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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 115 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 12 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.43% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
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£325 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
2367 2350 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.46% 90.35% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1182 813
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Slough - 6 £325 - 1
Newbury - 2 £323 -
Reading +6 1 £425 - 2
Bracknell - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
3 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) UNIX
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) CRM
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) J2EE
7 4 (19.05%) IIS
7 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) WCF
8 3 (14.29%) WPF
8 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (14.29%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) J2EE
2 3 (14.29%) WCF
2 3 (14.29%) WPF
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) UNIX
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) CRM
1 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.76%) Coaching
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) RUP
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) sed
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) Blackboard
3 1 (4.76%) Altiris
3 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) Sun
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio