The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 119 132 126
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.035% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.038% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £215 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -24.03%
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
2321 2647 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.33% 92.62% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1379 1283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 1 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +1 7 £215 -33.84% 7
Maidenhead - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £120 - 2
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) HTTP
3 11 (39.29%) Python
3 11 (39.29%) ITIL
3 11 (39.29%) Perl
4 10 (35.71%) Web Services
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
5 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
5 9 (32.14%) Puppet
6 8 (28.57%) High Availability
6 8 (28.57%) Apache
6 8 (28.57%) DNS
6 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
6 8 (28.57%) SSL
7 7 (25.00%) SMTP
7 7 (25.00%) JBoss
7 7 (25.00%) LDAP
7 7 (25.00%) Unix
7 7 (25.00%) MySQL
7 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 7 (25.00%) IIS
7 7 (25.00%) Squid
7 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (25.00%) Nagios
7 7 (25.00%) LAMP
7 7 (25.00%) AWK
7 7 (25.00%) Splunk
7 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.00%) IIS
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (25.00%) nginx
2 7 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.71%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (7.14%) Drupal
5 2 (7.14%) Joomla!
5 2 (7.14%) Node.js
5 2 (7.14%) WordPress
6 1 (3.57%) Documentum
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) HTTP
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) SSL
3 7 (25.00%) LDAP
3 7 (25.00%) SMTP
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) S/MIME
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) DB2
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) German Language
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) LAMP
2 7 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 7 (25.00%) MCollective
3 5 (17.86%) .NET
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.14%) COM
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) DCOM
6 2 (7.14%) HTML
6 2 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (7.14%) J2EE
6 2 (7.14%) XML Messaging
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
3 8 (28.57%) High Availability
4 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (14.29%) Time Management
6 3 (10.71%) MVC
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.14%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Content Management
8 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Perl
1 11 (39.29%) Python
2 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
3 7 (25.00%) AWK
3 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (25.00%) sed
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) Korn
5 4 (14.29%) VB
6 3 (10.71%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.71%) VB6
7 2 (7.14%) Java
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) HNC
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) qmail
1 7 (25.00%) Squid
2 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
2 7 (25.00%) Cacti
2 7 (25.00%) collectd
2 7 (25.00%) Ganglia
2 7 (25.00%) Graphite
2 7 (25.00%) logstash
2 7 (25.00%) Nagios
2 7 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Splunk
3 6 (21.43%) IBM
3 6 (21.43%) Remedy
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) Ab Initio
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.57%) ATG
7 1 (3.57%) Lumension
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds