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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 254 246 225
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 422 390 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.88% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 247 238
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.10 £17.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.04%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +30 267 £425 +6.25% 97
South East -34 58 £300 -29.41% 35
West Midlands -20 19 £250 -16.66% 12
North West -7 18 £325 +1.56% 12
North East -22 17 £280 - 3
Yorkshire -5 14 £213 +18.05% 16
East of England -16 14 £250 -16.66% 11
South West -27 13 £315 - 11
East Midlands -9 4 - - 5
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 418 (50.42%) SQL
2 296 (35.71%) Windows
3 248 (29.92%) UNIX
4 214 (25.81%) Finance
5 194 (23.40%) SQL Server
6 186 (22.44%) Oracle
7 173 (20.87%) ITIL
8 142 (17.13%) Linux
9 118 (14.23%) Banking
10 104 (12.55%) Java
11 102 (12.30%) Front Office
12 96 (11.58%) Microsoft
13 87 (10.49%) Perl
14 82 (9.89%) .NET
15 71 (8.56%) C#
16 68 (8.20%) Python
17 64 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (7.48%) Change Management
19 61 (7.36%) SLA
20 59 (7.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 58 (7.00%) MS Excel
22 57 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
23 54 (6.51%) Incident Management
24 53 (6.39%) Oracle Database
25 52 (6.27%) Problem Management
25 52 (6.27%) Active Directory
26 51 (6.15%) Back Office
27 50 (6.03%) PL/SQL
27 50 (6.03%) Investment Banking
28 49 (5.91%) Security Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 40 (4.83%) IIS
2 33 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.29%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.29%) Apache
4 19 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
7 8 (0.97%) Documentum
8 7 (0.84%) SAS
8 7 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.48%) CMS
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPEL
11 3 (0.36%) JBoss
11 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 58 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.46%) MS Office
3 8 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.36%) SPSS
6 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 18 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.72%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.72%) BPCS
5 6 (0.72%) CODA-Financials
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.48%) RMDS
6 4 (0.48%) Academy Housing
6 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.48%) ReMetrica
6 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.84%) PaaS
1 7 (0.84%) IaaS
2 6 (0.72%) SaaS
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.36%) Route 53
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.10%) Firewall
2 22 (2.65%) FTP
2 22 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.05%) Multicast
4 13 (1.57%) SSL
5 12 (1.45%) Internet
6 11 (1.33%) HTTP
7 10 (1.21%) HTTPS
8 9 (1.09%) DNS
9 5 (0.60%) SSH
10 3 (0.36%) Network Security
10 3 (0.36%) NAS
10 3 (0.36%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.36%) VPN
11 2 (0.24%) LDAP
12 1 (0.12%) ATM
12 1 (0.12%) Broadband
12 1 (0.12%) LAN
12 1 (0.12%) SMS
12 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.39%) Oracle Database
3 45 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (1.57%) MySQL
9 13 (1.57%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.72%) QlikView
13 6 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.48%) MS Access
15 4 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.69%) JIRA
3 12 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.84%) PVCS
5 7 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.72%) JUnit
6 6 (0.72%) Subversion
7 5 (0.60%) Serena SBM
8 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.24%) Toad
10 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.12%) HtmlUnit
11 1 (0.12%) Maven
11 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 214 (25.81%) Finance
2 118 (14.23%) Banking
3 102 (12.30%) Front Office
4 51 (6.15%) Back Office
5 50 (6.03%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.02%) Retail
7 18 (2.17%) Legal
8 17 (2.05%) French Language
9 16 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.81%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.09%) Law
13 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.84%) Advertising
15 6 (0.72%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.72%) Marketing
16 4 (0.48%) German Language
16 4 (0.48%) Local Government
16 4 (0.48%) Publishing
17 3 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.89%) .NET
2 42 (5.07%) Web Services
3 30 (3.62%) HTML
4 28 (3.38%) XML
4 28 (3.38%) Middleware
5 21 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
7 17 (2.05%) Spring
8 16 (1.93%) Rendezvous
9 15 (1.81%) CSS
10 14 (1.69%) J2EE
10 14 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (1.33%) WCF
12 10 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.21%) SOAP
13 9 (1.09%) jQuery
14 8 (0.97%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.84%) CGI
16 6 (0.72%) Classic ASP
16 6 (0.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 57 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.31%) Fixed Income
4 36 (4.34%) Derivative
5 35 (4.22%) NHS
6 28 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.02%) Equities
8 21 (2.53%) SWIFT
9 13 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.45%) AS400
11 11 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.33%) iSeries
12 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.21%) Statistics
13 8 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
13 8 (0.97%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.84%) E-Learning
14 7 (0.84%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 296 (35.71%) Windows
2 248 (29.92%) UNIX
3 142 (17.13%) Linux
4 64 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (4.46%) Windows 7
7 36 (4.34%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (2.65%) Solaris
10 12 (1.45%) AIX
10 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.09%) HPUX
12 8 (0.97%) CentOS
13 7 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.48%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.36%) MVS
16 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (20.87%) ITIL
2 62 (7.48%) Change Management
3 54 (6.51%) Incident Management
4 52 (6.27%) Problem Management
5 48 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 40 (4.83%) Service Management
6 40 (4.83%) Asset Management
7 37 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
8 36 (4.34%) Low Latency
9 32 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (3.74%) Migration
11 30 (3.62%) Change Control
12 29 (3.50%) CRM
13 28 (3.38%) Workflow
14 27 (3.26%) Electronic Trading
14 27 (3.26%) Investment Management
14 27 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (2.90%) Release Management
15 24 (2.90%) Project Management
15 24 (2.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 418 (50.42%) SQL
2 104 (12.55%) Java
3 87 (10.49%) Perl
4 71 (8.56%) C#
5 68 (8.20%) Python
6 50 (6.03%) PL/SQL
7 41 (4.95%) Shell Script
8 34 (4.10%) VB
9 33 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 29 (3.50%) Korn
10 29 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 29 (3.50%) C++
11 25 (3.02%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.77%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.69%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.57%) VBA
15 12 (1.45%) VBScript
16 9 (1.09%) VB6
16 9 (1.09%) Ruby
17 8 (0.97%) RPG
Qualifications
1 49 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.10%) Degree
3 31 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) MCITP
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.36%) SLA
2 14 (1.69%) QA
3 6 (0.72%) COBIT
4 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 52 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.60%) vSphere
4 4 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.36%) XenApp
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.53%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (1.57%) Control-M
4 12 (1.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 12 (1.45%) SCCM
5 7 (0.84%) Nagios
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.36%) SCOM
7 3 (0.36%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.24%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) Foglight
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) Opsview
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 186 (22.44%) Oracle
2 96 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.46%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.22%) Reuters
5 29 (3.50%) Sybase
6 25 (3.02%) HP
7 24 (2.90%) Citrix
7 24 (2.90%) Bloomberg
8 23 (2.77%) TIBCO
9 22 (2.65%) Charles River
10 21 (2.53%) Sun
11 20 (2.41%) VMware
11 20 (2.41%) MarketAxess
12 18 (2.17%) thinkFolio
13 17 (2.05%) Business Objects
14 13 (1.57%) Tradeweb
14 13 (1.57%) eSpeed
15 12 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.45%) ION Trading
16 11 (1.33%) Cognos
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Negotiable Salary
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £36 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £410.00 - £511.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leek, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
VIRTUATel Ltd
Rate: Rate negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago