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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 277 270 259
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 371 362 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.72% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.78% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 246 194
Average daily rate
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£360 £360 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £29.50 £19.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £26.00 £15.87
% change year-on-year
-24.03% +63.83%
Applications Support
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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 £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +17 246 £434 +8.43% 85
South East -30 33 £300 - 22
East of England +26 26 £250 -37.50% 10
Yorkshire -22 23 £225 -6.25% 14
West Midlands -4 12 £280 +14.87% 12
North West -21 12 £158 -61.58% 11
South West +12 11 £325 - 10
East Midlands +3 6 £250 +29.87% 9
North East -13 1 - - 3
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 423 (54.86%) SQL
2 258 (33.46%) Windows
3 212 (27.50%) Oracle
4 206 (26.72%) UNIX
5 204 (26.46%) Finance
6 186 (24.12%) SQL Server
7 170 (22.05%) ITIL
8 144 (18.68%) Linux
9 141 (18.29%) .NET
10 139 (18.03%) Front Office
11 122 (15.82%) Microsoft
12 120 (15.56%) Banking
13 112 (14.53%) Java
14 110 (14.27%) C#
15 86 (11.15%) Fixed Income
16 79 (10.25%) MS Excel
17 75 (9.73%) Perl
18 67 (8.69%) IIS
19 66 (8.56%) Python
19 66 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
20 65 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
21 63 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
22 62 (8.04%) Investment Banking
23 54 (7.00%) JavaScript
23 54 (7.00%) Security Cleared
24 50 (6.49%) T-SQL
24 50 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 49 (6.36%) Back Office
25 49 (6.36%) PL/SQL
26 48 (6.23%) XML

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (8.69%) IIS
2 42 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 36 (4.67%) Apache
5 31 (4.02%) WebSphere
6 26 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (2.98%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (1.56%) JBoss
10 7 (0.91%) Oracle BPEL
11 6 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.65%) Node.js
12 5 (0.65%) Zope
12 5 (0.65%) Plone
12 5 (0.65%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.52%) CMS
14 3 (0.39%) Lync
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 79 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.89%) MS Office
3 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.85%) Markit EDM
2 20 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.69%) thinkFolio
4 11 (1.43%) ION MarketView
5 10 (1.30%) Agresso
5 10 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (1.17%) Front Arena
7 8 (1.04%) RMDS
8 7 (0.91%) Aareon QL
9 6 (0.78%) ResourceLink
9 6 (0.78%) LatentZero
10 5 (0.65%) Cerner Millennium
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.52%) Academy Housing
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.52%) Summit
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.39%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.26%) Office 365
3 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.13%) Route 53
4 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.28%) Firewall
2 24 (3.11%) HTTP
3 23 (2.98%) FTP
4 22 (2.85%) Internet
5 20 (2.59%) DNS
6 13 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.04%) SSL
7 8 (1.04%) VPN
7 8 (1.04%) BIG-IP
8 7 (0.91%) DHCP
8 7 (0.91%) LDAP
9 6 (0.78%) LAN
9 6 (0.78%) WAN
9 6 (0.78%) Intranet
9 6 (0.78%) SSH
10 5 (0.65%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.52%) Extranet
11 4 (0.52%) SAN
12 3 (0.39%) Network Security
13 2 (0.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (24.12%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (5.84%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 32 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.33%) MS Access
10 17 (2.20%) MySQL
11 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 15 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 6 (0.78%) DB2
18 6 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.69%) Subversion
4 10 (1.30%) Introscope
5 8 (1.04%) JMeter
5 8 (1.04%) JIRA
6 7 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.78%) Ant
7 6 (0.78%) Toad
8 5 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.65%) MSI
9 4 (0.52%) Maven
10 3 (0.39%) PVCS
11 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.26%) Hudson
11 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 204 (26.46%) Finance
2 139 (18.03%) Front Office
3 120 (15.56%) Banking
4 62 (8.04%) Investment Banking
5 49 (6.36%) Back Office
6 21 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.82%) Billing
8 13 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.56%) Marketing
10 11 (1.43%) Legal
11 9 (1.17%) Retail
11 9 (1.17%) Advertising
12 8 (1.04%) German Language
13 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.65%) Local Government
14 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.52%) Electronics
15 4 (0.52%) Publishing
15 4 (0.52%) Law
16 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (18.29%) .NET
2 48 (6.23%) XML
3 46 (5.97%) Web Services
4 41 (5.32%) HTML
5 35 (4.54%) ASP.NET
6 26 (3.37%) J2EE
7 24 (3.11%) FIX Protocol
7 24 (3.11%) CSS
7 24 (3.11%) Middleware
8 19 (2.46%) WCF
9 18 (2.33%) Java EE
10 14 (1.82%) jQuery
11 11 (1.43%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.30%) CGI
13 8 (1.04%) WPF
14 7 (0.91%) Spring
14 7 (0.91%) XSLT
15 6 (0.78%) XHTML
15 6 (0.78%) Application Packaging
16 5 (0.65%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.15%) Fixed Income
2 65 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 47 (6.10%) Equities
5 41 (5.32%) Derivative
6 25 (3.24%) NHS
7 22 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.43%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.30%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.04%) IVR
14 7 (0.91%) Statistics
15 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
16 5 (0.65%) iSeries
16 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 4 (0.52%) DTV
17 4 (0.52%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 258 (33.46%) Windows
2 206 (26.72%) UNIX
3 144 (18.68%) Linux
4 63 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.24%) Windows XP
8 15 (1.95%) Windows Vista
9 14 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.56%) Solaris
12 11 (1.43%) AIX
13 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.65%) CentOS
14 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.65%) Debian
15 4 (0.52%) VMS
15 4 (0.52%) OpenVMS
16 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (22.05%) ITIL
2 44 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 43 (5.58%) CRM
4 40 (5.19%) Change Management
5 36 (4.67%) Problem Management
6 32 (4.15%) Service Management
6 32 (4.15%) Investment Management
7 30 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (3.89%) Asset Management
7 30 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (3.76%) Migration
8 29 (3.76%) Workflow
8 29 (3.76%) Project Management
9 28 (3.63%) Release Management
10 27 (3.50%) E-Commerce
11 24 (3.11%) Risk Management
12 23 (2.98%) Service Delivery
13 21 (2.72%) Electronic Trading
14 19 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 423 (54.86%) SQL
2 112 (14.53%) Java
3 110 (14.27%) C#
4 75 (9.73%) Perl
5 66 (8.56%) Python
6 54 (7.00%) JavaScript
7 50 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 49 (6.36%) PL/SQL
9 48 (6.23%) Shell Script
10 32 (4.15%) VB
10 32 (4.15%) PowerShell
11 28 (3.63%) VBA
12 23 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.72%) Korn
14 18 (2.33%) VB.NET
14 18 (2.33%) C++
15 15 (1.95%) VB6
15 15 (1.95%) VBScript
16 12 (1.56%) C
17 8 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.45%) Degree
3 32 (4.15%) DV Cleared
4 25 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.65%) MCSE
8 5 (0.65%) MCP
9 4 (0.52%) LPIC
10 3 (0.39%) MCSD
11 2 (0.26%) CCA
11 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.26%) MCSA
12 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.41%) SLA
2 25 (3.24%) QA
3 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.39%) Squid
5 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.26%) UAG
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Samba
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (2.85%) Control-M
2 21 (2.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.04%) SCCM
4 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.39%) OpenView
6 2 (0.26%) Nagios
6 2 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.26%) Puppet
7 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.13%) WMI
7 1 (0.13%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.13%) Netcool
7 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 212 (27.50%) Oracle
2 122 (15.82%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.02%) Sybase
4 29 (3.76%) VMware
5 21 (2.72%) Charles River
5 21 (2.72%) IBM
6 20 (2.59%) Bloomberg
7 19 (2.46%) SAP
8 18 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.08%) Remedy
9 16 (2.08%) ION Trading
10 15 (1.95%) TIBCO
10 15 (1.95%) Murex
11 13 (1.69%) Citrix
12 12 (1.56%) Cognos
12 12 (1.56%) HP
12 12 (1.56%) Sun
12 12 (1.56%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.56%) F5
13 10 (1.30%) Reuters
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