The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 311 292 254
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 381 423 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.80% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 274 290
Median daily rate £363 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 24
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.76 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £22.50 £31.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -2.50%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support within the UK.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support within the UK.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 336 £360 +5.10% 206
London -29 171 £375 -5.06% 81
South East +20 71 £363 +33.76% 41
City of London +41 34 £406 -7.14% 30
Scotland +3 32 £413 +65.00% 2
East of England +1 32 £400 +23.07% 15
Hampshire +20 23 £375 +5.26% 9
Glasgow +15 21 £413 +137.75% 2
Milton Keynes +26 19 £255 -5.90% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 19 £255 -5.90% 5
West Midlands -21 19 £325 -10.86% 9
Surrey 0 17 £419 +67.50% 11
South West -2 16 £310 -8.14% 14
Essex -15 14 £350 +7.69% 2
North West -11 9 £240 -26.71% 22
Yorkshire -17 9 £288 - 18
Cambridgeshire +21 8 £155 -49.38% 8
Wales +16 8 £113 -73.52% 2
West Yorkshire -24 8 £288 -0.86% 7
Gloucestershire +2 7 £350 +3.70%
Leeds -13 7 £288 -11.53% 5
Birmingham -4 6 £324 -13.66% 2
Edinburgh -4 6 £300 -
Manchester -6 6 £281 -20.49% 11
North East -51 6 £238 - 1
Winchester - 6 £380 - 2
Hertfordshire +15 5 £419 - 2
Gloucester +3 5 £310 -8.14%
Renfrewshire -35 5 £275 -
Erskine -39 5 £275 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 380 (47.15%) SQL
2 248 (30.77%) Windows
3 199 (24.69%) Oracle
4 198 (24.57%) Finance
5 186 (23.08%) ITIL
6 185 (22.95%) Linux
7 180 (22.33%) SQL Server
8 149 (18.49%) Unix
9 141 (17.49%) Java
10 123 (15.26%) .NET
11 117 (14.52%) Banking
12 114 (14.14%) Windows Server
13 112 (13.90%) Microsoft
14 85 (10.55%) IIS
15 81 (10.05%) XML
16 79 (9.80%) MS Excel
17 75 (9.31%) Front Office
18 70 (8.68%) Perl
19 63 (7.82%) Python
20 59 (7.32%) C#
20 59 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
21 58 (7.20%) Security Cleared
21 58 (7.20%) HTML
21 58 (7.20%) MS Office
22 57 (7.07%) Oracle Database
23 55 (6.82%) Shell Script
24 54 (6.70%) Problem Management
24 54 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 53 (6.58%) Web Services
26 52 (6.45%) Tomcat

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 85 (10.55%) IIS
2 52 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 50 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 37 (4.59%) Apache
5 25 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 20 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.11%) JBoss
8 11 (1.36%) CMS
9 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.99%) Confluence
10 7 (0.87%) Documentum
10 7 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.62%) Drupal
11 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.62%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 79 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 58 (7.20%) MS Office
3 12 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.87%) MS Project
5 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.87%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Summit
2 10 (1.24%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.74%) Academy Housing
4 6 (0.74%) CSG Singleview
4 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.74%) HFM
4 6 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
4 6 (0.74%) Maximo
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.74%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.62%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 5 (0.62%) assyst
5 5 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.62%) Northgate Housing
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.50%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.36%) Office 365
2 10 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.71%) Firewall
2 36 (4.47%) Internet
3 29 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.23%) HTTP
5 19 (2.36%) LDAP
6 18 (2.23%) DNS
7 14 (1.74%) SSH
7 14 (1.74%) SSL
8 9 (1.12%) VPN
9 8 (0.99%) Multicast
10 7 (0.87%) Intranet
10 7 (0.87%) SMTP
11 6 (0.74%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.62%) FTP
12 5 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.62%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.50%) Network Security
14 3 (0.37%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.37%) IPv6
14 3 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.07%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.35%) Relational Database
3 27 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.85%) Crystal Reports
5 20 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
5 20 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.86%) MySQL
7 15 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.61%) MS Access
10 10 (1.24%) DB2
10 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.74%) GIS
14 5 (0.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 25 (3.10%) JIRA
2 15 (1.86%) Subversion
3 11 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.24%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.12%) Log4j
6 8 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.87%) JUnit
8 5 (0.62%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.50%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.50%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.50%) Maven
10 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.37%) Toad
10 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.25%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (0.25%) VisualVM
General
1 198 (24.57%) Finance
2 117 (14.52%) Banking
3 75 (9.31%) Front Office
4 42 (5.21%) Retail
5 35 (4.34%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.35%) Back Office
7 18 (2.23%) Billing
8 15 (1.86%) Law
9 13 (1.61%) Legal
10 10 (1.24%) Advertising
11 8 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.87%) Marketing
13 6 (0.74%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.37%) French Language
15 3 (0.37%) German Language
15 3 (0.37%) Local Government
16 2 (0.25%) Automotive
16 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (15.26%) .NET
2 81 (10.05%) XML
3 58 (7.20%) HTML
4 53 (6.58%) Web Services
5 42 (5.21%) CSS
6 35 (4.34%) J2EE
7 30 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
8 23 (2.85%) .NET Framework
8 23 (2.85%) ASP.NET
9 18 (2.23%) SOAP
10 16 (1.99%) Classic ASP
11 15 (1.86%) XSLT
12 14 (1.74%) J2SE
13 13 (1.61%) SAML
14 12 (1.49%) Middleware
15 10 (1.24%) JSP
15 10 (1.24%) Spring
16 9 (1.12%) LAMP
16 9 (1.12%) Rendezvous
16 9 (1.12%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (4.22%) Equities
3 34 (4.22%) Fixed Income
4 32 (3.97%) Derivative
4 32 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.23%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 7 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.74%) iSeries
10 5 (0.62%) AS400
10 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.62%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.62%) NHS
10 5 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 248 (30.77%) Windows
2 185 (22.95%) Linux
3 149 (18.49%) Unix
4 114 (14.14%) Windows Server
5 54 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.99%) Solaris
9 16 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.99%) AIX
11 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (0.37%) Android
13 3 (0.37%) CentOS
13 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.37%) VMS
13 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (23.08%) ITIL
2 54 (6.70%) Problem Management
3 52 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 51 (6.33%) Change Management
5 48 (5.96%) Incident Management
6 40 (4.96%) CRM
7 36 (4.47%) Electronic Trading
8 30 (3.72%) Release Management
9 28 (3.47%) Asset Management
9 28 (3.47%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.47%) Migration
10 27 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (3.35%) Service Management
11 25 (3.10%) Business Analysis
11 25 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (2.61%) E-Commerce
14 20 (2.48%) ERP
14 20 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (2.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 380 (47.15%) SQL
2 141 (17.49%) Java
3 70 (8.68%) Perl
4 63 (7.82%) Python
5 59 (7.32%) C#
6 55 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 41 (5.09%) VB
8 39 (4.84%) PHP
9 38 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 37 (4.59%) JavaScript
11 33 (4.09%) VBA
12 32 (3.97%) T-SQL
13 30 (3.72%) PowerShell
14 27 (3.35%) Bash Shell
15 22 (2.73%) VB.NET
16 20 (2.48%) C++
17 16 (1.99%) VB6
18 9 (1.12%) C
19 6 (0.74%) AWK
19 6 (0.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
4 25 (3.10%) Degree
5 19 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.23%) MCSE
7 15 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.24%) MCSA
9 9 (1.12%) CCNA
9 9 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.87%) CISSP
11 6 (0.74%) MOS
12 4 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.50%) MCP
13 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.37%) HNC
14 2 (0.25%) RHCSA
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.71%) SLA
2 25 (3.10%) QA
3 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.37%) HL7
4 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) BS7666
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.36%) XenApp
4 10 (1.24%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.50%) Samba
5 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.37%) Docker
6 3 (0.37%) qmail
6 3 (0.37%) Squid
6 3 (0.37%) Varnish
6 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.37%) XenServer
7 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.73%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (2.36%) Control-M
3 16 (1.99%) Puppet
4 9 (1.12%) Nagios
4 9 (1.12%) SCCM
4 9 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.99%) SCOM
5 8 (0.99%) WSUS
6 7 (0.87%) Ansible
6 7 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.87%) logstash
7 5 (0.62%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.62%) Cacti
7 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.62%) WMI
7 5 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.50%) Kibana
8 4 (0.50%) Opsview
8 4 (0.50%) yum
9 3 (0.37%) Graphite
Vendors
1 199 (24.69%) Oracle
2 112 (13.90%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.58%) Red Hat
4 39 (4.84%) IBM
5 35 (4.34%) Sybase
6 32 (3.97%) VMware
7 30 (3.72%) Citrix
8 29 (3.60%) HP
8 29 (3.60%) Remedy
9 22 (2.73%) Fidessa
10 19 (2.36%) SAP
11 16 (1.99%) Charles River
12 14 (1.74%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.74%) Cisco
12 14 (1.74%) ION Trading
13 13 (1.61%) Civica
13 13 (1.61%) Reuters
14 12 (1.49%) Northgate
14 12 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.49%) TIBCO
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