The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 94 79 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 20 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.96% 1.48% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.57% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 6
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£375 £198 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.87% -21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £300 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £10.57 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
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 Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1933 1719 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.44% 94.14% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 991 938
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 150 181
Average hourly rate £15.13 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Southampton -15 6 £375 +167.85%
Basingstoke - 3 - - 4
Farnborough -9 1 £440 +120.00%
Portsmouth - 1 £165 -
Fareham - - - -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Management
2 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 4 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) SLA
5 3 (12.00%) NHS
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Cerner
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) sed
6 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) NAS
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) Korn
6 2 (8.00%) AWK
6 2 (8.00%) UNIX
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) Sun
6 2 (8.00%) FTP
6 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (8.00%) Finance

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) FTP
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Management
2 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Logistics
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) sed
2 2 (8.00%) Korn
2 2 (8.00%) AWK
2 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
1 3 (12.00%) Cerner
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) Sage
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau