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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 318 293 260
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 333 392 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 256 259
Median daily rate £365 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 23
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £22.50 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -2.50%
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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -24 166 £375 -3.84% 86
South East +25 70 £375 +36.36% 44
East of England +8 34 £400 +23.07% 15
West Midlands -15 19 £325 -13.33% 5
South West +1 14 £330 -0.37% 11
North West -6 11 £240 -26.71% 22
Yorkshire -15 10 £288 - 14
North East -50 6 £319 - 1
Midlands - 4 £338 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 340 (46.58%) SQL
2 238 (32.60%) Windows
3 178 (24.38%) Oracle
4 176 (24.11%) Linux
5 170 (23.29%) ITIL
6 169 (23.15%) Finance
7 162 (22.19%) SQL Server
8 136 (18.63%) Unix
9 119 (16.30%) Java
10 108 (14.79%) Banking
11 107 (14.66%) .NET
12 106 (14.52%) Microsoft
12 106 (14.52%) Windows Server
13 77 (10.55%) IIS
14 75 (10.27%) Front Office
15 74 (10.14%) XML
15 74 (10.14%) MS Excel
16 68 (9.32%) Perl
17 58 (7.95%) Python
18 57 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (7.40%) MS Office
20 53 (7.26%) Shell Script
21 52 (7.12%) Service Delivery
21 52 (7.12%) HTML
22 51 (6.99%) C#
22 51 (6.99%) Tomcat
22 51 (6.99%) Change Management
22 51 (6.99%) Security Cleared
22 51 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 50 (6.85%) Web Services

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 77 (10.55%) IIS
2 51 (6.99%) Tomcat
3 47 (6.44%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.66%) Apache
5 27 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 20 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.19%) JBoss
8 11 (1.51%) CMS
9 8 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.10%) Confluence
10 7 (0.96%) Documentum
10 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.68%) Drupal
11 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.68%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.40%) MS Office
3 10 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.96%) MS Project
4 7 (0.96%) SPSS
5 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 10 (1.37%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.82%) Academy Housing
2 6 (0.82%) CSG Singleview
2 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.82%) HFM
2 6 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
2 6 (0.82%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.68%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 5 (0.68%) assyst
3 5 (0.68%) Maximo
3 5 (0.68%) Northgate Housing
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.55%) Unica
5 3 (0.41%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (1.51%) Office 365
2 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.03%) Firewall
2 32 (4.38%) Internet
3 26 (3.56%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.42%) HTTP
5 20 (2.74%) LDAP
6 19 (2.60%) DNS
7 13 (1.78%) SSL
8 11 (1.51%) SSH
9 9 (1.23%) VPN
10 8 (1.10%) Multicast
10 8 (1.10%) SMTP
11 5 (0.68%) FTP
11 5 (0.68%) Intranet
11 5 (0.68%) PuTTY
12 4 (0.55%) Network Security
12 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.41%) DHCP
13 3 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.30%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
5 22 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.78%) MySQL
9 12 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.51%) MS Access
11 10 (1.37%) DB2
11 10 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.68%) GIS
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (3.15%) JIRA
2 13 (1.78%) Subversion
3 9 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.23%) Log4j
4 8 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.82%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.68%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.68%) JUnit
7 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.55%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.27%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.27%) VisualVM
General
1 169 (23.15%) Finance
2 108 (14.79%) Banking
3 75 (10.27%) Front Office
4 34 (4.66%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.70%) Back Office
6 18 (2.47%) Retail
7 16 (2.19%) Billing
8 15 (2.05%) Law
9 13 (1.78%) Legal
10 10 (1.37%) Advertising
11 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.96%) Marketing
12 6 (0.82%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.41%) French Language
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (14.66%) .NET
2 74 (10.14%) XML
3 52 (7.12%) HTML
4 50 (6.85%) Web Services
5 36 (4.93%) CSS
6 35 (4.79%) J2EE
7 29 (3.97%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (3.01%) .NET Framework
9 20 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 16 (2.19%) Classic ASP
11 14 (1.92%) J2SE
11 14 (1.92%) XSLT
12 12 (1.64%) SOAP
13 11 (1.51%) Middleware
14 10 (1.37%) JSP
14 10 (1.37%) SAML
15 9 (1.23%) Spring
15 9 (1.23%) XML Messaging
15 9 (1.23%) XML Schema
16 8 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (4.66%) Equities
3 34 (4.66%) Fixed Income
4 32 (4.38%) Derivative
5 29 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.64%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.82%) iSeries
12 5 (0.68%) AS400
12 5 (0.68%) Blackberry
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%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 238 (32.60%) Windows
2 176 (24.11%) Linux
3 136 (18.63%) Unix
4 106 (14.52%) Windows Server
5 51 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.19%) Solaris
9 16 (2.19%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.23%) AIX
11 7 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.41%) Android
13 3 (0.41%) CentOS
13 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.41%) VMS
13 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.29%) ITIL
2 52 (7.12%) Service Delivery
3 51 (6.99%) Change Management
4 49 (6.71%) Problem Management
5 47 (6.44%) Incident Management
6 39 (5.34%) CRM
7 35 (4.79%) Electronic Trading
8 27 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 27 (3.70%) Migration
9 26 (3.56%) Release Management
9 26 (3.56%) Service Management
10 25 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (3.42%) Configuration Management
10 25 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (3.15%) Business Analysis
13 21 (2.88%) E-Commerce
14 20 (2.74%) ERP
14 20 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
14 20 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 340 (46.58%) SQL
2 119 (16.30%) Java
3 68 (9.32%) Perl
4 58 (7.95%) Python
5 53 (7.26%) Shell Script
6 51 (6.99%) C#
7 37 (5.07%) VB
8 36 (4.93%) PHP
9 35 (4.79%) PL/SQL
10 32 (4.38%) JavaScript
11 30 (4.11%) VBA
12 28 (3.84%) T-SQL
13 27 (3.70%) Bash Shell
14 24 (3.29%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.60%) VB.NET
16 17 (2.33%) C++
17 13 (1.78%) VB6
18 9 (1.23%) C
19 6 (0.82%) AWK
19 6 (0.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (3.15%) Degree
5 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.47%) MCSE
7 16 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.37%) MCSA
9 9 (1.23%) CCNA
9 9 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.96%) CISSP
11 6 (0.82%) MOS
12 4 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.55%) MCP
13 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.41%) HNC
14 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.66%) SLA
2 24 (3.29%) QA
3 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.41%) HL7
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) BS7666
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.51%) XenApp
4 9 (1.23%) Terminal Services
4 9 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.55%) qmail
5 4 (0.55%) Samba
5 4 (0.55%) Squid
5 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
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%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (3.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (2.33%) Control-M
3 16 (2.19%) Puppet
4 10 (1.37%) Nagios
5 9 (1.23%) SCCM
5 9 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.10%) logstash
6 8 (1.10%) SCOM
6 8 (1.10%) WSUS
7 7 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.82%) Cacti
8 6 (0.82%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.68%) Ansible
9 5 (0.68%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.68%) WMI
10 4 (0.55%) collectd
10 4 (0.55%) Graphite
10 4 (0.55%) Kibana
10 4 (0.55%) Opsview
Vendors
1 178 (24.38%) Oracle
2 106 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.89%) Red Hat
4 37 (5.07%) IBM
5 35 (4.79%) Sybase
6 31 (4.25%) VMware
7 30 (4.11%) Citrix
8 26 (3.56%) Remedy
9 23 (3.15%) Fidessa
10 18 (2.47%) SAP
11 17 (2.33%) HP
12 16 (2.19%) Charles River
13 15 (2.05%) Bloomberg
14 14 (1.92%) ION Trading
14 14 (1.92%) Reuters
15 13 (1.78%) Civica
16 12 (1.64%) Cisco
16 12 (1.64%) ServiceNow
17 11 (1.51%) Northgate
17 11 (1.51%) TIBCO
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Rate: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Harris Global
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Scott-Merrick LLP
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Rate: £220 - £250 per day
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Rate: From £30 to £33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Effra Recruitment solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
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Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
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