The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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 Support Manager
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 612 589
Rank change year-on-year +42 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Manager 30 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.052% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.054% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 19
Median daily rate £450 £393 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -17.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £298 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £479 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £393 £475
% change year-on-year -10.82% -17.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Applications Support Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Manager in the UK

Applications Support Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Manager in the UK

Applications Support Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Manager over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Manager in the UK

Applications Support Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Manager in the UK

Applications Support Manager
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +43 21 £458 +14.37% 7
London +25 12 £500 +25.00% 4
South East +26 9 £419 +8.76%
Wales - 8 £325 -
City of London +14 4 £488 - 2
Reading - 4 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £450 -
Cardiff - 4 £325 -
South Wales - 4 £325 -
West Wales - 2 £318 -
Surrey - 2 £305 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Swansea - 2 £318 -
Scotland +21 1 £450 +23.28%
Edinburgh +16 1 £450 +23.28%
Kent - 1 £305 -
Newport - 1 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £305 -

Applications Support Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Applications Support 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 Support Manager in the job title.

1 20 (37.74%) Finance
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 19 (35.85%) Service Delivery
3 13 (24.53%) Project Management
4 11 (20.75%) Service Management
5 9 (16.98%) Release Management
5 9 (16.98%) ITIL V3
6 8 (15.09%) JCAPS
6 8 (15.09%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (15.09%) WebSphere
6 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (15.09%) IBM
6 8 (15.09%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (15.09%) Oracle
6 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
6 8 (15.09%) Fiorano
6 8 (15.09%) InterSystems
7 7 (13.21%) XML
7 7 (13.21%) HL7
7 7 (13.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (11.32%) QA
8 6 (11.32%) XSLT
8 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
8 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.32%) Banking
9 5 (9.43%) ITSM
9 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.43%) Change Management
9 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
9 5 (9.43%) Performance Management

Applications Support 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 (15.09%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (15.09%) JCAPS
1 8 (15.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.89%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Billing
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (13.21%) XML
3 6 (11.32%) XSLT
4 1 (1.89%) WS-I
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
1 4 (7.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 19 (35.85%) Service Delivery
3 13 (24.53%) Project Management
4 11 (20.75%) Service Management
5 9 (16.98%) ITIL V3
5 9 (16.98%) Release Management
6 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.43%) Change Management
7 5 (9.43%) ITSM
7 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
7 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.55%) Process Management
8 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) SDLC
9 3 (5.66%) Contingency Planning
9 3 (5.66%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) HL7
2 6 (11.32%) QA
3 4 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (7.55%) SLA
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Fiorano
1 8 (15.09%) IBM
1 8 (15.09%) InterSystems
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft