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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 361 272 274
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 284 463 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.88% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 306 271
Median daily rate £350 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 26
Median hourly rate £31.00 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £17.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -75 272 £350 -4.10% 136
London -63 123 £400 - 56
South East -4 45 £310 -6.06% 28
East of England -4 28 £233 -33.57% 8
City of London -17 24 £413 -13.15% 17
West Sussex -2 20 £360 +10.76% 3
North West -7 20 £375 -25.00% 12
East Midlands -5 18 £335 +11.66% 3
Yorkshire +16 15 £265 -29.33% 10
Northamptonshire -1 14 £500 +66.66%
Crawley +10 13 £370 +13.84% 3
North East -27 10 £310 -
Tyne and Wear -30 10 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 10 £310 -
Merseyside +9 9 £375 +82.92% 1
Scotland -2 9 £299 +12.64% 4
Hampshire +26 8 £290 -32.55% 4
Edinburgh +10 8 £325 +22.64% 1
Hertfordshire +6 8 £150 -29.41% 2
Manchester -3 8 £200 -29.82% 5
West Midlands -32 8 £260 -25.71% 6
West Yorkshire +8 7 £238 -32.14% 6
South Yorkshire - 7 £265 - 1
Doncaster - 7 £265 - 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £210 - 1
Liverpool +9 6 £375 +82.92% 1
Northampton -6 6 £200 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £325 +73.33% 3
Warwickshire -2 5 £375 +87.50%
Essex -28 5 £300 -14.28%

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 300 (45.87%) SQL
2 193 (29.51%) Finance
3 188 (28.75%) Oracle
4 174 (26.61%) ITIL
5 157 (24.01%) Windows
6 144 (22.02%) Linux
7 140 (21.41%) SQL Server
8 132 (20.18%) Unix
9 107 (16.36%) Java
9 107 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 86 (13.15%) .NET
11 71 (10.86%) Banking
12 68 (10.40%) MS Excel
13 62 (9.48%) Perl
14 59 (9.02%) C#
14 59 (9.02%) IIS
14 59 (9.02%) Oracle Database
15 54 (8.26%) Security Cleared
15 54 (8.26%) JavaScript
16 53 (8.10%) Windows Server
17 52 (7.95%) MS Office
18 50 (7.65%) Tomcat
19 48 (7.34%) SharePoint
19 48 (7.34%) XML
20 47 (7.19%) PL/SQL
20 47 (7.19%) SLA
21 46 (7.03%) CRM
22 42 (6.42%) T-SQL
22 42 (6.42%) Service Management
22 42 (6.42%) Release Management

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 59 (9.02%) IIS
2 50 (7.65%) Tomcat
3 48 (7.34%) SharePoint
4 38 (5.81%) Apache
5 37 (5.66%) WebLogic
6 23 (3.52%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.99%) JBoss
8 10 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.76%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.76%) CMS
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.46%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 68 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 52 (7.95%) MS Office
3 12 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.46%) CATIA
7 2 (0.31%) MS Project
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.14%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.92%) Orchard Housing
7 6 (0.92%) Summit
8 5 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.76%) Minerva
8 5 (0.76%) Northgate Housing
9 4 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.61%) Sophis RISQUE
9 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.46%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
11 2 (0.31%) Demantra
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.92%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) G Suite
3 3 (0.46%) IaaS
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.46%) PaaS
3 3 (0.46%) Taleo
4 1 (0.15%) Google Play
4 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.67%) Internet
3 21 (3.21%) DNS
4 18 (2.75%) Firewall
5 15 (2.29%) LDAP
6 14 (2.14%) SSL
7 10 (1.53%) DHCP
8 9 (1.38%) HTTP
9 7 (1.07%) Intranet
10 6 (0.92%) FTP
10 6 (0.92%) SSH
11 4 (0.61%) IPv6
11 4 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.46%) SNMP
13 2 (0.31%) LAN
13 2 (0.31%) Network Security
13 2 (0.31%) WAN
14 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (21.41%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.02%) Oracle Database
3 40 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 29 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.99%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.83%) MySQL
9 12 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.53%) SQLPlus
12 9 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 8 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 8 (1.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (1.99%) JIRA
2 12 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.61%) Toad
7 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.46%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.46%) Log4j
7 3 (0.46%) MSI
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) JBuilder
9 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.15%) ProC
General
1 193 (29.51%) Finance
2 71 (10.86%) Banking
3 36 (5.50%) Retail
4 30 (4.59%) Front Office
5 24 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.36%) Back Office
7 11 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.38%) Billing
9 9 (1.38%) Legal
10 8 (1.22%) Law
11 7 (1.07%) Advertising
11 7 (1.07%) French Language
12 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.76%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.61%) Automotive
14 4 (0.61%) German Language
14 4 (0.61%) Local Government
14 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.15%) .NET
2 48 (7.34%) XML
3 25 (3.82%) CSS
3 25 (3.82%) Middleware
4 23 (3.52%) HTML
4 23 (3.52%) Spring
5 22 (3.36%) J2EE
5 22 (3.36%) Web Services
5 22 (3.36%) XSLT
6 18 (2.75%) WebCenter
7 17 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (2.45%) jQuery
9 14 (2.14%) JSP
10 13 (1.99%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.99%) XSL
11 11 (1.68%) Java EE
12 10 (1.53%) Regular Expression
13 9 (1.38%) SOAP
14 8 (1.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.82%) Derivative
4 18 (2.75%) Equities
5 17 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.14%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
8 11 (1.68%) iPad
9 8 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.07%) EPoS
10 7 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.07%) NHS
11 6 (0.92%) Clustering
11 6 (0.92%) Fintech
11 6 (0.92%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.76%) Statistics
13 4 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 157 (24.01%) Windows
2 144 (22.02%) Linux
3 132 (20.18%) Unix
4 53 (8.10%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.21%) Solaris
6 21 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.22%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.46%) AIX
13 2 (0.31%) HPUX
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.31%) VMS
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (26.61%) ITIL
2 46 (7.03%) CRM
3 42 (6.42%) Release Management
3 42 (6.42%) Service Management
4 41 (6.27%) Problem Management
5 36 (5.50%) ITIL V3
6 35 (5.35%) Incident Management
7 33 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (4.89%) Change Management
9 30 (4.59%) High Availability
10 29 (4.43%) Service Delivery
11 28 (4.28%) Configuration Management
12 26 (3.98%) Workflow
13 25 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (3.82%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.52%) Investment Management
14 23 (3.52%) Project Management
15 20 (3.06%) DevOps
15 20 (3.06%) Migration
16 19 (2.91%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 300 (45.87%) SQL
2 107 (16.36%) Java
3 62 (9.48%) Perl
4 59 (9.02%) C#
5 54 (8.26%) JavaScript
6 47 (7.19%) PL/SQL
7 42 (6.42%) T-SQL
8 34 (5.20%) Shell Script
9 33 (5.05%) PowerShell
10 29 (4.43%) VB
11 28 (4.28%) Python
12 27 (4.13%) VBA
13 21 (3.21%) Bash Shell
13 21 (3.21%) C++
13 21 (3.21%) VB.NET
14 15 (2.29%) C
15 12 (1.83%) VB6
16 7 (1.07%) PHP
17 4 (0.61%) COBOL
18 3 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.98%) Degree
4 15 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.92%) MCP
7 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.61%) MOS
9 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) MCSA
10 2 (0.31%) ECDL
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) MCAD
10 2 (0.31%) MCSD
10 2 (0.31%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) HNC
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.19%) SLA
2 16 (2.45%) QA
3 6 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.76%) SEPA
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.92%) XenApp
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.61%) NFS
6 4 (0.61%) Samba
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.15%) Docker
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.15%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (2.91%) Control-M
2 10 (1.53%) Puppet
3 7 (1.07%) SCCM
4 5 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.76%) Nagios
5 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.31%) SCOM
7 2 (0.31%) WMI
7 2 (0.31%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) DameWare
8 1 (0.15%) Netcool
8 1 (0.15%) OVSD
8 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 188 (28.75%) Oracle
2 107 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.35%) Citrix
4 25 (3.82%) Red Hat
5 23 (3.52%) IBM
5 23 (3.52%) VMware
6 20 (3.06%) Cognos
7 19 (2.91%) SAP
8 12 (1.83%) Northgate
9 11 (1.68%) Sun
10 9 (1.38%) Remedy
11 8 (1.22%) Hyperion
11 8 (1.22%) ILOG
11 8 (1.22%) Splunk
12 7 (1.07%) F5
12 7 (1.07%) Sybase
13 6 (0.92%) BEA
13 6 (0.92%) HP
13 6 (0.92%) Murex
13 6 (0.92%) Orchard
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