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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Manager
Rank 517 525 510
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 103 86 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 31
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£450 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £50.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -15 92 £450 +7.78% 32
London +6 37 £475 -5.00% 11
South East -14 19 £383 +2.00% 8
Manchester +1 10 £469 -
North West -26 10 £469 +22.14% 1
South West -5 9 £414 -2.64% 1
West Midlands +5 7 £450 +157.14% 2
City of London -17 7 £525 +12.00% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £378 -24.50% 3
East of England +1 4 £451 +50.41% 6
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - - 1
Surrey -3 3 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -6 3 £378 -
Hampshire -17 3 £413 +10.00%
Middlesex - 3 £390 -
Wiltshire - 3 £383 -
Berkshire - 3 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £375 - 1
Feltham - 3 £445 -
Swindon - 3 £383 -
Wales - 3 £550 -
West Wales - 3 £550 -
Swansea - 3 £550 -
Telford -1 2 £365 -
Shropshire -4 2 £365 -
Essex -5 2 - -
Derbyshire -5 2 - -
East Sussex -7 2 £375 -11.76%

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 62 (28.05%) Project Management
2 60 (27.15%) Finance
3 49 (22.17%) ITIL
4 46 (20.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 38 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 31 (14.03%) Service Management
9 27 (12.22%) Change Management
10 25 (11.31%) CRM
11 23 (10.41%) Oracle
11 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
12 22 (9.95%) Banking
13 21 (9.50%) Supplier Management
13 21 (9.50%) SQL
13 21 (9.50%) Microsoft
14 20 (9.05%) SLA
15 19 (8.60%) SharePoint
15 19 (8.60%) Java
15 19 (8.60%) .NET
16 17 (7.69%) Windows
17 16 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 15 (6.79%) Migration
18 15 (6.79%) SC Cleared
18 15 (6.79%) SDLC
19 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
20 13 (5.88%) Problem Management
20 13 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
21 12 (5.43%) QA

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.71%) JBoss
3 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.90%) CMS
6 2 (0.90%) IIS
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.71%) MS Project
3 4 (1.81%) MS Office
3 4 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.81%) Aareon QL
3 4 (1.81%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Summit
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.45%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) Veeva
3 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.45%) Network Security
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.07%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.90%) DB2
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) DTS
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.90%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) AccuRev
2 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (27.15%) Finance
2 22 (9.95%) Banking
3 11 (4.98%) Legal
4 7 (3.17%) Retail
5 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.26%) Front Office
7 4 (1.81%) Marketing
8 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Local Government
9 2 (0.90%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.60%) .NET
2 7 (3.17%) J2EE
2 7 (3.17%) Web Services
3 4 (1.81%) WCF
4 3 (1.36%) HTML
4 3 (1.36%) XML
5 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (0.90%) AppFabric
5 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) EDI
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.45%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.45%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.17%) Thin Client
1 7 (3.17%) Fat Client
1 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.17%) BYOD
1 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.71%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) CMDB
5 3 (1.36%) Wiki
6 2 (0.90%) Economics
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.90%) FMCG
6 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.90%) PMI
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.69%) Windows
2 12 (5.43%) UNIX
3 6 (2.71%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.45%) AIX
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.05%) Project Management
2 49 (22.17%) ITIL
3 46 (20.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 38 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 31 (14.03%) Service Management
8 27 (12.22%) Change Management
9 25 (11.31%) CRM
10 21 (9.50%) Supplier Management
11 15 (6.79%) Migration
11 15 (6.79%) SDLC
12 13 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 12 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.98%) ETL
15 10 (4.52%) Waterfall
15 10 (4.52%) ITIL V3
16 9 (4.07%) Business Analysis
16 9 (4.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.50%) SQL
2 19 (8.60%) Java
3 9 (4.07%) C
4 7 (3.17%) C#
5 5 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.90%) Perl
6 2 (0.90%) VB
6 2 (0.90%) Python
6 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.45%) C++
7 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 15 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.98%) PMI Certification
4 9 (4.07%) PMP
4 9 (4.07%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.26%) Degree
7 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.36%) ISEB
8 2 (0.90%) CISM
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) CIMA
9 1 (0.45%) ACCA
9 1 (0.45%) HNC
9 1 (0.45%) HND
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.05%) SLA
2 12 (5.43%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) GAMP
3 2 (0.90%) GxP
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
2 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (10.41%) Oracle
2 21 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.62%) SAP
4 6 (2.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.81%) IBM
5 4 (1.81%) HP
5 4 (1.81%) Orchard
5 4 (1.81%) Northgate
5 4 (1.81%) Civica
5 4 (1.81%) Aareon
6 3 (1.36%) Siebel
6 3 (1.36%) Symantec
6 3 (1.36%) Teradata
7 2 (0.90%) Sourcefire
7 2 (0.90%) Tableau
8 1 (0.45%) Solace
8 1 (0.45%) Capita
8 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.45%) Planview
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