The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 184 223 207
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 77 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 26
Median daily rate £338 £225 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £15.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% +12.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
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
8076 9335 8775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.97% 95.00% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4886 5595 4855
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 438 434
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.65% +4.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 28 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +28 22 £363 -3.97% 6
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £200 -42.85%
Surrey +3 12 £450 +102.24% 5
West Sussex - 11 £360 - 2
Berkshire +13 6 £338 +35.00% 5
Kent +10 3 £188 - 4
Oxfordshire 0 2 - - 1
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 56 (41.48%) SQL
2 47 (34.81%) Linux
3 43 (31.85%) Oracle
4 42 (31.11%) ITIL
5 39 (28.89%) Java
6 30 (22.22%) Tomcat
7 27 (20.00%) Windows
7 27 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (19.26%) Oracle Database
9 22 (16.30%) XML
10 21 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 21 (15.56%) Finance
11 20 (14.81%) Perl
12 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
13 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
13 17 (12.59%) Unix
13 17 (12.59%) Service Management
13 17 (12.59%) Red Hat
14 16 (11.85%) XSLT
14 16 (11.85%) .NET
15 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 14 (10.37%) J2SE
16 14 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (9.63%) CSS
17 13 (9.63%) Windows Server
18 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
18 12 (8.89%) Puppet
18 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET
18 12 (8.89%) IBM

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 30 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.15%) Apache
3 10 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.67%) IIS
4 9 (6.67%) JBoss
5 6 (4.44%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.48%) Drupal
9 2 (1.48%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.48%) WordPress
10 1 (0.74%) CMS
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS Office
3 5 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.70%) SPSS
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) HFM
1 6 (4.44%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (2.22%) Orchard Housing
3 2 (1.48%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.74%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.74%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.74%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.74%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.74%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.74%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) Firewall
2 7 (5.19%) IPv6
2 7 (5.19%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.44%) Internet
3 6 (4.44%) SSL
4 5 (3.70%) SSH
5 3 (2.22%) DNS
5 3 (2.22%) SNMP
6 2 (1.48%) FTP
6 2 (1.48%) HTTP
6 2 (1.48%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.48%) Intranet
6 2 (1.48%) LDAP
6 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.74%) DHCP
7 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.26%) Oracle Database
2 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.93%) SAP BI
6 6 (4.44%) SQLPlus
7 5 (3.70%) Kalido
7 5 (3.70%) MySQL
8 3 (2.22%) DB2
8 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.48%) Cognos Powerplay
9 2 (1.48%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.74%) Big Data
10 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.74%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Log4j
2 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.44%) JIRA
4 5 (3.70%) Subversion
5 4 (2.96%) JUnit
6 3 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.48%) Ant
7 2 (1.48%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.48%) GitLab
7 2 (1.48%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.48%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.48%) Maven
7 2 (1.48%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) German Language
2 5 (3.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.22%) Automotive
3 3 (2.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Local Government
3 3 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.30%) XML
2 16 (11.85%) .NET
2 16 (11.85%) XSLT
3 14 (10.37%) J2SE
4 13 (9.63%) CSS
5 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET
6 11 (8.15%) Web Services
7 9 (6.67%) XML Schema
8 8 (5.93%) J2EE
8 8 (5.93%) Middleware
8 8 (5.93%) WebCenter
9 7 (5.19%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (5.19%) HTML
9 7 (5.19%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (3.70%) Apache Camel
10 5 (3.70%) REST
10 5 (3.70%) SOAP
10 5 (3.70%) XSL
11 4 (2.96%) LAMP
12 3 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.19%) Smart Meter
3 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.22%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.48%) iPad
5 2 (1.48%) PACS
5 2 (1.48%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.81%) Linux
2 27 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 27 (20.00%) Windows
3 17 (12.59%) Unix
4 13 (9.63%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.19%) Solaris
8 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.48%) AIX
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.11%) ITIL
2 17 (12.59%) Service Management
3 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (8.89%) Incident Management
5 11 (8.15%) Change Management
6 10 (7.41%) DevOps
6 10 (7.41%) High Availability
6 10 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.93%) ITIL V3
8 7 (5.19%) Change Control
8 7 (5.19%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.44%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.44%) ERD
9 6 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.70%) CRM
10 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.96%) Migration
11 4 (2.96%) Release Management
11 4 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (41.48%) SQL
2 39 (28.89%) Java
3 21 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 20 (14.81%) Perl
5 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
6 11 (8.15%) PL/SQL
7 10 (7.41%) PHP
7 10 (7.41%) Python
8 9 (6.67%) C#
9 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.44%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.70%) VB
12 3 (2.22%) Korn
12 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.48%) AWK
13 2 (1.48%) C++
13 2 (1.48%) sed
13 2 (1.48%) VB6
14 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) Degree
4 2 (1.48%) MCP
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) SLA
2 9 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) Docker
2 3 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) Puppet
2 6 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.96%) Ansible
4 2 (1.48%) yum
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (31.85%) Oracle
2 17 (12.59%) Red Hat
3 12 (8.89%) IBM
4 11 (8.15%) Cognos
4 11 (8.15%) Hyperion
4 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.15%) SAP
4 11 (8.15%) VMware
5 9 (6.67%) Citrix
6 6 (4.44%) Northgate
7 5 (3.70%) ILOG
7 5 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (3.70%) Splunk
8 4 (2.96%) F5
8 4 (2.96%) FatWire
8 4 (2.96%) Sybase
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco
9 3 (2.22%) Orchard
9 3 (2.22%) Siebel
9 3 (2.22%) ThinPrint
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