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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 239 239 250
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 496 424 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.84% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 252 226
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £170 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £10.66 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.91 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -32.74%
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 220 £406 +8.33% 61
East of England +46 58 £325 +48.57% 17
North West 0 51 £438 +16.66% 22
South East -19 46 £250 -16.66% 31
Yorkshire +2 45 £350 +59.09% 12
West Midlands +11 26 £363 +48.71% 6
South West -5 22 £350 +16.66% 16
East Midlands +5 19 £275 - 9
North East -48 6 £220 +17.33% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 466 (55.34%) SQL
2 258 (30.64%) Windows
3 248 (29.45%) Finance
4 223 (26.48%) SQL Server
5 194 (23.04%) ITIL
6 181 (21.50%) UNIX
7 171 (20.31%) Oracle
8 154 (18.29%) .NET
9 135 (16.03%) Java
10 133 (15.80%) Microsoft
11 127 (15.08%) Linux
12 115 (13.66%) IIS
13 114 (13.54%) Banking
14 101 (12.00%) C#
15 100 (11.88%) Front Office
16 84 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
17 76 (9.03%) Perl
18 75 (8.91%) MS Excel
19 69 (8.19%) Python
20 66 (7.84%) SLA
21 65 (7.72%) SharePoint
22 63 (7.48%) JavaScript
23 62 (7.36%) Investment Banking
24 60 (7.13%) CRM
25 59 (7.01%) Shell Script
26 58 (6.89%) Security Cleared
26 58 (6.89%) Windows Server 2008
27 57 (6.77%) Change Management
28 56 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 55 (6.53%) Service Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 115 (13.66%) IIS
2 65 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 44 (5.23%) Tomcat
4 43 (5.11%) JBoss
5 39 (4.63%) Apache
6 27 (3.21%) WebLogic
7 24 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (1.19%) CMS
10 10 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.95%) Lync
13 7 (0.83%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 7 (0.83%) WordPress
13 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.59%) Zope
14 5 (0.59%) Plone
Applications
1 75 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.56%) MS Office
3 8 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 32 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.02%) thinkFolio
3 13 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (1.07%) Agresso
5 9 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.95%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.71%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.71%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.59%) Summit
8 5 (0.59%) Front Arena
8 5 (0.59%) RMDS
9 4 (0.48%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.48%) OPENHousing
10 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.36%) Tesseract
10 3 (0.36%) Minerva
10 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.78%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.59%) Office 365
4 4 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.16%) Internet
2 25 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.97%) DNS
3 24 (2.85%) Firewall
4 9 (1.07%) HTTP
4 9 (1.07%) Extranet
5 7 (0.83%) LDAP
5 7 (0.83%) SMS
5 7 (0.83%) Intranet
6 6 (0.71%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.71%) DHCP
6 6 (0.71%) SSL
7 5 (0.59%) FTP
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 4 (0.48%) Multicast
9 3 (0.36%) SMTP
9 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.24%) SAN
10 2 (0.24%) WAN
10 2 (0.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (26.48%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 38 (4.51%) Oracle Database
7 35 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
8 23 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (2.14%) MySQL
11 16 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.07%) DB2
15 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.59%) Informix
17 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 18 (2.14%) Subversion
3 17 (2.02%) JIRA
4 11 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.83%) Introscope
7 6 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.71%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.48%) PVCS
9 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.36%) Ant
10 3 (0.36%) JMeter
11 2 (0.24%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.24%) Maven
11 2 (0.24%) MSI
11 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.24%) Trac
General
1 248 (29.45%) Finance
2 114 (13.54%) Banking
3 100 (11.88%) Front Office
4 62 (7.36%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.49%) Retail
6 16 (1.90%) Back Office
7 15 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.78%) Legal
8 11 (1.31%) Marketing
9 9 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Advertising
11 6 (0.71%) German Language
12 4 (0.48%) French Language
12 4 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
12 4 (0.48%) Law
13 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.36%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (18.29%) .NET
2 55 (6.53%) XML
3 47 (5.58%) FIX Protocol
4 42 (4.99%) HTML
5 33 (3.92%) Web Services
6 29 (3.44%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.26%) CSS
7 19 (2.26%) Middleware
8 16 (1.90%) J2EE
9 14 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (1.43%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.31%) Java EE
12 9 (1.07%) WCF
12 9 (1.07%) Spring
12 9 (1.07%) ODBC
13 8 (0.95%) HTML5
14 7 (0.83%) Application Packaging
14 7 (0.83%) SOAP
15 6 (0.71%) Software Packaging
16 5 (0.59%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 51 (6.06%) Equities
3 35 (4.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (3.56%) Derivative
5 23 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.14%) NHS
8 13 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.95%) Social Media
11 7 (0.83%) Clustering
12 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.59%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.59%) CMDB
13 5 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (0.59%) AS400
14 4 (0.48%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 258 (30.64%) Windows
2 181 (21.50%) UNIX
3 127 (15.08%) Linux
4 58 (6.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.43%) AIX
9 11 (1.31%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.83%) Solaris
11 5 (0.59%) Debian
12 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.36%) CentOS
13 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.24%) VMS
14 2 (0.24%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (23.04%) ITIL
2 60 (7.13%) CRM
3 57 (6.77%) Change Management
4 55 (6.53%) Service Management
5 54 (6.41%) Workflow
6 52 (6.18%) Problem Management
7 46 (5.46%) Incident Management
8 44 (5.23%) E-Commerce
9 40 (4.75%) Service Delivery
10 38 (4.51%) Project Management
11 36 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 29 (3.44%) Risk Management
15 27 (3.21%) Asset Management
15 27 (3.21%) Configuration Management
16 22 (2.61%) Electronic Trading
17 21 (2.49%) Analytics
18 20 (2.38%) Release Management
18 20 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 466 (55.34%) SQL
2 135 (16.03%) Java
3 101 (12.00%) C#
4 76 (9.03%) Perl
5 69 (8.19%) Python
6 63 (7.48%) JavaScript
7 59 (7.01%) Shell Script
8 54 (6.41%) PowerShell
9 43 (5.11%) VB
10 36 (4.28%) T-SQL
11 35 (4.16%) VBA
12 34 (4.04%) PL/SQL
13 26 (3.09%) C++
14 23 (2.73%) C
15 15 (1.78%) VBScript
15 15 (1.78%) PHP
16 10 (1.19%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.83%) VB6
18 7 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.11%) Degree
3 27 (3.21%) DV Cleared
4 26 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.71%) MCP
9 4 (0.48%) LPIC
10 3 (0.36%) PMP
10 3 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.12%) MCSE
11 1 (0.12%) MCSA
11 1 (0.12%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.84%) SLA
2 22 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (0.24%) HL7
3 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.83%) XenApp
5 4 (0.48%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.36%) XenServer
6 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) vCloud
7 1 (0.12%) Docker
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) Samba
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (2.49%) Puppet
2 17 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (1.54%) Nagios
4 12 (1.43%) Control-M
5 10 (1.19%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.07%) SCCM
7 6 (0.71%) OpenView
8 4 (0.48%) Opsview
9 3 (0.36%) Netcool
9 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.24%) SCOM
10 2 (0.24%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.12%) WMI
11 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.12%) WSUS
11 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.12%) SCSM
Vendors
1 171 (20.31%) Oracle
2 133 (15.80%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.16%) Sybase
4 30 (3.56%) VMware
5 26 (3.09%) Google
5 26 (3.09%) SAP
5 26 (3.09%) IBM
6 25 (2.97%) Citrix
7 22 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.38%) Cognos
8 20 (2.38%) Splunk
9 18 (2.14%) Remedy
10 16 (1.90%) webMethods
10 16 (1.90%) Software AG
11 15 (1.78%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.66%) Charles River
13 12 (1.43%) Fidessa
14 11 (1.31%) HP
14 11 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (1.31%) Sitecore
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