -0.37% 10
North East -44 8 £350 - 1
Midlands - 4 £338 -
East Midlands +13 2 £300 +20.00% 4
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 336 (46.03%) SQL
2 257 (35.21%) Windows
3 192 (26.30%) Finance
4 175 (23.97%) Linux
5 167 (22.88%) Oracle
6 163 (22.33%) SQL Server
7 158 (21.64%) ITIL
8 135 (18.49%) Unix
9 110 (15.07%) Windows Server
10 109 (14.93%) .NET
11 107 (14.66%) Java
12 106 (14.52%) Banking
13 94 (12.88%) Microsoft
14 80 (10.96%) IIS
15 77 (10.55%) Front Office
16 71 (9.73%) XML
17 70 (9.59%) Perl
17 70 (9.59%) MS Excel
18 58 (7.95%) Change Management
19 56 (7.67%) Problem Management
20 54 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
21 53 (7.26%) Shell Script
22 52 (7.12%) Python
23 51 (6.99%) Tomcat
23 51 (6.99%) MS Office
23 51 (6.99%) Web Services
23 51 (6.99%) Service Delivery
24 50 (6.85%) SharePoint
24 50 (6.85%) Incident Management
25 49 (6.71%) HTML

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 80 (10.96%) IIS
2 51 (6.99%) Tomcat
3 50 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 41 (5.62%) Apache
5 25 (3.42%) WebLogic
6 22 (3.01%) JBoss
7 19 (2.60%) WebSphere
8 15 (2.05%) CMS
9 10 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.23%) Confluence
10 9 (1.23%) Documentum
11 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.96%) nginx
11 7 (0.96%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.82%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.68%) Drupal
13 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 70 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.99%) MS Office
3 12 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.96%) MS Project
5 6 (0.82%) SPSS
6 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.82%) Academy Housing
3 6 (0.82%) HFM
3 6 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (0.82%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.68%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 5 (0.68%) Maximo
4 5 (0.68%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.55%) Unica
6 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.41%) Kondor
6 3 (0.41%) Misys Opics
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.41%) Salerio
6 3 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.37%) Office 365
3 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.21%) Firewall
2 31 (4.25%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.84%) HTTP
4 26 (3.56%) Internet
5 24 (3.29%) DNS
6 19 (2.60%) LDAP
7 16 (2.19%) SSL
8 13 (1.78%) SSH
9 11 (1.51%) SMTP
10 9 (1.23%) VPN
11 7 (0.96%) Multicast
12 6 (0.82%) FTP
12 6 (0.82%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.68%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.55%) Intranet
15 3 (0.41%) DHCP
15 3 (0.41%) Network Security
15 3 (0.41%) SAN
16 2 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
6 20 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (2.33%) MySQL
9 16 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.51%) MS Access
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.37%) DB2
13 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.68%) GIS
15 5 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (2.74%) JIRA
2 15 (2.05%) Subversion
3 11 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.96%) JUnit
6 7 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.55%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.55%) Maven
9 3 (0.41%) Log4j
9 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.41%) VisualVM
9 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.27%) GitLab
10 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 192 (26.30%) Finance
2 106 (14.52%) Banking
3 77 (10.55%) Front Office
4 36 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.84%) Back Office
6 18 (2.47%) Retail
7 16 (2.19%) Law
8 12 (1.64%) Legal
9 11 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.23%) Advertising
11 7 (0.96%) Billing
12 5 (0.68%) Marketing
13 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
16 1 (0.14%) French Language
16 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (14.93%) .NET
2 71 (9.73%) XML
3 51 (6.99%) Web Services
4 49 (6.71%) HTML
5 33 (4.52%) CSS
6 28 (3.84%) J2EE
7 25 (3.42%) FIX Protocol
8 20 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 17 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.19%) Classic ASP
11 14 (1.92%) Middleware
12 13 (1.78%) LAMP
13 12 (1.64%) SAML
14 9 (1.23%) Ajax
14 9 (1.23%) SOAP
14 9 (1.23%) XML Messaging
15 8 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (1.10%) XSLT
16 7 (0.96%) JDBC
16 7 (0.96%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (4.52%) Equities
4 32 (4.38%) Fixed Income
5 29 (3.97%) Derivative
6 21 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.51%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.82%) iSeries
12 5 (0.68%) AS400
12 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.68%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.68%) NHS
12 5 (0.68%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 257 (35.21%) Windows
2 175 (23.97%) Linux
3 135 (18.49%) Unix
4 110 (15.07%) Windows Server
5 39 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (2.74%) Windows 7
10 15 (2.05%) Solaris
11 10 (1.37%) AIX
12 9 (1.23%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.96%) Android
14 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.41%) CentOS
15 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.41%) VMS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (21.64%) ITIL
2 58 (7.95%) Change Management
3 56 (7.67%) Problem Management
4 51 (6.99%) Service Delivery
5 50 (6.85%) Incident Management
6 32 (4.38%) CRM
6 32 (4.38%) Release Management
7 30 (4.11%) Electronic Trading
8 28 (3.84%) Asset Management
9 27 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 27 (3.70%) Service Management
10 26 (3.56%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (3.42%) ERP
12 24 (3.29%) Migration
13 23 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (3.01%) Business Analysis
14 22 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (46.03%) SQL
2 107 (14.66%) Java
3 70 (9.59%) Perl
4 53 (7.26%) Shell Script
5 52 (7.12%) Python
6 43 (5.89%) C#
7 38 (5.21%) JavaScript
8 35 (4.79%) PHP
8 35 (4.79%) VB
9 28 (3.84%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 24 (3.29%) VBA
12 23 (3.15%) T-SQL
13 20 (2.74%) VB.NET
14 17 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.51%) C++
15 11 (1.51%) VB6
16 7 (0.96%) AWK
16 7 (0.96%) sed
17 6 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 48 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
2 23 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.88%) Degree
3 21 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.74%) MCSE
5 16 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.64%) MCSA
7 9 (1.23%) CCNA
7 9 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.96%) CISSP
9 6 (0.82%) MCP
10 5 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.27%) HNC
12 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.14%) MOS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.07%) SLA
2 19 (2.60%) QA
3 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) BS7666
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (1.23%) XenApp
4 7 (0.96%) qmail
4 7 (0.96%) Squid
4 7 (0.96%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.68%) Samba
6 3 (0.41%) Docker
6 3 (0.41%) Varnish
6 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.41%) XenServer
7 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (2.74%) ITRS Geneos
1 20 (2.74%) Nagios
1 20 (2.74%) Puppet
2 14 (1.92%) logstash
3 12 (1.64%) Cacti
4 11 (1.51%) Control-M
5 10 (1.37%) WSUS
5 10 (1.37%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.23%) SCCM
6 9 (1.23%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.96%) Ansible
7 7 (0.96%) collectd
7 7 (0.96%) Ganglia
7 7 (0.96%) Graphite
7 7 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.68%) Opsview
9 4 (0.55%) Kibana
9 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.55%) SCOM
9 4 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 167 (22.88%) Oracle
2 94 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 36 (4.93%) IBM
4 36 (4.93%) Sybase
5 35 (4.79%) VMware
6 28 (3.84%) Citrix
7 23 (3.15%) Fidessa
8 19 (2.60%) Remedy
9 17 (2.33%) Bloomberg
9 17 (2.33%) Charles River
10 16 (2.19%) HP
11 15 (2.05%) Cisco
11 15 (2.05%) SAP
12 14 (1.92%) Reuters
12 14 (1.92%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.78%) Civica
14 11 (1.51%) ION Trading
14 11 (1.51%) Splunk
15 10 (1.37%) Capita
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