The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK / England
Rank 340 280 251
Rank change year-on-year -60 -29  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 254 398 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.85% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 284 283
Median daily rate £300 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.45% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.80 £46.60 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -58.09% +107.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
London -50 114 £338 -10.00% 48
South East +8 42 £300 +18.81% 39
East Midlands +19 33 £235 -14.54% 4
South West +11 18 £250 -60.31% 2
East of England -43 14 £250 -19.35% 8
Yorkshire -2 11 £348 +15.83% 11
West Midlands +14 10 £450 +55.17% 12
North West +15 5 £213 -22.72% 12
North East -11 4 £325 -7.14%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 237 (44.38%) SQL
2 165 (30.90%) Windows
3 161 (30.15%) Finance
4 150 (28.09%) Oracle
5 137 (25.66%) Linux
6 132 (24.72%) ITIL
7 115 (21.54%) SQL Server
8 104 (19.48%) Unix
9 100 (18.73%) Microsoft
10 77 (14.42%) Oracle Database
11 70 (13.11%) Java
12 64 (11.99%) Banking
13 58 (10.86%) IIS
14 55 (10.30%) .NET
15 51 (9.55%) MS Excel
16 47 (8.80%) Windows Server
17 46 (8.61%) C#
18 44 (8.24%) Perl
19 43 (8.05%) MS Office
19 43 (8.05%) XML
20 42 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (7.68%) Security Cleared
21 41 (7.68%) Change Management
22 40 (7.49%) PowerShell
23 38 (7.12%) Problem Management
23 38 (7.12%) Service Management
23 38 (7.12%) Service Delivery
23 38 (7.12%) Python
24 36 (6.74%) CRM
24 36 (6.74%) Oracle Database 10g

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 58 (10.86%) IIS
2 33 (6.18%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.06%) Tomcat
3 27 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.93%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.43%) Apache
6 10 (1.87%) JBoss
7 8 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.50%) GlassFish
8 6 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.75%) Drupal
10 3 (0.56%) CMS
10 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.37%) Documentum
11 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.37%) SAS
11 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 51 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 43 (8.05%) MS Office
3 7 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.75%) MS Project
6 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.81%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (2.81%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.12%) Demantra
4 6 (1.12%) Northgate Housing
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.12%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.75%) Minerva
6 4 (0.75%) Summit
7 3 (0.56%) Orchestrade
7 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.87%) IaaS
1 10 (1.87%) SaaS
2 9 (1.69%) PaaS
3 7 (1.31%) GitHub
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.75%) Google Play
5 4 (0.75%) Office 365
6 2 (0.37%) G Suite
6 2 (0.37%) Taleo
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) iTunes
7 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.81%) DNS
3 14 (2.62%) Internet
3 14 (2.62%) SSL
4 13 (2.43%) Firewall
5 8 (1.50%) Kerberos
5 8 (1.50%) LDAP
6 5 (0.94%) DHCP
6 5 (0.94%) FTP
6 5 (0.94%) VPN
7 4 (0.75%) HTTP
7 4 (0.75%) Network Security
8 3 (0.56%) Broadband
8 3 (0.56%) SSH
9 2 (0.37%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.37%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) SAN
10 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 77 (14.42%) Oracle Database
3 36 (6.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 36 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (2.62%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (2.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.50%) MySQL
14 7 (1.31%) EDRMS
14 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
16 5 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.62%) JIRA
2 12 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (2.06%) Subversion
4 8 (1.50%) Ant
4 8 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.12%) JDeveloper
6 6 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.12%) Toad
7 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 161 (30.15%) Finance
2 64 (11.99%) Banking
3 36 (6.74%) Front Office
4 31 (5.81%) Retail
5 27 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 24 (4.49%) Back Office
7 13 (2.43%) Publishing
8 11 (2.06%) Billing
8 11 (2.06%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.31%) Advertising
10 7 (1.31%) International Banking
11 6 (1.12%) Japanese Language
11 6 (1.12%) Legal
12 4 (0.75%) Marketing
12 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.56%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.56%) French Language
13 3 (0.56%) Law
13 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.30%) .NET
2 43 (8.05%) XML
3 17 (3.18%) Web Services
4 15 (2.81%) .NET Framework
4 15 (2.81%) Spring
4 15 (2.81%) XSLT
5 13 (2.43%) HTML
5 13 (2.43%) Regular Expression
6 11 (2.06%) JSF
6 11 (2.06%) Middleware
7 10 (1.87%) Hibernate
7 10 (1.87%) Java EE
7 10 (1.87%) JSP
7 10 (1.87%) XSL
8 9 (1.69%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (1.69%) Struts
9 8 (1.50%) CSS
9 8 (1.50%) J2EE
9 8 (1.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.37%) Equities
3 17 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.81%) Derivative
5 14 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.25%) SWIFT
7 10 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.50%) User Experience
10 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.12%) EPoS
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
11 5 (0.94%) Wiki
12 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.75%) EFT
12 4 (0.75%) PACS
12 4 (0.75%) SCADA
13 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 165 (30.90%) Windows
2 137 (25.66%) Linux
3 104 (19.48%) Unix
4 47 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 18 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.62%) AIX
10 14 (2.62%) Solaris
11 11 (2.06%) HPUX
12 7 (1.31%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.12%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.56%) MVS
14 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.37%) VME
15 2 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (24.72%) ITIL
2 41 (7.68%) Change Management
3 38 (7.12%) Problem Management
3 38 (7.12%) Service Delivery
3 38 (7.12%) Service Management
4 36 (6.74%) CRM
5 31 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (5.43%) Business Analysis
7 27 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 22 (4.12%) Migration
10 21 (3.93%) Configuration Management
10 21 (3.93%) Project Management
10 21 (3.93%) Release Management
11 20 (3.75%) ERP
11 20 (3.75%) SDLC
11 20 (3.75%) Workflow
12 18 (3.37%) High Availability
12 18 (3.37%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 237 (44.38%) SQL
2 70 (13.11%) Java
3 46 (8.61%) C#
4 44 (8.24%) Perl
5 40 (7.49%) PowerShell
6 38 (7.12%) Python
7 36 (6.74%) PL/SQL
8 27 (5.06%) Shell Script
9 23 (4.31%) JavaScript
9 23 (4.31%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.00%) VBScript
11 14 (2.62%) VB
12 13 (2.43%) Ruby
13 12 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.25%) C
13 12 (2.25%) VBA
14 8 (1.50%) PHP
14 8 (1.50%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.31%) R
16 5 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.12%) Degree
3 21 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.62%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.37%) ECDL
7 2 (0.37%) MCAD
7 2 (0.37%) MCSD
7 2 (0.37%) MOS
8 1 (0.19%) AAT
8 1 (0.19%) ACCA
8 1 (0.19%) CIMA
8 1 (0.19%) HNC
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.37%) SLA
2 11 (2.06%) QA
3 8 (1.50%) SEPA
4 7 (1.31%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.75%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.31%) XenApp
5 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.56%) NFS
6 3 (0.56%) Samba
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.87%) Control-M
2 8 (1.50%) Nagios
3 7 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.75%) Puppet
5 4 (0.75%) SCCM
6 3 (0.56%) Ansible
6 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.37%) SCOM
7 2 (0.37%) WSUS
8 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.19%) DameWare
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Opsview
8 1 (0.19%) OVSD
Vendors
1 150 (28.09%) Oracle
2 100 (18.73%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.87%) Red Hat
4 23 (4.31%) Citrix
5 18 (3.37%) VMware
6 16 (3.00%) IBM
7 15 (2.81%) Murex
8 14 (2.62%) Northgate
9 13 (2.43%) Splunk
10 10 (1.87%) SAP
11 7 (1.31%) BEA
11 7 (1.31%) Cognos
11 7 (1.31%) Google
11 7 (1.31%) ION Trading
12 6 (1.12%) F5
12 6 (1.12%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.12%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.94%) Civica
13 5 (0.94%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.94%) Remedy
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