The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 119 104 134
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 10 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.69% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.76% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 1
Average daily rate £300 £354 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.19% -8.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead -6 2 £280 +1.81%
Reading -8 2 - - 3
Slough - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) GxP
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Back Office
5 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
5 1 (7.14%) Jython
5 1 (7.14%) SAP EP
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) SAP EP
3 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessWare
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) 3G
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.14%) DataStage
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BI
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (7.14%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 1 (7.14%) Sinon.JS
1 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) JDBC
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) RAD
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Database Security
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Jython
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSD
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) GxP
2 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Sage
2 1 (7.14%) Vitria
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects