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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 244 265 251
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 419 346 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 197 198
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £48.40 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
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 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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 10 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 10 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 10 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 +17 381 £353 +2.17% 194
London +38 231 £400 -5.88% 90
City of London +24 63 £425 -5.55% 47
South East -11 53 £320 +60.00% 37
Yorkshire +9 27 £288 +43.75% 12
Scotland +8 27 £313 +13.63% 9
West Midlands +3 20 £250 +26.58% 7
Hampshire -19 17 £355 +79.74% 9
Surrey +10 15 £219 -24.56% 8
East of England -17 15 £225 +35.33% 12
West Yorkshire +10 14 £288 -20.68% 6
North East 0 13 £370 - 5
Buckinghamshire -8 13 £338 - 2
Leeds +8 12 £260 -28.27% 4
Glasgow +6 12 £300 +9.09% 3
South Yorkshire +6 12 £180 +2.85% 4
Tyne and Wear -5 12 £370 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £370 - 3
South West -32 9 £275 -4.34% 17
East Midlands +8 6 £275 -29.75% 6
Milton Keynes -9 6 £350 -
Warwickshire - 6 £263 -
Hertfordshire +9 5 £275 - 5
North West -8 5 £275 +18.27% 10
Southampton -10 5 £365 +151.72% 5
Coventry -10 5 £238 +24.18% 3
High Wycombe - 5 £240 -
Sheffield -1 4 £160 -8.57% 3
Essex -3 4 £238 +42.85% 2
Cardiff - 4 £425 -

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 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.

1 441 (52.94%) SQL
2 306 (36.73%) Windows
3 239 (28.69%) Finance
4 233 (27.97%) UNIX
5 217 (26.05%) SQL Server
6 204 (24.49%) Oracle
7 197 (23.65%) ITIL
8 135 (16.21%) Linux
8 135 (16.21%) Microsoft
9 124 (14.89%) Banking
10 123 (14.77%) .NET
11 106 (12.73%) Java
12 86 (10.32%) C#
13 70 (8.40%) Perl
14 68 (8.16%) IIS
14 68 (8.16%) MS Excel
15 66 (7.92%) Change Management
16 63 (7.56%) Front Office
17 61 (7.32%) T-SQL
18 59 (7.08%) SLA
19 57 (6.84%) SharePoint
20 56 (6.72%) Python
20 56 (6.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 53 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
21 53 (6.36%) Oracle Database
22 50 (6.00%) MS Office
22 50 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
22 50 (6.00%) Incident Management
22 50 (6.00%) Fixed Income
23 49 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 68 (8.16%) IIS
2 57 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 38 (4.56%) WebSphere
4 35 (4.20%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.04%) Apache
7 12 (1.44%) SAS
7 12 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.08%) CMS
9 9 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.96%) Documentum
10 8 (0.96%) MQSeries
10 8 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.84%) WebSphere Process Server
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 50 (6.00%) MS Office
3 19 (2.28%) InfoPath
4 9 (1.08%) MS Project
5 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.12%) Windchill
8 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.80%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.84%) ReMetrica
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 6 (0.72%) RMDS
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.60%) HFM
6 5 (0.60%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.48%) Minerva
7 4 (0.48%) Endur
8 3 (0.36%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.36%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.28%) Firewall
2 32 (3.84%) Internet
3 24 (2.88%) Multicast
4 22 (2.64%) FTP
5 16 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.20%) HTTP
6 10 (1.20%) DNS
7 9 (1.08%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.08%) Network Security
8 7 (0.84%) Intranet
8 7 (0.84%) SSL
9 6 (0.72%) Broadband
9 6 (0.72%) LAN
9 6 (0.72%) WAN
10 5 (0.60%) SAN
11 4 (0.48%) LDAP
11 4 (0.48%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.36%) Extranet
12 3 (0.36%) DMZ
13 2 (0.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 53 (6.36%) Oracle Database
3 50 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 21 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
9 18 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.44%) DB2
11 12 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.32%) DTS
12 11 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.20%) MySQL
13 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 16 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (1.44%) Subversion
2 12 (1.44%) JIRA
3 8 (0.96%) TestDirector
3 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.72%) Toad
4 6 (0.72%) PVCS
4 6 (0.72%) JUnit
5 4 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.36%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.24%) Serena SBM
7 2 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.24%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 239 (28.69%) Finance
2 124 (14.89%) Banking
3 63 (7.56%) Front Office
4 46 (5.52%) Back Office
4 46 (5.52%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.76%) Retail
6 18 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.32%) Legal
8 11 (1.32%) Publishing
9 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.08%) Law
10 8 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 8 (0.96%) French Language
11 7 (0.84%) German Language
12 5 (0.60%) Billing
13 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Local Government
13 4 (0.48%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (14.77%) .NET
2 44 (5.28%) XML
3 41 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 39 (4.68%) Web Services
5 38 (4.56%) HTML
6 22 (2.64%) Middleware
7 20 (2.40%) Rendezvous
8 16 (1.92%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
9 15 (1.80%) Spring
10 13 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 13 (1.56%) J2EE
11 11 (1.32%) WCF
12 9 (1.08%) CSS
13 8 (0.96%) QuickFIX
14 6 (0.72%) Classic ASP
14 6 (0.72%) WinForms
15 5 (0.60%) COM+
15 5 (0.60%) SOAP
15 5 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (6.00%) Fixed Income
3 34 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 24 (2.88%) NHS
5 20 (2.40%) Derivative
6 17 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.92%) Replication
8 13 (1.56%) AS400
8 13 (1.56%) iSeries
9 12 (1.44%) SWIFT
9 12 (1.44%) Statistics
10 11 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.08%) Equities
12 8 (0.96%) Wiki
13 7 (0.84%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 306 (36.73%) Windows
2 233 (27.97%) UNIX
3 135 (16.21%) Linux
4 49 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 27 (3.24%) Solaris
9 23 (2.76%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.44%) AIX
11 11 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.84%) CentOS
12 7 (0.84%) OS/400
13 6 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.60%) VME
15 4 (0.48%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.48%) HPUX
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.36%) MVS
17 2 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (23.65%) ITIL
2 66 (7.92%) Change Management
3 50 (6.00%) Incident Management
4 48 (5.76%) Service Management
5 47 (5.64%) Service Delivery
6 45 (5.40%) CRM
7 44 (5.28%) Project Management
8 43 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 42 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 36 (4.32%) Workflow
11 34 (4.08%) Electronic Trading
12 33 (3.96%) Change Control
12 33 (3.96%) Low Latency
13 29 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (3.36%) Asset Management
14 28 (3.36%) Release Management
15 26 (3.12%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.12%) Capacity Management
16 23 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (2.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 441 (52.94%) SQL
2 106 (12.73%) Java
3 86 (10.32%) C#
4 70 (8.40%) Perl
5 61 (7.32%) T-SQL
6 56 (6.72%) Python
7 44 (5.28%) PL/SQL
8 38 (4.56%) VB
9 31 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.88%) JavaScript
11 18 (2.16%) C++
11 18 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 18 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.92%) VBA
12 16 (1.92%) VBScript
12 16 (1.92%) COBOL
13 13 (1.56%) VB6
14 12 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.20%) Korn
16 8 (0.96%) RPG
Qualifications
1 46 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.80%) Degree
3 32 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.96%) MCDST
7 5 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) MCP
8 2 (0.24%) MCSE
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.08%) SLA
2 34 (4.08%) QA
3 12 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.84%) COBIT
5 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.48%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.60%) XenApp
4 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.48%) vSphere
6 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) XenServer
8 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.28%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.92%) SCCM
3 12 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.84%) Control-M
6 6 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.48%) Nagios
8 3 (0.36%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.24%) Puppet
9 2 (0.24%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.12%) Netcool
10 1 (0.12%) WMI
10 1 (0.12%) SCOM
10 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 204 (24.49%) Oracle
2 135 (16.21%) Microsoft
3 46 (5.52%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.20%) Reuters
5 31 (3.72%) TIBCO
6 29 (3.48%) Citrix
7 23 (2.76%) Sybase
8 19 (2.28%) HP
8 19 (2.28%) eSpeed
8 19 (2.28%) MarketAxess
9 18 (2.16%) Sun
10 17 (2.04%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.92%) Cognos
12 15 (1.80%) SAP
12 15 (1.80%) Charles River
13 14 (1.68%) VMware
14 12 (1.44%) IBM
15 11 (1.32%) thinkFolio
16 8 (0.96%) Northgate
16 8 (0.96%) Civica
City, London
Greythorn
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £360 - £390 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stirling
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago