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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / South East
Rank 191 191 195
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 42 64 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.77% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 38
Median daily rate £325 £325 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £387 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +84.12%

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
6771 7870 8682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.24% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3911 4624 4712
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 412 423
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.02 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
West Sussex -4 15 £305 +1.66% 1
Surrey +10 6 £358 +8.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £215 +14.66% 5
Berkshire +5 4 £500 +48.14% 9
Oxfordshire -1 4 £300 +40.51% 7
Hampshire +17 3 £290 - 4
Middlesex +1 2 - -
Kent - 1 £450 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 33 (35.87%) SQL
1 33 (35.87%) Oracle
2 30 (32.61%) Linux
3 27 (29.35%) ITIL
4 22 (23.91%) Unix
5 21 (22.83%) Perl
6 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
7 18 (19.57%) WebLogic
7 18 (19.57%) Middleware
7 18 (19.57%) WebCenter
7 18 (19.57%) High Availability
8 16 (17.39%) Windows
9 15 (16.30%) Apache
9 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
10 13 (14.13%) Tomcat
10 13 (14.13%) Service Management
11 12 (13.04%) CRM
11 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.96%) Internet
13 10 (10.87%) Finance
13 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
13 10 (10.87%) Solaris
13 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.87%) J2EE
13 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
14 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
15 8 (8.70%) C#
15 8 (8.70%) BusinessObjects

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 18 (19.57%) WebLogic
2 15 (16.30%) Apache
3 13 (14.13%) Tomcat
4 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.43%) IIS
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Office
2 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (2.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.17%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (2.17%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.09%) Aareon QL
3 1 (1.09%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.09%) arcHouse
3 1 (1.09%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.09%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) iTunes
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) Internet
2 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.43%) SSL
4 4 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (4.35%) LDAP
5 3 (3.26%) Broadband
5 3 (3.26%) Firewall
5 3 (3.26%) SSH
6 1 (1.09%) FTP
6 1 (1.09%) HTTP
6 1 (1.09%) Intranet
6 1 (1.09%) IPv6
6 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.52%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.17%) DB2
4 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Japanese Language
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Military
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Automotive
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) German Language
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) Middleware
1 18 (19.57%) WebCenter
2 10 (10.87%) J2EE
3 7 (7.61%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) XML
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) XSLT
6 3 (3.26%) CSS
6 3 (3.26%) HTML
7 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.17%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.17%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.09%) Autofac
8 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.09%) jQuery
8 1 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.17%) PACS
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.09%) Statistics
3 1 (1.09%) STB
3 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.61%) Linux
2 22 (23.91%) Unix
3 16 (17.39%) Windows
4 10 (10.87%) Solaris
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) High Availability
3 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
4 13 (14.13%) Service Management
5 12 (13.04%) CRM
6 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.43%) Change Management
7 5 (5.43%) DevOps
7 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.26%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 3 (3.26%) ITSM
9 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Time Management
10 2 (2.17%) Change Control
10 2 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.87%) SQL
2 21 (22.83%) Perl
3 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.70%) C#
5 3 (3.26%) Java
5 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) C++
6 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.17%) VB
6 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.17%) VB6
6 2 (2.17%) VC++
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) MCP
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) WSUS
2 2 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) OVSD
3 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (35.87%) Oracle
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.61%) Orchard
5 6 (6.52%) F5
5 6 (6.52%) FatWire
5 6 (6.52%) VMware
6 4 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (3.26%) Cognos
8 2 (2.17%) Aareon
8 2 (2.17%) Capita
8 2 (2.17%) Citrix
8 2 (2.17%) Civica
8 2 (2.17%) Lotus
8 2 (2.17%) Northgate
8 2 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (1.09%) Epicor
9 1 (1.09%) IFS
9 1 (1.09%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.09%) Kypera
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