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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 218 196 192
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 36 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.49% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.54% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £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 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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
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 May 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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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
East Sussex - 10 £375 - 2
Surrey -2 6 £350 +6.38% 7
Berkshire -3 5 £288 -4.16% 17
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £386 +14.22%
Oxfordshire -18 4 £220 -8.33% 2
Hampshire -4 3 £350 +6.87% 7
West Sussex -23 1 £275 +22.22% 4
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (50.00%) SQL
2 26 (30.95%) Windows
3 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
4 24 (28.57%) ITIL
5 23 (27.38%) Oracle
6 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (22.62%) UNIX
8 18 (21.43%) IIS
9 17 (20.24%) Finance
10 15 (17.86%) .NET
11 14 (16.67%) Java
11 14 (16.67%) Linux
11 14 (16.67%) Internet
12 11 (13.10%) C#
12 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
13 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (11.90%) J2EE
13 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
13 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.90%) VMware
14 9 (10.71%) Web Services
14 9 (10.71%) XML
14 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
14 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
14 9 (10.71%) Perl
14 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
15 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (21.43%) IIS
2 8 (9.52%) Apache
2 8 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (2.38%) WordPress
4 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Agresso
2 3 (3.57%) Academy Housing
3 2 (2.38%) Orchard Housing
3 2 (2.38%) Aareon QL
3 2 (2.38%) OPENHousing
3 2 (2.38%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (2.38%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.38%) arcHouse
3 2 (2.38%) assyst
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Internet
2 6 (7.14%) DNS
2 6 (7.14%) Intranet
3 5 (5.95%) DHCP
4 2 (2.38%) SSH
4 2 (2.38%) FTP
4 2 (2.38%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) Firewall
5 1 (1.19%) SMS
5 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.19%) DB2
7 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.19%) Informix
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (2.38%) Toad
4 1 (1.19%) Introscope
4 1 (1.19%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) German Language
3 2 (2.38%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Electronics
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.19%) Front Office
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) J2EE
2 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.71%) Web Services
3 9 (10.71%) XML
4 7 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (3.57%) Middleware
6 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.38%) HTML5
6 2 (2.38%) WCF
6 2 (2.38%) WPF
6 2 (2.38%) EJB
6 2 (2.38%) CSS
6 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.19%) XSD
7 1 (1.19%) XSL
7 1 (1.19%) XSLT
7 1 (1.19%) JMS
7 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Social Media
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) EFT
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) UNIX
3 14 (16.67%) Linux
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
5 2 (2.38%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) HPUX
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 7 (8.33%) CRM
5 6 (7.14%) Time Management
6 5 (5.95%) Migration
7 4 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.57%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.38%) People Management
9 2 (2.38%) Procure-to-pay
9 2 (2.38%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.38%) Change Control
9 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) Java
3 11 (13.10%) C#
3 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
4 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.71%) Perl
5 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (2.38%) Korn
7 2 (2.38%) Python
7 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) JCL
8 1 (1.19%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.19%) C
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.19%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Oracle
2 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 6 (7.14%) Sitecore
5 5 (5.95%) Remedy
6 4 (4.76%) ForgeRock
6 4 (4.76%) Akamai
6 4 (4.76%) F5
6 4 (4.76%) IBM
7 3 (3.57%) HP
7 3 (3.57%) Orchard
8 2 (2.38%) Aareon
8 2 (2.38%) Kypera
8 2 (2.38%) Facebook
8 2 (2.38%) Twitter
8 2 (2.38%) Northgate
8 2 (2.38%) Civica
8 2 (2.38%) Capita
8 2 (2.38%) Google
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
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