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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK
Rank 305 290 232
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -58
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 321 405 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.79% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.83% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 263 330
Median daily rate £325 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £521 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 14
Median hourly rate £17.66 £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.74% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.15 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.05 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -31 293 £325 -3.70% 143
London -21 141 £370 -1.33% 62
South East +7 50 £300 - 25
East Midlands +28 35 £160 -38.75% 10
City of London -31 26 £400 -11.11% 22
Derbyshire +14 21 £141 - 1
South West +3 18 £250 -46.94% 9
Surrey +13 17 £300 -9.09% 4
Wales +19 16 £350 -24.32% 3
West Midlands +10 11 £450 +52.54% 6
Derby +3 11 £135 -
Alfreton - 11 £145 -
Scotland +23 10 £135 -50.90% 2
East of England -36 10 £213 -29.16% 7
Northamptonshire - 10 £300 - 2
Devon +5 9 - -
Exeter 0 9 - -
North East -7 9 £375 +7.14% 3
Tyne and Wear -9 9 £375 +7.14% 2
Northampton - 9 £300 -
North West +3 8 £310 -11.42% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire -10 8 £286 -4.58% 6
West Sussex -11 8 £388 +176.78% 2
South Wales +22 7 £325 -27.77% 3
Swansea - 7 £475 -
West Wales - 7 £475 -
Hampshire +7 6 - - 7
Glasgow +4 6 £135 -46.00% 2
Birmingham +1 6 £450 +52.54% 3

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 257 (42.55%) SQL
2 184 (30.46%) Windows
3 175 (28.97%) Finance
4 162 (26.82%) ITIL
5 155 (25.66%) Oracle
6 146 (24.17%) Linux
7 143 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 116 (19.21%) Unix
9 108 (17.88%) Microsoft
10 79 (13.08%) Java
11 74 (12.25%) Oracle Database
12 71 (11.75%) IIS
13 67 (11.09%) Banking
14 62 (10.26%) .NET
15 53 (8.77%) C#
16 50 (8.28%) XML
17 49 (8.11%) Perl
17 49 (8.11%) Windows Server
18 48 (7.95%) MS Excel
18 48 (7.95%) Problem Management
19 47 (7.78%) Service Delivery
20 45 (7.45%) Change Management
20 45 (7.45%) CRM
20 45 (7.45%) MS Office
20 45 (7.45%) Security Cleared
21 43 (7.12%) Service Management
21 43 (7.12%) Relational Database
22 42 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (6.95%) PowerShell
23 41 (6.79%) WebSphere

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 71 (11.75%) IIS
2 41 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 41 (6.79%) WebSphere
3 31 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.15%) Apache
5 18 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.98%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.66%) JCAPS
7 9 (1.49%) JBoss
8 8 (1.32%) GlassFish
8 8 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.99%) CMS
10 5 (0.83%) Drupal
11 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.33%) Moodle
12 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.33%) Mule
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 2 (0.33%) SAS
12 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 45 (7.45%) MS Office
3 8 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.66%) MS Project
6 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.48%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.99%) Demantra
5 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.99%) SnowdropKCS
6 5 (0.83%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.66%) Minerva
7 4 (0.66%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.66%) Summit
8 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.50%) Orchard Housing
8 3 (0.50%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.50%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.82%) SaaS
2 10 (1.66%) IaaS
3 9 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.49%) PaaS
4 7 (1.16%) GitHub
4 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.83%) Office 365
6 4 (0.66%) Google Play
7 3 (0.50%) G Suite
7 3 (0.50%) Taleo
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) iTunes
8 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.81%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.15%) DNS
3 15 (2.48%) Internet
3 15 (2.48%) SSL
4 13 (2.15%) Firewall
5 10 (1.66%) LDAP
6 9 (1.49%) DHCP
7 8 (1.32%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.16%) FTP
9 5 (0.83%) HTTP
9 5 (0.83%) VPN
10 3 (0.50%) Broadband
10 3 (0.50%) Network Security
10 3 (0.50%) SSH
11 2 (0.33%) SAN
12 1 (0.17%) LAN
12 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.17%) SMTP
12 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 74 (12.25%) Oracle Database
3 43 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 34 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (5.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 31 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (4.14%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 7 (1.16%) MySQL
16 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
17 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
1 12 (1.99%) Subversion
2 11 (1.82%) JIRA
3 9 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.32%) Ant
5 6 (0.99%) JDeveloper
5 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.99%) Toad
5 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.33%) MSI
9 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 175 (28.97%) Finance
2 67 (11.09%) Banking
3 31 (5.13%) Front Office
4 30 (4.97%) Back Office
4 30 (4.97%) Retail
5 25 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.99%) Publishing
8 11 (1.82%) Billing
9 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.32%) Legal
11 7 (1.16%) International Banking
12 6 (0.99%) Advertising
12 6 (0.99%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.83%) French Language
14 4 (0.66%) Law
14 4 (0.66%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.50%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.50%) Marketing
15 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.26%) .NET
2 50 (8.28%) XML
3 20 (3.31%) XSLT
4 19 (3.15%) Web Services
5 15 (2.48%) Regular Expression
6 14 (2.32%) HTML
6 14 (2.32%) Middleware
7 13 (2.15%) Spring
8 12 (1.99%) .NET Framework
8 12 (1.99%) IBM Integration Bus
9 11 (1.82%) CSS
10 10 (1.66%) WebCenter
11 9 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (1.49%) J2EE
11 9 (1.49%) JSF
12 8 (1.32%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.32%) MSMQ
13 7 (1.16%) JSP
13 7 (1.16%) Struts
13 7 (1.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.81%) Derivative
3 16 (2.65%) Equities
4 15 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.32%) SWIFT
6 12 (1.99%) NHS
7 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.66%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.32%) User Experience
11 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.99%) Wiki
13 5 (0.83%) EPoS
13 5 (0.83%) iPad
13 5 (0.83%) PACS
14 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.66%) EFT
14 4 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 184 (30.46%) Windows
2 146 (24.17%) Linux
3 116 (19.21%) Unix
4 49 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.48%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.65%) Solaris
10 14 (2.32%) AIX
11 11 (1.82%) HPUX
12 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.16%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.50%) MVS
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.33%) VME
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (26.82%) ITIL
2 48 (7.95%) Problem Management
3 47 (7.78%) Service Delivery
4 45 (7.45%) Change Management
4 45 (7.45%) CRM
5 43 (7.12%) Service Management
6 38 (6.29%) Release Management
7 36 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (5.63%) ITIL V3
9 30 (4.97%) Business Analysis
9 30 (4.97%) Project Management
10 29 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (4.80%) Incident Management
11 26 (4.30%) Migration
12 25 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (3.81%) Configuration Management
14 21 (3.48%) E-Commerce
14 21 (3.48%) High Availability
14 21 (3.48%) Workflow
15 20 (3.31%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (42.55%) SQL
2 79 (13.08%) Java
3 53 (8.77%) C#
4 49 (8.11%) Perl
5 42 (6.95%) PowerShell
6 40 (6.62%) Python
7 38 (6.29%) PL/SQL
8 32 (5.30%) Shell Script
9 30 (4.97%) JavaScript
10 26 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.98%) VB
12 16 (2.65%) VBScript
13 15 (2.48%) C
14 13 (2.15%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.15%) Ruby
14 13 (2.15%) VBA
15 12 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.32%) PHP
17 7 (1.16%) C++
17 7 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.47%) Degree
3 25 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) MCP
8 2 (0.33%) ECDL
8 2 (0.33%) MCAD
8 2 (0.33%) MCSD
8 2 (0.33%) MOS
9 1 (0.17%) AAT
9 1 (0.17%) ACCA
9 1 (0.17%) CIMA
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.79%) SLA
2 12 (1.99%) QA
3 10 (1.66%) SEPA
4 9 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.16%) XenApp
4 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.50%) NFS
5 3 (0.50%) Samba
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.17%) Docker
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (2.32%) Control-M
2 8 (1.32%) Nagios
2 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.83%) Puppet
5 4 (0.66%) Ansible
5 4 (0.66%) SCCM
6 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.50%) WSUS
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) DameWare
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) OVSD
Vendors
1 155 (25.66%) Oracle
2 108 (17.88%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.13%) IBM
4 27 (4.47%) Citrix
5 25 (4.14%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.48%) VMware
7 13 (2.15%) Murex
7 13 (2.15%) Splunk
8 11 (1.82%) Sun
9 10 (1.66%) Fiorano
9 10 (1.66%) InterSystems
9 10 (1.66%) Northgate
9 10 (1.66%) SAP
10 9 (1.49%) Cognos
11 8 (1.32%) Google
12 6 (0.99%) F5
12 6 (0.99%) JD Edwards
12 6 (0.99%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.99%) Sybase
12 6 (0.99%) WorldPay
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