Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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.

Application Support
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 374 320
Rank change year-on-year -60 -54 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 476 514 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.61% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.64% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 333 506
England median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.72% -3.47%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £201
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £349
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.36% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
England median hourly rate £23.25 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +30.43% +9.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.25 £15.10
90th Percentile £29.15 £54.70 £195.00
UK median hourly rate £21.95 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.17% +9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,744 79,934 93,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.97% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,303 52,011 61,588
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,792 2,614 2,842
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 243 £438 +8.02% 71
South East -32 85 £255 -15.00% 25
Midlands -11 52 £340 +15.74% 13
North of England -17 50 £300 -11.11% 47
East Midlands -16 33 £319 +10.87% 8
South West -2 25 £343 +24.55% 11
Yorkshire -11 24 £320 -7.91% 14
East of England -10 21 £255 -2.86% 12
North West -16 21 £300 -10.45% 31
West Midlands -19 18 £350 -22.22% 5
North East -4 5 £238 -29.63% 2
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 216 (45.38%) SQL
2 154 (32.35%) Finance
3 136 (28.57%) Windows
4 112 (23.53%) Linux
5 100 (21.01%) Unix
6 97 (20.38%) Oracle
7 94 (19.75%) SQL Server
7 94 (19.75%) Microsoft
8 89 (18.70%) ITIL
9 85 (17.86%) Banking
10 62 (13.03%) Change Management
11 61 (12.82%) Windows Server
12 56 (11.76%) PowerShell
13 52 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (10.08%) Python
15 46 (9.66%) IIS
16 44 (9.24%) SharePoint
17 43 (9.03%) C#
18 41 (8.61%) Java
19 40 (8.40%) Front Office
20 35 (7.35%) .NET
21 33 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
21 33 (6.93%) Service Management
21 33 (6.93%) Security Cleared
22 32 (6.72%) Active Directory
22 32 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
23 31 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 31 (6.51%) Electronic Trading
23 31 (6.51%) Problem Management

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 46 (9.66%) IIS
2 44 (9.24%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.10%) Apache
4 10 (2.10%) CMS
5 8 (1.68%) JBoss
6 7 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.26%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.05%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.84%) Confluence
9 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.84%) WildFly
10 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.84%) Windchill
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.26%) Servitor
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.05%) Sonata
5 3 (0.63%) Actimize
5 3 (0.63%) Line 500
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.63%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.42%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.42%) iTrent
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.88%) Office 365
2 20 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.68%) SaaS
5 6 (1.26%) G Suite
5 6 (1.26%) Serverless
6 5 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.42%) Slack
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Datadog
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.57%) Internet
2 16 (3.36%) Firewall
3 10 (2.10%) DNS
4 8 (1.68%) SSL
5 7 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (1.47%) SAN
6 6 (1.26%) HTTP
6 6 (1.26%) SMS
7 5 (1.05%) DHCP
8 4 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
8 4 (0.84%) Multicast
8 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.63%) Intranet
9 3 (0.63%) SMTP
9 3 (0.63%) SSH
10 2 (0.42%) BGP
10 2 (0.42%) Network Security
10 2 (0.42%) OSPF
10 2 (0.42%) VPN
10 2 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.88%) Blockchain
3 18 (3.78%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.36%) DB2
5 15 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.68%) MySQL
11 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.47%) Power BI
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
14 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (3.99%) JIRA
2 9 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.63%) Toad
5 2 (0.42%) MSI
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.42%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 154 (32.35%) Finance
2 85 (17.86%) Banking
3 40 (8.40%) Front Office
4 26 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.36%) Retail
6 14 (2.94%) Back Office
7 12 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.47%) Legal
9 6 (1.26%) Law
10 5 (1.05%) Automotive
10 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.05%) Local Government
10 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.84%) French Language
11 4 (0.84%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.84%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.84%) Publishing
11 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.35%) .NET
2 29 (6.09%) Web Services
3 28 (5.88%) Middleware
4 25 (5.25%) CSS
5 21 (4.41%) HTML
6 20 (4.20%) XML
7 11 (2.31%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.31%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (2.10%) REST
9 8 (1.68%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.68%) SOAP
10 7 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (1.26%) J2EE
11 6 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.05%) IBM Integration Bus
12 5 (1.05%) jQuery
12 5 (1.05%) Rendezvous
13 4 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.15%) Equities
3 10 (2.10%) Client/Server
3 10 (2.10%) Fixed Income
3 10 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.10%) SWIFT
4 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.68%) Replication
5 7 (1.47%) Life Science
6 6 (1.26%) Derivative
6 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.05%) NHS
7 5 (1.05%) Tandem
8 4 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.84%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 136 (28.57%) Windows
2 112 (23.53%) Linux
3 100 (21.01%) Unix
4 61 (12.82%) Windows Server
5 32 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (3.36%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.52%) Solaris
9 12 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.05%) AIX
12 5 (1.05%) CentOS
12 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.63%) Android
13 3 (0.63%) HPUX
13 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.42%) MVS
14 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.70%) ITIL
2 62 (13.03%) Change Management
3 52 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (6.93%) Service Management
5 31 (6.51%) Electronic Trading
5 31 (6.51%) Problem Management
6 30 (6.30%) CRM
7 24 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (4.83%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.83%) Migration
9 20 (4.20%) ITSM
10 19 (3.99%) Project Management
11 18 (3.78%) ERP
11 18 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (3.57%) DevOps
13 15 (3.15%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.15%) Release Management
14 13 (2.73%) Asset Management
14 13 (2.73%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 216 (45.38%) SQL
2 56 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 48 (10.08%) Python
4 43 (9.03%) C#
5 41 (8.61%) Java
6 30 (6.30%) T-SQL
7 29 (6.09%) Perl
7 29 (6.09%) PL/SQL
8 27 (5.67%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.99%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.78%) VBA
11 11 (2.31%) PHP
11 11 (2.31%) VB
12 6 (1.26%) Go
12 6 (1.26%) VBScript
13 5 (1.05%) C++
13 5 (1.05%) Korn
13 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.84%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 33 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (2.31%) Degree
5 10 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.63%) MCSA
7 3 (0.63%) MCSE
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.42%) CCNA
8 2 (0.42%) CCNP
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.42%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.42%) MCP
8 2 (0.42%) PMP
9 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) SLA
2 9 (1.89%) MiFID
3 7 (1.47%) GDPR
4 6 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.05%) QA
5 5 (1.05%) SEPA
6 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.84%) HL7
7 3 (0.63%) EMIR
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.05%) Docker
5 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.05%) Squid
6 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) HDFS
7 1 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.21%) RACF
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (2.31%) SCCM
2 9 (1.89%) Puppet
3 8 (1.68%) Kibana
3 8 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.47%) Control-M
4 7 (1.47%) logstash
5 6 (1.26%) Ansible
5 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.63%) OVSD
7 3 (0.63%) SCOM
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) SCSM
9 1 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.21%) Mesos
9 1 (0.21%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 97 (20.38%) Oracle
2 94 (19.75%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 27 (5.67%) VMware
5 25 (5.25%) SAP
6 20 (4.20%) IBM
7 18 (3.78%) Citrix
8 14 (2.94%) Remedy
9 10 (2.10%) Charles River
9 10 (2.10%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.47%) Civica
10 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.26%) Apple
11 6 (1.26%) F5
11 6 (1.26%) Orchard
12 5 (1.05%) FNZ
12 5 (1.05%) Google
12 5 (1.05%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.05%) TIBCO