Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 349 383
Rank change year-on-year -111 +34 -114
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 443 628 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.69% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.72% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 399 436
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £217 £200 £186
90th Percentile £538 £550 £486
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 34 22
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.20 £17.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +26.03% -19.93%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £80.00 £30.00 £179.33
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £21.90 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.82% +32.73% -25.00%

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 88,586 86,715 93,406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,989 57,512 61,487
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,552 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -108 223 £450 - 93
South East +8 82 £325 -2.26% 37
North of England -8 65 £300 -9.43% 32
North West +2 43 £300 -9.43% 19
Midlands -49 37 £325 +0.78% 21
Yorkshire -14 20 £325 +8.33% 13
West Midlands -12 19 £350 +7.69% 7
East of England -13 18 £275 +25.00% 12
East Midlands -30 18 £306 +2.08% 14
South West -39 17 £363 +81.25% 21
North East -1 2 £250 -25.93%
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 214 (48.31%) SQL
2 153 (34.54%) Windows
3 139 (31.38%) Finance
4 95 (21.44%) SQL Server
4 95 (21.44%) Microsoft
5 93 (20.99%) Linux
6 91 (20.54%) ITIL
7 83 (18.74%) Unix
8 77 (17.38%) Oracle
9 71 (16.03%) PowerShell
9 71 (16.03%) Banking
10 64 (14.45%) IIS
11 56 (12.64%) Change Management
12 50 (11.29%) Windows Server
13 46 (10.38%) .NET
14 44 (9.93%) Active Directory
15 41 (9.26%) Middleware
16 40 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (8.35%) Service Management
18 34 (7.67%) Front Office
18 34 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
19 31 (7.00%) SharePoint
20 30 (6.77%) Java
20 30 (6.77%) SLA
21 29 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
21 29 (6.55%) Python
21 29 (6.55%) VMware
22 28 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
23 27 (6.09%) Remedy
23 27 (6.09%) Citrix

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 64 (14.45%) IIS
2 31 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.64%) Tomcat
4 18 (4.06%) JBoss
5 17 (3.84%) Apache
6 16 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (3.61%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.71%) WildFly
8 9 (2.03%) WordPress
9 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.90%) Confluence
12 4 (0.90%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.90%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.45%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.45%) Windchill
5 1 (0.23%) HipChat
5 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.03%) thinkFolio
4 6 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.90%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.90%) Line 500
6 4 (0.90%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.68%) Magento
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.19%) Office 365
2 10 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.81%) SaaS
4 5 (1.13%) Serverless
5 4 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.23%) G Suite
7 1 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Google Play
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Slack
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.48%) Internet
2 9 (2.03%) DNS
3 7 (1.58%) DHCP
3 7 (1.58%) Firewall
3 7 (1.58%) Intranet
3 7 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.35%) SAN
4 6 (1.35%) SSL
5 5 (1.13%) HTTP
5 5 (1.13%) SMS
6 4 (0.90%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.90%) SSH
7 3 (0.68%) FTP
7 3 (0.68%) Multicast
7 3 (0.68%) VPN
8 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.45%) LAN
8 2 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.51%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.84%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.71%) Blockchain
6 11 (2.48%) DB2
7 10 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.03%) Power BI
8 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.35%) MySQL
10 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.13%) MS Access
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.68%) GIS
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (2.48%) JIRA
2 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.68%) Toad
4 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.23%) JMeter
5 1 (0.23%) Maven
5 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 139 (31.38%) Finance
2 71 (16.03%) Banking
3 34 (7.67%) Front Office
4 17 (3.84%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.84%) Retail
5 16 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.48%) Back Office
7 9 (2.03%) Publishing
8 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.58%) Law
10 6 (1.35%) Games
10 6 (1.35%) Legal
10 6 (1.35%) Russian Language
11 5 (1.13%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.13%) Marketing
12 4 (0.90%) Automotive
12 4 (0.90%) Billing
12 4 (0.90%) Electronics
12 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.38%) .NET
2 41 (9.26%) Middleware
3 23 (5.19%) HTML
4 18 (4.06%) Web Services
5 16 (3.61%) XML
6 15 (3.39%) CSS
7 8 (1.81%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.35%) ISPF
9 6 (1.35%) REST
10 5 (1.13%) jQuery
10 5 (1.13%) JSON
10 5 (1.13%) SOAP
11 4 (0.90%) Rendezvous
11 4 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.68%) EDI
12 3 (0.68%) LDAP
12 3 (0.68%) XMPP
12 3 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.29%) Fixed Income
3 12 (2.71%) Equities
4 11 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.03%) Derivative
6 9 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.58%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.35%) Life Science
10 5 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.13%) Replication
11 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.90%) User Experience
12 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.54%) Windows
2 93 (20.99%) Linux
3 83 (18.74%) Unix
4 50 (11.29%) Windows Server
5 28 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.93%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.26%) zOS
10 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.58%) Android
12 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.13%) VMS
14 4 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.23%) AIX
17 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.54%) ITIL
2 56 (12.64%) Change Management
3 40 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (8.35%) Service Management
5 34 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (5.64%) DevOps
6 25 (5.64%) Problem Management
6 25 (5.64%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (5.19%) ITSM
8 22 (4.97%) ITIL V3
9 21 (4.74%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.51%) ERP
11 19 (4.29%) CRM
11 19 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (4.06%) Migration
13 17 (3.84%) Capacity Management
14 16 (3.61%) Regression Testing
15 15 (3.39%) Project Management
15 15 (3.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 214 (48.31%) SQL
2 71 (16.03%) PowerShell
3 30 (6.77%) Java
4 29 (6.55%) Python
5 24 (5.42%) C#
6 19 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 18 (4.06%) Perl
8 17 (3.84%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.16%) JavaScript
11 12 (2.71%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.71%) VB
12 11 (2.48%) PHP
12 11 (2.48%) VBA
13 10 (2.26%) C
13 10 (2.26%) JCL
14 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.13%) VBScript
15 4 (0.90%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 23 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.39%) Degree
4 11 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.35%) MCDBA
6 6 (1.35%) MCITP
7 2 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.23%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.23%) MCSA
8 1 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.77%) SLA
2 7 (1.58%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GxP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.26%) XenApp
4 8 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.35%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.45%) Docker
10 2 (0.45%) Squid
11 1 (0.23%) HDFS
11 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (3.16%) SCCM
2 8 (1.81%) Ansible
3 7 (1.58%) Puppet
4 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.68%) Control-M
5 3 (0.68%) Grafana
5 3 (0.68%) Kibana
5 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.68%) OVSD
5 3 (0.68%) PTC Integrity
5 3 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.45%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.23%) Mesos
7 1 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 95 (21.44%) Microsoft
2 77 (17.38%) Oracle
3 29 (6.55%) VMware
4 27 (6.09%) Citrix
4 27 (6.09%) Remedy
5 23 (5.19%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.06%) IBM
7 16 (3.61%) SAP
8 12 (2.71%) CA
9 8 (1.81%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.81%) BMC
10 7 (1.58%) F5
10 7 (1.58%) iManage
10 7 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.35%) Charles River
11 6 (1.35%) OpenText
12 5 (1.13%) Apple
12 5 (1.13%) Intapp
12 5 (1.13%) Reuters
13 4 (0.90%) SaltStack