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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 250 275 247
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 404 334 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 224 194
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £27.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 +58 277 £450 +12.50% 109
South East -50 36 £313 +4.16% 25
East of England +17 26 £250 -37.50% 18
Yorkshire -16 19 £225 -14.28% 10
North West -17 15 £195 -52.43% 9
South West +2 13 £325 +8.33% 12
West Midlands -1 12 £275 +7.84% 4
East Midlands -4 5 £281 +40.62% 4
North East - - - - 2
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 432 (54.96%) SQL
2 270 (34.35%) Windows
3 232 (29.52%) Oracle
4 223 (28.37%) UNIX
5 207 (26.34%) Finance
6 184 (23.41%) SQL Server
7 175 (22.26%) ITIL
8 156 (19.85%) Linux
9 145 (18.45%) Front Office
10 133 (16.92%) .NET
11 132 (16.79%) Microsoft
12 116 (14.76%) Banking
13 109 (13.87%) Java
14 108 (13.74%) C#
15 90 (11.45%) Fixed Income
16 89 (11.32%) MS Excel
17 82 (10.43%) Perl
18 76 (9.67%) Python
19 72 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
20 69 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
20 69 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
21 64 (8.14%) Investment Banking
22 63 (8.02%) IIS
23 59 (7.51%) PL/SQL
24 56 (7.12%) JavaScript
24 56 (7.12%) Security Cleared
25 55 (7.00%) Shell Script
26 54 (6.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 49 (6.23%) T-SQL
28 48 (6.11%) Web Services

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 63 (8.02%) IIS
2 42 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.71%) Apache
4 35 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.69%) WebSphere
6 25 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (2.67%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.53%) JBoss
10 9 (1.15%) Oracle BPEL
11 7 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.64%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.38%) Zope
14 3 (0.38%) Plone
14 3 (0.38%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.38%) Lync
14 3 (0.38%) Node.js
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 89 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (2.93%) Markit EDM
2 17 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.40%) ION MarketView
4 10 (1.27%) thinkFolio
4 10 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.02%) Agresso
5 8 (1.02%) Front Arena
5 8 (1.02%) RMDS
5 8 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
7 6 (0.76%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
10 3 (0.38%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (0.38%) Route 53
2 3 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.45%) Firewall
2 25 (3.18%) FTP
3 24 (3.05%) HTTP
4 21 (2.67%) DNS
5 19 (2.42%) Internet
6 16 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.27%) SSL
8 8 (1.02%) VPN
8 8 (1.02%) BIG-IP
9 7 (0.89%) DHCP
9 7 (0.89%) SSH
10 6 (0.76%) Intranet
10 6 (0.76%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.76%) LDAP
10 6 (0.76%) LAN
10 6 (0.76%) WAN
11 4 (0.51%) SAN
11 4 (0.51%) Extranet
11 4 (0.51%) Network Security
12 3 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (23.41%) SQL Server
2 72 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (5.85%) Oracle Database
4 37 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 36 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 29 (3.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (2.54%) MySQL
9 19 (2.42%) MS Access
10 16 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.76%) DB2
18 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (2.29%) JIRA
1 18 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.15%) Introscope
5 8 (1.02%) JMeter
5 8 (1.02%) Subversion
6 7 (0.89%) Toad
7 6 (0.76%) Ant
8 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.51%) Maven
9 4 (0.51%) MSI
10 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.25%) Hudson
11 1 (0.13%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 207 (26.34%) Finance
2 145 (18.45%) Front Office
3 116 (14.76%) Banking
4 64 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.98%) Back Office
6 21 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.78%) Billing
8 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.65%) Marketing
9 9 (1.15%) Advertising
10 8 (1.02%) Legal
10 8 (1.02%) Retail
11 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.76%) Local Government
12 5 (0.64%) German Language
12 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.64%) Law
12 5 (0.64%) Publishing
13 4 (0.51%) Electronics
13 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (16.92%) .NET
2 48 (6.11%) Web Services
3 41 (5.22%) HTML
4 40 (5.09%) XML
5 31 (3.94%) CSS
6 28 (3.56%) ASP.NET
7 25 (3.18%) Middleware
7 25 (3.18%) FIX Protocol
8 24 (3.05%) J2EE
9 21 (2.67%) Java EE
9 21 (2.67%) jQuery
10 17 (2.16%) WCF
11 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.27%) CGI
12 8 (1.02%) WPF
13 7 (0.89%) Rendezvous
13 7 (0.89%) Spring
13 7 (0.89%) XSLT
14 6 (0.76%) XHTML
15 5 (0.64%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.45%) Fixed Income
2 69 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (5.73%) Derivative
5 42 (5.34%) Equities
6 27 (3.44%) NHS
7 19 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.53%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.27%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.02%) IVR
13 8 (1.02%) Statistics
14 6 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.76%) iSeries
15 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
16 4 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 270 (34.35%) Windows
2 223 (28.37%) UNIX
3 156 (19.85%) Linux
4 69 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (3.56%) Windows XP
7 25 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 15 (1.91%) AIX
10 14 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.65%) Solaris
12 12 (1.53%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.64%) CentOS
14 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.51%) VMS
15 4 (0.51%) OpenVMS
15 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (22.26%) ITIL
2 47 (5.98%) Incident Management
3 39 (4.96%) CRM
4 38 (4.83%) Change Management
5 37 (4.71%) Problem Management
6 36 (4.58%) Service Management
7 35 (4.45%) Migration
8 31 (3.94%) Investment Management
9 29 (3.69%) Workflow
9 29 (3.69%) E-Commerce
10 28 (3.56%) Project Management
10 28 (3.56%) Service Delivery
10 28 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (3.56%) Asset Management
11 27 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (3.31%) Release Management
12 26 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (3.18%) Risk Management
14 22 (2.80%) Electronic Trading
14 22 (2.80%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 432 (54.96%) SQL
2 109 (13.87%) Java
3 108 (13.74%) C#
4 82 (10.43%) Perl
5 76 (9.67%) Python
6 59 (7.51%) PL/SQL
7 56 (7.12%) JavaScript
8 55 (7.00%) Shell Script
9 49 (6.23%) T-SQL
10 37 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.94%) Bash Shell
12 30 (3.82%) VB
13 29 (3.69%) Korn
14 27 (3.44%) VBA
15 23 (2.93%) C++
16 18 (2.29%) VB.NET
17 17 (2.16%) VB6
18 11 (1.40%) Ruby
18 11 (1.40%) VBScript
19 9 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.83%) Degree
3 33 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 25 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.64%) MCSE
9 4 (0.51%) MCP
10 3 (0.38%) MCSD
11 2 (0.25%) LPIC
11 2 (0.25%) MCSA
11 2 (0.25%) CCA
11 2 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.09%) SLA
2 27 (3.44%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 43 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.38%) Squid
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
4 3 (0.38%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) UAG
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.13%) Samba
6 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (3.44%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (2.80%) Control-M
3 5 (0.64%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.64%) SCCM
4 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.51%) Nagios
5 2 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.25%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
6 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 232 (29.52%) Oracle
2 132 (16.79%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.45%) Sybase
4 28 (3.56%) VMware
5 27 (3.44%) Bloomberg
6 21 (2.67%) Charles River
7 19 (2.42%) SAP
8 17 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.16%) TIBCO
8 17 (2.16%) ION Trading
9 16 (2.04%) Remedy
9 16 (2.04%) IBM
10 15 (1.91%) Reuters
11 14 (1.78%) Sun
11 14 (1.78%) Murex
12 13 (1.65%) HP
13 12 (1.53%) Business Objects
13 12 (1.53%) F5
14 11 (1.40%) Citrix
15 10 (1.27%) Cognos
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East Sussex
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London
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