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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 196 221 201
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 70 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.56% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 27
Median daily rate £375 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £204 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £377 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.25 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.27% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £16.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £19.20 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -2.50%
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
8354 8971 8649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.98% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 5124 4687
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 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 442
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +16 24 £375 +5.26% 9
Buckinghamshire +25 18 £275 +1.47% 3
Surrey -4 16 £419 +67.50% 9
East Sussex +5 4 £500 +53.84% 1
Berkshire -10 4 £375 +50.00% 9
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 7
West Sussex -19 1 £313 - 4
Kent - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 53 (43.09%) Linux
2 41 (33.33%) SQL
3 37 (30.08%) Windows
4 36 (29.27%) ITIL
5 35 (28.46%) Java
6 33 (26.83%) Oracle
7 28 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (21.14%) Tomcat
9 25 (20.33%) XML
10 23 (18.70%) Finance
11 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
11 19 (15.45%) Red Hat
11 19 (15.45%) Bash Shell
11 19 (15.45%) Windows Server
12 18 (14.63%) Web Services
12 18 (14.63%) Python
13 17 (13.82%) Oracle Database
14 16 (13.01%) IBM
15 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.20%) .NET
15 15 (12.20%) Perl
16 14 (11.38%) J2SE
17 13 (10.57%) IIS
18 12 (9.76%) XSLT
18 12 (9.76%) VMware
18 12 (9.76%) Puppet
19 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
19 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
19 11 (8.94%) Business Analysis
19 11 (8.94%) Unix

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 26 (21.14%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.57%) IIS
3 10 (8.13%) Apache
3 10 (8.13%) JBoss
4 9 (7.32%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.25%) nginx
6 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.63%) Drupal
7 2 (1.63%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.63%) WordPress
8 1 (0.81%) Documentum
8 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Office
2 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.07%) SPSS
4 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) HFM
1 6 (4.88%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.63%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) HTTP
1 7 (5.69%) SSL
2 6 (4.88%) Firewall
3 5 (4.07%) DNS
3 5 (4.07%) Internet
4 4 (3.25%) Intranet
4 4 (3.25%) LDAP
4 4 (3.25%) SMTP
5 3 (2.44%) IPv6
5 3 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.63%) FTP
6 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.63%) SSH
6 2 (1.63%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.81%) DHCP
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
7 1 (0.81%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.82%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.32%) MySQL
4 8 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.07%) DB2
6 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.63%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Log4j
2 5 (4.07%) Subversion
2 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.25%) JUnit
4 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.44%) JIRA
5 2 (1.63%) Ant
5 2 (1.63%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.63%) GitLab
5 2 (1.63%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.63%) Maven
5 2 (1.63%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) German Language
4 2 (1.63%) Local Government
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) XML
2 18 (14.63%) Web Services
3 15 (12.20%) .NET
4 14 (11.38%) J2SE
5 12 (9.76%) XSLT
6 11 (8.94%) HTML
7 10 (8.13%) CSS
8 9 (7.32%) XML Schema
9 8 (6.50%) LAMP
10 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.88%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.88%) J2EE
12 4 (3.25%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (3.25%) MCollective
13 3 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (2.44%) Apache Camel
13 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
13 3 (2.44%) REST
13 3 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.25%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.63%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.63%) iPad
3 2 (1.63%) PKI
3 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.63%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (0.81%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.81%) Derivative
4 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.81%) PACS
4 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (43.09%) Linux
2 37 (30.08%) Windows
3 28 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (15.45%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.94%) Unix
6 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.44%) AIX
10 2 (1.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.81%) CentOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) ITIL
2 11 (8.94%) Business Analysis
2 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
3 10 (8.13%) Service Management
4 8 (6.50%) CRM
4 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.69%) Change Control
5 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.88%) DevOps
6 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (4.07%) High Availability
7 5 (4.07%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.25%) Time Management
9 3 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.44%) MVC
9 3 (2.44%) Scrum
9 3 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.33%) SQL
2 35 (28.46%) Java
3 19 (15.45%) Bash Shell
4 18 (14.63%) Python
5 15 (12.20%) Perl
6 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.13%) PHP
6 10 (8.13%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.32%) C#
8 7 (5.69%) VB
9 6 (4.88%) AWK
9 6 (4.88%) sed
10 3 (2.44%) Korn
10 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.63%) C++
11 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) VB6
12 1 (0.81%) C
12 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) Degree
4 3 (2.44%) HNC
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.63%) CCNA
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.63%) MCSE
5 2 (1.63%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
6 1 (0.81%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) SLA
2 8 (6.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) qmail
2 4 (3.25%) Squid
2 4 (3.25%) Terminal Services
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Docker
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.63%) XenServer
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) Puppet
2 5 (4.07%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.25%) Ansible
3 4 (3.25%) Cacti
3 4 (3.25%) collectd
3 4 (3.25%) Ganglia
3 4 (3.25%) Graphite
3 4 (3.25%) logstash
3 4 (3.25%) Nagios
3 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.63%) Netcool
4 2 (1.63%) SCCM
4 2 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.63%) yum
5 1 (0.81%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (26.83%) Oracle
2 19 (15.45%) Red Hat
3 16 (13.01%) IBM
4 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.76%) VMware
6 7 (5.69%) Remedy
6 7 (5.69%) Splunk
7 6 (4.88%) Hyperion
8 5 (4.07%) Cognos
8 5 (4.07%) Guidewire
8 5 (4.07%) ILOG
8 5 (4.07%) Sybase
8 5 (4.07%) Thunderhead
9 4 (3.25%) Citrix
9 4 (3.25%) SAP
9 4 (3.25%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.44%) Cisco
10 3 (2.44%) HP
11 2 (1.63%) Google
11 2 (1.63%) Siebel
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