The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 239 256 249
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 456 367 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 208 208
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.89 £50.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 417 £350 - 195
London +23 232 £375 -11.76% 99
City of London +20 76 £393 -12.77% 54
South East -26 58 £350 +75.00% 27
Scotland -16 28 £273 -17.42% 20
West Midlands +10 24 £250 +26.58% 9
North East +7 24 £290 - 7
Tyne and Wear +3 22 £300 - 6
Yorkshire +1 22 £275 +0.91% 5
Hampshire -16 22 £368 +86.07% 5
South West -20 21 £300 +4.34% 20
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £313 - 6
Surrey +6 15 £219 -51.38% 3
East of England -25 15 £225 +12.50% 9
West Yorkshire +8 13 £275 -24.13% 2
North West -4 13 £375 +61.29% 11
Leeds +8 12 £260 -28.27%
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £350 - 6
Dorset +16 9 £300 - 2
Glasgow -14 9 £229 -29.06% 8
South Yorkshire +3 8 £180 +1.40% 2
Edinburgh -18 8 £208 - 10
Birmingham +1 7 £185 - 4
Southampton -17 7 £375 +167.85% 1
Warwickshire - 7 £275 -
East Midlands +4 6 £275 -29.75% 11
Hertfordshire +2 5 £275 +46.66% 2
Bournemouth - 5 £288 -
High Wycombe - 5 £240 -
Sheffield +1 4 £160 -9.85% 2

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 427 (49.54%) SQL
2 311 (36.08%) Windows
3 236 (27.38%) Finance
4 233 (27.03%) UNIX
5 230 (26.68%) SQL Server
6 201 (23.32%) ITIL
7 194 (22.51%) Oracle
8 140 (16.24%) Linux
9 135 (15.66%) .NET
10 129 (14.97%) Microsoft
11 121 (14.04%) Banking
12 120 (13.92%) Java
13 95 (11.02%) C#
14 72 (8.35%) Change Management
15 70 (8.12%) IIS
16 67 (7.77%) Perl
16 67 (7.77%) MS Excel
17 64 (7.42%) Front Office
18 61 (7.08%) SLA
19 60 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 60 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
20 58 (6.73%) SharePoint
21 57 (6.61%) T-SQL
22 56 (6.50%) Oracle Database
23 55 (6.38%) Python
24 54 (6.26%) Service Delivery
24 54 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
25 52 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
26 51 (5.92%) Incident Management
26 51 (5.92%) Security Cleared

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 70 (8.12%) IIS
2 58 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 33 (3.83%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.09%) Apache
7 13 (1.51%) CMS
8 12 (1.39%) SAS
8 12 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (1.04%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.93%) Documentum
11 8 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
12 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.81%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.46%) Liferay
14 4 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 67 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.34%) MS Office
3 15 (1.74%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.58%) MS Project
5 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Windchill
8 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.12%) FastStats
8 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.93%) ReMetrica
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.70%) RMDS
6 5 (0.58%) HFM
6 5 (0.58%) Academy Housing
6 5 (0.58%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.46%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.46%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.46%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.35%) Endur
8 3 (0.35%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 3 (0.35%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.93%) PaaS
1 8 (0.93%) IaaS
2 2 (0.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.10%) Firewall
2 32 (3.71%) Internet
3 24 (2.78%) Multicast
4 20 (2.32%) FTP
5 15 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.16%) HTTP
7 9 (1.04%) DNS
7 9 (1.04%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.04%) Network Security
8 7 (0.81%) Intranet
8 7 (0.81%) SSL
9 6 (0.70%) Broadband
10 5 (0.58%) LDAP
10 5 (0.58%) SAN
11 4 (0.46%) LAN
11 4 (0.46%) WAN
11 4 (0.46%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.35%) DMZ
12 3 (0.35%) Extranet
13 2 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (26.68%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (6.50%) Oracle Database
4 52 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 34 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.28%) DTS
14 10 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.04%) MySQL
16 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (1.51%) Subversion
3 12 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.28%) JIRA
5 9 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (0.70%) JUnit
7 6 (0.70%) PVCS
7 6 (0.70%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.58%) Toad
9 4 (0.46%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.23%) WebLOAD
11 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.23%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.23%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
12 1 (0.12%) Introscope
General
1 236 (27.38%) Finance
2 121 (14.04%) Banking
3 64 (7.42%) Front Office
4 48 (5.57%) Back Office
5 45 (5.22%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.36%) Retail
7 19 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.28%) Publishing
11 10 (1.16%) French Language
11 10 (1.16%) Legal
12 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.04%) General Ledger
12 9 (1.04%) Law
13 6 (0.70%) Local Government
14 5 (0.58%) Marketing
14 5 (0.58%) Advertising
14 5 (0.58%) Billing
15 4 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (15.66%) .NET
2 47 (5.45%) Web Services
3 41 (4.76%) XML
4 39 (4.52%) HTML
5 35 (4.06%) ASP.NET
6 27 (3.13%) Middleware
7 21 (2.44%) Spring
7 21 (2.44%) J2EE
8 20 (2.32%) Rendezvous
9 17 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
10 16 (1.86%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.51%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.28%) WCF
13 9 (1.04%) Classic ASP
14 8 (0.93%) CSS
14 8 (0.93%) QuickFIX
15 7 (0.81%) SOAP
16 6 (0.70%) WSDL
17 5 (0.58%) COM+
17 5 (0.58%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (5.80%) Fixed Income
3 33 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.25%) NHS
5 19 (2.20%) Derivative
6 17 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.74%) SWIFT
7 15 (1.74%) Replication
8 14 (1.62%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.39%) Statistics
10 11 (1.28%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.28%) Equities
11 9 (1.04%) AS400
11 9 (1.04%) iSeries
12 7 (0.81%) Wiki
12 7 (0.81%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 311 (36.08%) Windows
2 233 (27.03%) UNIX
3 140 (16.24%) Linux
4 54 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (3.94%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.55%) Solaris
9 12 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.04%) AIX
11 7 (0.81%) CentOS
12 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.58%) HPUX
13 5 (0.58%) VME
14 4 (0.46%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.35%) MVS
15 3 (0.35%) OS/400
15 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (23.32%) ITIL
2 72 (8.35%) Change Management
3 54 (6.26%) Service Delivery
4 51 (5.92%) Incident Management
5 45 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 44 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 41 (4.76%) Service Management
7 41 (4.76%) CRM
8 39 (4.52%) Project Management
9 33 (3.83%) Electronic Trading
9 33 (3.83%) Low Latency
10 32 (3.71%) Change Control
11 30 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (3.36%) Asset Management
13 28 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
14 27 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (3.13%) Workflow
15 24 (2.78%) Release Management
15 24 (2.78%) Capacity Management
15 24 (2.78%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 427 (49.54%) SQL
2 120 (13.92%) Java
3 95 (11.02%) C#
4 67 (7.77%) Perl
5 57 (6.61%) T-SQL
6 55 (6.38%) Python
7 46 (5.34%) PL/SQL
8 37 (4.29%) VB
9 31 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 29 (3.36%) JavaScript
11 24 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.67%) VBA
13 18 (2.09%) VBScript
14 17 (1.97%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.86%) C++
16 12 (1.39%) COBOL
16 12 (1.39%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.39%) VB6
17 10 (1.16%) Korn
18 5 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.87%) Degree
3 34 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.93%) MCDST
7 7 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) MCP
10 2 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.08%) SLA
2 33 (3.83%) QA
3 10 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.93%) COBIT
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.58%) XenApp
4 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (0.58%) vSphere
5 4 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) XenServer
7 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (1.97%) SCCM
2 16 (1.86%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 11 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.93%) Control-M
6 7 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.46%) Nagios
8 3 (0.35%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.23%) Puppet
9 2 (0.23%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.23%) SCOM
9 2 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.12%) Netcool
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) WMI
10 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 194 (22.51%) Oracle
2 129 (14.97%) Microsoft
3 46 (5.34%) Red Hat
4 34 (3.94%) Reuters
5 30 (3.48%) TIBCO
5 30 (3.48%) Citrix
6 24 (2.78%) Sybase
7 23 (2.67%) HP
8 22 (2.55%) Sun
9 19 (2.20%) eSpeed
9 19 (2.20%) MarketAxess
10 18 (2.09%) VMware
11 17 (1.97%) Cognos
12 16 (1.86%) Bloomberg
13 14 (1.62%) SAP
14 12 (1.39%) Charles River
15 10 (1.16%) Civica
15 10 (1.16%) thinkFolio
16 9 (1.04%) Business Objects
16 9 (1.04%) IBM
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £50.00 - £54.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20000 to £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £85 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Streamline Connections
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago