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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 234 231 244
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 440 416 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.86% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 267 230
Average daily rate
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£350 £361 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% +14.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +23.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 28
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £16.30 £14.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £48.50 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +25.67%
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
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 +18 257 £400 +5.26% 109
South East -39 51 £320 -17.41% 40
North East -7 28 £275 - 2
West Midlands -7 25 £250 -33.33% 11
North West 0 24 £350 +11.11% 14
South West -14 23 £300 -3.22% 9
Yorkshire -18 15 £213 +18.05% 12
East of England -22 12 £250 -16.66% 16
East Midlands -2 6 - - 5
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 414 (50.06%) SQL
2 297 (35.91%) Windows
3 230 (27.81%) UNIX
4 213 (25.76%) Finance
5 202 (24.43%) SQL Server
6 173 (20.92%) ITIL
7 161 (19.47%) Oracle
8 134 (16.20%) Linux
9 121 (14.63%) Banking
10 106 (12.82%) Microsoft
11 102 (12.33%) Java
12 95 (11.49%) .NET
13 94 (11.37%) Front Office
14 77 (9.31%) Perl
15 72 (8.71%) Change Management
16 66 (7.98%) C#
17 65 (7.86%) MS Excel
18 64 (7.74%) Python
18 64 (7.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 61 (7.38%) Back Office
19 61 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
20 56 (6.77%) SLA
20 56 (6.77%) Incident Management
21 53 (6.41%) Oracle Database
22 51 (6.17%) Problem Management
23 50 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
24 48 (5.80%) Investment Banking
25 47 (5.68%) Fixed Income
25 47 (5.68%) IIS
26 45 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 47 (5.68%) IIS
2 43 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.06%) Apache
6 14 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (0.97%) Documentum
10 7 (0.85%) SAS
10 7 (0.85%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.48%) CMS
13 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 65 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.32%) MS Office
3 11 (1.33%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.24%) SPSS
5 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 18 (2.18%) Markit EDM
2 15 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.73%) BPCS
6 5 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
6 5 (0.60%) HFM
6 5 (0.60%) Academy Housing
7 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.48%) RMDS
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.48%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.48%) ReMetrica
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.85%) PaaS
1 7 (0.85%) IaaS
2 6 (0.73%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.99%) Firewall
2 22 (2.66%) Multicast
3 21 (2.54%) Internet
4 19 (2.30%) FTP
5 18 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.33%) HTTP
7 9 (1.09%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.97%) SSL
8 8 (0.97%) DNS
9 6 (0.73%) Network Security
10 4 (0.48%) Broadband
11 2 (0.24%) LDAP
11 2 (0.24%) SMS
11 2 (0.24%) Extranet
11 2 (0.24%) NAS
11 2 (0.24%) SSH
11 2 (0.24%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.24%) Intranet
12 1 (0.12%) SAN
12 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.41%) Oracle Database
3 45 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 19 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.09%) MySQL
13 6 (0.73%) QlikView
14 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
14 5 (0.60%) Essbase
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.48%) DTS
15 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.45%) Visual Studio
1 12 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (1.09%) Subversion
4 7 (0.85%) PVCS
5 6 (0.73%) JUnit
5 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.60%) Serena SBM
6 5 (0.60%) JIRA
7 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.36%) Toad
8 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.24%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.12%) Introscope
10 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 213 (25.76%) Finance
2 121 (14.63%) Banking
3 94 (11.37%) Front Office
4 61 (7.38%) Back Office
5 48 (5.80%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.78%) Retail
7 19 (2.30%) Legal
8 17 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (2.06%) French Language
9 14 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.21%) Law
12 8 (0.97%) Advertising
13 7 (0.85%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.73%) Local Government
15 5 (0.60%) Billing
15 5 (0.60%) Marketing
16 4 (0.48%) German Language
17 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.49%) .NET
2 42 (5.08%) Web Services
3 34 (4.11%) XML
4 30 (3.63%) Middleware
5 29 (3.51%) HTML
6 25 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.06%) J2EE
7 17 (2.06%) Rendezvous
7 17 (2.06%) Spring
8 15 (1.81%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (1.57%) WCF
11 11 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.21%) SOAP
13 8 (0.97%) Classic ASP
14 6 (0.73%) CSS
14 6 (0.73%) CGI
14 6 (0.73%) QuickFIX
14 6 (0.73%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 61 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.68%) Fixed Income
4 33 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.99%) NHS
4 33 (3.99%) Derivative
5 22 (2.66%) Equities
5 22 (2.66%) SWIFT
6 17 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.81%) N-Tier
7 15 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.57%) AS400
9 12 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.33%) iSeries
11 10 (1.21%) Statistics
12 9 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.85%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.85%) E-Learning
14 6 (0.73%) Replication
14 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 297 (35.91%) Windows
2 230 (27.81%) UNIX
3 134 (16.20%) Linux
4 50 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (4.84%) Windows 7
8 34 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 21 (2.54%) Solaris
10 11 (1.33%) HPUX
10 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.85%) CentOS
12 6 (0.73%) AIX
12 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.36%) MVS
14 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (20.92%) ITIL
2 72 (8.71%) Change Management
3 56 (6.77%) Incident Management
4 51 (6.17%) Problem Management
5 44 (5.32%) Asset Management
6 43 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 40 (4.84%) CRM
8 39 (4.72%) Service Management
8 39 (4.72%) Low Latency
9 38 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
10 32 (3.87%) Project Management
11 30 (3.63%) Change Control
11 30 (3.63%) Electronic Trading
12 29 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (3.39%) Workflow
13 28 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (3.14%) Investment Management
15 25 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (3.02%) ERP
16 24 (2.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 414 (50.06%) SQL
2 102 (12.33%) Java
3 77 (9.31%) Perl
4 66 (7.98%) C#
5 64 (7.74%) Python
6 39 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 37 (4.47%) VB
8 36 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 28 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.02%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.54%) C++
11 21 (2.54%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.18%) Korn
13 16 (1.93%) VBScript
14 15 (1.81%) VBA
14 15 (1.81%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.33%) VB6
17 7 (0.85%) RPG
17 7 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (5.08%) Degree
2 41 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) MCITP
6 1 (0.12%) MCP
6 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.77%) SLA
2 27 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.60%) COBIT
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.60%) vSphere
4 4 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.36%) XenApp
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (2.42%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.93%) SCCM
3 12 (1.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 12 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 11 (1.33%) Control-M
5 8 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.60%) Nagios
7 3 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.36%) SCOM
7 3 (0.36%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.24%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Foglight
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 161 (19.47%) Oracle
2 106 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 44 (5.32%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.23%) Reuters
5 28 (3.39%) Sybase
6 25 (3.02%) Citrix
7 24 (2.90%) HP
7 24 (2.90%) TIBCO
8 23 (2.78%) Charles River
9 21 (2.54%) Bloomberg
9 21 (2.54%) MarketAxess
10 20 (2.42%) Sun
11 19 (2.30%) VMware
12 17 (2.06%) eSpeed
12 17 (2.06%) thinkFolio
13 14 (1.69%) Business Objects
14 11 (1.33%) Cognos
15 10 (1.21%) Civica
15 10 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.21%) Tradeweb
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