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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 241 246 260
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 395 346 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.79% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 196 169
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +30 274 £450 +13.20% 106
South East +3 57 £365 +21.66% 25
North West -13 14 £350 -32.69% 15
West Midlands +8 13 £281 +8.17% 6
South West -20 13 £275 +83.33% 17
East of England -6 12 £210 -30.00% 16
Yorkshire -20 7 £112 -40.85% 7
East Midlands +16 4 £170 -64.21% 11
North East -16 1 £275 +66.66%
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 451 (55.41%) SQL
2 256 (31.45%) Windows
3 243 (29.85%) UNIX
4 215 (26.41%) Oracle
5 212 (26.04%) Finance
6 181 (22.24%) SQL Server
7 162 (19.90%) ITIL
8 152 (18.67%) Front Office
9 144 (17.69%) Linux
10 125 (15.36%) Banking
11 119 (14.62%) Microsoft
12 103 (12.65%) .NET
13 98 (12.04%) Perl
14 96 (11.79%) Java
15 91 (11.18%) C#
16 88 (10.81%) MS Excel
17 73 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
18 70 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
19 69 (8.48%) Investment Banking
20 65 (7.99%) Fixed Income
20 65 (7.99%) Security Cleared
21 64 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 64 (7.86%) Python
22 59 (7.25%) Derivative
23 58 (7.13%) Back Office
24 50 (6.14%) JavaScript
24 50 (6.14%) PL/SQL
24 50 (6.14%) Oracle Database
25 49 (6.02%) SLA
25 49 (6.02%) Shell Script

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (4.30%) Tomcat
2 34 (4.18%) IIS
3 25 (3.07%) Apache
3 25 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.46%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.98%) Oracle BPEL
8 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.74%) JBoss
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.49%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.49%) Node.js
12 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 88 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (0.37%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (4.42%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.11%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.86%) BPCS
7 6 (0.74%) Agresso
7 6 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
7 6 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.49%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
10 3 (0.37%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.37%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.37%) Route 53
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.07%) Firewall
2 21 (2.58%) HTTP
3 19 (2.33%) DNS
3 19 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.33%) FTP
4 11 (1.35%) SSL
4 11 (1.35%) Internet
5 7 (0.86%) SSH
5 7 (0.86%) VPN
6 6 (0.74%) LAN
6 6 (0.74%) WAN
7 5 (0.61%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.61%) DHCP
7 5 (0.61%) SAN
8 4 (0.49%) Network Security
9 3 (0.37%) NAS
9 3 (0.37%) Intranet
10 2 (0.25%) Extranet
10 2 (0.25%) DMZ
10 2 (0.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (6.14%) Oracle Database
4 43 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 35 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (2.33%) MySQL
8 19 (2.33%) MS Access
9 16 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
17 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
17 4 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (2.09%) JIRA
3 14 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.86%) Toad
6 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.49%) Serena SBM
7 4 (0.49%) Subversion
8 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.37%) Ant
9 2 (0.25%) Maven
9 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
10 1 (0.12%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (0.12%) Canoo WebTest
10 1 (0.12%) HtmlUnit
10 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
General
1 212 (26.04%) Finance
2 152 (18.67%) Front Office
3 125 (15.36%) Banking
4 69 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 58 (7.13%) Back Office
6 24 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.72%) Billing
7 14 (1.72%) Legal
8 12 (1.47%) Law
9 10 (1.23%) Retail
10 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.11%) Advertising
10 9 (1.11%) French Language
11 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.74%) Marketing
12 4 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.49%) Local Government
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.65%) .NET
2 38 (4.67%) HTML
3 37 (4.55%) Web Services
3 37 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (3.56%) CSS
5 25 (3.07%) Middleware
6 24 (2.95%) ASP.NET
7 22 (2.70%) XML
8 19 (2.33%) J2EE
8 19 (2.33%) jQuery
9 18 (2.21%) WCF
10 14 (1.72%) CGI
11 11 (1.35%) Java EE
12 7 (0.86%) WPF
13 6 (0.74%) Rendezvous
13 6 (0.74%) WF
13 6 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (0.61%) Spring
14 5 (0.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.99%) Fixed Income
3 59 (7.25%) Derivative
4 46 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 46 (5.65%) Equities
5 26 (3.19%) NHS
6 20 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.23%) iSeries
9 10 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.11%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.98%) AS400
11 8 (0.98%) IVR
11 8 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
11 8 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.74%) Statistics
13 5 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 256 (31.45%) Windows
2 243 (29.85%) UNIX
3 144 (17.69%) Linux
4 64 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (5.16%) Windows XP
7 21 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.21%) AIX
9 16 (1.97%) Windows Vista
10 15 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.47%) Solaris
11 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.74%) HPUX
14 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.61%) CentOS
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.25%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (19.90%) ITIL
2 48 (5.90%) Incident Management
3 46 (5.65%) Change Management
4 43 (5.28%) Problem Management
5 41 (5.04%) Asset Management
6 39 (4.79%) Investment Management
7 36 (4.42%) Migration
7 36 (4.42%) CRM
8 35 (4.30%) Service Management
9 32 (3.93%) Change Control
9 32 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (3.81%) Service Delivery
11 25 (3.07%) Workflow
12 23 (2.83%) Risk Management
12 23 (2.83%) Electronic Trading
13 22 (2.70%) Configuration Management
13 22 (2.70%) E-Commerce
14 21 (2.58%) Project Management
15 20 (2.46%) Release Management
16 18 (2.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 451 (55.41%) SQL
2 98 (12.04%) Perl
3 96 (11.79%) Java
4 91 (11.18%) C#
5 64 (7.86%) Python
6 50 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 50 (6.14%) PL/SQL
7 49 (6.02%) Shell Script
8 42 (5.16%) T-SQL
9 36 (4.42%) Korn
10 35 (4.30%) VB
11 28 (3.44%) Bash Shell
12 27 (3.32%) PowerShell
13 24 (2.95%) C++
14 19 (2.33%) VBA
15 17 (2.09%) VB.NET
15 17 (2.09%) VB6
16 13 (1.60%) Ruby
17 12 (1.47%) PHP
18 9 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.77%) Degree
3 33 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.44%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.25%) CCA
8 2 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) MCITP
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.02%) SLA
2 25 (3.07%) QA
3 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.49%) vSphere
4 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.25%) Squid
5 2 (0.25%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) UAG
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.83%) Control-M
2 14 (1.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (1.23%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.86%) SCCM
5 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.49%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.25%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Foglight
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 215 (26.41%) Oracle
2 119 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.67%) Sybase
4 33 (4.05%) Charles River
5 31 (3.81%) Bloomberg
6 25 (3.07%) HP
7 21 (2.58%) VMware
8 20 (2.46%) Remedy
9 19 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 19 (2.33%) thinkFolio
10 18 (2.21%) IBM
10 18 (2.21%) Reuters
10 18 (2.21%) TIBCO
11 17 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.09%) Citrix
12 16 (1.97%) SAP
13 14 (1.72%) ION Trading
14 13 (1.60%) Tradeweb
14 13 (1.60%) Sun
15 10 (1.23%) Murex
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