The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 39 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.69% 3.14% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 3.33% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £323 £260
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.78%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough 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
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
272 240 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 93.47% 94.12% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 122 73
Average daily rate £330 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £36.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Applications Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft