The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 198 172 210
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +38
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 51 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.80% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.87% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.51% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £17.51
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 - £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 - £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.53%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8509 8083 9242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.02% 92.89% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4734 4294 4302
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 507 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £39.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Hampshire -5 26 £375 +100.00% 6
Surrey 0 12 £235 -27.69% 6
Berkshire -19 4 £245 -42.35% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £450 +309.09% 5
Oxfordshire -4 3 £225 -41.93% 2
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 28 (27.45%) Windows
3 23 (22.55%) ITIL
4 20 (19.61%) Oracle
5 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 17 (16.67%) Java
6 14 (13.73%) UNIX
7 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
8 12 (11.76%) Linux
8 12 (11.76%) SLA
8 12 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 12 (11.76%) Finance
9 10 (9.80%) Migration
9 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
9 10 (9.80%) ERP
9 10 (9.80%) .NET
9 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
10 9 (8.82%) VB
11 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (7.84%) VB6
11 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database
11 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (6.86%) Change Management
12 7 (6.86%) HTML
12 7 (6.86%) CRM
13 6 (5.88%) Cognos
13 6 (5.88%) IIS
13 6 (5.88%) MS Office
13 6 (5.88%) Project Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (5.88%) IIS
2 5 (4.90%) Documentum
3 4 (3.92%) Apache
3 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.96%) CMS
4 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.96%) Drupal
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Office
2 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) SPSS
3 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.98%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.98%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Cordys
2 1 (0.98%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) FTP
2 3 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) NAS
3 2 (1.96%) Intranet
3 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) SSL
4 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.88%) QlikView
4 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.94%) DTS
6 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.98%) Ingres
7 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.98%) Toad
3 1 (0.98%) Introscope
3 1 (0.98%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Publishing
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.90%) Web Services
4 4 (3.92%) COM+
5 3 (2.94%) SOAP
5 3 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (0.98%) XHTML
6 1 (0.98%) Middleware
6 1 (0.98%) LAMP
6 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.98%) JRules
6 1 (0.98%) Spring
6 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.98%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.98%) CSS
6 1 (0.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) NHS
2 5 (4.90%) iPad
3 4 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.98%) DTV
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Handset
5 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.45%) Windows
2 14 (13.73%) UNIX
3 12 (11.76%) Linux
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) ITIL
2 12 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 10 (9.80%) Migration
3 10 (9.80%) ERP
4 7 (6.86%) CRM
4 7 (6.86%) Change Management
5 6 (5.88%) Project Management
5 6 (5.88%) Data Management
5 6 (5.88%) Release Management
5 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (5.88%) Service Desk Management
6 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.90%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.90%) Workflow
7 4 (3.92%) Quality Management
7 4 (3.92%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.92%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.94%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (43.14%) SQL
2 17 (16.67%) Java
3 9 (8.82%) VB
4 8 (7.84%) VB6
5 5 (4.90%) Korn
5 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.90%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.92%) VBScript
7 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.96%) sed
8 2 (1.96%) AWK
9 1 (0.98%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.88%) Cognos
3 6 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.90%) Sun
4 5 (4.90%) Cerner
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 3 (2.94%) HP
6 3 (2.94%) EMC
6 3 (2.94%) Citrix
6 3 (2.94%) CA
6 3 (2.94%) Capita
7 2 (1.96%) Northgate
7 2 (1.96%) ILOG
7 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.98%) JBoss
8 1 (0.98%) Compuware
8 1 (0.98%) IBM
8 1 (0.98%) i2
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