The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 74 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £215 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -24.03%
Applications Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
950 910 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.59% 94.11% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 481 483
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.91% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) HTTP
3 11 (50.00%) Python
3 11 (50.00%) Perl
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Web Services
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 9 (40.91%) Puppet
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) High Availability
5 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 8 (36.36%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
6 7 (31.82%) SSL
6 7 (31.82%) LDAP
6 7 (31.82%) SMTP
6 7 (31.82%) Nagios
6 7 (31.82%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) JBoss
6 7 (31.82%) Apache
6 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
6 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (31.82%) ZABBIX
6 7 (31.82%) Cacti
6 7 (31.82%) Ganglia
6 7 (31.82%) qmail
6 7 (31.82%) nginx
6 7 (31.82%) Splunk
6 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) Apache
1 7 (31.82%) JBoss
1 7 (31.82%) nginx
1 7 (31.82%) OpenStack
1 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
1 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Drupal
4 2 (9.09%) Joomla!
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js
4 2 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) HTTP
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) LDAP
3 7 (31.82%) SMTP
3 7 (31.82%) SSL
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 7 (31.82%) LAMP
2 7 (31.82%) LEMP Stack
2 7 (31.82%) MCollective
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.09%) COM
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) DCOM
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (9.09%) J2EE
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Unix
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) High Availability
3 6 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.55%) RUP
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Perl
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 7 (31.82%) AWK
3 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 7 (31.82%) sed
4 4 (18.18%) Korn
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 2 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) HNC
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) RHCSA
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) qmail
1 7 (31.82%) Squid
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (9.09%) XenServer
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Puppet
2 7 (31.82%) Cacti
2 7 (31.82%) collectd
2 7 (31.82%) Ganglia
2 7 (31.82%) Graphite
2 7 (31.82%) logstash
2 7 (31.82%) Nagios
2 7 (31.82%) ZABBIX
3 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Splunk
3 6 (27.27%) Remedy
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.64%) Ab Initio
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.55%) Lumension
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds