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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 210 193 181
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 48 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 16
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£250 £320 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £430 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.25 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £23.65 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey -8 12 £220 +3.52% 9
Hampshire -3 11 £356 +4.39% 4
Berkshire +20 8 £250 +3.09% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £271 -19.70% 1
East Sussex - 6 £325 - 1
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 47 (54.02%) SQL
2 29 (33.33%) ITIL
3 24 (27.59%) Windows
4 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
4 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
5 19 (21.84%) XML
6 18 (20.69%) Internet
7 17 (19.54%) Oracle
8 16 (18.39%) .NET
8 16 (18.39%) IIS
9 13 (14.94%) Java
9 13 (14.94%) UNIX
9 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.79%) SLA
10 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
11 11 (12.64%) VMware
11 11 (12.64%) Finance
11 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
12 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (11.49%) Linux
13 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
14 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
14 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
14 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
14 8 (9.20%) Perl
14 8 (9.20%) HTML
15 7 (8.05%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 16 (18.39%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) Apache
2 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.90%) CMS
3 6 (6.90%) WordPress
3 6 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.15%) SAS
5 1 (1.15%) Liferay
5 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Agresso
2 3 (3.45%) Academy Housing
3 2 (2.30%) arcHouse
3 2 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.30%) Orchard Housing
3 2 (2.30%) Aareon QL
3 2 (2.30%) OPENHousing
3 2 (2.30%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (2.30%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) Internet
2 6 (6.90%) Extranet
2 6 (6.90%) Intranet
3 4 (4.60%) DNS
3 4 (4.60%) SMS
4 3 (3.45%) DHCP
5 2 (2.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) DB2
5 1 (1.15%) Informix
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 6 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Toad
3 1 (1.15%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.15%) Introscope
3 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) German Language
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) XML
2 16 (18.39%) .NET
3 8 (9.20%) HTML
4 7 (8.05%) J2EE
5 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.90%) HTML5
6 5 (5.75%) Web Services
7 3 (3.45%) JSF
8 2 (2.30%) Middleware
8 2 (2.30%) EJB
8 2 (2.30%) CSS
9 1 (1.15%) XSD
9 1 (1.15%) XSL
9 1 (1.15%) XSLT
9 1 (1.15%) JMS
9 1 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.15%) Spring
9 1 (1.15%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Social Media
3 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) GIS
5 2 (2.30%) Statistics
5 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.59%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) UNIX
3 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.49%) Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) AIX
5 1 (1.15%) HPUX
5 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
3 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
4 7 (8.05%) Time Management
5 6 (6.90%) Content Management
5 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.90%) Scrum
6 5 (5.75%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.75%) ERP
6 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.75%) Kanban
7 4 (4.60%) CRM
7 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.60%) Project Management
7 4 (4.60%) Service Management
7 4 (4.60%) Information Security
7 4 (4.60%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.02%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) Java
3 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.20%) Perl
6 7 (8.05%) PHP
6 7 (8.05%) C#
7 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.60%) C
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) VBA
10 1 (1.15%) Python
10 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.15%) JCL
10 1 (1.15%) Korn
10 1 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) MCSE
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) vCloud
3 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.54%) Oracle
3 11 (12.64%) VMware
4 6 (6.90%) Google
4 6 (6.90%) Sitecore
4 6 (6.90%) Facebook
4 6 (6.90%) Twitter
5 4 (4.60%) Rackspace
5 4 (4.60%) F5
5 4 (4.60%) Remedy
6 3 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Orchard
7 2 (2.30%) Northgate
7 2 (2.30%) Civica
7 2 (2.30%) Capita
7 2 (2.30%) Hummingbird
7 2 (2.30%) Aareon
7 2 (2.30%) Kypera
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
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