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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 307 263 249
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 409 493 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.91% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 303 278
Median daily rate £334 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 26
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.88% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £33.50 £31.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.25%

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -48 364 £325 -7.14% 186
London -46 169 £365 -10.15% 75
South East +34 81 £338 +31.70% 35
City of London +39 40 £423 -0.58% 29
Scotland +12 35 £350 +64.70% 7
East of England +4 33 £303 -6.92% 21
Buckinghamshire +36 25 £235 -13.28% 3
Milton Keynes +34 25 £235 -13.28% 1
Hampshire +15 25 £363 - 9
South West +5 25 £324 -7.50% 11
Glasgow +15 23 £413 +144.80% 4
West Midlands -40 18 £325 -13.33% 11
Surrey -4 16 £450 +100.00% 3
Essex -17 16 £300 -7.69% 2
Cambridgeshire +28 13 £183 +14.06% 8
North West -1 12 £243 -44.57% 10
Yorkshire -35 12 £238 -26.92% 13
North East -39 11 £240 +9.09% 3
Manchester -12 10 £243 -46.82% 5
Berkshire 0 9 £338 +35.00% 10
West Yorkshire -22 8 £288 -0.86% 6
Tyne and Wear -37 8 £240 +9.09% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 8 £240 +9.09% 1
Reading - 8 £338 - 4
Cambridge +17 6 £185 +15.62% 3
Wales +17 6 £113 -73.52% 2
Gloucester +4 6 £355 -5.33%
Gloucestershire 0 6 £355 -5.33%
Wiltshire 0 6 £413 -
Edinburgh -1 6 £350 -2.77% 1

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 392 (48.28%) SQL
2 239 (29.43%) Windows
3 222 (27.34%) Oracle
4 206 (25.37%) Finance
5 184 (22.66%) Linux
6 181 (22.29%) ITIL
7 167 (20.57%) SQL Server
8 156 (19.21%) Unix
9 150 (18.47%) Java
10 115 (14.16%) Microsoft
11 113 (13.92%) Banking
12 111 (13.67%) .NET
13 107 (13.18%) Windows Server
14 85 (10.47%) MS Excel
15 81 (9.98%) XML
16 78 (9.61%) IIS
17 76 (9.36%) Perl
18 70 (8.62%) Front Office
19 69 (8.50%) MS Office
20 68 (8.37%) Oracle Database
21 62 (7.64%) Security Cleared
22 59 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
23 57 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 57 (7.02%) Shell Script
24 55 (6.77%) HTML
24 55 (6.77%) PL/SQL
24 55 (6.77%) Python
25 54 (6.65%) C#
25 54 (6.65%) Problem Management
26 53 (6.53%) Tomcat

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 78 (9.61%) IIS
2 53 (6.53%) Tomcat
3 51 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 38 (4.68%) Apache
5 25 (3.08%) WebLogic
6 22 (2.71%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.60%) JBoss
8 12 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (0.99%) CMS
10 8 (0.99%) Confluence
10 8 (0.99%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.86%) Documentum
12 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.74%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.62%) Drupal
13 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 85 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 69 (8.50%) MS Office
3 20 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.86%) SPSS
5 6 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.37%) CATIA
6 3 (0.37%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.35%) Summit
2 10 (1.23%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.86%) Academy Housing
4 7 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
4 7 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.74%) CSG Singleview
5 6 (0.74%) HFM
5 6 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.74%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.62%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 5 (0.62%) assyst
6 5 (0.62%) Maximo
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.49%) Unica
7 4 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.37%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.60%) Office 365
2 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.40%) Firewall
2 36 (4.43%) Internet
3 31 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.08%) HTTP
5 17 (2.09%) LDAP
5 17 (2.09%) SSH
6 16 (1.97%) DNS
7 15 (1.85%) SSL
8 10 (1.23%) Intranet
9 9 (1.11%) VPN
10 8 (0.99%) Multicast
11 7 (0.86%) IPv6
11 7 (0.86%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (0.74%) Network Security
12 6 (0.74%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.62%) FTP
13 5 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.62%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.49%) DHCP
14 4 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.37%) Oracle Database
3 34 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
6 22 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.97%) MySQL
10 15 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.72%) SQLPlus
12 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.23%) DB2
13 10 (1.23%) MS Access
14 9 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.74%) QlikView
16 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (2.83%) JIRA
2 15 (1.85%) Subversion
3 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.11%) Log4j
7 7 (0.86%) JUnit
8 6 (0.74%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.62%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.62%) ClearQuest
9 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.49%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.49%) Maven
10 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.37%) Toad
12 2 (0.25%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.25%) Sinon.JS
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 206 (25.37%) Finance
2 113 (13.92%) Banking
3 70 (8.62%) Front Office
4 40 (4.93%) Retail
5 35 (4.31%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.33%) Back Office
7 21 (2.59%) Law
8 16 (1.97%) Billing
9 15 (1.85%) Legal
10 10 (1.23%) Advertising
11 8 (0.99%) Marketing
12 7 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.86%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.74%) Local Government
14 5 (0.62%) German Language
15 4 (0.49%) Automotive
15 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.37%) French Language
16 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (13.67%) .NET
2 81 (9.98%) XML
3 55 (6.77%) HTML
4 52 (6.40%) CSS
5 46 (5.67%) Web Services
6 31 (3.82%) J2EE
7 30 (3.69%) FIX Protocol
8 26 (3.20%) ASP.NET
9 21 (2.59%) XSLT
10 20 (2.46%) .NET Framework
11 17 (2.09%) SOAP
12 14 (1.72%) J2SE
13 13 (1.60%) Classic ASP
13 13 (1.60%) Middleware
13 13 (1.60%) SAML
13 13 (1.60%) Spring
14 11 (1.35%) JSP
15 9 (1.11%) Rendezvous
15 9 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (1.11%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 37 (4.56%) Derivative
4 34 (4.19%) Equities
5 29 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 27 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.11%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.99%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.86%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.74%) Clustering
13 6 (0.74%) iPad
14 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.62%) EPoS
14 5 (0.62%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 239 (29.43%) Windows
2 184 (22.66%) Linux
3 156 (19.21%) Unix
4 107 (13.18%) Windows Server
5 57 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.09%) Solaris
10 15 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.74%) AIX
13 5 (0.62%) VMS
14 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.37%) CentOS
15 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (22.29%) ITIL
2 54 (6.65%) Problem Management
3 46 (5.67%) Change Management
4 45 (5.54%) Incident Management
5 43 (5.30%) CRM
6 42 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 32 (3.94%) Electronic Trading
7 32 (3.94%) Release Management
8 30 (3.69%) Migration
8 30 (3.69%) Service Management
9 29 (3.57%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.20%) Workflow
11 25 (3.08%) Asset Management
11 25 (3.08%) Business Analysis
11 25 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (2.71%) Document Management
15 21 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (2.34%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 392 (48.28%) SQL
2 150 (18.47%) Java
3 76 (9.36%) Perl
4 57 (7.02%) Shell Script
5 55 (6.77%) PL/SQL
5 55 (6.77%) Python
6 54 (6.65%) C#
7 47 (5.79%) T-SQL
8 41 (5.05%) PHP
9 40 (4.93%) JavaScript
10 38 (4.68%) VB
11 33 (4.06%) PowerShell
11 33 (4.06%) VBA
12 30 (3.69%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.83%) C++
14 18 (2.22%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.85%) VB6
16 13 (1.60%) C
17 6 (0.74%) Korn
18 5 (0.62%) sed
Qualifications
1 62 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.33%) Degree
4 22 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.22%) MCSE
7 13 (1.60%) MCSA
8 12 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.86%) CCNA
9 7 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.86%) CISSP
10 6 (0.74%) MCP
10 6 (0.74%) MOS
11 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.12%) HNC
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.80%) SLA
2 22 (2.71%) QA
3 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.37%) HL7
4 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) BS7666
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.60%) XenApp
4 10 (1.23%) Terminal Services
5 9 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.49%) Samba
7 4 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.37%) Docker
8 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.37%) Varnish
9 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.71%) Control-M
2 20 (2.46%) ITRS Geneos
3 16 (1.97%) Puppet
4 9 (1.11%) SCCM
4 9 (1.11%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.86%) Ansible
6 7 (0.86%) SCOM
6 7 (0.86%) WMI
6 7 (0.86%) WSUS
7 5 (0.62%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.62%) Nagios
8 4 (0.49%) Kibana
8 4 (0.49%) logstash
8 4 (0.49%) yum
9 3 (0.37%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.37%) Opsview
10 2 (0.25%) Cacti
10 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 222 (27.34%) Oracle
2 115 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 46 (5.67%) Red Hat
4 45 (5.54%) Citrix
5 37 (4.56%) IBM
6 33 (4.06%) VMware
7 29 (3.57%) Sybase
8 27 (3.33%) Remedy
9 25 (3.08%) SAP
10 24 (2.96%) HP
11 20 (2.46%) Northgate
12 17 (2.09%) Cognos
13 16 (1.97%) Fidessa
14 15 (1.85%) Charles River
14 15 (1.85%) Cisco
15 14 (1.72%) Civica
15 14 (1.72%) TIBCO
16 12 (1.48%) iManage
16 12 (1.48%) ION Trading
16 12 (1.48%) SunGard
Sheffield
aap3
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Travel Expenses
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
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Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago