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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 218 223 204
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 52 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 27
Median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+15.83% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £25.25 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.84% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £19.55 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £19.95 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.03% -5.71%
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
8696 8842 8553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.09% 94.62% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 4908 4697
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 439 469
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +17 17 £375 +7.14% 8
Surrey -5 13 £425 +41.66% 8
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £230 -40.33% 4
Berkshire -6 5 £283 -1.73% 11
East Sussex -4 4 £500 +33.33% 3
West Sussex -26 4 £188 -31.81% 1
Oxfordshire +3 2 £350 +34.61% 9
Kent - 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 46 (40.71%) Linux
2 43 (38.05%) Windows
3 37 (32.74%) SQL
4 31 (27.43%) Oracle
5 25 (22.12%) ITIL
5 25 (22.12%) Windows Server
6 22 (19.47%) XML
6 22 (19.47%) Finance
7 21 (18.58%) Web Services
8 18 (15.93%) Perl
8 18 (15.93%) Java
8 18 (15.93%) Python
9 16 (14.16%) Tomcat
9 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (13.27%) Puppet
10 15 (13.27%) Apache
10 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
10 15 (13.27%) Red Hat
11 14 (12.39%) MySQL
11 14 (12.39%) IIS
11 14 (12.39%) VMware
12 13 (11.50%) LAMP
12 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
12 13 (11.50%) Shell Script
13 12 (10.62%) MS Office
13 12 (10.62%) PHP
13 12 (10.62%) Unix
13 12 (10.62%) Oracle Database
14 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
14 11 (9.73%) HTTP

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 16 (14.16%) Tomcat
2 15 (13.27%) Apache
3 14 (12.39%) IIS
4 9 (7.96%) JBoss
4 9 (7.96%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.96%) WebSphere
5 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.19%) nginx
6 7 (6.19%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.77%) Drupal
8 2 (1.77%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.77%) Node.js
8 2 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.77%) WordPress
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MS Office
2 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.54%) SPSS
4 1 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) HFM
1 6 (5.31%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.77%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) HTTP
2 9 (7.96%) SSL
3 8 (7.08%) DNS
4 7 (6.19%) LDAP
4 7 (6.19%) SMTP
4 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.31%) Firewall
6 5 (4.42%) Internet
7 4 (3.54%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.54%) Intranet
7 4 (3.54%) SSH
7 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.65%) FTP
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.88%) IPv6
9 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.88%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 12 (10.62%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.42%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.42%) DB2
5 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.77%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Subversion
2 6 (5.31%) JUnit
3 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.54%) IntelliJ
3 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.54%) Maven
4 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.65%) Log4j
4 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.77%) Ant
5 2 (1.77%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.77%) GitLab
5 2 (1.77%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.77%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) LSMW
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) German Language
4 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) XML
2 21 (18.58%) Web Services
3 13 (11.50%) LAMP
4 11 (9.73%) .NET
5 10 (8.85%) HTML
6 9 (7.96%) CSS
7 7 (6.19%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (6.19%) MCollective
8 6 (5.31%) .NET Framework
8 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.31%) J2EE
8 6 (5.31%) XSLT
9 4 (3.54%) EDI
9 4 (3.54%) Java EE
9 4 (3.54%) SAML
10 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.65%) J2SE
10 3 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.65%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.77%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.54%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.54%) PKI
3 3 (2.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.88%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.88%) Derivative
5 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Equities
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.88%) PACS
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.71%) Linux
2 43 (38.05%) Windows
3 25 (22.12%) Windows Server
4 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.62%) Unix
6 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.42%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.65%) AIX
10 3 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.77%) Solaris
12 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
3 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
3 9 (7.96%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.08%) Change Control
4 8 (7.08%) High Availability
4 8 (7.08%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.08%) Service Management
5 7 (6.19%) CRM
6 6 (5.31%) DevOps
6 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) SDLC
8 4 (3.54%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.54%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.54%) Time Management
8 4 (3.54%) Web Development
9 3 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.65%) Change Management
9 3 (2.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.74%) SQL
2 18 (15.93%) Java
2 18 (15.93%) Perl
2 18 (15.93%) Python
3 13 (11.50%) Shell Script
4 12 (10.62%) PHP
5 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.96%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.08%) VB
8 7 (6.19%) AWK
8 7 (6.19%) sed
9 5 (4.42%) C#
9 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.54%) Korn
11 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.77%) VB6
13 1 (0.88%) C++
13 1 (0.88%) Scala
13 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.54%) MCSE
5 3 (2.65%) MCP
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.77%) HNC
6 2 (1.77%) MCSA
6 2 (1.77%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.19%) qmail
2 7 (6.19%) Squid
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.54%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.65%) Docker
6 2 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.77%) XenServer
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Puppet
2 9 (7.96%) Cacti
2 9 (7.96%) Nagios
3 8 (7.08%) ZABBIX
4 7 (6.19%) collectd
4 7 (6.19%) Ganglia
4 7 (6.19%) Graphite
4 7 (6.19%) logstash
5 6 (5.31%) Ansible
6 4 (3.54%) yum
7 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.65%) WSUS
8 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.77%) SCCM
8 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (27.43%) Oracle
2 15 (13.27%) Red Hat
3 14 (12.39%) VMware
4 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.73%) IBM
6 7 (6.19%) Hyperion
6 7 (6.19%) Remedy
6 7 (6.19%) Splunk
7 5 (4.42%) Cisco
7 5 (4.42%) Guidewire
7 5 (4.42%) Sybase
7 5 (4.42%) Thunderhead
8 4 (3.54%) Citrix
8 4 (3.54%) Cognos
8 4 (3.54%) ILOG
8 4 (3.54%) Rackspace
8 4 (3.54%) SAP
8 4 (3.54%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.65%) Google
9 3 (2.65%) HP
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