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 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 313 254 250
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 364 549 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.94% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.99% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 335 287
Median daily rate £338 £351 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.27 £35.00 £60.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -70 331 £338 -6.89% 176
London -62 145 £375 -6.25% 78
South East +42 77 £338 +50.00% 25
City of London +12 43 £425 - 38
East of England -4 35 £255 -21.46% 13
Scotland +10 29 £320 -1.53% 4
South West +9 24 £375 +7.14% 17
Hampshire +21 22 £363 -3.97% 5
Buckinghamshire +27 19 £200 -42.85%
Essex -19 19 £288 -17.85% 1
Milton Keynes - 19 £200 -
North West -12 15 £348 -20.57% 11
Glasgow +14 13 £413 +144.80%
Manchester -4 13 £296 -35.49% 7
West Midlands -45 13 £325 -11.86% 10
Surrey -2 12 £450 +102.24% 5
West Sussex - 11 £360 - 2
Cambridgeshire +37 10 £180 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire -31 10 £238 -32.14% 10
Erskine -2 9 £290 -
Renfrewshire -3 9 £290 -
Tyne and Wear -19 8 £240 +9.09% 2
North East -23 8 £240 +9.09% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 8 £240 +9.09% 2
Cambridge +28 7 £185 +15.62% 1
Edinburgh +7 7 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire -11 7 £314 +9.13% 5
Wiltshire - 7 £400 - 2
Berkshire +8 6 £338 +35.00% 5
Hertfordshire +8 6 £250 - 2

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 353 (47.07%) SQL
2 210 (28.00%) Oracle
3 198 (26.40%) Finance
4 181 (24.13%) Windows
5 168 (22.40%) ITIL
6 158 (21.07%) SQL Server
7 151 (20.13%) Linux
8 149 (19.87%) Java
9 139 (18.53%) Unix
10 110 (14.67%) .NET
11 94 (12.53%) Microsoft
12 88 (11.73%) Banking
13 80 (10.67%) MS Excel
14 77 (10.27%) Windows Server
15 73 (9.73%) XML
16 71 (9.47%) IIS
17 69 (9.20%) Perl
18 67 (8.93%) Oracle Database
19 61 (8.13%) Tomcat
20 60 (8.00%) MS Office
21 57 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (7.47%) PL/SQL
23 54 (7.20%) Security Cleared
24 53 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 53 (7.07%) Problem Management
24 53 (7.07%) C#
24 53 (7.07%) Front Office
25 50 (6.67%) Firewall
25 50 (6.67%) JavaScript
26 49 (6.53%) HTML

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 (9.47%) IIS
2 61 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 46 (6.13%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.87%) Apache
5 33 (4.40%) WebLogic
6 19 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.27%) JBoss
8 13 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
11 8 (1.07%) CMS
11 8 (1.07%) Confluence
12 6 (0.80%) Documentum
12 6 (0.80%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.67%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.67%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.67%) Drupal
13 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 60 (8.00%) MS Office
3 14 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.67%) SPSS
6 3 (0.40%) CATIA
7 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.47%) ION MarketView
1 11 (1.47%) Summit
2 9 (1.20%) Markit EDM
3 8 (1.07%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.93%) Academy Housing
4 7 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.80%) CSG Singleview
5 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.80%) HFM
5 6 (0.80%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.67%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.67%) assyst
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.67%) Orchard Housing
7 4 (0.53%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.40%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.40%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.20%) Office 365
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Google Play
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.67%) Firewall
2 38 (5.07%) Internet
3 25 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.07%) HTTP
5 16 (2.13%) SSL
6 12 (1.60%) LDAP
7 11 (1.47%) DNS
8 9 (1.20%) SSH
9 8 (1.07%) Intranet
10 7 (0.93%) IPv6
10 7 (0.93%) Multicast
10 7 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
11 6 (0.80%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.67%) FTP
12 5 (0.67%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.53%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.53%) Network Security
14 3 (0.40%) DHCP
14 3 (0.40%) SMTP
14 3 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.93%) Oracle Database
3 39 (5.20%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 16 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (2.13%) MySQL
9 15 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.73%) SQLPlus
11 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.20%) DB2
12 9 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.07%) MS Access
13 8 (1.07%) SAP BI
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (2.80%) JIRA
2 12 (1.60%) Subversion
2 12 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.20%) Log4j
5 8 (1.07%) JUnit
6 7 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.67%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.67%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.40%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.40%) Maven
9 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.27%) JBuilder
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 198 (26.40%) Finance
2 88 (11.73%) Banking
3 53 (7.07%) Front Office
4 47 (6.27%) Retail
5 25 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.80%) Back Office
7 19 (2.53%) Law
8 15 (2.00%) Billing
9 14 (1.87%) Legal
10 8 (1.07%) Marketing
11 7 (0.93%) Advertising
11 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.80%) German Language
12 6 (0.80%) Local Government
13 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.53%) Automotive
14 4 (0.53%) French Language
14 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (14.67%) .NET
2 73 (9.73%) XML
3 49 (6.53%) HTML
4 47 (6.27%) CSS
5 38 (5.07%) Web Services
6 35 (4.67%) J2EE
7 23 (3.07%) ASP.NET
8 21 (2.80%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (2.53%) XSLT
10 18 (2.40%) Middleware
11 17 (2.27%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.13%) SOAP
12 16 (2.13%) Spring
13 14 (1.87%) J2SE
13 14 (1.87%) JSP
14 13 (1.73%) jQuery
15 12 (1.60%) Classic ASP
16 9 (1.20%) Rendezvous
16 9 (1.20%) XML Schema
17 8 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.93%) Derivative
5 19 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.00%) Equities
6 15 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.93%) Clustering
9 7 (0.93%) EPoS
9 7 (0.93%) iPad
9 7 (0.93%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.67%) Statistics
10 5 (0.67%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.53%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 181 (24.13%) Windows
2 151 (20.13%) Linux
3 139 (18.53%) Unix
4 77 (10.27%) Windows Server
5 53 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.13%) Solaris
10 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.53%) AIX
11 4 (0.53%) VMS
11 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.40%) CentOS
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.27%) Android
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (22.40%) ITIL
2 53 (7.07%) Problem Management
3 42 (5.60%) Service Delivery
4 41 (5.47%) Change Management
5 39 (5.20%) Incident Management
6 38 (5.07%) CRM
7 36 (4.80%) Service Management
8 33 (4.40%) Release Management
9 32 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 29 (3.87%) Migration
11 26 (3.47%) Electronic Trading
11 26 (3.47%) ITIL V3
11 26 (3.47%) Workflow
12 24 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.07%) Business Analysis
14 22 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (2.67%) Document Management
15 20 (2.67%) ITSM
16 19 (2.53%) Asset Management
16 19 (2.53%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 353 (47.07%) SQL
2 149 (19.87%) Java
3 69 (9.20%) Perl
4 56 (7.47%) PL/SQL
5 53 (7.07%) C#
6 50 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 46 (6.13%) T-SQL
8 44 (5.87%) Python
9 40 (5.33%) Shell Script
10 37 (4.93%) PHP
10 37 (4.93%) VB
11 36 (4.80%) VBA
12 33 (4.40%) PowerShell
13 28 (3.73%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.80%) C++
15 20 (2.67%) VB.NET
16 16 (2.13%) VB6
17 13 (1.73%) C
18 6 (0.80%) Korn
19 4 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 54 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.87%) Degree
4 12 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.07%) MCSE
8 7 (0.93%) MOS
9 6 (0.80%) MCP
10 5 (0.67%) MCSA
11 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.93%) SLA
2 17 (2.27%) QA
3 4 (0.53%) HL7
4 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) BS7666
5 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (1.73%) XenApp
3 9 (1.20%) Terminal Services
4 7 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.40%) Docker
7 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.40%) Varnish
8 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.27%) XenServer
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.13%) Samba
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.53%) Control-M
2 16 (2.13%) Puppet
3 15 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.07%) SCCM
5 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.80%) WMI
7 5 (0.67%) Ansible
7 5 (0.67%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.67%) SCOM
8 4 (0.53%) Kibana
8 4 (0.53%) logstash
8 4 (0.53%) Opsview
9 3 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.40%) Nagios
9 3 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.40%) yum
10 2 (0.27%) Cacti
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (28.00%) Oracle
2 94 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 42 (5.60%) Citrix
4 40 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 29 (3.87%) IBM
6 25 (3.33%) VMware
7 24 (3.20%) SAP
8 20 (2.67%) HP
8 20 (2.67%) Northgate
9 18 (2.40%) Cognos
9 18 (2.40%) Remedy
10 16 (2.13%) Sybase
11 14 (1.87%) Charles River
12 13 (1.73%) Civica
12 13 (1.73%) TIBCO
13 12 (1.60%) SunGard
14 11 (1.47%) Bloomberg
14 11 (1.47%) Capita
14 11 (1.47%) Hyperion
14 11 (1.47%) ION Trading
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £375-400pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Fixed Term
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer People
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago