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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 109 84 86
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.45% 0.81% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.88% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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£400 £238 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -30.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
1795 1589 1280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 89.84% 91.90% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 843 610
Average daily rate £361 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 98 175
Average hourly rate £12.75 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.76% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.25 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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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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 -16 2 £355 +42.00% 3
Farnborough -9 1 £506 -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) Migration
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) SLA
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) Cerner
5 4 (13.33%) NHS
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) ILOG
6 3 (10.00%) SPSS
6 3 (10.00%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Cognos
6 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 3 (10.00%) .NET
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Statistics
7 2 (6.67%) SCCM
7 2 (6.67%) SCOM
7 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (6.67%) Korn

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) GlassFish
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SPSS
2 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) NAS
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.67%) DMZ
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Statistics
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.00%) Analytics
3 3 (10.00%) Time Management
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Korn
2 2 (6.67%) sed
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.67%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
1 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Cerner
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) ILOG
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) Cognos
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Sun
4 2 (6.67%) i2
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Alias
5 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix