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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 203 192 196
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 43 72 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.81% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 36
Median daily rate £310 £330 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +53.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +100.00%
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
7239 8931 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.53% 94.76% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5169 5065
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 506 510
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
West Sussex -1 19 £360 +15.20% 2
Hampshire +23 7 £290 -32.55% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £270 +44.00% 3
Surrey +10 4 £425 +28.78% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £500 +29.53% 9
Middlesex -2 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £300 - 3
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 52 (44.44%) SQL
2 42 (35.90%) Linux
3 38 (32.48%) Oracle
4 34 (29.06%) ITIL
5 26 (22.22%) Unix
6 24 (20.51%) Perl
7 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
8 22 (18.80%) Windows
9 18 (15.38%) WebLogic
9 18 (15.38%) Tomcat
9 18 (15.38%) Middleware
9 18 (15.38%) WebCenter
9 18 (15.38%) High Availability
10 16 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database
11 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 15 (12.82%) Service Management
11 15 (12.82%) Apache
11 15 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (11.97%) XML
13 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 13 (11.11%) .NET
13 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
13 13 (11.11%) Finance
14 12 (10.26%) CRM
14 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
14 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
15 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (9.40%) Java
15 11 (9.40%) Red Hat

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 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 18 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.82%) Apache
3 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.69%) IIS
5 6 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (4.27%) JBoss
7 2 (1.71%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.85%) Moodle
8 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Office
2 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.85%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.85%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.85%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.85%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.85%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.85%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.85%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.84%) Internet
3 6 (5.13%) Firewall
4 5 (4.27%) DNS
4 5 (4.27%) SSH
4 5 (4.27%) SSL
5 4 (3.42%) IPv6
5 4 (3.42%) LDAP
5 4 (3.42%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (2.56%) SNMP
7 1 (0.85%) DHCP
7 1 (0.85%) FTP
7 1 (0.85%) HTTP
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.55%) RDBMS
3 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (6.84%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (6.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.13%) SQLPlus
7 5 (4.27%) Kalido
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.56%) DB2
10 2 (1.71%) Cognos Powerplay
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.85%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.85%) MySQL
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (4.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.85%) Log4j
3 1 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Japanese Language
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Automotive
4 3 (2.56%) German Language
4 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Military
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) Middleware
1 18 (15.38%) WebCenter
2 14 (11.97%) XML
3 13 (11.11%) .NET
4 10 (8.55%) J2EE
4 10 (8.55%) XSLT
5 8 (6.84%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.84%) Web Services
6 7 (5.98%) CSS
7 5 (4.27%) XSL
8 4 (3.42%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (3.42%) Apache Camel
8 4 (3.42%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (3.42%) REST
8 4 (3.42%) SOAP
9 2 (1.71%) J2SE
10 1 (0.85%) HTML
10 1 (0.85%) JSP
10 1 (0.85%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.85%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.42%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.71%) PACS
4 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.85%) Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) Life Science
4 1 (0.85%) NHS
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) STB
4 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.90%) Linux
2 26 (22.22%) Unix
3 22 (18.80%) Windows
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 10 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.55%) Solaris
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.06%) ITIL
2 18 (15.38%) High Availability
3 15 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (12.82%) Service Management
4 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 12 (10.26%) CRM
5 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
6 9 (7.69%) Change Management
7 8 (6.84%) DevOps
7 8 (6.84%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.13%) ERD
8 6 (5.13%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.42%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.42%) Release Management
11 3 (2.56%) B2C
11 3 (2.56%) Customer-Centric Approach
11 3 (2.56%) ITSM
12 2 (1.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.44%) SQL
2 24 (20.51%) Perl
3 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.40%) Java
5 8 (6.84%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.98%) C#
7 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.27%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.27%) VB
9 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.71%) C
10 2 (1.71%) C++
10 2 (1.71%) VB6
10 2 (1.71%) VC++
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) Degree
4 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Puppet
2 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.71%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) WSUS
3 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) Netcool
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.85%) OVSD
3 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (32.48%) Oracle
2 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.69%) Cognos
3 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.69%) SAP
4 8 (6.84%) VMware
5 6 (5.13%) Citrix
5 6 (5.13%) F5
5 6 (5.13%) FatWire
5 6 (5.13%) Northgate
5 6 (5.13%) Orchard
6 5 (4.27%) Hyperion
6 5 (4.27%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (3.42%) Splunk
8 3 (2.56%) Siebel
9 2 (1.71%) IBM
9 2 (1.71%) Lotus
9 2 (1.71%) Remedy
10 1 (0.85%) Aareon
10 1 (0.85%) Lumension
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