Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 631 589 512
Rank change year-on-year -42 -77 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 255 318 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 216 302
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £355 £319 £325
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £19.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Applications Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 15 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 6 months to 22 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
England -44 246 £450 - 26
UK excluding London -1 146 £450 +5.88% 15
London -59 108 £475 -0.52% 12
South East -6 44 £450 - 3
Midlands +11 41 £475 +16.56% 3
East of England -7 29 £450 +4.65% 1
West Midlands +29 23 £425 -2.86% 3
North of England +63 22 £425 +6.25% 5
East Midlands -19 18 £500 +31.58%
North West +8 14 £415 +0.61% 5
Yorkshire +26 7 £500 +66.67%
Scotland -6 5 £428 +18.89% 1
South West +3 3 £410 +1.86% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -
North East +62 1 £375 +7.14%

Applications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 72 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (27.45%) Project Management
3 61 (23.92%) Finance
4 51 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (18.04%) PRINCE2
6 42 (16.47%) ITIL
7 40 (15.69%) Mobile App
8 36 (14.12%) Oracle
9 28 (10.98%) Migration
10 25 (9.80%) Retail
11 24 (9.41%) Service Management
12 21 (8.24%) Service Delivery
12 21 (8.24%) Scrum
13 17 (6.67%) ERP
14 16 (6.27%) Change Management
15 15 (5.88%) SDLC
15 15 (5.88%) Microsoft
16 14 (5.49%) CRM
16 14 (5.49%) Programme Management
17 13 (5.10%) SQL
17 13 (5.10%) SAP
18 12 (4.71%) Windows
18 12 (4.71%) Manufacturing
18 12 (4.71%) Android
19 11 (4.31%) Banking
19 11 (4.31%) Supplier Management
19 11 (4.31%) PMP
20 10 (3.92%) PMI Certification
20 10 (3.92%) Java
20 10 (3.92%) Waterfall

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 4 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (1.57%) Confluence
1 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.18%) CMS
2 3 (1.18%) Documentum
3 2 (0.78%) CoreMedia CMS
3 2 (0.78%) Liferay
3 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.39%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.39%) Drupal
4 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) JBoss
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.18%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) Office 365
2 3 (1.18%) GitHub
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) G Suite
4 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.39%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.39%) Google Play
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.18%) Skype
2 2 (0.78%) Firewall
2 2 (0.78%) SAN
2 2 (0.78%) WAN
3 1 (0.39%) FTP
3 1 (0.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) SMTP
3 1 (0.39%) SSH
3 1 (0.39%) SSL
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.18%) MySQL
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.78%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.39%) DataStage
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (3.53%) JIRA
2 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.78%) Maven
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.39%) FishEye
5 1 (0.39%) Gradle
5 1 (0.39%) Hudson
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.39%) jMock
5 1 (0.39%) JUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.39%) Mockito
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 61 (23.92%) Finance
2 25 (9.80%) Retail
3 12 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.31%) Banking
5 9 (3.53%) Legal
6 8 (3.14%) Law
7 5 (1.96%) Front Office
7 5 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.18%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) International Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.53%) HTML
2 8 (3.14%) .NET
3 6 (2.35%) CSS
3 6 (2.35%) HTML5
4 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.57%) JSP
4 4 (1.57%) Middleware
5 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.18%) Node.js
5 3 (1.18%) React
5 3 (1.18%) SAML
5 3 (1.18%) Spring
5 3 (1.18%) Web Services
5 3 (1.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (1.18%) XML
6 2 (0.78%) CoreMedia
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.39%) REST
7 1 (0.39%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.53%) User Experience
4 7 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.57%) EPoS
6 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.18%) FMCG
7 3 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.18%) PMI
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.78%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.39%) Fintech
9 1 (0.39%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.71%) Android
1 12 (4.71%) Windows
2 10 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.57%) Unix
4 3 (1.18%) AIX
4 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.39%) Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (27.45%) Project Management
3 51 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (18.04%) PRINCE2
5 42 (16.47%) ITIL
6 28 (10.98%) Migration
7 24 (9.41%) Service Management
8 21 (8.24%) Scrum
8 21 (8.24%) Service Delivery
9 17 (6.67%) ERP
10 16 (6.27%) Change Management
11 15 (5.88%) SDLC
12 14 (5.49%) CRM
12 14 (5.49%) Programme Management
13 11 (4.31%) Supplier Management
14 10 (3.92%) Line Management
14 10 (3.92%) Waterfall
15 9 (3.53%) Asset Management
15 9 (3.53%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.53%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.10%) SQL
2 10 (3.92%) Java
3 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) ABAP
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) Groovy
6 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.31%) PMP
2 10 (3.92%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.53%) Degree
4 8 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (2.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.96%) APMP
6 5 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.57%) CEH
7 4 (1.57%) CISSP
7 4 (1.57%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB
9 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) PMO
2 6 (2.35%) SLA
3 5 (1.96%) QA
4 2 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) FlexNet
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 36 (14.12%) Oracle
2 15 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.10%) SAP
4 4 (1.57%) Coverity
4 4 (1.57%) Google
4 4 (1.57%) JD Edwards
4 4 (1.57%) Synopsys
5 3 (1.18%) HP
5 3 (1.18%) IBM
5 3 (1.18%) Tableau
6 2 (0.78%) Northgate
6 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.39%) Canon
7 1 (0.39%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.39%) PayPal
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Snow
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec
7 1 (0.39%) Xamarin