The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Application Support
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 319 287
Rank change year-on-year -26 -32  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 253 341 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.69% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 219 255
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.54% +47.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.45 £15.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £190.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.26% +17.94%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 -14 136 £450 +20.00% 71
South East +3 42 £303 -19.33% 29
East of England -22 19 £375 +7.14% 8
East Midlands - 15 £300 - 5
South West +5 14 £300 -9.09% 6
North West +22 13 £375 +56.25% 16
North East +69 6 £338 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +13 6 £273 -5.21% 15
West Midlands +9 2 £350 +7.69% 8
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 248 (48.92%) SQL
2 151 (29.78%) Finance
3 149 (29.39%) Windows
4 140 (27.61%) SQL Server
5 136 (26.82%) Oracle
6 109 (21.50%) ITIL
7 101 (19.92%) Microsoft
8 88 (17.36%) Linux
9 82 (16.17%) Unix
10 78 (15.38%) Banking
11 70 (13.81%) Java
12 60 (11.83%) IIS
13 58 (11.44%) Oracle Database
14 52 (10.26%) .NET
15 51 (10.06%) Python
16 50 (9.86%) Front Office
17 48 (9.47%) Security Cleared
18 44 (8.68%) XML
19 42 (8.28%) C#
19 42 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
20 38 (7.50%) Service Delivery
20 38 (7.50%) Service Management
21 36 (7.10%) Incident Management
21 36 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
21 36 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (7.10%) Windows Server
22 35 (6.90%) PowerShell
22 35 (6.90%) Problem Management
23 34 (6.71%) Change Management
24 32 (6.31%) Fixed Income

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 60 (11.83%) IIS
2 28 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.14%) JBoss
3 21 (4.14%) WebSphere
4 20 (3.94%) Apache
5 15 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.56%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.78%) Drupal
8 7 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.18%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.79%) WildFly
12 3 (0.59%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.59%) Confluence
12 3 (0.59%) Mule
12 3 (0.59%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
2 10 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.99%) Northgate Housing
6 5 (0.99%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.59%) Global One
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.59%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.59%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.39%) Demantra
9 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.39%) RMDS
9 2 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.99%) Office 365
3 4 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.79%) Google Play
4 3 (0.59%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) G Suite
6 1 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) DNS
2 13 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.37%) Firewall
4 9 (1.78%) Internet
5 7 (1.38%) DHCP
6 6 (1.18%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.79%) Network Security
8 2 (0.39%) Broadband
8 2 (0.39%) HTTP
8 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.39%) SAN
8 2 (0.39%) Skype
8 2 (0.39%) SSL
8 2 (0.39%) VPN
8 2 (0.39%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.20%) DVB
9 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (27.61%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.44%) Oracle Database
3 36 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 25 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (3.35%) MySQL
9 17 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.97%) EDRMS
13 9 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
17 5 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 20 (3.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (2.96%) JIRA
3 10 (1.97%) NUnit
3 10 (1.97%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 7 (1.38%) Ant
4 7 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (1.38%) Subversion
4 7 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.18%) Toad
6 5 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.59%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.39%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.20%) Hudson
10 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 151 (29.78%) Finance
2 78 (15.38%) Banking
3 50 (9.86%) Front Office
4 25 (4.93%) Retail
5 23 (4.54%) Back Office
6 22 (4.34%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.94%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.37%) Publishing
9 11 (2.17%) Billing
10 8 (1.58%) Law
10 8 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.99%) International Banking
12 4 (0.79%) Advertising
12 4 (0.79%) Legal
12 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Marketing
13 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.39%) Electronics
14 2 (0.39%) Military
15 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.26%) .NET
2 44 (8.68%) XML
3 25 (4.93%) Web Services
4 21 (4.14%) HTML
5 20 (3.94%) .NET Framework
6 18 (3.55%) Rendezvous
7 17 (3.35%) XSLT
8 13 (2.56%) SOAP
9 11 (2.17%) CSS
9 11 (2.17%) Middleware
10 10 (1.97%) JSF
10 10 (1.97%) JSP
10 10 (1.97%) WF
11 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.78%) J2EE
11 9 (1.78%) Java EE
12 8 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (1.58%) Apache Camel
12 8 (1.58%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.31%) Fixed Income
3 23 (4.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (3.16%) Equities
5 12 (2.37%) SWIFT
6 10 (1.97%) Derivative
7 9 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.58%) User Experience
9 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.18%) NHS
11 5 (0.99%) Clustering
11 5 (0.99%) SCADA
11 5 (0.99%) Wiki
12 4 (0.79%) EPoS
12 4 (0.79%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (0.59%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 149 (29.39%) Windows
2 88 (17.36%) Linux
3 82 (16.17%) Unix
4 36 (7.10%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.97%) Solaris
9 9 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.58%) AIX
10 8 (1.58%) HPUX
10 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.50%) ITIL
2 38 (7.50%) Service Delivery
2 38 (7.50%) Service Management
3 36 (7.10%) Incident Management
4 35 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 34 (6.71%) Change Management
6 29 (5.72%) Release Management
7 27 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (5.33%) Workflow
8 22 (4.34%) ITSM
8 22 (4.34%) Project Management
9 21 (4.14%) Electronic Trading
10 20 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (3.94%) Business Analysis
10 20 (3.94%) Migration
11 19 (3.75%) CRM
12 17 (3.35%) SDLC
12 17 (3.35%) Time Management
13 16 (3.16%) DevOps
13 16 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 248 (48.92%) SQL
2 70 (13.81%) Java
3 51 (10.06%) Python
4 42 (8.28%) C#
5 35 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 26 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 25 (4.93%) Perl
9 24 (4.73%) PL/SQL
10 23 (4.54%) JavaScript
11 21 (4.14%) VBA
12 16 (3.16%) PHP
13 13 (2.56%) VBScript
14 11 (2.17%) VB
15 9 (1.78%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.58%) Ruby
17 7 (1.38%) C++
18 6 (1.18%) C
18 6 (1.18%) R
18 6 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.14%) DV Cleared
4 20 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.76%) Degree
6 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.20%) AAT
9 1 (0.20%) ACCA
9 1 (0.20%) CIMA
9 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.20%) HNC
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.13%) SLA
2 5 (0.99%) QA
3 4 (0.79%) GDPR
3 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.59%) SEPA
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (2.96%) Active Directory
1 15 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.39%) XenServer
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) KVM
4 1 (0.20%) Varnish
4 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.20%) Xen
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (2.96%) TIBCO Hawk
2 8 (1.58%) Puppet
3 7 (1.38%) Control-M
4 6 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.18%) Nagios
5 5 (0.99%) Ansible
6 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.39%) SCCM
7 2 (0.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.20%) Netcool
8 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 136 (26.82%) Oracle
2 101 (19.92%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.75%) SAP
3 19 (3.75%) TIBCO
3 19 (3.75%) VMware
4 17 (3.35%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.96%) Citrix
6 13 (2.56%) Murex
7 12 (2.37%) IBM
7 12 (2.37%) ION Trading
7 12 (2.37%) Northgate
8 10 (1.97%) Sybase
9 7 (1.38%) Fidessa
9 7 (1.38%) Sun
10 6 (1.18%) Google
10 6 (1.18%) Remedy
11 5 (0.99%) BEA
11 5 (0.99%) HP
11 5 (0.99%) Splunk
12 4 (0.79%) Capita
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