The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Manager
Rank 525 499 503
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 81 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 48
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Applications Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Manager within the UK.

Applications Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Applications Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Manager within the UK.

Applications Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
England -14 76 £400 -11.11% 27
London +11 28 £494 +6.75% 14
South East -18 18 £375 -16.66% 8
City of London +28 14 £410 -4.65% 5
North West -4 11 £384 -19.21%
Hampshire - 9 £375 - 3
Surrey -4 5 £438 -14.63% 4
West Midlands -11 5 - - 2
South West -32 5 £415 +6.07% 1
Southampton - 4 £375 -
Birmingham - 4 - - 2
East Midlands +1 3 £350 - 1
East Sussex -6 3 £425 -
Brighton -7 3 £425 -
Scotland -17 3 £435 -8.42%
Nottinghamshire +18 2 - -
Nottingham +16 2 - -
Cheshire -3 2 £378 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £435 -
East of England -25 2 - - 1
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire - 2 £650 -
Bristol -19 1 - -
North East -21 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £390 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 63 (33.51%) Finance
2 49 (26.06%) ITIL
3 38 (20.21%) Oracle
4 37 (19.68%) PRINCE2
5 35 (18.62%) Service Delivery
6 33 (17.55%) Project Management
7 27 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (13.30%) Migration
8 25 (13.30%) SLA
9 23 (12.23%) Microsoft
9 23 (12.23%) Change Management
10 22 (11.70%) Security Cleared
11 20 (10.64%) Service Management
12 18 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (9.04%) Banking
14 16 (8.51%) Programme Management
14 16 (8.51%) SC Cleared
14 16 (8.51%) Windows
14 16 (8.51%) Oracle Database
15 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
15 15 (7.98%) CRM
16 14 (7.45%) SQL
16 14 (7.45%) Risk Management
17 12 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (6.38%) QA
17 12 (6.38%) SAP
17 12 (6.38%) SaaS
18 11 (5.85%) ERP
18 11 (5.85%) Supplier Management
19 10 (5.32%) Retail

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
3 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) TWiki
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.53%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.38%) SaaS
2 8 (4.26%) PaaS
2 8 (4.26%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Firewall
2 2 (1.06%) Network Security
2 2 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) Extranet
3 1 (0.53%) AMQP
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) VPN
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (3.72%) DataStage
3 7 (3.72%) Spotfire
3 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.60%) MSI
1 3 (1.60%) Maven
2 2 (1.06%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Ant
2 2 (1.06%) JUnit
2 2 (1.06%) TestComplete
2 2 (1.06%) Build Forge
2 2 (1.06%) FlexUnit
2 2 (1.06%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.53%) dotCover
3 1 (0.53%) FindBugs
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.53%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.53%) QADirector
General
1 63 (33.51%) Finance
2 17 (9.04%) Banking
3 10 (5.32%) Retail
3 10 (5.32%) Back Office
4 7 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.13%) Billing
5 4 (2.13%) Japanese Language
5 4 (2.13%) Publishing
6 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.06%) Front Office
7 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.79%) .NET
2 6 (3.19%) COM
3 5 (2.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (2.13%) J2EE
5 2 (1.06%) Web Services
5 2 (1.06%) Middleware
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.53%) WCF
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) HTML5
6 1 (0.53%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.53%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.53%) Spring
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.53%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.53%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.72%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) NHS
5 3 (1.60%) Social Media
6 2 (1.06%) Derivative
6 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.53%) Economics
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
7 1 (0.53%) PDA
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.51%) Windows
2 9 (4.79%) Solaris
2 9 (4.79%) UNIX
3 5 (2.66%) Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) zOS
5 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.06%) ITIL
2 37 (19.68%) PRINCE2
3 35 (18.62%) Service Delivery
4 33 (17.55%) Project Management
5 27 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (13.30%) Migration
7 23 (12.23%) Change Management
8 20 (10.64%) Service Management
9 16 (8.51%) Programme Management
10 15 (7.98%) CRM
11 14 (7.45%) Risk Management
12 12 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.85%) ERP
13 11 (5.85%) Supplier Management
14 9 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (3.72%) DevOps
15 7 (3.72%) Performance Management
15 7 (3.72%) Data Migration
15 7 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (3.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.45%) SQL
2 8 (4.26%) Java
3 4 (2.13%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.06%) VB
5 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.32%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.19%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.66%) PMP
6 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.60%) Degree
6 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) CISM
8 1 (0.53%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.30%) SLA
2 12 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (20.21%) Oracle
2 23 (12.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.38%) SAP
4 8 (4.26%) IBM
5 7 (3.72%) Axway
5 7 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.19%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.66%) Pegasus
8 4 (2.13%) Adobe
9 2 (1.06%) Sybase
9 2 (1.06%) Charles River
9 2 (1.06%) HP
9 2 (1.06%) VMware
9 2 (1.06%) Capita
10 1 (0.53%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.53%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.53%) Northgate
10 1 (0.53%) Apple
10 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.53%) Citrix
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