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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Manager
Rank 500 480 459
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 107 102 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 49
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£400 £418 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% -12.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £296 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £60.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -23 94 £400 -5.32% 23
London -9 47 £413 -21.42% 6
South East -16 21 £387 +6.02% 4
East of England +16 11 £413 +50.00% 5
Edinburgh +9 11 £485 - 1
Scotland +1 11 £485 +32.87% 1
City of London +10 9 £525 +5.00% 3
Berkshire 0 7 £400 - 2
Hampshire -3 6 £375 +5.63%
West Midlands -7 6 £376 +30.86% 2
Hook - 4 £400 -
South West +10 3 £449 +19.66% 2
Middlesex +6 3 £387 +29.00%
Uxbridge +3 3 £375 +25.00%
Hertfordshire +2 3 £425 - 4
North West -19 3 £355 -
Essex - 3 £400 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £365 -
Telford - 3 £365 -
Reading +10 2 £406 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £488 -
Yorkshire -13 2 £365 -39.16% 3
Ipswich - 2 £389 -
Suffolk - 2 £389 -
East Sussex - 2 £375 -
Slough - 2 - - 2
Feltham - 2 £370 -
Brighton - 2 £375 -
Bedfordshire +6 1 £363 +31.81%
Wiltshire +3 1 £390 +4.00%

Applications Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (29.90%) Finance
2 59 (28.92%) Project Management
3 50 (24.51%) ITIL
4 32 (15.69%) PRINCE2
5 31 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (14.22%) Change Management
7 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (11.76%) SQL
8 24 (11.76%) Oracle
9 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
9 23 (11.27%) SLA
10 22 (10.78%) Service Management
10 22 (10.78%) Service Delivery
11 21 (10.29%) .NET
11 21 (10.29%) Banking
12 20 (9.80%) Windows
13 18 (8.82%) CRM
14 17 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
15 16 (7.84%) Java
15 16 (7.84%) Migration
16 15 (7.35%) SAP
17 14 (6.86%) Supplier Management
18 13 (6.37%) Problem Management
19 12 (5.88%) PMI Certification
20 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
20 11 (5.39%) Risk Management
20 11 (5.39%) PMP
21 10 (4.90%) Configuration Management
21 10 (4.90%) Legal

Applications Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.94%) JBoss
3 4 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.92%) MS Project
3 5 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.96%) MS Office
5 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.96%) Aareon QL
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.98%) Maximo
4 2 (0.98%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.49%) Summit
5 1 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.49%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.49%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.47%) SAN
2 2 (0.98%) Firewall
2 2 (0.98%) LAN
2 2 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) DTS
6 1 (0.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) AccuRev
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 61 (29.90%) Finance
2 21 (10.29%) Banking
3 10 (4.90%) Legal
4 6 (2.94%) Front Office
5 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.29%) .NET
2 6 (2.94%) J2EE
3 5 (2.45%) Web Services
4 2 (0.98%) EDI
4 2 (0.98%) HTML
4 2 (0.98%) CSS
4 2 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) AppFabric
5 1 (0.49%) WCF
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.43%) Fat Client
1 7 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (3.43%) Thin Client
1 7 (3.43%) BYOD
2 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.96%) Economics
4 3 (1.47%) Wiki
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) CMDB
5 2 (0.98%) FMCG
6 1 (0.49%) SCADA
6 1 (0.49%) IVR
6 1 (0.49%) Equities
6 1 (0.49%) PMI
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.80%) Windows
2 7 (3.43%) UNIX
3 3 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.98%) Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Project Management
2 50 (24.51%) ITIL
3 32 (15.69%) PRINCE2
4 31 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (14.22%) Change Management
6 28 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (10.78%) Service Management
7 22 (10.78%) Service Delivery
8 18 (8.82%) CRM
9 16 (7.84%) Migration
10 14 (6.86%) Supplier Management
11 13 (6.37%) Problem Management
12 11 (5.39%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.90%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.90%) ERP
13 10 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.41%) Software Delivery
14 9 (4.41%) Project Planning
15 8 (3.92%) Business Analysis
16 7 (3.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.76%) SQL
2 16 (7.84%) Java
3 6 (2.94%) C
3 6 (2.94%) C#
4 5 (2.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 11 (5.39%) PMP
4 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) Degree
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.49%) HNC
8 1 (0.49%) HND
8 1 (0.49%) ISEB
8 1 (0.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.98%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) GAMP
4 1 (0.49%) GxP
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (11.76%) Oracle
2 17 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.35%) SAP
4 6 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.94%) Siebel
5 5 (2.45%) Civica
6 4 (1.96%) Aareon
6 4 (1.96%) Northgate
6 4 (1.96%) Orchard
7 3 (1.47%) Teradata
7 3 (1.47%) HP
7 3 (1.47%) VMware
7 3 (1.47%) OpenText
7 3 (1.47%) Symantec
7 3 (1.47%) Charles River
8 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.98%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.98%) DataFlux
8 2 (0.98%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.49%) Sourcefire
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