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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Manager
Rank 536 481 511
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 79 88 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 54
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£443 £454 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £503 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.03 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.03 -

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -27 74 £450 - 25
London +9 28 £488 +8.33% 13
South West - 14 £303 - 1
South East -17 12 £475 +18.75% 5
City of London +15 11 £450 -3.48% 4
North West -11 7 £390 -17.89% 2
Wiltshire - 7 £200 - 1
Cheshire +5 5 £365 - 1
West Midlands -18 5 £363 -34.09% 3
Surrey -3 4 £438 -12.50% 3
East Midlands - 4 £350 -
Birmingham -5 3 £225 -55.00% 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £480 +20.00%
Oxford -14 3 £480 +20.00%
Scotland -17 3 £435 -13.00% 1
Bristol - 3 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £400 - 2
Salisbury - 3 - -
Berkshire +13 2 £348 -
Edinburgh -2 2 £435 -3.33% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £650 - 1
Nottingham - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £400 - 2
Bromley +4 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire -4 1 £650 -
Glasgow -8 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £475 - 1
East of England -25 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £275 -

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 49 (29.17%) Finance
2 34 (20.24%) Project Management
3 33 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.45%) ITIL
5 28 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 28 (16.67%) Migration
5 28 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (16.07%) Oracle
7 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
8 23 (13.69%) Service Delivery
9 20 (11.90%) SC Cleared
10 17 (10.12%) SQL
10 17 (10.12%) SLA
11 14 (8.33%) Supplier Management
11 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 13 (7.74%) ERP
12 13 (7.74%) Change Management
12 13 (7.74%) Service Management
12 13 (7.74%) Risk Management
12 13 (7.74%) People Management
13 10 (5.95%) .NET
14 9 (5.36%) Windows
14 9 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
14 9 (5.36%) Banking
14 9 (5.36%) Retail
15 8 (4.76%) Degree
15 8 (4.76%) Data Migration
15 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
15 8 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
15 8 (4.76%) IaaS

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) TWiki
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
2 4 (2.38%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (2.98%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.60%) BPCS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.60%) Endur
7 1 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.76%) IaaS
1 8 (4.76%) PaaS
2 6 (3.57%) SaaS
3 5 (2.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) WAN
2 2 (1.19%) Internet
2 2 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.60%) VPN
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) MPLS
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.19%) Spotfire
4 2 (1.19%) DataStage
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) QADirector
General
1 49 (29.17%) Finance
2 9 (5.36%) Banking
2 9 (5.36%) Retail
3 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.57%) Back Office
5 5 (2.98%) Billing
6 4 (2.38%) Publishing
7 3 (1.79%) Front Office
7 3 (1.79%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.19%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.95%) .NET
2 4 (2.38%) J2EE
3 2 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.60%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.60%) HTML5
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) COM
4 1 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.98%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (2.98%) Derivative
3 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.79%) Social Media
5 2 (1.19%) FMCG
5 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.19%) PMI
5 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.60%) Open Source
6 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.60%) Equities
6 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.36%) Windows
2 7 (4.17%) UNIX
3 5 (2.98%) Linux
4 3 (1.79%) Solaris
5 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) zOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.24%) Project Management
2 33 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (18.45%) ITIL
4 28 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 28 (16.67%) Migration
4 28 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (13.69%) Service Delivery
6 14 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 13 (7.74%) ERP
7 13 (7.74%) Change Management
7 13 (7.74%) Service Management
7 13 (7.74%) Risk Management
7 13 (7.74%) People Management
8 8 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.17%) ITSM
9 7 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 7 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.57%) ETL
10 6 (3.57%) Service Desk Management
10 6 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.12%) SQL
2 6 (3.57%) Java
3 5 (2.98%) C#
4 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.19%) Perl
5 2 (1.19%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) Degree
4 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) CISM
7 1 (0.60%) CEH
7 1 (0.60%) CAPM
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.12%) SLA
2 7 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) OPNET
2 1 (0.60%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (16.07%) Oracle
2 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.98%) Pegasus
4 4 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.38%) Adobe
4 4 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (1.19%) Axway
5 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.19%) Charles River
5 2 (1.19%) HP
5 2 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (0.60%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.60%) Trayport
6 1 (0.60%) Progress
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) Sun
6 1 (0.60%) Compuware
6 1 (0.60%) Misys
6 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.60%) SAP
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