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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 240 245 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 433 377 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.84% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 221 217
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £17.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +38 260 £400 -5.88% 114
South East -35 45 £335 +60.47% 21
North East - 28 £188 - 3
West Midlands +2 26 £238 +8.57% 12
South West -27 21 £300 +4.34% 10
North West -12 17 £375 +19.04% 7
East of England -26 16 £200 -24.52% 16
Yorkshire -7 15 £220 -20.00% 15
East Midlands 0 6 £300 -22.58% 5
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 407 (50.94%) SQL
2 294 (36.80%) Windows
3 225 (28.16%) UNIX
4 206 (25.78%) Finance
5 191 (23.90%) SQL Server
6 182 (22.78%) ITIL
7 181 (22.65%) Oracle
8 144 (18.02%) Linux
9 112 (14.02%) Banking
10 110 (13.77%) Java
11 100 (12.52%) .NET
12 97 (12.14%) Microsoft
13 88 (11.01%) Front Office
14 72 (9.01%) Change Management
15 69 (8.64%) Perl
16 68 (8.51%) C#
17 65 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 63 (7.88%) Python
19 59 (7.38%) MS Excel
20 58 (7.26%) Oracle Database
21 57 (7.13%) SLA
21 57 (7.13%) Back Office
22 55 (6.88%) Incident Management
23 53 (6.63%) Fixed Income
24 52 (6.51%) Red Hat
25 51 (6.38%) IIS
26 49 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
26 49 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 46 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
28 45 (5.63%) T-SQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 51 (6.38%) IIS
2 42 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 21 (2.63%) Apache
4 21 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.25%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.00%) Documentum
9 8 (1.00%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.88%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.88%) SAS
11 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.63%) CMS
13 4 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.50%) Liferay
14 3 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.51%) MS Office
3 13 (1.63%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Windchill
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.00%) ReMetrica
5 7 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.63%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.63%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.63%) HFM
8 4 (0.50%) BPCS
8 4 (0.50%) RMDS
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.50%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.50%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.38%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.38%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.88%) PaaS
1 7 (0.88%) IaaS
2 3 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.26%) Firewall
2 27 (3.38%) Multicast
3 23 (2.88%) Internet
4 19 (2.38%) FTP
5 13 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.13%) Network Security
6 9 (1.13%) HTTPS
6 9 (1.13%) HTTP
7 7 (0.88%) DNS
7 7 (0.88%) SSL
8 6 (0.75%) Broadband
9 5 (0.63%) LDAP
10 3 (0.38%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.38%) Intranet
10 3 (0.38%) SAN
10 3 (0.38%) LAN
10 3 (0.38%) WAN
11 2 (0.25%) SMS
11 2 (0.25%) Extranet
11 2 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (23.90%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 46 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 22 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.00%) MySQL
13 8 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.88%) QlikView
15 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.63%) Essbase
16 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.50%) Subversion
3 10 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.13%) JIRA
4 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.88%) PVCS
6 6 (0.75%) JUnit
6 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.38%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.38%) Toad
9 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.25%) WebLOAD
10 1 (0.13%) HtmlUnit
10 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.13%) Canoo WebTest
10 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 206 (25.78%) Finance
2 112 (14.02%) Banking
3 88 (11.01%) Front Office
4 57 (7.13%) Back Office
5 42 (5.26%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.25%) Retail
7 18 (2.25%) Legal
8 17 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.88%) French Language
10 13 (1.63%) Law
10 13 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.25%) Advertising
13 9 (1.13%) General Ledger
14 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.75%) Local Government
16 5 (0.63%) Billing
16 5 (0.63%) Publishing
17 4 (0.50%) German Language
17 4 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (12.52%) .NET
2 43 (5.38%) Web Services
3 38 (4.76%) XML
4 33 (4.13%) Middleware
5 28 (3.50%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.50%) HTML
6 22 (2.75%) Spring
7 21 (2.63%) J2EE
7 21 (2.63%) Rendezvous
8 15 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (1.75%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.63%) WCF
10 13 (1.63%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.00%) QuickFIX
13 7 (0.88%) Classic ASP
13 7 (0.88%) SOAP
14 6 (0.75%) WSDL
14 6 (0.75%) WF
15 5 (0.63%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (6.63%) Fixed Income
3 32 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.75%) NHS
5 28 (3.50%) Derivative
6 21 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 16 (2.00%) Equities
8 15 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.38%) Statistics
11 11 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.25%) AS400
13 9 (1.13%) Replication
14 7 (0.88%) iSeries
14 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.88%) Wiki
14 7 (0.88%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
16 5 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 294 (36.80%) Windows
2 225 (28.16%) UNIX
3 144 (18.02%) Linux
4 49 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 32 (4.01%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.75%) Solaris
9 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.38%) HPUX
11 7 (0.88%) CentOS
12 6 (0.75%) AIX
12 6 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) MVS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (22.78%) ITIL
2 72 (9.01%) Change Management
3 55 (6.88%) Incident Management
4 42 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 40 (5.01%) Service Delivery
5 40 (5.01%) Root Cause Analysis
6 39 (4.88%) CRM
6 39 (4.88%) Problem Management
7 37 (4.63%) Low Latency
8 35 (4.38%) Electronic Trading
9 34 (4.26%) Service Management
10 31 (3.88%) Workflow
10 31 (3.88%) Project Management
10 31 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (3.25%) Change Control
11 26 (3.25%) Investment Management
12 25 (3.13%) ERP
13 24 (3.00%) Capacity Management
14 23 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (2.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (50.94%) SQL
2 110 (13.77%) Java
3 69 (8.64%) Perl
4 68 (8.51%) C#
5 63 (7.88%) Python
6 45 (5.63%) T-SQL
7 42 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 35 (4.38%) VB
9 26 (3.25%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.50%) JavaScript
12 16 (2.00%) C++
12 16 (2.00%) VBA
13 15 (1.88%) VBScript
14 14 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.50%) Korn
17 9 (1.13%) VB6
18 5 (0.63%) RPG
18 5 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (4.51%) Degree
2 34 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.13%) SLA
2 31 (3.88%) QA
3 8 (1.00%) COBIT
4 7 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.63%) vSphere
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.50%) XenApp
5 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.13%) XenServer
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 16 (2.00%) SCCM
3 12 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
4 11 (1.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 8 (1.00%) Control-M
6 4 (0.50%) Nagios
7 3 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.25%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.13%) Puppet
9 1 (0.13%) Opsview
9 1 (0.13%) WMI
9 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 181 (22.65%) Oracle
2 97 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.51%) Red Hat
4 36 (4.51%) Reuters
5 29 (3.63%) TIBCO
6 24 (3.00%) Citrix
6 24 (3.00%) Sybase
7 23 (2.88%) Charles River
8 22 (2.75%) MarketAxess
9 20 (2.50%) eSpeed
9 20 (2.50%) HP
10 18 (2.25%) VMware
10 18 (2.25%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.13%) Sun
12 15 (1.88%) thinkFolio
13 12 (1.50%) Business Objects
14 10 (1.25%) Civica
15 9 (1.13%) Remedy
15 9 (1.13%) SAP
15 9 (1.13%) Cognos
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