The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 326 241 249
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 326 535 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 1.01% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.07% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 356 264
Median daily rate £348 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £353 £265
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +33.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.39 £35.00 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +38.15%
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -98 139 £390 - 59
South East +39 73 £300 -14.89% 27
East of England -10 34 £265 -24.21% 13
South West -1 20 £375 +4.89% 12
North West -23 19 £355 -11.25% 17
Yorkshire -18 14 £231 -38.33% 6
West Midlands -34 12 £325 -8.25% 11
North East -12 9 £230 +4.54% 5
East Midlands -17 6 £200 -33.33% 5
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 318 (48.04%) SQL
2 201 (30.36%) Oracle
3 167 (25.23%) ITIL
4 163 (24.62%) Finance
5 160 (24.17%) Windows
6 133 (20.09%) Linux
6 133 (20.09%) SQL Server
7 121 (18.28%) Unix
8 119 (17.98%) Java
9 91 (13.75%) Microsoft
10 88 (13.29%) .NET
11 74 (11.18%) Banking
12 73 (11.03%) MS Excel
13 65 (9.82%) Perl
13 65 (9.82%) XML
14 64 (9.67%) Windows Server
15 61 (9.21%) Oracle Database
16 60 (9.06%) IIS
17 59 (8.91%) MS Office
18 58 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
19 57 (8.61%) Tomcat
20 55 (8.31%) PL/SQL
21 48 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 47 (7.10%) Citrix
23 46 (6.95%) Security Cleared
24 45 (6.80%) CRM
25 44 (6.65%) Python
25 44 (6.65%) T-SQL
25 44 (6.65%) C#
25 44 (6.65%) Firewall

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 60 (9.06%) IIS
2 57 (8.61%) Tomcat
3 41 (6.19%) Apache
3 41 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 34 (5.14%) WebLogic
5 21 (3.17%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.51%) CMS
8 9 (1.36%) JBoss
8 9 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
9 8 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.91%) Drupal
10 6 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.76%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.60%) Mule
12 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 59 (8.91%) MS Office
3 13 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.60%) SPSS
6 3 (0.45%) CATIA
7 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 14 (2.11%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.66%) ION MarketView
3 9 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.21%) Orchard Housing
5 7 (1.06%) Academy Housing
5 7 (1.06%) Northgate Housing
5 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.91%) CSG Singleview
6 6 (0.91%) HFM
6 6 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.76%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 5 (0.76%) assyst
8 4 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.45%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.06%) Office 365
2 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.45%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Google Play
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.65%) Firewall
2 32 (4.83%) Internet
3 21 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.42%) LDAP
5 14 (2.11%) DNS
6 12 (1.81%) HTTP
7 10 (1.51%) SSL
8 8 (1.21%) DHCP
8 8 (1.21%) FTP
8 8 (1.21%) Intranet
9 7 (1.06%) IPv6
9 7 (1.06%) Multicast
9 7 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (1.06%) SSH
10 4 (0.60%) Network Security
10 4 (0.60%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.45%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.45%) SNMP
12 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (20.09%) SQL Server
2 61 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (1.81%) MySQL
9 12 (1.81%) SQLPlus
10 11 (1.66%) MS Access
11 10 (1.51%) QlikView
11 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (1.21%) DB2
12 8 (1.21%) SAP BI
12 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (2.11%) JIRA
2 11 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.36%) Log4j
4 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.76%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.76%) ClearQuest
5 5 (0.76%) JUnit
6 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.60%) MSI
6 4 (0.60%) Subversion
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.45%) Toad
8 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.30%) JBuilder
8 2 (0.30%) Maven
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 163 (24.62%) Finance
2 74 (11.18%) Banking
3 33 (4.98%) Front Office
4 24 (3.63%) Back Office
4 24 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.17%) Retail
6 14 (2.11%) Law
7 13 (1.96%) Billing
7 13 (1.96%) Legal
8 9 (1.36%) Marketing
9 8 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.91%) Advertising
11 5 (0.76%) French Language
11 5 (0.76%) German Language
11 5 (0.76%) Local Government
11 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
12 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (13.29%) .NET
2 65 (9.82%) XML
3 43 (6.50%) HTML
4 41 (6.19%) CSS
5 28 (4.23%) Web Services
6 26 (3.93%) J2EE
7 23 (3.47%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.02%) XSLT
9 18 (2.72%) Middleware
10 17 (2.57%) FIX Protocol
10 17 (2.57%) Spring
11 15 (2.27%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.11%) J2SE
12 14 (2.11%) JSP
13 11 (1.66%) WebCenter
14 10 (1.51%) SOAP
15 9 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (1.36%) XML Schema
16 8 (1.21%) Rendezvous
17 7 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.32%) Derivative
5 21 (3.17%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.57%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.66%) Equities
8 11 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.36%) iPad
10 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.06%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.06%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.91%) Clustering
12 6 (0.91%) EPoS
12 6 (0.91%) Fintech
13 5 (0.76%) NHS
14 4 (0.60%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (24.17%) Windows
2 133 (20.09%) Linux
3 121 (18.28%) Unix
4 64 (9.67%) Windows Server
5 48 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.42%) Solaris
10 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.60%) VMS
13 3 (0.45%) AIX
14 2 (0.30%) Android
14 2 (0.30%) CentOS
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (25.23%) ITIL
2 45 (6.80%) CRM
3 40 (6.04%) Problem Management
4 35 (5.29%) Service Management
5 34 (5.14%) Change Management
6 33 (4.98%) Incident Management
7 32 (4.83%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.68%) Release Management
9 29 (4.38%) ITIL V3
10 27 (4.08%) Migration
11 25 (3.78%) Workflow
12 22 (3.32%) E-Commerce
12 22 (3.32%) Electronic Trading
13 21 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (2.87%) ERP
14 19 (2.87%) High Availability
14 19 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (2.72%) Document Management
15 18 (2.72%) ITSM
15 18 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 318 (48.04%) SQL
2 119 (17.98%) Java
3 65 (9.82%) Perl
4 55 (8.31%) PL/SQL
5 44 (6.65%) C#
5 44 (6.65%) Python
5 44 (6.65%) T-SQL
6 43 (6.50%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.14%) Shell Script
8 31 (4.68%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.68%) VB
9 30 (4.53%) PHP
10 29 (4.38%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.63%) VBA
12 19 (2.87%) C++
13 18 (2.72%) VB.NET
14 16 (2.42%) C
15 13 (1.96%) VB6
16 5 (0.76%) COBOL
17 3 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.38%) Degree
3 26 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.21%) MCP
7 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.06%) MOS
8 5 (0.76%) MCSA
8 5 (0.76%) MCSE
9 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.15%) HNC
11 1 (0.15%) MCAD
11 1 (0.15%) MCSD
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.59%) SLA
2 16 (2.42%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.60%) HL7
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.45%) SEPA
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (1.96%) XenApp
3 10 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.06%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.45%) Varnish
8 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.30%) Docker
8 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (3.47%) Control-M
2 14 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (1.96%) Puppet
4 8 (1.21%) SCCM
5 6 (0.91%) WMI
6 5 (0.76%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.76%) SCOM
7 4 (0.60%) Kibana
7 4 (0.60%) logstash
7 4 (0.60%) Opsview
8 3 (0.45%) Nagios
8 3 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.30%) Ansible
9 2 (0.30%) Cacti
9 2 (0.30%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.30%) yum
10 1 (0.15%) Graphite
10 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 201 (30.36%) Oracle
2 91 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.10%) Citrix
4 34 (5.14%) Red Hat
5 27 (4.08%) IBM
6 26 (3.93%) VMware
7 22 (3.32%) SAP
8 18 (2.72%) Cognos
9 16 (2.42%) Northgate
9 16 (2.42%) Remedy
9 16 (2.42%) Sybase
10 12 (1.81%) Hyperion
10 12 (1.81%) Sun
10 12 (1.81%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.66%) Capita
11 11 (1.66%) Civica
11 11 (1.66%) ION Trading
12 7 (1.06%) F5
12 7 (1.06%) Google
12 7 (1.06%) Orchard
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Volt
Rate: £140 - £150 per day + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Shift Allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Romford, Essex
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Cranbrook, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £1 - £999999 per day + Good Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £27000 per annum
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West Sussex
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North West
LA International
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City, London
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