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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 302 247 250
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 368 459 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.89% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.94% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 286 251
Median daily rate £334 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 24
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £16.09 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £32.50 £31.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
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
47342 48948 45494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.84% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31078 31567 28107
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1851 1890
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -46 172 £375 -6.25% 79
South East +29 82 £338 +31.70% 36
East of England +4 33 £303 -6.92% 15
South West +16 26 £338 -3.57% 9
West Midlands -35 18 £325 -13.33% 10
North West -20 12 £243 -44.57% 12
Yorkshire -23 12 £238 -26.92% 9
North East -37 11 £240 +9.09% 2
Midlands -7 2 £325 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 362 (48.01%) SQL
2 234 (31.03%) Windows
3 203 (26.92%) Oracle
4 180 (23.87%) Finance
5 178 (23.61%) Linux
6 169 (22.41%) ITIL
7 151 (20.03%) Unix
7 151 (20.03%) SQL Server
8 131 (17.37%) Java
9 108 (14.32%) Microsoft
10 104 (13.79%) Banking
11 100 (13.26%) Windows Server
12 97 (12.86%) .NET
13 80 (10.61%) MS Excel
14 76 (10.08%) Perl
15 74 (9.81%) IIS
15 74 (9.81%) XML
16 71 (9.42%) Front Office
17 67 (8.89%) MS Office
18 60 (7.96%) Oracle Database
19 59 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
20 56 (7.43%) Security Cleared
20 56 (7.43%) Shell Script
21 54 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 52 (6.90%) PL/SQL
22 52 (6.90%) Tomcat
22 52 (6.90%) Python
23 50 (6.63%) Firewall
23 50 (6.63%) Problem Management
24 48 (6.37%) SharePoint

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 74 (9.81%) IIS
2 52 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 48 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 35 (4.64%) Apache
5 25 (3.32%) WebLogic
6 21 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.72%) JBoss
8 10 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (1.06%) CMS
10 8 (1.06%) Confluence
10 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.93%) Documentum
12 6 (0.80%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.66%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.66%) Drupal
13 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 80 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.89%) MS Office
3 18 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.93%) SPSS
5 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.40%) CATIA
7 3 (0.40%) MS Project
8 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.06%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.93%) Academy Housing
3 7 (0.93%) Northgate Housing
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.80%) CSG Singleview
4 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.80%) HFM
4 6 (0.80%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.66%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 5 (0.66%) assyst
5 5 (0.66%) Maximo
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.53%) Unica
6 4 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.72%) Office 365
2 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.63%) Firewall
2 33 (4.38%) Internet
3 29 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.18%) HTTP
5 17 (2.25%) LDAP
6 16 (2.12%) DNS
7 14 (1.86%) SSH
8 13 (1.72%) SSL
9 10 (1.33%) Intranet
10 9 (1.19%) VPN
11 8 (1.06%) Multicast
12 7 (0.93%) IPv6
12 7 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (0.80%) Network Security
14 5 (0.66%) FTP
14 5 (0.66%) PuTTY
15 4 (0.53%) DHCP
15 4 (0.53%) SMTP
15 4 (0.53%) Wireshark
16 3 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (20.03%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.96%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
6 20 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
7 19 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.72%) MySQL
10 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.72%) SQLPlus
11 10 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.33%) DB2
11 10 (1.33%) MS Access
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.80%) QlikView
14 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (3.05%) JIRA
2 13 (1.72%) Subversion
3 11 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.19%) Log4j
6 8 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.66%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.66%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.66%) JUnit
7 5 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.27%) GitLab
10 2 (0.27%) Maven
10 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 180 (23.87%) Finance
2 104 (13.79%) Banking
3 71 (9.42%) Front Office
4 35 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.58%) Back Office
6 21 (2.79%) Law
7 17 (2.25%) Retail
8 15 (1.99%) Legal
9 14 (1.86%) Billing
10 11 (1.46%) Advertising
11 8 (1.06%) Marketing
12 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.80%) Local Government
14 5 (0.66%) German Language
15 4 (0.53%) Automotive
15 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.40%) French Language
17 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.86%) .NET
2 74 (9.81%) XML
3 48 (6.37%) HTML
4 46 (6.10%) CSS
5 44 (5.84%) Web Services
6 31 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
6 31 (4.11%) J2EE
7 27 (3.58%) ASP.NET
8 20 (2.65%) XSLT
9 19 (2.52%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.86%) J2SE
11 13 (1.72%) Classic ASP
11 13 (1.72%) Middleware
11 13 (1.72%) SOAP
11 13 (1.72%) Spring
12 11 (1.46%) JSP
13 10 (1.33%) SAML
14 9 (1.19%) Rendezvous
14 9 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (1.19%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 37 (4.91%) Derivative
4 35 (4.64%) Equities
5 30 (3.98%) Fixed Income
6 22 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.25%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.06%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.93%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.80%) Clustering
14 5 (0.66%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.66%) EPoS
14 5 (0.66%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 234 (31.03%) Windows
2 178 (23.61%) Linux
3 151 (20.03%) Unix
4 100 (13.26%) Windows Server
5 54 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.25%) Solaris
10 15 (1.99%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.80%) AIX
13 5 (0.66%) VMS
14 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.40%) CentOS
15 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.27%) Android
16 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (22.41%) ITIL
2 50 (6.63%) Problem Management
3 47 (6.23%) Change Management
4 44 (5.84%) Incident Management
5 42 (5.57%) CRM
5 42 (5.57%) Service Delivery
6 33 (4.38%) Electronic Trading
7 29 (3.85%) Service Management
8 28 (3.71%) Migration
8 28 (3.71%) Release Management
9 25 (3.32%) Asset Management
9 25 (3.32%) Configuration Management
10 24 (3.18%) Business Analysis
10 24 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (3.18%) Workflow
11 22 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (2.92%) Document Management
12 21 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (2.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 362 (48.01%) SQL
2 131 (17.37%) Java
3 76 (10.08%) Perl
4 56 (7.43%) Shell Script
5 52 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 52 (6.90%) Python
6 48 (6.37%) C#
7 43 (5.70%) T-SQL
8 39 (5.17%) PHP
9 35 (4.64%) JavaScript
9 35 (4.64%) VB
10 30 (3.98%) Bash Shell
11 29 (3.85%) VBA
12 27 (3.58%) PowerShell
13 21 (2.79%) C++
14 15 (1.99%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.72%) C
16 12 (1.59%) VB6
17 6 (0.80%) Korn
18 5 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.32%) Degree
4 20 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.39%) MCSE
7 13 (1.72%) MCSA
8 12 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.93%) CCNA
9 7 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.93%) CISSP
10 6 (0.80%) MCP
10 6 (0.80%) MOS
11 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.13%) HNC
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.91%) SLA
2 22 (2.92%) QA
3 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.40%) HL7
4 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) BS7666
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.72%) XenApp
4 9 (1.19%) Terminal Services
4 9 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.53%) Samba
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.40%) Docker
7 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.40%) Varnish
8 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.27%) XenServer
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.92%) Control-M
2 21 (2.79%) ITRS Geneos
3 16 (2.12%) Puppet
4 9 (1.19%) SCCM
4 9 (1.19%) Tivoli
5 8 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.93%) SCOM
6 7 (0.93%) WMI
6 7 (0.93%) WSUS
7 5 (0.66%) Ansible
7 5 (0.66%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.66%) Nagios
8 4 (0.53%) Kibana
8 4 (0.53%) logstash
9 3 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.40%) Opsview
10 2 (0.27%) Cacti
10 2 (0.27%) Netcool
10 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 203 (26.92%) Oracle
2 108 (14.32%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.97%) Citrix
4 44 (5.84%) Red Hat
5 36 (4.77%) IBM
6 31 (4.11%) VMware
7 30 (3.98%) Sybase
8 25 (3.32%) Remedy
9 24 (3.18%) SAP
10 19 (2.52%) Northgate
11 17 (2.25%) Fidessa
12 15 (1.99%) Charles River
13 14 (1.86%) Civica
13 14 (1.86%) Cognos
13 14 (1.86%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.72%) Cisco
14 13 (1.72%) ION Trading
15 12 (1.59%) HP
15 12 (1.59%) iManage
16 11 (1.46%) Capita
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