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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Manager
Rank 529 495 517
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 85 83 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 58
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£389 £460 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £373 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.05% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -7 80 £389 -13.61% 26
London +6 24 £430 -4.44% 13
South East -6 19 £400 -11.11% 4
City of London +23 12 £399 -6.17% 4
North West +6 11 £380 -20.00% 2
South West -16 10 £380 +4.10% 2
Hampshire - 9 £375 -
Surrey -5 5 £438 -14.63% 1
Southampton - 5 £388 -
West Midlands -16 4 £225 -59.09% 3
Wiltshire - 4 £200 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £350 - 2
Cheshire +5 3 £378 -
Birmingham -2 3 £225 -55.00% 3
Scotland -17 3 £435 -13.00%
East of England -26 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Berkshire +10 2 £348 -22.77% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £650 -
West Yorkshire -6 2 £650 -
Brighton -11 2 £425 -
East Sussex -12 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Bromley 0 1 £450 - 1
Oxford -5 1 £480 +20.00% 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £480 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -23 1 - -
North East -35 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 36 (20.57%) Project Management
3 34 (19.43%) Oracle
3 34 (19.43%) ITIL
4 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (17.71%) PRINCE2
6 29 (16.57%) Service Delivery
7 26 (14.86%) Migration
7 26 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 24 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
10 21 (12.00%) Change Management
11 18 (10.29%) Service Management
11 18 (10.29%) SLA
12 17 (9.71%) MS Excel
12 17 (9.71%) SC Cleared
13 16 (9.14%) Banking
13 16 (9.14%) Windows
14 15 (8.57%) CRM
14 15 (8.57%) Risk Management
15 14 (8.00%) SQL
16 13 (7.43%) Supplier Management
16 13 (7.43%) QA
16 13 (7.43%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (7.43%) Oracle Database
17 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (6.29%) People Management
18 10 (5.71%) .NET
18 10 (5.71%) ERP
18 10 (5.71%) Back Office

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Apache
3 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) TWiki
Applications
1 17 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.71%) MS Project
4 2 (1.14%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.57%) Endur
5 1 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.14%) SaaS
2 8 (4.57%) PaaS
2 8 (4.57%) IaaS
3 3 (1.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) LAN
1 2 (1.14%) WAN
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Extranet
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) AMQP
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.57%) VPN
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
2 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.43%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.00%) DataStage
2 7 (4.00%) Spotfire
3 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) MSI
2 1 (0.57%) Maven
2 1 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) QADirector
2 1 (0.57%) TestComplete
2 1 (0.57%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.57%) FlexUnit
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (0.57%) Ant
2 1 (0.57%) JUnit
2 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Back Office
4 9 (5.14%) Retail
5 7 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.29%) Billing
6 4 (2.29%) Publishing
6 4 (2.29%) Japanese Language
7 3 (1.71%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.71%) Front Office
7 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.14%) Law
8 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.57%) German Language
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.71%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) COM
3 4 (2.29%) J2EE
4 2 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.57%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.57%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.57%) HTML5
5 1 (0.57%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.57%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 5 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Derivative
6 3 (1.71%) Social Media
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) PMI
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.14%) Windows
2 9 (5.14%) UNIX
3 5 (2.86%) Solaris
3 5 (2.86%) Linux
4 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) zOS
5 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.57%) Project Management
2 34 (19.43%) ITIL
3 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (17.71%) PRINCE2
5 29 (16.57%) Service Delivery
6 26 (14.86%) Migration
7 24 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (12.00%) Change Management
9 18 (10.29%) Service Management
10 15 (8.57%) CRM
10 15 (8.57%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.43%) Supplier Management
12 11 (6.29%) People Management
13 10 (5.71%) ERP
14 9 (5.14%) Programme Management
15 8 (4.57%) Mentoring
16 7 (4.00%) Data Migration
17 6 (3.43%) Performance Management
17 6 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (3.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.00%) SQL
2 7 (4.00%) Java
3 5 (2.86%) C#
4 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.14%) VB
5 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.57%) Ruby
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) Perl
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.86%) Degree
4 4 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.71%) PMP
5 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) CISSP
6 1 (0.57%) CISM
6 1 (0.57%) CEH
6 1 (0.57%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.29%) SLA
2 13 (7.43%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) GxP
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.57%) OPNET
2 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.57%) Puppet
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (19.43%) Oracle
2 26 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.57%) IBM
4 7 (4.00%) Axway
4 7 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.43%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.86%) Pegasus
7 4 (2.29%) Adobe
8 2 (1.14%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) Charles River
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
8 2 (1.14%) Capita
9 1 (0.57%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.57%) Apple
9 1 (0.57%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (0.57%) Triple Point
9 1 (0.57%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.57%) Trayport
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix
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