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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 270 245 255
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 375 428 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.97% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 291 221
Average daily rate £338 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.93 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% +11.84%
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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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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 -80 169 £375 -16.66% 71
South East +10 57 £330 -5.71% 55
Yorkshire +18 40 £300 +15.38% 18
East of England +19 37 £325 +44.44% 17
North West +14 36 £488 +65.25% 11
South West -2 13 £311 -4.23% 13
West Midlands -17 11 £351 +22.17% 5
East Midlands -1 9 £275 +10.00% 5
North East - 2 - -
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 406 (48.45%) SQL
2 260 (31.03%) Windows
3 228 (27.21%) Finance
4 219 (26.13%) SQL Server
5 211 (25.18%) Oracle
6 209 (24.94%) Linux
7 187 (22.32%) ITIL
8 153 (18.26%) Unix
9 146 (17.42%) Microsoft
10 129 (15.39%) Banking
11 121 (14.44%) .NET
12 107 (12.77%) Java
13 106 (12.65%) Windows Server
14 82 (9.79%) MS Excel
15 77 (9.19%) Perl
16 76 (9.07%) Security Cleared
17 75 (8.95%) Shell Script
18 74 (8.83%) Problem Management
19 72 (8.59%) Front Office
20 66 (7.88%) IIS
21 65 (7.76%) C#
22 63 (7.52%) Investment Banking
23 59 (7.04%) JavaScript
24 58 (6.92%) Change Management
25 57 (6.80%) Incident Management
26 55 (6.56%) SharePoint
27 54 (6.44%) MS Office
28 53 (6.32%) Service Delivery
29 52 (6.21%) Service Management
30 51 (6.09%) Analytical Skills

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (7.88%) IIS
2 55 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 47 (5.61%) WebLogic
4 45 (5.37%) Tomcat
5 40 (4.77%) WebSphere
6 37 (4.42%) Apache
7 25 (2.98%) JBoss
8 18 (2.15%) Documentum
9 14 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.19%) CMS
11 8 (0.95%) nginx
12 7 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.84%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.60%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.48%) LiveLink
Applications
1 82 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.44%) MS Office
3 14 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 8 (0.95%) MS Project
7 2 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 23 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.60%) Academy Housing
7 5 (0.60%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 5 (0.60%) Salerio
8 4 (0.48%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.48%) Kondor
8 4 (0.48%) Maximo
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.36%) Misys Opics
9 3 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.36%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.36%) Tercero
9 3 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.48%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 37 (4.42%) DNS
3 21 (2.51%) LDAP
4 15 (1.79%) Internet
5 14 (1.67%) HTTP
6 13 (1.55%) Firewall
7 11 (1.31%) SSL
7 11 (1.31%) VPN
8 9 (1.07%) SSH
9 7 (0.84%) FTP
9 7 (0.84%) SMTP
10 6 (0.72%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.60%) DHCP
11 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.36%) Intranet
12 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.36%) SMS
12 3 (0.36%) Wireless
13 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 41 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
7 28 (3.34%) Relational Database
8 22 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.79%) DB2
12 15 (1.79%) MySQL
13 11 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.19%) MS Access
15 9 (1.07%) EDRMS
15 9 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.48%) Informix
Development Applications
1 26 (3.10%) JIRA
2 18 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.60%) Subversion
6 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.48%) MSI
6 4 (0.48%) WiX
7 3 (0.36%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.36%) Maven
7 3 (0.36%) Trac
7 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.24%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.24%) JUnit
8 2 (0.24%) VisualVM
9 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 228 (27.21%) Finance
2 129 (15.39%) Banking
3 72 (8.59%) Front Office
4 63 (7.52%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.58%) Back Office
6 21 (2.51%) Retail
7 15 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.07%) Legal
10 7 (0.84%) Advertising
10 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.72%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Automotive
12 4 (0.48%) Billing
12 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.36%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (14.44%) .NET
2 45 (5.37%) XML
3 42 (5.01%) Web Services
4 37 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 34 (4.06%) HTML
6 31 (3.70%) J2EE
7 26 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 22 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (2.27%) Middleware
10 15 (1.79%) CSS
10 15 (1.79%) EDI
11 12 (1.43%) IBM Integration Bus
12 11 (1.31%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.31%) Software Packaging
13 10 (1.19%) SAML
14 9 (1.07%) LAMP
15 7 (0.84%) Ajax
15 7 (0.84%) Classic ASP
15 7 (0.84%) LEMP Stack
15 7 (0.84%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 41 (4.89%) Equities
4 35 (4.18%) Fixed Income
5 29 (3.46%) Derivative
6 27 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.31%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.07%) Clustering
11 9 (1.07%) NHS
12 7 (0.84%) AS400
12 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.84%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.72%) iSeries
14 5 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.60%) Statistics
15 4 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 260 (31.03%) Windows
2 209 (24.94%) Linux
3 153 (18.26%) Unix
4 106 (12.65%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.10%) AIX
8 23 (2.74%) Solaris
9 22 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 19 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.19%) Android
13 5 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (0.36%) SUSE
15 2 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (22.32%) ITIL
2 74 (8.83%) Problem Management
3 58 (6.92%) Change Management
4 57 (6.80%) Incident Management
5 53 (6.32%) Service Delivery
6 52 (6.21%) Service Management
7 37 (4.42%) Release Management
8 32 (3.82%) ERP
9 31 (3.70%) Asset Management
9 31 (3.70%) E-Commerce
10 30 (3.58%) CRM
11 29 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (3.34%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (3.22%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (3.22%) Configuration Management
13 27 (3.22%) Investment Management
14 25 (2.98%) ITIL V3
14 25 (2.98%) Risk Management
15 24 (2.86%) Workflow
16 22 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 406 (48.45%) SQL
2 107 (12.77%) Java
3 77 (9.19%) Perl
4 75 (8.95%) Shell Script
5 65 (7.76%) C#
6 59 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 51 (6.09%) PowerShell
8 48 (5.73%) Python
9 44 (5.25%) VB
10 25 (2.98%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.98%) VBA
11 18 (2.15%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.03%) C++
13 16 (1.91%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.91%) C
13 16 (1.91%) PHP
14 15 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.55%) VBScript
16 11 (1.31%) VB6
17 7 (0.84%) AWK
Qualifications
1 76 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.49%) DV Cleared
3 34 (4.06%) Degree
4 23 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.67%) MCSE
7 12 (1.43%) MCSA
8 10 (1.19%) CCNA
8 10 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.84%) CISSP
10 6 (0.72%) MCP
11 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.24%) HNC
13 2 (0.24%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.42%) SLA
2 13 (1.55%) QA
3 8 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.84%) qmail
4 7 (0.84%) Squid
5 5 (0.60%) XenApp
5 5 (0.60%) XenServer
6 4 (0.48%) Samba
6 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.36%) NDS
7 3 (0.36%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
8 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.12%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) Snort
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (3.94%) Nagios
2 25 (2.98%) Puppet
3 17 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (1.43%) Cacti
4 12 (1.43%) logstash
5 11 (1.31%) WSUS
6 9 (1.07%) SCCM
6 9 (1.07%) SCSM
7 8 (0.95%) Control-M
7 8 (0.95%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.84%) collectd
8 7 (0.84%) Ganglia
8 7 (0.84%) Graphite
9 6 (0.72%) SCOM
9 6 (0.72%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 211 (25.18%) Oracle
2 146 (17.42%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.61%) IBM
4 44 (5.25%) Sybase
5 34 (4.06%) Remedy
6 28 (3.34%) VMware
7 20 (2.39%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.15%) Citrix
8 18 (2.15%) Fidessa
9 17 (2.03%) Bloomberg
9 17 (2.03%) Splunk
10 15 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.67%) Cisco
11 14 (1.67%) ION Trading
11 14 (1.67%) Murex
12 13 (1.55%) Sun
13 12 (1.43%) Baan
13 12 (1.43%) Hyperion
13 12 (1.43%) SAP
14 11 (1.31%) Charles River
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