The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 102 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.48% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.51% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 4
Average daily rate £338 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £302 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
Applications Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 15 £338 -20.58% 6
Slough +1 2 - - 2
Bracknell - 2 £400 - 1
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 14 (43.75%) Linux
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 11 (34.38%) Python
2 11 (34.38%) Perl
2 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (31.25%) IIS
3 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 10 (31.25%) HTTP
3 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) JBoss
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
4 9 (28.13%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
4 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 9 (28.13%) Puppet
5 8 (25.00%) High Availability
5 8 (25.00%) Apache
5 8 (25.00%) SSL
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) IBM
6 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.88%) SMTP
6 7 (21.88%) Nagios
6 7 (21.88%) Unix
6 7 (21.88%) Web Services
6 7 (21.88%) LDAP
6 7 (21.88%) MySQL
6 7 (21.88%) LAMP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (31.25%) IIS
1 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
2 9 (28.13%) JBoss
2 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
3 8 (25.00%) Apache
4 7 (21.88%) nginx
4 7 (21.88%) OpenStack
5 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
6 4 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (3.13%) Commerce Server
8 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 10 (31.25%) HTTP
3 8 (25.00%) SSL
4 7 (21.88%) LDAP
4 7 (21.88%) SMTP
4 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) DHCP
6 1 (3.13%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) LAMP
1 7 (21.88%) LEMP Stack
1 7 (21.88%) MCollective
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (9.38%) Middleware
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (6.25%) J2EE
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) Ajax
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.25%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 7 (21.88%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.25%) zOS
7 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) High Availability
3 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Data Security
6 1 (3.13%) MVC
6 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) RUP
6 1 (3.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Perl
1 11 (34.38%) Python
2 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) AWK
4 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
4 7 (21.88%) sed
5 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.38%) Korn
6 3 (9.38%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) COBOL
7 2 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
8 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) HNC
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) qmail
1 7 (21.88%) Squid
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.25%) XenServer
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Puppet
2 7 (21.88%) Cacti
2 7 (21.88%) collectd
2 7 (21.88%) Ganglia
2 7 (21.88%) Graphite
2 7 (21.88%) logstash
2 7 (21.88%) Nagios
2 7 (21.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) IBM
3 7 (21.88%) Splunk
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.50%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Ab Initio
6 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.13%) ATG
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Lumension
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
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