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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 244 247 267
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 440 406 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.89% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 240 189
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.39% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £13.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.66 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 214 £425 +13.33% 91
East of England +38 52 £325 +44.44% 14
South East -18 48 £256 -26.78% 27
Yorkshire -8 36 £325 +18.18% 11
West Midlands +6 27 £375 +50.00% 12
North West -14 24 £438 +16.66% 11
East Midlands +11 17 £250 -9.09% 8
South West -13 14 £350 +16.66% 10
North East -45 5 £220 -26.66% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 436 (53.30%) SQL
2 256 (31.30%) Windows
3 237 (28.97%) Finance
4 205 (25.06%) SQL Server
5 203 (24.82%) UNIX
6 198 (24.21%) ITIL
7 166 (20.29%) Oracle
8 140 (17.11%) .NET
8 140 (17.11%) Linux
9 132 (16.14%) Java
10 127 (15.53%) Microsoft
11 125 (15.28%) Front Office
12 120 (14.67%) Banking
13 114 (13.94%) IIS
14 99 (12.10%) C#
15 79 (9.66%) Perl
15 79 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
16 75 (9.17%) Python
17 70 (8.56%) MS Excel
17 70 (8.56%) Fixed Income
18 68 (8.31%) SharePoint
19 63 (7.70%) Investment Banking
20 62 (7.58%) XML
21 60 (7.33%) Service Management
21 60 (7.33%) Change Management
22 57 (6.97%) SLA
22 57 (6.97%) Incident Management
23 56 (6.85%) Equities
24 53 (6.48%) Shell Script
25 52 (6.36%) Security Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 114 (13.94%) IIS
2 68 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 45 (5.50%) Tomcat
4 38 (4.65%) Apache
5 37 (4.52%) JBoss
6 23 (2.81%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (2.32%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (1.47%) CMS
13 9 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.86%) WordPress
15 6 (0.73%) Lync
16 5 (0.61%) Zope
16 5 (0.61%) Plone
17 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.49%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 70 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.30%) MS Office
3 8 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.96%) thinkFolio
3 12 (1.47%) ION MarketView
4 10 (1.22%) RMDS
5 9 (1.10%) Agresso
5 9 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.98%) Front Arena
7 7 (0.86%) ResourceLink
7 7 (0.86%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.73%) Aareon QL
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.61%) Summit
10 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.49%) OPENHousing
11 3 (0.37%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 3 (0.37%) LatentZero
11 3 (0.37%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.98%) Google Analytics
1 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.49%) Office 365
3 3 (0.37%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.40%) Firewall
2 35 (4.28%) Internet
3 24 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.93%) DNS
4 11 (1.34%) LDAP
4 11 (1.34%) FTP
4 11 (1.34%) HTTP
4 11 (1.34%) Extranet
4 11 (1.34%) BIG-IP
5 10 (1.22%) Intranet
6 7 (0.86%) SSL
7 5 (0.61%) DHCP
7 5 (0.61%) Multicast
8 4 (0.49%) SMS
9 3 (0.37%) LAN
9 3 (0.37%) SMTP
10 2 (0.24%) SAN
10 2 (0.24%) NAS
11 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.12%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (25.06%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 32 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
9 18 (2.20%) MySQL
10 17 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.86%) DB2
16 5 (0.61%) MS Access
17 4 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 20 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.32%) Subversion
3 13 (1.59%) Introscope
4 10 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.10%) JIRA
6 8 (0.98%) JMeter
7 6 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.61%) Ant
8 5 (0.61%) PVCS
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.49%) Maven
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.49%) MSI
9 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
12 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
General
1 237 (28.97%) Finance
2 125 (15.28%) Front Office
3 120 (14.67%) Banking
4 63 (7.70%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.81%) Back Office
6 21 (2.57%) Retail
7 16 (1.96%) Marketing
8 14 (1.71%) Legal
8 14 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.86%) Advertising
10 7 (0.86%) German Language
11 5 (0.61%) Local Government
12 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.49%) French Language
12 4 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.37%) Law
13 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (17.11%) .NET
2 62 (7.58%) XML
3 39 (4.77%) FIX Protocol
4 38 (4.65%) Web Services
5 37 (4.52%) HTML
6 31 (3.79%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.57%) Middleware
8 20 (2.44%) CSS
9 19 (2.32%) J2EE
10 18 (2.20%) Java EE
11 13 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (1.34%) Spring
13 9 (1.10%) SOAP
13 9 (1.10%) WCF
14 8 (0.98%) HTML5
15 7 (0.86%) Application Packaging
15 7 (0.86%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (0.73%) ODBC
17 5 (0.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.56%) Fixed Income
3 56 (6.85%) Equities
4 48 (5.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (3.42%) Derivative
6 23 (2.81%) NHS
7 22 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.71%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.10%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.98%) Social Media
14 7 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.73%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.61%) iSeries
16 5 (0.61%) Statistics
16 5 (0.61%) Clustering
17 4 (0.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 256 (31.30%) Windows
2 203 (24.82%) UNIX
3 140 (17.11%) Linux
4 49 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.10%) Solaris
10 5 (0.61%) Debian
11 4 (0.49%) AIX
12 3 (0.37%) VMS
12 3 (0.37%) OpenVMS
12 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.37%) CentOS
13 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (24.21%) ITIL
2 60 (7.33%) Service Management
2 60 (7.33%) Change Management
3 57 (6.97%) Incident Management
4 51 (6.23%) Workflow
5 50 (6.11%) CRM
6 46 (5.62%) Problem Management
7 39 (4.77%) E-Commerce
8 37 (4.52%) Project Management
8 37 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (4.28%) Service Delivery
10 30 (3.67%) Configuration Management
11 29 (3.55%) Risk Management
11 29 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (3.42%) Release Management
13 24 (2.93%) Electronic Trading
13 24 (2.93%) Asset Management
14 22 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 436 (53.30%) SQL
2 132 (16.14%) Java
3 99 (12.10%) C#
4 79 (9.66%) Perl
5 75 (9.17%) Python
6 53 (6.48%) Shell Script
7 51 (6.23%) PowerShell
8 46 (5.62%) JavaScript
9 40 (4.89%) PL/SQL
10 39 (4.77%) T-SQL
10 39 (4.77%) VBA
11 35 (4.28%) VB
12 24 (2.93%) C++
13 22 (2.69%) C
14 15 (1.83%) VBScript
14 15 (1.83%) PHP
15 12 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.34%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.73%) VB6
17 6 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.62%) Degree
3 30 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.98%) MCP
9 6 (0.73%) MCSE
10 4 (0.49%) LPIC
11 3 (0.37%) MCSA
11 3 (0.37%) MCSD
12 2 (0.24%) PMP
12 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.12%) MCITP
13 1 (0.12%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.97%) SLA
2 21 (2.57%) QA
3 2 (0.24%) HL7
3 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.49%) XenApp
5 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
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%) Squid
Systems Management
1 29 (3.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (1.83%) Puppet
3 14 (1.71%) Control-M
4 11 (1.34%) Nagios
5 9 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.86%) OpenView
6 7 (0.86%) SCCM
7 3 (0.37%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.37%) Netcool
8 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.24%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.24%) Opsview
9 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
9 1 (0.12%) MOM
9 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (20.29%) Oracle
2 127 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.40%) Sybase
4 28 (3.42%) VMware
5 26 (3.18%) Red Hat
6 25 (3.06%) SAP
7 24 (2.93%) IBM
8 20 (2.44%) Cognos
9 19 (2.32%) Google
10 17 (2.08%) ION Trading
10 17 (2.08%) Bloomberg
11 15 (1.83%) Citrix
12 13 (1.59%) Splunk
13 12 (1.47%) F5
13 12 (1.47%) SunGard
13 12 (1.47%) Remedy
13 12 (1.47%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.34%) Charles River
14 11 (1.34%) Murex
15 10 (1.22%) Sun
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Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
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Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £460 per annum
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City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
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Hayes, Middlesex
Salt
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Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vertical IT
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Lincoln
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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