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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 118 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.079% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.69% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Average daily rate
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£243 £213 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -22.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £243 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +34.32%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2186 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.67% 90.93% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 957 1023
Average daily rate £365 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 31 July 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
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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
Slough +2 2 £243 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 3
Reading - - - - 2
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessWare
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWare
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
1 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Sage
1 1 (16.67%) Vitria
1 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio