The median contractor rate for a Applications Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 440 442
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Manager 137 203 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 151 116
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £326 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £574 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £68.00 £26.63 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.39% -36.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - £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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -33 124 £475 +5.55% 30
London -21 51 £500 +6.38% 9
South East +21 45 £458 +1.66% 7
Berkshire +33 11 £470 +4.44% 3
City of London -20 10 £575 +9.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £513 +20.58% 1
East of England 0 9 £425 -19.04% 7
Wales +18 8 £325 -18.75%
North West +26 6 £330 -26.66%
West Midlands +10 6 £475 +25.41% 2
West Sussex +10 6 £350 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +4 6 £463 +5.71% 1
Milton Keynes -3 6 £513 +20.58%
Scotland +23 5 £413 +1.22%
Surrey +9 5 £563 +21.62% 1
Hertfordshire +4 5 £425 -5.55% 4
Cardiff +23 4 £325 -18.75%
Edinburgh +20 4 £450 +10.42%
South Wales +17 4 £325 -18.75%
Birmingham -3 4 £475 +35.71% 1
Reading - 4 £450 - 2
Cheshire +24 3 £275 -38.88%
Manchester +14 3 £405 +8.00%
Crawley +10 3 £300 -31.42% 1
East Midlands -18 3 £400 +0.62%
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Kent +12 2 £305 -30.28%
Chester +12 2 £275 -40.54%
Middlesex +3 2 £456 -6.41%
Portsmouth -6 2 £448 +21.76%

Applications Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 104 (37.68%) Project Management
2 77 (27.90%) Finance
3 74 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (17.39%) ITIL
6 41 (14.86%) PRINCE2
7 36 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 34 (12.32%) Migration
9 30 (10.87%) Change Management
9 30 (10.87%) Oracle
10 26 (9.42%) Banking
11 25 (9.06%) SDLC
12 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
12 24 (8.70%) Retail
13 23 (8.33%) Mobile App
14 22 (7.97%) Data Centre
14 22 (7.97%) Service Management
14 22 (7.97%) Microsoft
15 21 (7.61%) Windows
15 21 (7.61%) Release Management
16 20 (7.25%) Waterfall
17 18 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 18 (6.52%) Degree
18 17 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (6.16%) SAP
18 17 (6.16%) Supplier Management
19 16 (5.80%) Scrum
19 16 (5.80%) PMI Certification
19 16 (5.80%) QA
19 16 (5.80%) SC Cleared

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 12 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.90%) JCAPS
3 8 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.09%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.72%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.36%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.35%) MS Office
1 12 (4.35%) MS Project
2 7 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.81%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.81%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.09%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.72%) Maximo
6 1 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.36%) Primavera
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.36%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) G Suite
3 3 (1.09%) Taleo
4 2 (0.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) Network Security
2 3 (1.09%) Extranet
2 3 (1.09%) Intranet
3 2 (0.72%) DMZ
3 2 (0.72%) Multicast
3 2 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) MVNO
4 1 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) JIRA
2 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.09%) Hudson
3 3 (1.09%) MSI
3 3 (1.09%) Selenium
3 3 (1.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (27.90%) Finance
2 26 (9.42%) Banking
3 24 (8.70%) Retail
4 12 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.26%) Front Office
5 9 (3.26%) Marketing
6 8 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.17%) Legal
9 4 (1.45%) Back Office
9 4 (1.45%) Billing
9 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.09%) Games
10 3 (1.09%) Law
11 2 (0.72%) Advertising
11 2 (0.72%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.26%) .NET
2 8 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (2.90%) XML
3 6 (2.17%) XSLT
4 5 (1.81%) HTML
4 5 (1.81%) HTML5
5 3 (1.09%) J2EE
5 3 (1.09%) Java EE
5 3 (1.09%) Middleware
6 2 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) jQuery
7 1 (0.36%) OpenID
7 1 (0.36%) SAML
7 1 (0.36%) SOAP
7 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.36%) WebGL
7 1 (0.36%) WS-I
7 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.97%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.81%) User Experience
5 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.45%) FMCG
5 4 (1.45%) NHS
5 4 (1.45%) PMI
5 4 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.36%) DataPower
8 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.61%) Windows
2 8 (2.90%) Android
3 6 (2.17%) Linux
3 6 (2.17%) Unix
4 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.72%) AIX
5 2 (0.72%) Solaris
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.36%) Mesosphere
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.68%) Project Management
2 74 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (17.39%) ITIL
5 41 (14.86%) PRINCE2
6 36 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 34 (12.32%) Migration
8 30 (10.87%) Change Management
9 25 (9.06%) SDLC
10 22 (7.97%) Service Management
11 21 (7.61%) Release Management
12 20 (7.25%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (6.16%) Supplier Management
14 17 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (5.80%) Scrum
16 15 (5.43%) Test Strategy
17 14 (5.07%) Mentoring
18 13 (4.71%) Problem Management
18 13 (4.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.71%) SQL
2 7 (2.54%) Java
3 4 (1.45%) C#
3 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.09%) Ruby
5 1 (0.36%) C
5 1 (0.36%) PHP
5 1 (0.36%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) Scala
5 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.52%) Degree
3 16 (5.80%) PMI Certification
3 16 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.07%) PMP
5 9 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.72%) APMP
8 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.36%) CCNA
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) HNC
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB
9 1 (0.36%) MCSE
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.36%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.80%) QA
2 11 (3.99%) SLA
3 7 (2.54%) HL7
4 6 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.45%) PMO
6 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) GCP
7 1 (0.36%) GxP
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (1.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.36%) SRDF
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.09%) Ansible
2 3 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.72%) MOM
4 1 (0.36%) Control-M
4 1 (0.36%) Mesos
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (10.87%) Oracle
2 22 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.16%) SAP
4 10 (3.62%) IBM
5 8 (2.90%) Fiorano
5 8 (2.90%) InterSystems
6 6 (2.17%) Facebook
7 4 (1.45%) VMware
8 3 (1.09%) Google
9 2 (0.72%) Arista
9 2 (0.72%) Citrix
9 2 (0.72%) F5
9 2 (0.72%) IFS
9 2 (0.72%) Informatica
9 2 (0.72%) Remedy
9 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.72%) Sybase
9 2 (0.72%) Syclo
9 2 (0.72%) webMethods
10 1 (0.36%) 3PAR
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