The median contractor rate for an Applications Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Manager
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 511 436
Rank change year-on-year +40 -75  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 130 133 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 148
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Applications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Manager in the UK

Applications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Manager in the UK

Applications Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Manager over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Manager in the UK

Applications Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Manager in the UK

Applications Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Manager within the UK 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
England +52 127 £450 - 29
London +26 48 £475 - 16
South East +29 29 £475 - 5
East of England 0 14 £448 -5.78% 1
West Midlands +25 11 £450 +12.50%
Hertfordshire +2 11 £448 -5.78%
City of London -1 10 £518 +8.94% 7
North West +20 8 £500 +25.00%
East Midlands -7 8 £390 +13.45% 2
Surrey +1 7 £525 +5.00% 1
Watford -1 7 £425 -10.52%
Hampshire +14 6 £450 +16.88%
Birmingham +13 6 £450 +28.57%
Berkshire +20 5 £475 -2.56% 3
South West 0 5 £409 +16.78% 2
Yorkshire +18 4 £475 +58.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £240 -36.00% 1
Derbyshire -14 4 £375 +14.67% 1
Derby -15 4 £375 +14.67%
Reigate - 4 £525 -
Middlesex +14 3 £463 -2.63%
Milton Keynes - 3 £240 -
West Yorkshire +21 2 £500 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire +10 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead +9 2 £450 +4.65%
Manchester +7 2 - -
Havant +1 2 £456 -
Portsmouth +1 2 £466 +7.18%
Northamptonshire 0 2 £500 +48.14%
Devon -3 2 £325 -7.14%

Applications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Applications Manager 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 featuring Applications Manager in the job title.

1 85 (32.20%) Project Management
2 68 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (25.38%) Finance
4 49 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (18.56%) ITIL
5 47 (17.80%) PRINCE2
6 41 (15.53%) Migration
7 36 (13.64%) Oracle
8 30 (11.36%) Retail
9 29 (10.98%) Mobile App
10 27 (10.23%) Service Management
11 25 (9.47%) Service Delivery
11 25 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (8.71%) Change Management
13 22 (8.33%) Banking
13 22 (8.33%) SDLC
14 21 (7.95%) Waterfall
15 20 (7.58%) Release Management
16 19 (7.20%) Scrum
17 18 (6.82%) Microsoft
17 18 (6.82%) Test Strategy
18 17 (6.44%) Data Centre
18 17 (6.44%) Supplier Management
18 17 (6.44%) Windows
18 17 (6.44%) PMI Certification
19 16 (6.06%) PMP
19 16 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 15 (5.68%) SQL Server
21 14 (5.30%) Legal
21 14 (5.30%) ITIL V3

Applications Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (3.03%) JCAPS
1 8 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.89%) Confluence
3 4 (1.52%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) Documentum
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) Liferay
5 1 (0.38%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.14%) Maximo
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) Primavera
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.52%) G Suite
1 4 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.52%) Network Security
2 2 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) SAN
3 1 (0.38%) SMS
3 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) Ingres
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.27%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.76%) Maven
3 2 (0.76%) MSI
3 2 (0.76%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) Gradle
4 1 (0.38%) Hudson
4 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 67 (25.38%) Finance
2 30 (11.36%) Retail
3 22 (8.33%) Banking
4 14 (5.30%) Legal
5 8 (3.03%) Back Office
6 7 (2.65%) Marketing
7 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.89%) Law
8 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.52%) Front Office
9 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.76%) Advertising
11 2 (0.76%) Billing
11 2 (0.76%) International Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Local Government
11 2 (0.76%) Publishing
12 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.03%) .NET
1 8 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
1 8 (3.03%) XML
2 6 (2.27%) XSLT
3 4 (1.52%) Middleware
4 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.14%) HTML
4 3 (1.14%) HTML5
5 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.76%) JSP
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.76%) SAML
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) Spring
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (0.38%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) React
6 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.98%) Mobile App
2 17 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.55%) User Experience
4 10 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.52%) PMI
6 4 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.14%) EPoS
7 3 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) DataPower
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.44%) Windows
2 7 (2.65%) Android
3 6 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.52%) Linux
6 3 (1.14%) Unix
6 3 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (32.20%) Project Management
2 68 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (18.56%) ITIL
3 49 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (17.80%) PRINCE2
5 41 (15.53%) Migration
6 27 (10.23%) Service Management
7 25 (9.47%) Service Delivery
7 25 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (8.71%) Change Management
9 22 (8.33%) SDLC
10 21 (7.95%) Waterfall
11 20 (7.58%) Release Management
12 19 (7.20%) Scrum
13 18 (6.82%) Test Strategy
14 17 (6.44%) Supplier Management
15 16 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 14 (5.30%) ITIL V3
17 13 (4.92%) Data Migration
17 13 (4.92%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.92%) SQL
2 8 (3.03%) Java
3 3 (1.14%) Ruby
4 2 (0.76%) C#
4 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.76%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) Groovy
5 1 (0.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) Scala
5 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.44%) PMI Certification
2 16 (6.06%) PMP
3 14 (5.30%) Degree
4 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) ISEB
9 1 (0.38%) APMP
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) HNC
9 1 (0.38%) MCSE
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.38%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.92%) QA
2 8 (3.03%) PMO
2 8 (3.03%) SLA
3 7 (2.65%) HL7
4 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.76%) GCP
5 2 (0.76%) GxP
5 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.38%) Mesos
2 1 (0.38%) MOM
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (13.64%) Oracle
2 18 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.92%) SAP
4 11 (4.17%) IBM
5 8 (3.03%) Fiorano
5 8 (3.03%) InterSystems
6 4 (1.52%) Google
7 3 (1.14%) webMethods
8 2 (0.76%) Informatica
8 2 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.76%) Syclo
8 2 (0.76%) Tableau
9 1 (0.38%) Aareon
9 1 (0.38%) Canon
9 1 (0.38%) FNZ
9 1 (0.38%) IFS
9 1 (0.38%) Kenexa
9 1 (0.38%) PayPal
9 1 (0.38%) Pega
9 1 (0.38%) Xamarin