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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 77 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 0.93% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.00% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£271 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £20.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
1181 1205 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.94% 93.12% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 695 458
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 79
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 28 July 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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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 -5 1 £271 -33.29% 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (60.00%) ERP
1 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Worklight
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) CRM

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Introscope
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Worklight
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ERP
1 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) CA
1 1 (10.00%) VMware