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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Manager
Rank 526 529 509
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 107 81 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 42 38
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £367 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £645 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £389 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.29% -13.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.56

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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 +19 99 £456 +14.00% 28
London +26 45 £450 -7.69% 11
North West -27 18 £500 +30.29% 3
South East -29 13 £383 -1.29% 6
Manchester - 11 £475 - 1
East of England +10 6 £550 - 4
City of London +1 6 £538 +31.09%
South West -6 6 £406 -2.10% 3
Cheshire -10 6 £550 +45.69%
Warrington -13 5 £550 +41.02%
West Midlands +10 4 £463 -
East Midlands -8 4 £378 +7.85%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £550 - 2
Surrey -3 3 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -9 3 £378 -
Scotland -11 3 £375 -13.79%
Edinburgh -13 3 £375 -13.79%
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
Middlesex - 3 £390 -
Swindon - 3 £370 - 1
Feltham - 3 £445 -
Wiltshire - 3 £370 - 1
Nottingham -7 2 £378 -
Solihull - 2 £463 -
Essex - 2 £450 - 1
Somerset +6 1 - -
Birmingham +3 1 - -
Bristol -5 1 £575 - 2

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (30.14%) Project Management
2 57 (27.27%) Finance
3 45 (21.53%) ITIL
4 43 (20.57%) Service Delivery
5 42 (20.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (18.18%) Service Management
7 36 (17.22%) PRINCE2
8 31 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (13.88%) Security Cleared
10 25 (11.96%) Supplier Management
11 23 (11.00%) SLA
12 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
13 20 (9.57%) Windows
14 19 (9.09%) Banking
14 19 (9.09%) .NET
14 19 (9.09%) Oracle
15 18 (8.61%) SQL
15 18 (8.61%) Change Management
15 18 (8.61%) DV Cleared
16 17 (8.13%) Migration
16 17 (8.13%) Problem Management
17 16 (7.66%) Java
17 16 (7.66%) SQL Server
17 16 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (7.66%) ITIL V3
18 15 (7.18%) UNIX
19 14 (6.70%) MS Excel
19 14 (6.70%) CRM
20 13 (6.22%) Business Intelligence

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 12 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.78%) Apache
3 7 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.39%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.96%) CMS
6 2 (0.96%) IIS
6 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.78%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.91%) MS Project
4 4 (1.91%) MS Office
5 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.91%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.96%) Maximo
4 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.48%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.48%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.48%) Summit
5 1 (0.48%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.48%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.48%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Veeva
2 2 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
3 1 (0.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.48%) Network Security
3 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.66%) SQL Server
1 16 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.96%) DB2
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.96%) Big Data
6 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.48%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.48%) DTS
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.96%) JIRA
2 2 (0.96%) AccuRev
2 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (27.27%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Banking
3 8 (3.83%) Retail
3 8 (3.83%) Legal
4 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.09%) .NET
2 9 (4.31%) J2EE
3 4 (1.91%) WCF
3 4 (1.91%) Web Services
4 3 (1.44%) XML
4 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (1.44%) HTML
5 2 (0.96%) AppFabric
5 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.48%) WAP
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.48%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.48%) Middleware
6 1 (0.48%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.48%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.35%) BYOD
3 7 (3.35%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.35%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.35%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) CMDB
7 2 (0.96%) Economics
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.96%) PMI
7 2 (0.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) EPoS
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Equities
8 1 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.57%) Windows
2 15 (7.18%) UNIX
3 8 (3.83%) Linux
4 3 (1.44%) Solaris
5 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.14%) Project Management
2 45 (21.53%) ITIL
3 43 (20.57%) Service Delivery
4 42 (20.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (18.18%) Service Management
6 36 (17.22%) PRINCE2
7 31 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (11.96%) Supplier Management
9 18 (8.61%) Change Management
10 17 (8.13%) Migration
10 17 (8.13%) Problem Management
11 16 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (7.66%) ITIL V3
12 14 (6.70%) CRM
13 13 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (6.22%) Performance Management
14 11 (5.26%) ETL
14 11 (5.26%) SDLC
15 10 (4.78%) E-Commerce
16 9 (4.31%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.61%) SQL
2 16 (7.66%) Java
3 12 (5.74%) C
4 9 (4.31%) C#
5 7 (3.35%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.39%) C++
6 5 (2.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.39%) Python
7 3 (1.44%) VB
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.61%) DV Cleared
3 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.35%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.39%) PMP
7 5 (2.39%) HNC
7 5 (2.39%) HND
8 3 (1.44%) ISEB
8 3 (1.44%) Degree
9 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.96%) CISM
10 1 (0.48%) CIMA
10 1 (0.48%) ACCA
10 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.00%) SLA
2 11 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) GAMP
4 1 (0.48%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.96%) Snort
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.96%) SCCM
2 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (2.87%) SAP
4 5 (2.39%) IBM
4 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.91%) HP
6 3 (1.44%) Siebel
6 3 (1.44%) Symantec
7 2 (0.96%) Informatica
7 2 (0.96%) Teradata
7 2 (0.96%) Sourcefire
7 2 (0.96%) Tableau
8 1 (0.48%) BI-SAM
8 1 (0.48%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.48%) Solace
8 1 (0.48%) Capita
8 1 (0.48%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.48%) hybris
8 1 (0.48%) JDA