The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 236 264 263
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 407 330 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.77% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 191 183
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.89 £50.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Applications Support
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +25 227 £375 -11.76% 101
South East -15 57 £339 +69.37% 31
North East +1 23 £300 - 8
Yorkshire +3 22 £275 +0.91% 5
West Midlands +3 22 £250 +26.58% 10
South West -17 20 £300 +4.34% 15
East of England -15 15 £225 +20.00% 8
North West -2 13 £375 +61.29% 9
East Midlands +7 6 £275 -29.75% 10
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 381 (49.93%) SQL
2 281 (36.83%) Windows
3 212 (27.79%) UNIX
4 208 (27.26%) Finance
5 193 (25.29%) SQL Server
6 181 (23.72%) Oracle
6 181 (23.72%) ITIL
7 123 (16.12%) Linux
8 110 (14.42%) .NET
9 105 (13.76%) Banking
10 101 (13.24%) Java
11 94 (12.32%) Microsoft
12 86 (11.27%) C#
13 62 (8.13%) Change Management
13 62 (8.13%) Front Office
14 61 (7.99%) MS Excel
15 58 (7.60%) Perl
15 58 (7.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 57 (7.47%) T-SQL
17 55 (7.21%) Python
17 55 (7.21%) Oracle Database
18 50 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
18 50 (6.55%) SharePoint
18 50 (6.55%) SLA
19 49 (6.42%) IIS
19 49 (6.42%) Incident Management
20 48 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
21 47 (6.16%) Back Office
21 47 (6.16%) Fixed Income
22 46 (6.03%) Red Hat

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 50 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.42%) IIS
3 31 (4.06%) WebLogic
4 22 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.49%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.49%) Apache
6 12 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.44%) SAS
8 10 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
9 9 (1.18%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
11 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.92%) Documentum
11 7 (0.92%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.66%) CMS
14 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
14 4 (0.52%) Liferay
15 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.93%) MS Office
3 15 (1.97%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.92%) ReMetrica
5 6 (0.79%) RMDS
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (0.66%) Academy Housing
6 5 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.66%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.66%) HFM
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.52%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.52%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.39%) Endur
8 3 (0.39%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.92%) IaaS
1 7 (0.92%) PaaS
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.11%) Firewall
2 25 (3.28%) Internet
3 24 (3.15%) Multicast
4 20 (2.62%) FTP
5 12 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.31%) HTTP
7 9 (1.18%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.18%) Network Security
8 7 (0.92%) SSL
9 6 (0.79%) Intranet
9 6 (0.79%) DNS
9 6 (0.79%) Broadband
10 5 (0.66%) LDAP
11 4 (0.52%) SAN
11 4 (0.52%) LAN
11 4 (0.52%) WAN
11 4 (0.52%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.26%) SSH
12 2 (0.26%) Extranet
12 2 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.21%) Oracle Database
3 50 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 30 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (3.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.44%) DTS
13 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.05%) MySQL
16 7 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.92%) QlikView
17 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (1.70%) Subversion
3 12 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.44%) JIRA
5 9 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.79%) PVCS
7 6 (0.79%) JUnit
8 5 (0.66%) Toad
9 3 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.26%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.26%) WebLOAD
10 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.13%) Sinon.JS
11 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 208 (27.26%) Finance
2 105 (13.76%) Banking
3 62 (8.13%) Front Office
4 47 (6.16%) Back Office
5 42 (5.50%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.28%) Retail
7 19 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.31%) Legal
10 9 (1.18%) Law
10 9 (1.18%) French Language
10 9 (1.18%) General Ledger
11 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.79%) Local Government
13 5 (0.66%) Publishing
13 5 (0.66%) Marketing
13 5 (0.66%) Billing
14 4 (0.52%) German Language
14 4 (0.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (14.42%) .NET
2 42 (5.50%) Web Services
3 41 (5.37%) XML
4 38 (4.98%) HTML
5 34 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.01%) Middleware
7 21 (2.75%) Spring
8 20 (2.62%) J2EE
8 20 (2.62%) Rendezvous
9 16 (2.10%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (1.70%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.44%) WCF
13 9 (1.18%) Classic ASP
14 8 (1.05%) CSS
14 8 (1.05%) QuickFIX
15 7 (0.92%) WSDL
16 5 (0.66%) SOAP
16 5 (0.66%) COM+
16 5 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 47 (6.16%) Fixed Income
3 30 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.28%) NHS
5 17 (2.23%) Derivative
5 17 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.83%) Replication
6 14 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 14 (1.83%) SWIFT
7 11 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.44%) Statistics
8 9 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.18%) Equities
9 7 (0.92%) AS400
9 7 (0.92%) Market Risk
9 7 (0.92%) Wiki
10 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.66%) iPad
11 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 281 (36.83%) Windows
2 212 (27.79%) UNIX
3 123 (16.12%) Linux
4 46 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.75%) Solaris
8 18 (2.36%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.92%) CentOS
11 6 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.66%) AIX
12 5 (0.66%) HPUX
12 5 (0.66%) VME
13 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.52%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.39%) MVS
15 2 (0.26%) Debian
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (23.72%) ITIL
2 62 (8.13%) Change Management
3 49 (6.42%) Incident Management
4 45 (5.90%) Problem Management
5 44 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 43 (5.64%) CRM
7 41 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
8 37 (4.85%) Service Management
9 36 (4.72%) Change Control
10 33 (4.33%) Electronic Trading
10 33 (4.33%) Low Latency
11 31 (4.06%) Project Management
12 30 (3.93%) Workflow
13 27 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
14 26 (3.41%) Asset Management
15 24 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (3.15%) Capacity Management
16 23 (3.01%) Investment Management
17 22 (2.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (49.93%) SQL
2 101 (13.24%) Java
3 86 (11.27%) C#
4 58 (7.60%) Perl
5 57 (7.47%) T-SQL
6 55 (7.21%) Python
7 40 (5.24%) PL/SQL
8 36 (4.72%) VB
9 29 (3.80%) JavaScript
10 26 (3.41%) Shell Script
11 24 (3.15%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.36%) VBScript
13 16 (2.10%) VB.NET
13 16 (2.10%) C++
14 14 (1.83%) VBA
15 12 (1.57%) VB6
15 12 (1.57%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.31%) Korn
17 9 (1.18%) COBOL
18 4 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.06%) Degree
3 27 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.92%) MCDST
7 6 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) MCP
9 2 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.55%) SLA
2 33 (4.33%) QA
3 8 (1.05%) COBIT
3 8 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.66%) vSphere
3 5 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
4 4 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (2.10%) SCCM
1 16 (2.10%) Tivoli
2 12 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (1.05%) Control-M
5 7 (0.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.52%) Nagios
7 3 (0.39%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.26%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.26%) Puppet
9 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.13%) Opsview
9 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 181 (23.72%) Oracle
2 94 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 46 (6.03%) Red Hat
4 34 (4.46%) Reuters
5 26 (3.41%) TIBCO
6 23 (3.01%) Citrix
7 22 (2.88%) Sun
7 22 (2.88%) Sybase
8 19 (2.49%) MarketAxess
8 19 (2.49%) eSpeed
9 18 (2.36%) HP
10 17 (2.23%) VMware
11 15 (1.97%) Cognos
11 15 (1.97%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.83%) SAP
13 11 (1.44%) Charles River
14 10 (1.31%) Civica
15 8 (1.05%) thinkFolio
15 8 (1.05%) Northgate
16 7 (0.92%) Tableau
Bromley, Kent
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £25 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20000 to £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £85 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Streamline Connections
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Remit Resources
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + FIXED TERM CONTRACT
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.53 - £11.6 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago