The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 272 237 231
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 369 316 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.79% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 193 275
Average daily rate £350 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 26
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.77 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.83% -13.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £19.38 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +16 217 £400 +6.66% 95
South East -30 58 £300 -14.28% 24
Yorkshire -20 28 £225 +28.57% 10
East of England -27 21 £400 +73.91% 14
North West -10 14 £410 +31.20% 15
North East - 10 £219 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £193 - 10
West Midlands -15 7 £255 +22.89% 7
South West -27 5 - - 14
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 364 (52.22%) SQL
2 232 (33.29%) Windows
3 183 (26.26%) Finance
4 177 (25.39%) UNIX
5 174 (24.96%) ITIL
6 166 (23.82%) SQL Server
7 159 (22.81%) Oracle
8 123 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 106 (15.21%) Linux
9 106 (15.21%) Banking
10 99 (14.20%) .NET
11 88 (12.63%) Java
12 78 (11.19%) C#
13 69 (9.90%) MS Excel
14 64 (9.18%) T-SQL
15 59 (8.46%) SharePoint
16 58 (8.32%) Perl
17 57 (8.18%) Front Office
18 52 (7.46%) Fixed Income
19 50 (7.17%) CRM
20 49 (7.03%) MS Office
20 49 (7.03%) XML
21 48 (6.89%) Investment Banking
22 46 (6.60%) Change Management
23 43 (6.17%) HTML
23 43 (6.17%) Problem Management
23 43 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 42 (6.03%) SLA
25 41 (5.88%) Python
25 41 (5.88%) Active Directory

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 59 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 38 (5.45%) IIS
3 25 (3.59%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.15%) Apache
5 14 (2.01%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.01%) CMS
6 13 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.00%) Drupal
9 7 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (1.00%) Liferay
10 6 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.86%) SAS
11 5 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.57%) Captiva
12 4 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 69 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.03%) MS Office
3 11 (1.58%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.00%) MS Project
5 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (2.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.87%) Endur
5 12 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (1.72%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 11 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.00%) ZaiNet
7 7 (1.00%) Minerva
7 7 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.86%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.86%) Academy Housing
9 5 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.57%) ReMetrica
10 4 (0.57%) Aligne
10 4 (0.57%) Agresso
10 4 (0.57%) Capstone
10 4 (0.57%) Tesseract
10 4 (0.57%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) Office 365
1 2 (0.29%) SaaS
1 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.16%) Internet
2 28 (4.02%) Firewall
3 20 (2.87%) Multicast
4 13 (1.87%) DNS
5 11 (1.58%) SSL
6 10 (1.43%) LAN
7 9 (1.29%) FTP
8 8 (1.15%) WAN
9 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.00%) LDAP
10 6 (0.86%) Network Security
10 6 (0.86%) Intranet
11 5 (0.72%) VPN
12 4 (0.57%) SAN
12 4 (0.57%) Wireless
12 4 (0.57%) PBX
12 4 (0.57%) Broadband
12 4 (0.57%) VLAN
13 3 (0.43%) DHCP
13 3 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 33 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (4.02%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (2.44%) MS Access
13 14 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (1.15%) DTS
16 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.86%) MySQL
18 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.30%) Subversion
2 13 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.58%) JIRA
4 9 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.57%) Ant
6 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.57%) Toad
7 3 (0.43%) Maven
7 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.43%) Hudson
7 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.29%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.14%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.14%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
9 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 183 (26.26%) Finance
2 106 (15.21%) Banking
3 57 (8.18%) Front Office
4 48 (6.89%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.59%) Back Office
6 16 (2.30%) Retail
7 11 (1.58%) Law
8 10 (1.43%) German Language
9 9 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.86%) Local Government
12 5 (0.72%) Marketing
12 5 (0.72%) Advertising
13 4 (0.57%) Legal
14 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.43%) Publishing
15 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.20%) .NET
2 49 (7.03%) XML
3 43 (6.17%) HTML
4 35 (5.02%) ASP.NET
5 30 (4.30%) Web Services
6 21 (3.01%) J2EE
7 18 (2.58%) Rendezvous
7 18 (2.58%) CSS
8 13 (1.87%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.72%) Middleware
9 12 (1.72%) Spring
10 7 (1.00%) jQuery
10 7 (1.00%) WCF
10 7 (1.00%) Application Packaging
10 7 (1.00%) WSDL
11 6 (0.86%) WinForms
12 5 (0.72%) Ajax
12 5 (0.72%) JSON
12 5 (0.72%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.72%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.46%) Fixed Income
2 38 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (4.45%) Derivative
4 22 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.44%) NHS
7 13 (1.87%) Statistics
8 12 (1.72%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.58%) Replication
9 11 (1.58%) Equities
10 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.00%) Clustering
12 6 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (0.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 5 (0.72%) Wiki
13 5 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.72%) Grid Computing
13 5 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 232 (33.29%) Windows
2 177 (25.39%) UNIX
3 106 (15.21%) Linux
4 29 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 16 (2.30%) Solaris
9 15 (2.15%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.72%) AIX
12 3 (0.43%) HPUX
12 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.43%) VME
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.14%) OS/400
13 1 (0.14%) Android
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (24.96%) ITIL
2 50 (7.17%) CRM
3 46 (6.60%) Change Management
4 43 (6.17%) Problem Management
5 39 (5.60%) Project Management
6 34 (4.88%) Service Management
6 34 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 33 (4.73%) Change Control
7 33 (4.73%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.45%) Workflow
8 31 (4.45%) Electronic Trading
9 30 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (3.73%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (3.44%) Release Management
11 24 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (3.44%) Capacity Management
12 21 (3.01%) Low Latency
13 19 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (2.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 364 (52.22%) SQL
2 88 (12.63%) Java
3 78 (11.19%) C#
4 64 (9.18%) T-SQL
5 58 (8.32%) Perl
6 41 (5.88%) Python
7 40 (5.74%) VB
8 36 (5.16%) JavaScript
9 31 (4.45%) PL/SQL
10 20 (2.87%) VBA
11 17 (2.44%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.87%) PHP
12 13 (1.87%) C++
12 13 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.43%) VBScript
14 10 (1.43%) VB6
15 7 (1.00%) COBOL
16 5 (0.72%) Korn
16 5 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.30%) Degree
3 29 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.00%) MCDST
7 3 (0.43%) MCSE
8 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) MCSD
9 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.03%) SLA
2 33 (4.73%) QA
3 9 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.57%) GxP
5 3 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.57%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.43%) XenApp
4 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.29%) vSphere
4 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) NDS
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.14%) XenServer
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.15%) SCCM
2 13 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.86%) Control-M
6 4 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.14%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 159 (22.81%) Oracle
2 123 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.16%) Red Hat
4 26 (3.73%) Sybase
5 24 (3.44%) Reuters
6 23 (3.30%) TIBCO
7 17 (2.44%) MarketAxess
7 17 (2.44%) Citrix
7 17 (2.44%) eSpeed
8 14 (2.01%) HP
8 14 (2.01%) SAP
9 13 (1.87%) Sun
9 13 (1.87%) Charles River
10 12 (1.72%) Remedy
10 12 (1.72%) Bloomberg
10 12 (1.72%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.72%) Civica
11 10 (1.43%) Cognos
12 9 (1.29%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.15%) Capita
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £340.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £28 - £40 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Applitracker
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
Worthing
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Posted: 25 days ago
Worthing
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago