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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Manager
Rank 490 477 450
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 87 81 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 48
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£475 £441 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £341 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £35.00

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 79 £475 +7.64% 26
London -8 40 £475 +2.15% 12
South East -15 18 £475 +1.06% 5
Hampshire -12 11 £475 +35.71%
City of London +11 10 £450 -2.70% 4
East of England +3 7 £475 - 1
North West -8 6 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire +11 5 £475 - 1
Scotland -5 5 £200 -54.28%
Edinburgh -8 4 - -
Surrey -3 3 £488 -3.60% 1
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 2
Liverpool - 3 £400 - 1
Berkshire +2 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands -5 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -8 2 £225 -35.71% 1
Yorkshire -12 2 £225 -37.93% 1
South West - 2 £418 - 1
Southampton - 2 £355 -
Woking - 2 £506 -
East Midlands +10 1 - - 1
Manchester -3 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £418 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £215 -
Glasgow - 1 £200 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 57 (34.13%) Finance
2 39 (23.35%) Project Management
3 36 (21.56%) ITIL
4 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (14.37%) Migration
5 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2
6 22 (13.17%) SQL
6 22 (13.17%) Security Cleared
7 21 (12.57%) Oracle
8 20 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (10.78%) .NET
9 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
10 17 (10.18%) Banking
10 17 (10.18%) SC Cleared
11 16 (9.58%) Windows
12 14 (8.38%) SLA
13 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
13 13 (7.78%) Service Management
13 13 (7.78%) Change Management
14 12 (7.19%) Risk Management
14 12 (7.19%) IIS
14 12 (7.19%) Problem Management
15 10 (5.99%) ERP
16 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
16 9 (5.39%) Oracle EBS
16 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
17 8 (4.79%) CRM
17 8 (4.79%) SAP
17 8 (4.79%) SQL Server

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.19%) IIS
3 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 3 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.60%) TWiki
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.59%) MS Project
3 5 (2.99%) MS Office
4 3 (1.80%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.20%) Maximo
5 2 (1.20%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.60%) BPCS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.60%) Endur
6 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.60%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.19%) SAN
2 5 (2.99%) WAN
3 4 (2.40%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Extranet
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.60%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.99%) EDRMS
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 57 (34.13%) Finance
2 17 (10.18%) Banking
3 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Publishing
5 3 (1.80%) Front Office
5 3 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.78%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.20%) CSS
3 2 (1.20%) J2EE
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.60%) EDI
4 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
2 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.40%) Derivative
3 4 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.80%) Economics
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.20%) Social Media
5 2 (1.20%) FMCG
5 2 (1.20%) NHS
5 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.20%) Equities
5 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.20%) PMI
5 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) IVR
6 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.60%) iSeries
6 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.58%) Windows
2 5 (2.99%) UNIX
3 4 (2.40%) Linux
3 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) Project Management
2 36 (21.56%) ITIL
3 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (14.37%) Migration
4 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2
5 20 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.78%) Service Management
6 13 (7.78%) Change Management
7 12 (7.19%) Risk Management
7 12 (7.19%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.99%) ERP
9 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.79%) CRM
11 7 (4.19%) Workflow
11 7 (4.19%) Supplier Management
11 7 (4.19%) Waterfall
12 5 (2.99%) Release Management
12 5 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (2.99%) Project Planning
13 4 (2.40%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.17%) SQL
2 4 (2.40%) Java
3 3 (1.80%) C#
3 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.20%) C
4 2 (1.20%) Perl
4 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.59%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.99%) PMP
5 5 (2.99%) Degree
6 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.79%) SAP
4 6 (3.59%) VMware
5 4 (2.40%) Charles River
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.80%) IBM
6 3 (1.80%) Adobe
6 3 (1.80%) Siebel
6 3 (1.80%) Open Text
7 2 (1.20%) DataFlux
7 2 (1.20%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.20%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.60%) Lotus
8 1 (0.60%) Compuware
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) OpenLink
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