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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 232 247 245
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 436 347 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.81% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 216 184
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £15.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £30.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Applications Support
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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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +67 312 £450 +12.50% 108
South East -25 47 £355 +1.42% 27
East of England +3 18 £245 -18.33% 13
Yorkshire -10 16 £225 +15.38% 14
West Midlands +6 13 £281 +15.97% 8
South West -16 12 £350 +133.33% 18
North West -17 12 £300 -42.30% 12
East Midlands -4 5 £281 +70.45% 7
North East - - - - 2
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 446 (54.00%) SQL
2 264 (31.96%) Windows
3 244 (29.54%) UNIX
4 224 (27.12%) Oracle
5 217 (26.27%) Finance
6 185 (22.40%) SQL Server
7 179 (21.67%) ITIL
8 155 (18.77%) Front Office
9 147 (17.80%) Linux
10 134 (16.22%) Microsoft
11 126 (15.25%) Banking
12 118 (14.29%) .NET
13 103 (12.47%) Java
14 97 (11.74%) C#
15 92 (11.14%) MS Excel
16 91 (11.02%) Perl
17 81 (9.81%) Fixed Income
18 77 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
19 72 (8.72%) Investment Banking
20 71 (8.60%) Security Cleared
21 70 (8.47%) Python
22 69 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 63 (7.63%) PL/SQL
24 59 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 56 (6.78%) Shell Script
25 56 (6.78%) JavaScript
26 53 (6.42%) Degree
27 52 (6.30%) Back Office
27 52 (6.30%) Oracle Database

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 45 (5.45%) IIS
2 40 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 35 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.87%) Apache
5 24 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 22 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 18 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.09%) Oracle BPEL
10 8 (0.97%) JBoss
11 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.61%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.48%) Node.js
14 3 (0.36%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.36%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 92 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.57%) MS Office
3 3 (0.36%) SPSS
3 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (3.15%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.45%) thinkFolio
3 12 (1.45%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.73%) CODA-Financials
5 6 (0.73%) Agresso
5 6 (0.73%) Cerner Millennium
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.61%) RMDS
7 4 (0.48%) BPCS
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.48%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.36%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.36%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.36%) SaaS
3 3 (0.36%) Route 53
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.00%) Firewall
2 24 (2.91%) FTP
3 23 (2.78%) HTTP
4 22 (2.66%) DNS
5 18 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.69%) Internet
7 12 (1.45%) SSL
8 7 (0.85%) DHCP
8 7 (0.85%) VPN
8 7 (0.85%) SSH
9 6 (0.73%) LAN
9 6 (0.73%) WAN
10 5 (0.61%) LDAP
10 5 (0.61%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.61%) SAN
10 5 (0.61%) BIG-IP
10 5 (0.61%) Intranet
11 4 (0.48%) Network Security
11 4 (0.48%) Extranet
12 3 (0.36%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (6.30%) Oracle Database
4 51 (6.17%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 32 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (2.54%) MySQL
9 20 (2.42%) MS Access
10 15 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
16 4 (0.48%) Big Data
17 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.18%) JIRA
3 14 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.85%) Toad
6 6 (0.73%) Ant
6 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.73%) Subversion
6 6 (0.73%) Introscope
7 5 (0.61%) JMeter
7 5 (0.61%) Maven
8 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.36%) MSI
9 3 (0.36%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.24%) Hudson
11 1 (0.12%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 217 (26.27%) Finance
2 155 (18.77%) Front Office
3 126 (15.25%) Banking
4 72 (8.72%) Investment Banking
5 52 (6.30%) Back Office
6 23 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.69%) Billing
7 14 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.33%) Marketing
9 9 (1.09%) Retail
10 8 (0.97%) Legal
10 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.73%) Advertising
12 5 (0.61%) Law
12 5 (0.61%) Local Government
13 4 (0.48%) French Language
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Publishing
14 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (14.29%) .NET
2 42 (5.08%) HTML
3 37 (4.48%) Web Services
4 33 (4.00%) CSS
5 32 (3.87%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (3.63%) XML
7 26 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 25 (3.03%) J2EE
8 25 (3.03%) Middleware
9 21 (2.54%) jQuery
10 18 (2.18%) Java EE
11 16 (1.94%) WCF
12 15 (1.82%) CGI
13 8 (0.97%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.85%) WPF
14 7 (0.85%) Rendezvous
14 7 (0.85%) Spring
15 6 (0.73%) SOAP
16 5 (0.61%) XSLT
16 5 (0.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.81%) Fixed Income
2 77 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (5.93%) Derivative
5 46 (5.57%) Equities
6 29 (3.51%) NHS
7 20 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.33%) iSeries
12 10 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.21%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.97%) Statistics
14 8 (0.97%) IVR
14 8 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
16 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 264 (31.96%) Windows
2 244 (29.54%) UNIX
3 147 (17.80%) Linux
4 69 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (3.63%) Windows XP
7 18 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.94%) Windows Vista
9 16 (1.94%) AIX
10 14 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.57%) Solaris
12 9 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.61%) CentOS
14 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.24%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (21.67%) ITIL
2 49 (5.93%) Incident Management
3 46 (5.57%) Service Management
3 46 (5.57%) Change Management
4 45 (5.45%) Problem Management
5 43 (5.21%) CRM
6 39 (4.72%) Migration
7 37 (4.48%) Service Delivery
8 33 (4.00%) Investment Management
9 29 (3.51%) Change Control
10 28 (3.39%) Project Management
11 27 (3.27%) Configuration Management
11 27 (3.27%) Risk Management
11 27 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (3.15%) E-Commerce
12 26 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (3.15%) Asset Management
12 26 (3.15%) Release Management
13 24 (2.91%) Workflow
14 23 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 446 (54.00%) SQL
2 103 (12.47%) Java
3 97 (11.74%) C#
4 91 (11.02%) Perl
5 70 (8.47%) Python
6 63 (7.63%) PL/SQL
7 56 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 56 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 43 (5.21%) T-SQL
9 35 (4.24%) Korn
9 35 (4.24%) PowerShell
10 32 (3.87%) VB
11 26 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.78%) VBA
13 21 (2.54%) C++
14 20 (2.42%) VB.NET
15 19 (2.30%) VB6
16 12 (1.45%) Ruby
17 11 (1.33%) VBScript
18 10 (1.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.42%) Degree
3 35 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.09%) VCP4
7 7 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.61%) MCP
8 5 (0.61%) MCSE
9 3 (0.36%) MCSD
10 2 (0.24%) CCA
10 2 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) MCITP
11 1 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.21%) SLA
2 27 (3.27%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.12%) GxP
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.36%) Squid
4 3 (0.36%) vSphere
5 2 (0.24%) UAG
5 2 (0.24%) XenApp
5 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.91%) Control-M
2 22 (2.66%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (0.97%) SCCM
4 7 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.61%) Nagios
7 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.24%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.24%) SCOM
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.12%) Foglight
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 224 (27.12%) Oracle
2 134 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.84%) Sybase
4 29 (3.51%) Bloomberg
5 24 (2.91%) VMware
6 22 (2.66%) Charles River
7 20 (2.42%) ION Trading
7 20 (2.42%) HP
8 18 (2.18%) IBM
8 18 (2.18%) TIBCO
9 17 (2.06%) Citrix
9 17 (2.06%) SAP
9 17 (2.06%) Remedy
10 16 (1.94%) Reuters
10 16 (1.94%) Sun
11 15 (1.82%) Business Objects
12 14 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.57%) Murex
14 12 (1.45%) Cognos
15 11 (1.33%) Tradeweb
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