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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK
Rank 308 289 260
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 301 394 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.78% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 242 284
Median daily rate £325 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £226 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.42% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 13
Median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.10% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £16.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +61.11%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -15 281 £325 -5.79% 152
London -2 137 £380 +2.01% 51
South East -13 40 £313 -3.84% 34
East Midlands +34 33 £160 -50.00% 6
City of London -9 28 £400 -5.88% 11
East of England -15 22 £220 -33.58% 10
Derbyshire +18 17 £136 -
North West 0 14 £313 -34.21% 13
Scotland +20 13 £150 -53.84% 5
West Sussex -6 13 £250 -16.66% 1
North East -7 13 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 13 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -11 13 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 13 £500 - 2
Crawley +12 11 £250 -16.66% 1
Derby +9 9 £135 -
Alfreton - 9 £145 -
South West +4 7 £460 +47.79% 13
Yorkshire -18 7 £265 -11.66% 15
Bedfordshire - 7 £210 - 2
Edinburgh +18 6 £175 -48.14% 2
Surrey +13 6 £358 +8.33% 6
Glasgow +10 6 £135 -46.00% 1
Manchester +6 6 £380 +33.33% 10
Doncaster +4 6 £265 +6.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £215 +7.50% 5
South Yorkshire -3 6 £265 +6.00%
Wales +9 5 £425 -8.10%
Hertfordshire +5 5 £150 -43.18% 4
West Midlands -9 5 £200 -51.51% 9

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 242 (42.38%) SQL
2 179 (31.35%) Windows
3 172 (30.12%) Finance
4 147 (25.74%) Oracle
5 145 (25.39%) ITIL
6 144 (25.22%) Linux
7 135 (23.64%) SQL Server
8 123 (21.54%) Unix
9 92 (16.11%) Microsoft
10 74 (12.96%) Banking
11 72 (12.61%) Java
12 68 (11.91%) IIS
13 62 (10.86%) .NET
14 57 (9.98%) Perl
15 56 (9.81%) Oracle Database
16 52 (9.11%) Windows Server
17 51 (8.93%) C#
18 49 (8.58%) MS Excel
19 46 (8.06%) JavaScript
19 46 (8.06%) Problem Management
20 42 (7.36%) Security Cleared
20 42 (7.36%) Tomcat
20 42 (7.36%) SharePoint
20 42 (7.36%) Change Management
20 42 (7.36%) Relational Database
21 40 (7.01%) MS Office
22 39 (6.83%) CRM
23 38 (6.65%) Service Management
24 37 (6.48%) Retail
25 36 (6.30%) SLA

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 68 (11.91%) IIS
2 42 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 42 (7.36%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.90%) Apache
5 27 (4.73%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.58%) JBoss
8 8 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.88%) CMS
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.35%) JCAPS
11 2 (0.35%) Moodle
11 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.35%) Mule
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.01%) MS Office
3 6 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.70%) MS Project
5 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.10%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (1.23%) Markit EDM
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.05%) Demantra
6 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.88%) Orchard Housing
7 4 (0.70%) Minerva
8 3 (0.53%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.53%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.53%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.35%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.93%) SaaS
2 10 (1.75%) IaaS
3 9 (1.58%) PaaS
4 7 (1.23%) GitHub
5 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.88%) Office 365
7 3 (0.53%) Taleo
8 2 (0.35%) G Suite
8 2 (0.35%) Google Play
9 1 (0.18%) iTunes
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.90%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.85%) DNS
2 22 (3.85%) Internet
3 19 (3.33%) SSL
4 12 (2.10%) Firewall
4 12 (2.10%) LDAP
5 9 (1.58%) DHCP
6 7 (1.23%) FTP
7 5 (0.88%) VPN
8 3 (0.53%) Broadband
8 3 (0.53%) HTTP
8 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.53%) SSH
9 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.35%) LAN
9 2 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.18%) Intranet
10 1 (0.18%) SMTP
10 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 56 (9.81%) Oracle Database
3 42 (7.36%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 22 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 6 (1.05%) MySQL
13 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.05%) QlikView
13 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (1.58%) JIRA
3 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.23%) Subversion
3 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.70%) JDeveloper
5 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.70%) Toad
6 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.35%) Ant
7 2 (0.35%) JUnit
7 2 (0.35%) MSI
7 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 172 (30.12%) Finance
2 74 (12.96%) Banking
3 37 (6.48%) Retail
4 30 (5.25%) Back Office
5 22 (3.85%) Front Office
6 20 (3.50%) Manufacturing
7 19 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.40%) Legal
9 8 (1.40%) Publishing
10 7 (1.23%) Billing
10 7 (1.23%) International Banking
11 6 (1.05%) Advertising
11 6 (1.05%) French Language
11 6 (1.05%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.86%) .NET
2 34 (5.95%) XML
3 23 (4.03%) Middleware
4 18 (3.15%) WebCenter
5 17 (2.98%) J2EE
6 16 (2.80%) Spring
7 15 (2.63%) HTML
7 15 (2.63%) Regular Expression
8 14 (2.45%) XSLT
9 13 (2.28%) Web Services
10 12 (2.10%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.93%) CSS
11 11 (1.93%) jQuery
12 10 (1.75%) JSP
13 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.58%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (1.40%) Java EE
15 7 (1.23%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.23%) JSF
15 7 (1.23%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.98%) Derivative
4 14 (2.45%) Equities
4 14 (2.45%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.45%) SWIFT
5 12 (2.10%) NHS
6 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.23%) EPoS
9 6 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.05%) iPad
9 6 (1.05%) PACS
10 5 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.70%) EFT
11 4 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 179 (31.35%) Windows
2 144 (25.22%) Linux
3 123 (21.54%) Unix
4 52 (9.11%) Windows Server
5 30 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.50%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.33%) Solaris
8 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.75%) HPUX
11 9 (1.58%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.40%) AIX
12 8 (1.40%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.53%) MVS
14 2 (0.35%) CentOS
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.35%) VMS
14 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (25.39%) ITIL
2 46 (8.06%) Problem Management
3 42 (7.36%) Change Management
4 39 (6.83%) CRM
5 38 (6.65%) Service Management
6 33 (5.78%) ITIL V3
6 33 (5.78%) Service Delivery
7 32 (5.60%) Release Management
8 31 (5.43%) High Availability
9 28 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (4.73%) Incident Management
11 26 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 26 (4.55%) E-Commerce
12 23 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (3.68%) Business Analysis
13 21 (3.68%) Change Control
13 21 (3.68%) Project Management
14 20 (3.50%) Investment Management
15 19 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 242 (42.38%) SQL
2 72 (12.61%) Java
3 57 (9.98%) Perl
4 51 (8.93%) C#
5 46 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.13%) PowerShell
7 31 (5.43%) PL/SQL
8 30 (5.25%) Python
9 28 (4.90%) Shell Script
10 24 (4.20%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.98%) VB
12 16 (2.80%) VBA
13 15 (2.63%) VB.NET
14 12 (2.10%) C
15 10 (1.75%) C++
16 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.40%) VB6
18 7 (1.23%) Ruby
19 6 (1.05%) VBScript
20 4 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.55%) Degree
3 20 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.70%) MCP
7 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.53%) MOS
8 2 (0.35%) ECDL
8 2 (0.35%) MCAD
8 2 (0.35%) MCSD
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.30%) SLA
2 11 (1.93%) QA
3 10 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.75%) SEPA
4 7 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.40%) XenApp
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.88%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.70%) NFS
6 4 (0.70%) Samba
7 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.18%) Docker
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (2.10%) Control-M
2 8 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (1.23%) Nagios
4 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.88%) Puppet
5 5 (0.88%) SCCM
6 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (0.53%) WSUS
7 2 (0.35%) Ansible
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Graphite
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.18%) Opsview
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.18%) Webmin
Vendors
1 147 (25.74%) Oracle
2 92 (16.11%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.38%) Citrix
4 21 (3.68%) VMware
5 19 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.98%) IBM
7 13 (2.28%) Splunk
8 12 (2.10%) SAP
9 11 (1.93%) Cognos
9 11 (1.93%) F5
9 11 (1.93%) Murex
10 9 (1.58%) Sun
11 7 (1.23%) Sybase
12 6 (1.05%) FatWire
12 6 (1.05%) Orchard
12 6 (1.05%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.88%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.88%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.70%) Epicor
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