The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £316 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 Support
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 294 261
Rank change year-on-year -46 -33  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 287 414 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.77% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.81% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 288 309
Median daily rate £316 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.29% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Median hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.27% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.40 £46.60 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.20 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +107.50%  

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 Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
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 Support 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 -59 256 £300 -11.24% 128
London -55 113 £350 -6.66% 48
South East +4 44 £300 +18.81% 37
East Midlands +16 33 £235 -14.54% 5
South West +5 18 £250 -60.31% 4
City of London -57 16 £375 -16.66% 15
Wales +27 15 £350 - 1
Surrey +22 15 £294 +78.03% 8
Derbyshire +4 15 £145 -
East of England -43 14 £250 -19.35% 7
Yorkshire +4 13 £280 -6.66% 9
Northamptonshire - 13 £300 - 3
Scotland +28 12 £238 -34.93% 3
Northampton - 11 £300 - 1
West Midlands +16 10 £450 +55.17% 7
Hampshire +10 8 - - 6
Derby -4 8 £143 -
Alfreton - 8 £145 -
West Wales - 8 £475 -
Swansea - 8 £475 -
Edinburgh +23 7 £331 -9.24% 2
Devon +3 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £203 -46.40% 2
Exeter -3 7 - -
Winchester - 7 - -
Berkshire +15 6 £450 +76.47% 9
Birmingham +1 6 £450 +52.54%
Milton Keynes -7 6 £203 -46.40% 2
South Wales +22 5 £325 - 1
North West +15 5 £213 -22.72% 10

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 242 (42.01%) SQL
2 163 (28.30%) Finance
2 163 (28.30%) Windows
3 152 (26.39%) Oracle
4 143 (24.83%) ITIL
5 137 (23.78%) SQL Server
6 135 (23.44%) Linux
7 105 (18.23%) Microsoft
8 102 (17.71%) Unix
9 78 (13.54%) Java
10 76 (13.19%) Oracle Database
11 66 (11.46%) Banking
12 65 (11.28%) .NET
13 60 (10.42%) IIS
14 53 (9.20%) C#
14 53 (9.20%) MS Excel
15 52 (9.03%) XML
16 50 (8.68%) Service Delivery
16 50 (8.68%) Problem Management
16 50 (8.68%) Security Cleared
17 46 (7.99%) Windows Server
18 45 (7.81%) Change Management
19 44 (7.64%) MS Office
20 43 (7.47%) Perl
20 43 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (7.29%) Service Management
22 41 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
23 40 (6.94%) PL/SQL
23 40 (6.94%) PowerShell
24 38 (6.60%) Front Office

Applications Support 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 60 (10.42%) IIS
2 36 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 34 (5.90%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.65%) WebLogic
6 18 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.43%) Apache
8 12 (2.08%) JBoss
9 10 (1.74%) JCAPS
10 8 (1.39%) GlassFish
11 6 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.69%) CMS
12 4 (0.69%) Drupal
12 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.35%) Moodle
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.64%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (2.60%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.04%) Demantra
5 6 (1.04%) Northgate Housing
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (1.04%) SnowdropKCS
6 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.69%) Minerva
7 4 (0.69%) Summit
8 3 (0.52%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.52%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.35%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.74%) IaaS
1 10 (1.74%) SaaS
2 9 (1.56%) PaaS
3 7 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.22%) GitHub
3 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.87%) Office 365
5 4 (0.69%) Google Play
6 3 (0.52%) Taleo
7 2 (0.35%) G Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) iTunes
8 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.78%) Internet
3 15 (2.60%) DNS
4 14 (2.43%) SSL
5 12 (2.08%) Firewall
6 8 (1.39%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.04%) DHCP
7 6 (1.04%) LDAP
8 5 (0.87%) HTTP
8 5 (0.87%) VPN
9 4 (0.69%) FTP
9 4 (0.69%) Network Security
10 3 (0.52%) Broadband
10 3 (0.52%) SSH
11 2 (0.35%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.35%) SAN
11 2 (0.35%) WinSCP
12 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 76 (13.19%) Oracle Database
3 36 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 36 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 33 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (1.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 10 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.39%) MySQL
15 7 (1.22%) EDRMS
15 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (1.04%) Oracle9i Database
16 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (2.60%) JIRA
2 12 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (2.08%) Subversion
3 8 (1.39%) Ant
3 8 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.04%) JDeveloper
5 6 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.04%) Toad
6 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 163 (28.30%) Finance
2 66 (11.46%) Banking
3 38 (6.60%) Front Office
4 32 (5.56%) Retail
5 27 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 26 (4.51%) Back Office
7 14 (2.43%) Publishing
8 13 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.08%) Billing
10 9 (1.56%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.39%) Advertising
12 7 (1.22%) International Banking
13 6 (1.04%) Japanese Language
13 6 (1.04%) Legal
14 4 (0.69%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.69%) Marketing
14 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.52%) Electronics
15 3 (0.52%) French Language
15 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.28%) .NET
2 52 (9.03%) XML
3 22 (3.82%) XSLT
4 18 (3.13%) Web Services
5 15 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 15 (2.60%) Spring
6 14 (2.43%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.26%) HTML
8 12 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
9 11 (1.91%) JSF
9 11 (1.91%) Middleware
9 11 (1.91%) Regular Expression
10 10 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (1.74%) Hibernate
10 10 (1.74%) Java EE
10 10 (1.74%) JSP
10 10 (1.74%) XSL
11 9 (1.56%) Apache Camel
11 9 (1.56%) Struts
12 8 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.47%) Equities
3 19 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.60%) Derivative
5 14 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.08%) SWIFT
7 11 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.39%) NHS
9 8 (1.39%) User Experience
10 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.22%) EPoS
11 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.04%) Wiki
12 4 (0.69%) PACS
12 4 (0.69%) SCADA
13 3 (0.52%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.52%) EFT
13 3 (0.52%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 163 (28.30%) Windows
2 135 (23.44%) Linux
3 102 (17.71%) Unix
4 46 (7.99%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 18 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.60%) Solaris
10 14 (2.43%) AIX
11 11 (1.91%) HPUX
12 7 (1.22%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.52%) MVS
14 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.35%) VME
15 2 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.83%) ITIL
2 50 (8.68%) Problem Management
2 50 (8.68%) Service Delivery
3 45 (7.81%) Change Management
4 42 (7.29%) Service Management
5 41 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (6.25%) CRM
7 33 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 31 (5.38%) Release Management
10 29 (5.03%) Incident Management
11 27 (4.69%) Project Management
11 27 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (3.82%) Configuration Management
12 22 (3.82%) ITIL V3
12 22 (3.82%) Migration
13 20 (3.47%) ERP
13 20 (3.47%) Workflow
14 19 (3.30%) ITSM
14 19 (3.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 242 (42.01%) SQL
2 78 (13.54%) Java
3 53 (9.20%) C#
4 43 (7.47%) Perl
5 40 (6.94%) PL/SQL
5 40 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 37 (6.42%) Python
7 26 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 26 (4.51%) Shell Script
8 24 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.78%) VBScript
10 14 (2.43%) VB
11 13 (2.26%) Ruby
12 12 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.08%) C
13 11 (1.91%) VBA
14 10 (1.74%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.39%) PHP
16 7 (1.22%) R
17 5 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.51%) Degree
4 18 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) ECDL
7 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.35%) MOS
8 1 (0.17%) AAT
8 1 (0.17%) ACCA
8 1 (0.17%) CIMA
8 1 (0.17%) HNC
8 1 (0.17%) MCAD
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.17%) MCSA
8 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.08%) SLA
2 10 (1.74%) QA
3 8 (1.39%) HL7
4 7 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.22%) SEPA
5 6 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.69%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.22%) XenApp
5 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.52%) NFS
6 3 (0.52%) Samba
7 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (1.56%) Control-M
1 9 (1.56%) Nagios
2 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.87%) Puppet
5 4 (0.69%) Ansible
6 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.52%) SCCM
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.35%) Opsview
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.35%) SCOM
7 2 (0.35%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Webmin
Vendors
1 152 (26.39%) Oracle
2 105 (18.23%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.69%) Red Hat
4 25 (4.34%) IBM
5 20 (3.47%) Citrix
6 18 (3.13%) VMware
7 16 (2.78%) Murex
8 14 (2.43%) Northgate
8 14 (2.43%) Splunk
9 12 (2.08%) SAP
10 10 (1.74%) Fiorano
10 10 (1.74%) InterSystems
11 7 (1.22%) BEA
11 7 (1.22%) Google
11 7 (1.22%) ION Trading
12 6 (1.04%) Cognos
12 6 (1.04%) F5
12 6 (1.04%) JD Edwards
12 6 (1.04%) Remedy
12 6 (1.04%) SolarWinds
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