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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 350 273 276
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 270 421 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.83% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 280 254
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 25
Median hourly rate £31.00 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £17.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%
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
43259 48103 48967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.59% 94.94% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28485 31125 31438
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1882 2044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -61 124 £400 - 55
South East -13 42 £320 -3.03% 28
East of England -9 28 £233 -33.57% 8
North West -9 20 £375 -25.00% 12
East Midlands -1 18 £335 +11.66% 3
Yorkshire +13 15 £265 -29.33% 10
North East -19 10 £310 -
West Midlands -20 8 £260 -25.71% 5
South West -6 4 £250 -31.50% 13
Applications Support
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Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 280 (46.51%) SQL
2 178 (29.57%) Oracle
3 176 (29.24%) Finance
4 157 (26.08%) Windows
5 156 (25.91%) ITIL
6 137 (22.76%) Linux
7 123 (20.43%) Unix
8 122 (20.27%) SQL Server
9 96 (15.95%) Microsoft
10 87 (14.45%) Java
11 74 (12.29%) .NET
12 66 (10.96%) Banking
13 65 (10.80%) MS Excel
14 62 (10.30%) Perl
15 60 (9.97%) IIS
16 57 (9.47%) Oracle Database
17 53 (8.80%) Windows Server
18 50 (8.31%) Tomcat
19 49 (8.14%) MS Office
20 47 (7.81%) SLA
21 46 (7.64%) C#
21 46 (7.64%) XML
21 46 (7.64%) Security Cleared
22 45 (7.48%) SharePoint
23 44 (7.31%) CRM
24 43 (7.14%) JavaScript
25 42 (6.98%) PL/SQL
26 41 (6.81%) Service Management
26 41 (6.81%) Problem Management
27 39 (6.48%) Analytical Skills

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 60 (9.97%) IIS
2 50 (8.31%) Tomcat
3 45 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 38 (6.31%) Apache
5 36 (5.98%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.99%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.50%) JBoss
9 8 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
9 8 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.83%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (0.66%) CMS
13 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.50%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 49 (8.14%) MS Office
3 11 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.50%) CATIA
7 2 (0.33%) MS Project
7 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.00%) Orchard Housing
6 5 (0.83%) Minerva
6 5 (0.83%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.66%) Sophis RISQUE
7 4 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.33%) Demantra
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.00%) SaaS
2 4 (0.66%) Office 365
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.50%) G Suite
3 3 (0.50%) IaaS
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.50%) PaaS
4 2 (0.33%) Taleo
5 1 (0.17%) Google Play
5 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.98%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.49%) DNS
3 20 (3.32%) Internet
4 18 (2.99%) Firewall
5 14 (2.33%) LDAP
6 11 (1.83%) SSL
7 10 (1.66%) DHCP
8 9 (1.50%) HTTP
9 7 (1.16%) Intranet
10 6 (1.00%) FTP
10 6 (1.00%) SSH
11 4 (0.66%) IPv6
11 4 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.50%) SNMP
13 2 (0.33%) LAN
13 2 (0.33%) Network Security
13 2 (0.33%) WAN
14 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.17%) SMTP
14 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.47%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.16%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.83%) MySQL
9 10 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.66%) SQLPlus
10 9 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 8 (1.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (1.99%) JIRA
2 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.66%) Toad
7 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.50%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.50%) Log4j
7 3 (0.50%) MSI
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.50%) Subversion
8 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.33%) JUnit
9 1 (0.17%) JBuilder
9 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.17%) ProC
General
1 176 (29.24%) Finance
2 66 (10.96%) Banking
3 30 (4.98%) Front Office
4 27 (4.49%) Retail
5 22 (3.65%) Back Office
6 21 (3.49%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.50%) Legal
10 7 (1.16%) Advertising
10 7 (1.16%) French Language
11 6 (1.00%) Billing
11 6 (1.00%) Law
12 5 (0.83%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.66%) Automotive
13 4 (0.66%) German Language
13 4 (0.66%) Local Government
13 4 (0.66%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.50%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.29%) .NET
2 46 (7.64%) XML
3 25 (4.15%) Middleware
4 23 (3.82%) Spring
5 21 (3.49%) CSS
5 21 (3.49%) Web Services
5 21 (3.49%) XSLT
6 18 (2.99%) HTML
6 18 (2.99%) J2EE
6 18 (2.99%) WebCenter
7 17 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
8 13 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.16%) JSP
8 13 (2.16%) XSL
9 11 (1.83%) Java EE
10 10 (1.66%) Regular Expression
11 9 (1.50%) SOAP
12 8 (1.33%) Struts
12 8 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.15%) Derivative
3 18 (2.99%) Equities
4 17 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.66%) iPad
10 8 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.16%) EPoS
11 7 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.16%) NHS
12 6 (1.00%) Clustering
12 6 (1.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.00%) Fintech
12 6 (1.00%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.83%) Statistics
14 4 (0.66%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 157 (26.08%) Windows
2 137 (22.76%) Linux
3 123 (20.43%) Unix
4 53 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.49%) Solaris
6 21 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.33%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.50%) AIX
13 2 (0.33%) HPUX
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.33%) VMS
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (25.91%) ITIL
2 44 (7.31%) CRM
3 41 (6.81%) Problem Management
3 41 (6.81%) Service Management
4 33 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 32 (5.32%) Change Management
5 32 (5.32%) Release Management
6 29 (4.82%) High Availability
6 29 (4.82%) ITIL V3
7 26 (4.32%) Service Delivery
8 25 (4.15%) E-Commerce
9 24 (3.99%) Workflow
10 23 (3.82%) Investment Management
11 22 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (3.65%) Project Management
12 20 (3.32%) Configuration Management
12 20 (3.32%) DevOps
13 19 (3.16%) ERP
13 19 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 280 (46.51%) SQL
2 87 (14.45%) Java
3 62 (10.30%) Perl
4 46 (7.64%) C#
5 43 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.98%) PL/SQL
7 36 (5.98%) T-SQL
8 33 (5.48%) PowerShell
9 31 (5.15%) Shell Script
10 28 (4.65%) Python
11 22 (3.65%) VB
12 20 (3.32%) Bash Shell
13 19 (3.16%) VBA
14 14 (2.33%) C
14 14 (2.33%) C++
14 14 (2.33%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.00%) PHP
16 5 (0.83%) VB6
17 4 (0.66%) COBOL
18 3 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.99%) Degree
2 24 (3.99%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.49%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.00%) MCP
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.66%) MOS
8 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.50%) MCSA
9 2 (0.33%) ECDL
9 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.33%) MCAD
9 2 (0.33%) MCSD
9 2 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.81%) SLA
2 16 (2.66%) QA
3 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.00%) SEPA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.00%) XenApp
5 5 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.66%) NFS
6 4 (0.66%) Samba
7 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.17%) Docker
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (3.16%) Control-M
2 10 (1.66%) Puppet
3 7 (1.16%) SCCM
4 5 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.83%) Nagios
5 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
7 2 (0.33%) WMI
7 2 (0.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) DameWare
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
8 1 (0.17%) OVSD
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 178 (29.57%) Oracle
2 96 (15.95%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.81%) Citrix
4 23 (3.82%) VMware
5 21 (3.49%) IBM
5 21 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.99%) Cognos
6 18 (2.99%) SAP
7 12 (1.99%) Northgate
8 11 (1.83%) Sun
9 9 (1.50%) Remedy
10 8 (1.33%) Hyperion
10 8 (1.33%) Splunk
11 7 (1.16%) F5
11 7 (1.16%) Sybase
12 6 (1.00%) BEA
12 6 (1.00%) FatWire
12 6 (1.00%) Murex
12 6 (1.00%) Orchard
13 5 (0.83%) Sophis
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