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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 179 224 192
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 79 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.53% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 34
Median daily rate £338 £256 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £386 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.50 £25.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +25.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +31.25%
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
8311 9058 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.86% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 5335 4693
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £40.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Buckinghamshire +29 26 £230 -15.12% 2
Hampshire +15 24 £363 - 9
Surrey -8 16 £450 +100.00% 4
Berkshire -6 7 £338 +35.00% 6
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 5
Middlesex -4 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £313 - 2
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (44.76%) SQL
2 52 (36.36%) Linux
3 40 (27.97%) Oracle
3 40 (27.97%) Java
4 38 (26.57%) ITIL
4 38 (26.57%) Windows
5 28 (19.58%) XML
5 28 (19.58%) Finance
6 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
7 25 (17.48%) Tomcat
8 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
9 21 (14.69%) .NET
10 19 (13.29%) Bash Shell
11 17 (11.89%) Windows Server
11 17 (11.89%) XSLT
11 17 (11.89%) Red Hat
12 16 (11.19%) CSS
12 16 (11.19%) Web Services
13 15 (10.49%) JavaScript
13 15 (10.49%) Security Cleared
14 14 (9.79%) IIS
14 14 (9.79%) Unix
14 14 (9.79%) J2SE
14 14 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
14 14 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (9.09%) IBM
15 13 (9.09%) ASP.NET
15 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

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 25 (17.48%) Tomcat
2 14 (9.79%) IIS
3 8 (5.59%) JBoss
3 8 (5.59%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (3.50%) Apache
5 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.40%) Drupal
7 2 (1.40%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Documentum
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MS Excel
1 12 (8.39%) MS Office
2 5 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.50%) SPSS
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) HFM
1 6 (4.20%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.70%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.70%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.70%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.70%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.70%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.70%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) Firewall
2 7 (4.90%) IPv6
2 7 (4.90%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (4.90%) SSL
3 5 (3.50%) Internet
3 5 (3.50%) SSH
3 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.80%) Intranet
5 3 (2.10%) SNMP
6 2 (1.40%) FTP
6 2 (1.40%) HTTP
6 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.70%) DHCP
7 1 (0.70%) DNS
7 1 (0.70%) Network Security
7 1 (0.70%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
2 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.90%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.90%) SAP BI
5 6 (4.20%) SQLPlus
6 5 (3.50%) Kalido
6 5 (3.50%) MySQL
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.80%) DB2
8 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.40%) Cognos Powerplay
9 2 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.40%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.70%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Log4j
2 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.50%) JIRA
3 5 (3.50%) Subversion
4 4 (2.80%) JUnit
5 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.40%) Ant
6 2 (1.40%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.40%) GitLab
6 2 (1.40%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.40%) Maven
6 2 (1.40%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) LSMW
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.50%) German Language
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Automotive
5 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 3 (2.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.58%) XML
2 21 (14.69%) .NET
3 17 (11.89%) XSLT
4 16 (11.19%) CSS
4 16 (11.19%) Web Services
5 14 (9.79%) J2SE
6 13 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 10 (6.99%) HTML
8 9 (6.29%) XML Schema
9 7 (4.90%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.90%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (4.90%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (3.50%) Apache Camel
10 5 (3.50%) J2EE
10 5 (3.50%) REST
10 5 (3.50%) SOAP
10 5 (3.50%) XSL
11 4 (2.80%) LAMP
12 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (1.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Smart Meter
3 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.80%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.10%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.40%) iPad
6 2 (1.40%) PKI
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) Life Science
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.70%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.36%) Linux
2 38 (26.57%) Windows
3 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (11.89%) Windows Server
5 14 (9.79%) Unix
6 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.40%) AIX
10 2 (1.40%) Solaris
11 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.57%) ITIL
2 14 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (8.39%) Incident Management
4 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.69%) Service Management
5 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
5 9 (6.29%) DevOps
6 8 (5.59%) Change Management
7 7 (4.90%) Change Control
7 7 (4.90%) CRM
8 6 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.20%) ERD
8 6 (4.20%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.20%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.50%) Release Management
9 5 (3.50%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.50%) SDLC
10 4 (2.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 64 (44.76%) SQL
2 40 (27.97%) Java
3 19 (13.29%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.69%) C#
5 11 (7.69%) Perl
5 11 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.99%) PHP
6 10 (6.99%) Python
7 8 (5.59%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.90%) VB
9 6 (4.20%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.10%) Korn
10 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.40%) AWK
11 2 (1.40%) C++
11 2 (1.40%) sed
11 2 (1.40%) VB6
12 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) HNC
4 1 (0.70%) MCP
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) SLA
2 9 (6.29%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.10%) Docker
4 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Puppet
2 6 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.80%) Ansible
4 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.40%) Netcool
4 2 (1.40%) SCCM
4 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.40%) yum
5 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (27.97%) Oracle
2 17 (11.89%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.09%) IBM
5 11 (7.69%) Cognos
5 11 (7.69%) Hyperion
5 11 (7.69%) SAP
5 11 (7.69%) VMware
6 10 (6.99%) Citrix
7 6 (4.20%) Northgate
8 5 (3.50%) Guidewire
8 5 (3.50%) ILOG
8 5 (3.50%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (3.50%) Splunk
8 5 (3.50%) Thunderhead
9 4 (2.80%) Sybase
9 4 (2.80%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.10%) Cisco
10 3 (2.10%) Remedy
10 3 (2.10%) Siebel
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