Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 365 272
Rank change year-on-year +12 -93 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 639 623 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.64% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.68% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 442 629
England median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £213
90th Percentile £550 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £345 £354
% change year-on-year +8.70% -2.61% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 35
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.48% +2.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.90 £15.85
90th Percentile £31.80 £34.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £21.12 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.72% -6.16% +9.76%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +48 380 £431 +10.58% 64
Midlands +58 80 £325 - 19
South East -63 61 £325 - 37
East Midlands +41 58 £324 -12.50% 7
North of England +30 47 £338 +17.39% 21
South West +14 36 £191 -46.32% 17
East of England -45 34 £220 -15.55% 7
North West +18 29 £331 -5.36% 9
West Midlands +23 22 £388 +19.23% 12
Yorkshire 0 11 £300 +13.21% 9
North East +51 7 £339 +22.96% 3
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 283 (44.29%) SQL
2 205 (32.08%) Windows
3 150 (23.47%) Finance
4 140 (21.91%) ITIL
5 137 (21.44%) SQL Server
6 135 (21.13%) Oracle
6 135 (21.13%) Linux
7 122 (19.09%) Unix
8 118 (18.47%) Microsoft
9 95 (14.87%) Java
10 88 (13.77%) Banking
11 70 (10.95%) Python
12 69 (10.80%) Front Office
13 59 (9.23%) IIS
14 50 (7.82%) .NET
15 49 (7.67%) Incident Management
16 48 (7.51%) Problem Management
17 46 (7.20%) Fixed Income
18 44 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (6.42%) PowerShell
19 41 (6.42%) Service Delivery
19 41 (6.42%) CRM
20 40 (6.26%) Windows Server
21 38 (5.95%) Web Services
21 38 (5.95%) SLA
22 37 (5.79%) Security Cleared
23 35 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
24 34 (5.32%) Change Management
24 34 (5.32%) Service Management
24 34 (5.32%) Shell Script

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 59 (9.23%) IIS
2 26 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.76%) Apache
4 21 (3.29%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.66%) JBoss
5 17 (2.66%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.66%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.19%) Confluence
7 8 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.10%) CMS
9 6 (0.94%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.78%) SAS
10 5 (0.78%) WildFly
11 4 (0.63%) nginx
12 3 (0.47%) DataSynapse
12 3 (0.47%) Drupal
12 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.47%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.76%) thinkFolio
2 18 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.25%) Oracle CRM
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.94%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.63%) Actimize
7 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.47%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.47%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 3 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.31%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.31%) Salerio
9 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.72%) Office 365
2 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.63%) GitHub
4 4 (0.63%) Google Play
5 2 (0.31%) G Suite
5 2 (0.31%) IaaS
5 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.82%) Internet
3 15 (2.35%) DNS
4 10 (1.56%) Firewall
4 10 (1.56%) LAN
5 8 (1.25%) DHCP
6 6 (0.94%) SMS
6 6 (0.94%) VPN
7 5 (0.78%) Network Security
7 5 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.63%) FTP
9 3 (0.47%) Intranet
9 3 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.31%) HTTP
10 2 (0.31%) LDAP
10 2 (0.31%) WAN
11 1 (0.16%) 4G
11 1 (0.16%) DVB
11 1 (0.16%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.19%) MySQL
6 14 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.10%) Ingres
9 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.94%) GIS
10 6 (0.94%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (4.69%) JIRA
2 12 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.10%) MSI
3 7 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.94%) IBM UrbanCode
4 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.63%) Selenium
6 4 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 3 (0.47%) Toad
8 2 (0.31%) jMock
8 2 (0.31%) JUnit
8 2 (0.31%) Maven
8 2 (0.31%) Mockito
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
General
1 150 (23.47%) Finance
2 88 (13.77%) Banking
3 69 (10.80%) Front Office
4 32 (5.01%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.23%) Retail
6 19 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.41%) Back Office
7 9 (1.41%) French Language
7 9 (1.41%) Publishing
8 6 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (0.78%) Electronics
9 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.63%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Automotive
10 4 (0.63%) German Language
10 4 (0.63%) Law
10 4 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.47%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.82%) .NET
2 38 (5.95%) Web Services
3 33 (5.16%) XML
4 30 (4.69%) Rendezvous
5 29 (4.54%) Middleware
6 27 (4.23%) J2EE
7 18 (2.82%) HTML
8 15 (2.35%) SOAP
9 13 (2.03%) REST
10 10 (1.56%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.56%) CSS
10 10 (1.56%) Node.js
11 9 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (1.10%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.94%) Ajax
13 6 (0.94%) LAMP
13 6 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.78%) Java EE
14 5 (0.78%) X-Windows
15 4 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.20%) Fixed Income
2 44 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.07%) Equities
4 23 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.66%) SWIFT
7 16 (2.50%) Derivative
7 16 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.41%) NHS
10 8 (1.25%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.78%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.63%) Social Media
13 3 (0.47%) FMCG
13 3 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 205 (32.08%) Windows
2 135 (21.13%) Linux
3 122 (19.09%) Unix
4 40 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.19%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.88%) Android
7 12 (1.88%) Solaris
8 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.94%) AIX
11 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.63%) HPUX
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.91%) ITIL
2 49 (7.67%) Incident Management
3 48 (7.51%) Problem Management
4 41 (6.42%) CRM
4 41 (6.42%) Service Delivery
5 34 (5.32%) Change Management
5 34 (5.32%) Service Management
6 32 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (5.01%) Release Management
7 28 (4.38%) Asset Management
8 27 (4.23%) Investment Management
9 25 (3.91%) ITSM
10 23 (3.60%) Project Management
11 21 (3.29%) DevOps
12 20 (3.13%) Migration
12 20 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (2.97%) Task Automation
14 18 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (2.82%) ERP
14 18 (2.82%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 283 (44.29%) SQL
2 95 (14.87%) Java
3 70 (10.95%) Python
4 41 (6.42%) PowerShell
5 34 (5.32%) Shell Script
6 27 (4.23%) C#
6 27 (4.23%) PL/SQL
7 26 (4.07%) Perl
8 22 (3.44%) JavaScript
9 20 (3.13%) C++
9 20 (3.13%) VBA
10 17 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.35%) PHP
11 15 (2.35%) VB
12 8 (1.25%) C
12 8 (1.25%) VBScript
13 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.78%) VB6
14 4 (0.63%) Korn
14 4 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.38%) Degree
3 23 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.95%) SLA
2 19 (2.97%) QA
3 7 (1.10%) SEPA
4 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) GDPR
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) DICOM
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (1.41%) XenApp
4 7 (1.10%) Docker
5 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.63%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.47%) Varnish
8 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.16%) KVM
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (3.29%) TIBCO Hawk
2 19 (2.97%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (1.72%) SCCM
4 7 (1.10%) Nagios
5 6 (0.94%) Puppet
6 5 (0.78%) Control-M
6 5 (0.78%) ThinApp
7 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (0.47%) Ansible
8 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.47%) WMI
9 2 (0.31%) logstash
9 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.16%) Ambari
10 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 135 (21.13%) Oracle
2 118 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.69%) TIBCO
4 27 (4.23%) Citrix
5 26 (4.07%) VMware
6 18 (2.82%) IBM
7 15 (2.35%) Sybase
8 12 (1.88%) ION Trading
8 12 (1.88%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.72%) Fidessa
10 10 (1.56%) Charles River
10 10 (1.56%) Cisco
10 10 (1.56%) SAP
10 10 (1.56%) Splunk
11 9 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.25%) Google
12 8 (1.25%) HP
12 8 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.78%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.63%) Wallstreet Suite