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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 194 185 176
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 61 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £231 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.04%
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
8448 7688 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 91.46% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4577 4024 3406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 459 609
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Berkshire +4 13 £325 -7.14% 8
Hampshire -20 12 £400 +68.42% 3
Surrey +3 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £501 +66.83% 1
Middlesex +3 6 £271 -1.63% 1
Oxfordshire -15 6 £450 - 1
East Sussex -4 5 £388 +3.33% 3
West Sussex -9 4 £313 - 3
Kent - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 51 (42.86%) SQL
2 36 (30.25%) Windows
3 35 (29.41%) UNIX
4 33 (27.73%) Oracle
5 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 24 (20.17%) Linux
7 22 (18.49%) Finance
8 17 (14.29%) Migration
8 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 16 (13.45%) .NET
10 14 (11.76%) Java
10 14 (11.76%) ITIL
11 12 (10.08%) IIS
11 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
11 12 (10.08%) SLA
11 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
12 11 (9.24%) Tomcat
12 11 (9.24%) Apache
12 11 (9.24%) J2EE
12 11 (9.24%) Remedy
12 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (8.40%) MS Office
13 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
14 9 (7.56%) HP
14 9 (7.56%) Shell Script
14 9 (7.56%) Firewall
15 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
15 8 (6.72%) Degree
15 8 (6.72%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (10.08%) IIS
2 11 (9.24%) Apache
2 11 (9.24%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.52%) JBoss
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) Drupal
5 2 (1.68%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
3 3 (2.52%) SPSS
4 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Agresso
2 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.68%) assyst
2 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.84%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) Firewall
2 8 (6.72%) FTP
3 7 (5.88%) DNS
4 6 (5.04%) VPN
4 6 (5.04%) SSH
5 5 (4.20%) HTTPS
5 5 (4.20%) SSL
6 4 (3.36%) DHCP
7 3 (2.52%) HTTP
7 3 (2.52%) SAN
7 3 (2.52%) Intranet
7 3 (2.52%) Internet
8 2 (1.68%) NAS
8 2 (1.68%) DMZ
8 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.20%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.84%) MS Access
9 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) JIRA
2 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.52%) Toad
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Electronics
3 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.68%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.84%) Front Office
4 1 (0.84%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 11 (9.24%) J2EE
3 8 (6.72%) HTML
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.20%) CSS
6 4 (3.36%) jQuery
7 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.52%) WCF
7 3 (2.52%) WPF
7 3 (2.52%) Middleware
8 2 (1.68%) LAMP
8 2 (1.68%) EJB
8 2 (1.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.20%) Smart Meter
2 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.36%) Statistics
3 4 (3.36%) EFT
3 4 (3.36%) NHS
4 2 (1.68%) DTV
4 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.68%) VLE
5 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.84%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Windows
2 35 (29.41%) UNIX
3 24 (20.17%) Linux
4 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.36%) AIX
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) Solaris
9 1 (0.84%) HPUX
9 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) Migration
2 14 (11.76%) ITIL
3 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
3 8 (6.72%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (5.88%) Time Management
5 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.04%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.04%) Project Management
6 5 (4.20%) CRM
6 5 (4.20%) Data Analysis
7 4 (3.36%) Release Management
7 4 (3.36%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.36%) Change Management
7 4 (3.36%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.52%) MVC
8 3 (2.52%) OO
8 3 (2.52%) Service Management
8 3 (2.52%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.86%) SQL
2 14 (11.76%) Java
3 9 (7.56%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.72%) C#
5 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.88%) Korn
5 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.04%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.36%) Perl
8 4 (3.36%) PHP
9 3 (2.52%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.52%) ActionScript
9 3 (2.52%) AWK
9 3 (2.52%) sed
10 2 (1.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.68%) Python
10 2 (1.68%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.72%) Degree
3 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) MCP
5 1 (0.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.84%) Nagios
3 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.84%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Oracle
2 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.24%) Remedy
4 9 (7.56%) HP
5 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.36%) Sun
6 4 (3.36%) Citrix
6 4 (3.36%) Cerner
6 4 (3.36%) IBM
6 4 (3.36%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.36%) Akamai
6 4 (3.36%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.52%) ILOG
7 3 (2.52%) F5
7 3 (2.52%) VMware
7 3 (2.52%) Cognos
8 2 (1.68%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.68%) SAP
8 2 (1.68%) CA
8 2 (1.68%) i2
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