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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK / England
Rank 308 282 243
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 290 370 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.79% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.83% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 237 308
Median daily rate £311 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.75 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
39568 44607 44474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 29105 27895
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1426 1501 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -29 140 £373 -0.66% 58
South East +5 49 £300 -9.09% 29
East Midlands +29 32 £154 -44.09% 10
South West +8 18 £250 -46.94% 9
West Midlands +4 12 £450 +28.11% 2
East of England -19 10 £150 -53.12% 9
North West +8 9 £310 -11.42% 12
North East -7 9 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -24 8 £286 -4.58% 10
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 248 (43.51%) SQL
2 180 (31.58%) Windows
3 172 (30.18%) Finance
4 156 (27.37%) Oracle
5 147 (25.79%) Linux
6 146 (25.61%) ITIL
7 127 (22.28%) SQL Server
8 118 (20.70%) Unix
9 103 (18.07%) Microsoft
10 76 (13.33%) Oracle Database
11 73 (12.81%) IIS
12 69 (12.11%) Java
13 67 (11.75%) Banking
14 59 (10.35%) .NET
15 53 (9.30%) Perl
16 50 (8.77%) Windows Server
17 48 (8.42%) MS Excel
18 47 (8.25%) C#
19 44 (7.72%) Change Management
20 42 (7.37%) CRM
20 42 (7.37%) PowerShell
20 42 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (7.19%) Problem Management
21 41 (7.19%) Python
21 41 (7.19%) SharePoint
21 41 (7.19%) MS Office
21 41 (7.19%) XML
22 39 (6.84%) Relational Database
23 38 (6.67%) Service Management
24 37 (6.49%) Security Cleared

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 73 (12.81%) IIS
2 41 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 32 (5.61%) WebSphere
5 22 (3.86%) Apache
5 22 (3.86%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.40%) GlassFish
6 8 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.05%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) CMS
8 5 (0.88%) Drupal
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.35%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.35%) SAS
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 41 (7.19%) MS Office
3 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) MS Project
6 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.05%) Demantra
5 6 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.05%) SnowdropKCS
6 5 (0.88%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.88%) Orchard Housing
7 4 (0.70%) Minerva
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.53%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.53%) Summit
8 3 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.93%) SaaS
2 10 (1.75%) IaaS
3 9 (1.58%) PaaS
4 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.23%) GitHub
5 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.70%) Google Play
7 3 (0.53%) G Suite
7 3 (0.53%) Office 365
8 2 (0.35%) Taleo
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) iTunes
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.21%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.68%) DNS
3 16 (2.81%) SSL
4 14 (2.46%) Internet
5 13 (2.28%) Firewall
6 11 (1.93%) LDAP
7 9 (1.58%) DHCP
8 8 (1.40%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.23%) FTP
10 5 (0.88%) VPN
11 4 (0.70%) HTTP
12 3 (0.53%) Broadband
12 3 (0.53%) Network Security
12 3 (0.53%) SSH
13 2 (0.35%) SAN
14 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.18%) LAN
14 1 (0.18%) SMTP
14 1 (0.18%) VLAN
14 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (22.28%) SQL Server
2 76 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 39 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 33 (5.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 30 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
6 24 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.28%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 7 (1.23%) MySQL
15 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (1.93%) Subversion
3 9 (1.58%) JIRA
3 9 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.40%) Ant
5 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.05%) JDeveloper
6 6 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.70%) Toad
8 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.35%) MSI
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.18%) Introscope
10 1 (0.18%) JMeter
10 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 172 (30.18%) Finance
2 67 (11.75%) Banking
3 31 (5.44%) Retail
4 30 (5.26%) Front Office
5 29 (5.09%) Back Office
6 25 (4.39%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.81%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.93%) Publishing
9 10 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.58%) Billing
10 9 (1.58%) Legal
11 7 (1.23%) International Banking
12 6 (1.05%) Advertising
12 6 (1.05%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.88%) French Language
14 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.53%) Law
15 3 (0.53%) Marketing
15 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.35%) .NET
2 41 (7.19%) XML
3 18 (3.16%) Web Services
4 17 (2.98%) Middleware
5 15 (2.63%) Regular Expression
6 14 (2.46%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.46%) HTML
7 13 (2.28%) Spring
7 13 (2.28%) WebCenter
7 13 (2.28%) XSLT
8 12 (2.11%) CSS
9 11 (1.93%) J2EE
10 9 (1.58%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (1.58%) JSF
11 8 (1.40%) Java EE
11 8 (1.40%) MSMQ
12 7 (1.23%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.23%) JSP
12 7 (1.23%) Struts
12 7 (1.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.81%) Derivative
2 16 (2.81%) Equities
3 15 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.46%) SWIFT
5 10 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.58%) NHS
7 8 (1.40%) User Experience
8 6 (1.05%) EPoS
9 5 (0.88%) iPad
9 5 (0.88%) PACS
9 5 (0.88%) Wiki
10 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.70%) EFT
10 4 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 180 (31.58%) Windows
2 147 (25.79%) Linux
3 118 (20.70%) Unix
4 50 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.16%) Solaris
8 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.46%) AIX
10 11 (1.93%) HPUX
11 8 (1.40%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.23%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.53%) MVS
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.35%) VME
14 2 (0.35%) VMS
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (25.61%) ITIL
2 44 (7.72%) Change Management
3 42 (7.37%) CRM
4 41 (7.19%) Problem Management
5 38 (6.67%) Service Management
6 35 (6.14%) Service Delivery
7 30 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (4.91%) Business Analysis
9 26 (4.56%) ITIL V3
9 26 (4.56%) Migration
10 24 (4.21%) High Availability
10 24 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 24 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (4.04%) E-Commerce
11 23 (4.04%) Project Management
11 23 (4.04%) Release Management
12 22 (3.86%) Workflow
13 21 (3.68%) Configuration Management
14 20 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 248 (43.51%) SQL
2 69 (12.11%) Java
3 53 (9.30%) Perl
4 47 (8.25%) C#
5 42 (7.37%) PowerShell
6 41 (7.19%) Python
7 36 (6.32%) PL/SQL
8 32 (5.61%) Shell Script
9 28 (4.91%) JavaScript
10 24 (4.21%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.81%) VB
11 16 (2.81%) VBScript
12 15 (2.63%) C
13 14 (2.46%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.28%) Ruby
15 11 (1.93%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.75%) VBA
17 7 (1.23%) PHP
17 7 (1.23%) R
18 5 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.68%) Degree
3 16 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.70%) MCP
7 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.35%) ECDL
8 2 (0.35%) MCAD
8 2 (0.35%) MCSD
8 2 (0.35%) MOS
9 1 (0.18%) AAT
9 1 (0.18%) ACCA
9 1 (0.18%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.14%) SLA
2 12 (2.11%) QA
3 10 (1.75%) SEPA
4 9 (1.58%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.23%) XenApp
4 5 (0.88%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.70%) NFS
5 4 (0.70%) Samba
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) Docker
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (2.46%) Control-M
2 7 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.23%) Nagios
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.70%) Puppet
3 4 (0.70%) SCCM
4 3 (0.53%) Ansible
4 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (0.53%) WSUS
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) DameWare
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) OVSD
6 1 (0.18%) Webmin
Vendors
1 156 (27.37%) Oracle
2 103 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.74%) Citrix
4 23 (4.04%) Red Hat
5 21 (3.68%) IBM
5 21 (3.68%) VMware
6 12 (2.11%) Murex
6 12 (2.11%) Splunk
6 12 (2.11%) Sun
7 10 (1.75%) SAP
8 9 (1.58%) Cognos
9 8 (1.40%) F5
9 8 (1.40%) Google
10 7 (1.23%) Northgate
11 6 (1.05%) Orchard
11 6 (1.05%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.05%) Sybase
11 6 (1.05%) WorldPay
12 5 (0.88%) Civica
12 5 (0.88%) JD Edwards
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