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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Manager
Rank 512 492 477
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 88 89 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 68
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£450 £473 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -49 80 £450 -4.25% 33
London -5 33 £463 - 18
South East -24 17 £475 -2.06% 6
South West - 13 £225 -
City of London +14 12 £438 -7.89% 7
Hampshire -12 11 £400 +14.28% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £200 -
North West +3 5 £475 +14.45% 4
Scotland -12 4 £200 -60.00% 1
Cheshire +8 3 £365 -15.11%
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £225 - 3
Edinburgh -9 3 - - 1
West Midlands -13 3 £363 -34.09% 1
Bristol - 3 £313 -
Salisbury - 3 - -
West Yorkshire -2 2 £225 - 3
Birmingham -8 2 £225 -55.00% 1
East of England -10 2 £215 -38.57%
Southampton - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £348 -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £215 -38.57%
Glasgow -5 1 £200 -
Hertfordshire -9 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 £475 +18.75% 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 - 1
Reading - 1 £220 -

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 52 (31.14%) Finance
2 36 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (20.96%) Project Management
4 34 (20.36%) ITIL
5 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2
5 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
6 23 (13.77%) Migration
7 21 (12.57%) Oracle
8 20 (11.98%) SQL
8 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
9 19 (11.38%) Service Delivery
10 16 (9.58%) Risk Management
11 14 (8.38%) .NET
11 14 (8.38%) Windows
11 14 (8.38%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.38%) Banking
12 12 (7.19%) Change Management
12 12 (7.19%) Service Management
13 11 (6.59%) SLA
14 10 (5.99%) IIS
15 9 (5.39%) Retail
15 9 (5.39%) Supplier Management
15 9 (5.39%) People Management
16 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (4.79%) IaaS
16 8 (4.79%) PaaS
16 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
16 8 (4.79%) Performance Management
16 8 (4.79%) ERP

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (5.99%) IIS
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
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%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.99%) MS Project
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.80%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.60%) Endur
5 1 (0.60%) BPCS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) IaaS
1 8 (4.79%) PaaS
2 5 (2.99%) SaaS
2 5 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) SAN
2 4 (2.40%) WAN
3 3 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Extranet
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.59%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.99%) EDRMS
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 52 (31.14%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Banking
3 9 (5.39%) Retail
4 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.59%) Back Office
5 3 (1.80%) Publishing
5 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (1.20%) Front Office
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.38%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) J2EE
3 3 (1.80%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.60%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.60%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.60%) HTML5
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.99%) Derivative
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.20%) FMCG
4 2 (1.20%) PMI
4 2 (1.20%) NHS
4 2 (1.20%) Social Media
4 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) User Experience
5 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.60%) iSeries
5 1 (0.60%) Open Source
5 1 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.60%) Statistics
5 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Windows
2 7 (4.19%) UNIX
3 4 (2.40%) Linux
3 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.20%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Solaris
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.96%) Project Management
3 34 (20.36%) ITIL
4 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2
4 25 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (13.77%) Migration
6 19 (11.38%) Service Delivery
7 16 (9.58%) Risk Management
8 12 (7.19%) Change Management
8 12 (7.19%) Service Management
9 9 (5.39%) Supplier Management
9 9 (5.39%) People Management
10 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.79%) Performance Management
10 8 (4.79%) ERP
11 7 (4.19%) ITSM
11 7 (4.19%) Workflow
12 6 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.59%) CRM
12 6 (3.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.98%) SQL
2 5 (2.99%) C#
3 4 (2.40%) Java
4 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.20%) Perl
5 2 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) Ruby
6 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.19%) Degree
4 6 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.80%) PMP
6 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) QA
3 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.40%) VMware
4 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.80%) Adobe
4 3 (1.80%) IBM
5 2 (1.20%) LANDesk
5 2 (1.20%) Cognos
5 2 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (0.60%) Apple
6 1 (0.60%) Informatica
6 1 (0.60%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.60%) Lotus
6 1 (0.60%) Charles River
6 1 (0.60%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) Compuware
6 1 (0.60%) Infor
6 1 (0.60%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.60%) Trayport
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