The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 188 179 196
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 56 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.71% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.77% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 22
Average daily rate
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£339 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.37% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £138 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £19.70 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Applications Support
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
Hampshire -23 20 £360 +82.27% 8
Surrey +9 15 £219 -51.38% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £350 - 5
Oxfordshire -4 3 £388 - 1
Middlesex 0 2 £250 -37.50%
Berkshire -9 2 £243 +14.11% 12
East Sussex - 2 £425 - 2
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 46 (41.07%) SQL
2 37 (33.04%) ITIL
3 31 (27.68%) Windows
4 23 (20.54%) Oracle
5 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.07%) Service Delivery
7 17 (15.18%) Java
8 14 (12.50%) C#
8 14 (12.50%) UNIX
8 14 (12.50%) CRM
9 13 (11.61%) VB
9 13 (11.61%) .NET
9 13 (11.61%) Finance
10 12 (10.71%) SAP
10 12 (10.71%) SLA
10 12 (10.71%) VB6
10 12 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
11 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
12 10 (8.93%) ERP
13 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
13 9 (8.04%) Linux
13 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
14 8 (7.14%) HTML
14 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
15 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
15 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) IIS
2 6 (5.36%) Documentum
3 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.89%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.89%) Captiva
5 1 (0.89%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.68%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.79%) Academy Housing
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.89%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.89%) Cordys
4 1 (0.89%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.89%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) FTP
2 4 (3.57%) Intranet
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) NAS
3 2 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.89%) SSL
4 1 (0.89%) HTTP
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.89%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.36%) QlikView
3 6 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.68%) DTS
7 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.89%) Xcelsius
8 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.89%) Ingres
8 1 (0.89%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Toad
1 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.89%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.89%) Introscope
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 13 (11.61%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.79%) Local Government
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.14%) HTML
4 5 (4.46%) Web Services
5 4 (3.57%) COM+
6 3 (2.68%) SOAP
6 3 (2.68%) XML
6 3 (2.68%) WinForms
7 1 (0.89%) JRules
7 1 (0.89%) Spring
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.89%) XHTML
7 1 (0.89%) Middleware
7 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) iPad
2 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.79%) Firmware
3 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.89%) DTV
4 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) Handset
4 1 (0.89%) Replication
4 1 (0.89%) FMCG
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) UNIX
3 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (8.04%) Linux
5 4 (3.57%) Solaris
5 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) ITIL
2 18 (16.07%) Service Delivery
3 14 (12.50%) CRM
4 12 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
5 10 (8.93%) ERP
6 9 (8.04%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.36%) Data Management
9 5 (4.46%) Migration
9 5 (4.46%) Document Management
9 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.46%) Project Management
9 5 (4.46%) Change Management
9 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.46%) Change Control
10 4 (3.57%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.57%) Workflow
10 4 (3.57%) Validation
10 4 (3.57%) Service Management
10 4 (3.57%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.07%) SQL
2 17 (15.18%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) C#
4 13 (11.61%) VB
5 12 (10.71%) VB6
6 5 (4.46%) Korn
6 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.57%) VBScript
7 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.79%) sed
9 2 (1.79%) AWK
9 2 (1.79%) VBA
9 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.25%) MCDST
2 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.68%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.89%) XenApp
2 1 (0.89%) XenServer
2 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) Oracle
2 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.71%) SAP
4 6 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.46%) Sun
6 4 (3.57%) Cognos
6 4 (3.57%) EMC
6 4 (3.57%) Google
7 3 (2.68%) Capita
7 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.68%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.79%) Sage
8 2 (1.79%) Citrix
8 2 (1.79%) Northgate
9 1 (0.89%) Civica
9 1 (0.89%) Orchard
9 1 (0.89%) Tableau
9 1 (0.89%) Lumension
9 1 (0.89%) CA
9 1 (0.89%) Vitria
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £9.53 - £11.6 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £360 - £390 per day
Posted: 26 days ago