The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 70 82 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.41% 0.51% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £256 £501 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +222.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £501 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £501 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
928 1137 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.98% 96.11% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 560 498
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 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
Milton Keynes -1 2 £379 -24.32% 3
Gerrards Cross - 2 £169 -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SAP PI
3 3 (20.00%) SAP SRM
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Logistics
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) ABAP
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Documentum
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) SAP BI
3 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (20.00%) SAP XI
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) VSAM
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) ISPF
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Micro Focus
4 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (13.33%) FTP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (20.00%) Documentum
2 2 (13.33%) CICS
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) FTP
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SAP BI
3 2 (13.33%) Easytrieve
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) MS Access
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) LSMW
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) SAP PI
1 3 (20.00%) SAP XI
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (13.33%) VSAM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Logistics
1 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) ABAP
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) CLIST
2 2 (13.33%) COBOL
2 2 (13.33%) JCL
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) REXX
2 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
2 2 (13.33%) Micro Focus
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com