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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 214 229 195
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 64 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.37% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 34
Average daily rate £350 £300 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £224 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £413 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £283 £281
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £19.65 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £20.00 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
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
9195 9387 8770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.33% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5592 5136 4818
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 453 481
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 21 £375 - 10
Surrey -7 12 £288 +4.54% 8
Berkshire +17 10 £215 -33.84% 9
West Sussex -11 6 £145 -53.60% 1
Oxfordshire +4 5 £183 -39.16% 1
East Sussex -2 5 £500 +66.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £420 -16.00%
Kent - 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 52 (40.94%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) Linux
3 42 (33.07%) SQL
4 39 (30.71%) Oracle
5 32 (25.20%) Windows Server
6 24 (18.90%) ITIL
7 23 (18.11%) Web Services
8 19 (14.96%) XML
8 19 (14.96%) Finance
9 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
9 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
10 17 (13.39%) Perl
11 16 (12.60%) Shell Script
11 16 (12.60%) Puppet
12 15 (11.81%) Red Hat
12 15 (11.81%) Java
12 15 (11.81%) IIS
12 15 (11.81%) MS Office
12 15 (11.81%) Unix
12 15 (11.81%) Apache
12 15 (11.81%) Python
13 14 (11.02%) MySQL
13 14 (11.02%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (10.24%) Hyperion
14 13 (10.24%) HTTP
14 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
14 13 (10.24%) VMware
14 13 (10.24%) LAMP
15 12 (9.45%) Tomcat
15 12 (9.45%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (11.81%) Apache
1 15 (11.81%) IIS
2 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.45%) Tomcat
4 11 (8.66%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.09%) JBoss
5 9 (7.09%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.51%) nginx
6 7 (5.51%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.72%) Documentum
8 5 (3.94%) MS Exchange
9 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (2.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.57%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.57%) Joomla!
11 2 (1.57%) Node.js
11 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) MS Office
2 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.72%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.15%) SPSS
5 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) HFM
1 5 (3.94%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.57%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) HTTP
2 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.30%) DNS
3 8 (6.30%) SSL
4 7 (5.51%) LDAP
4 7 (5.51%) SMTP
5 5 (3.94%) Firewall
5 5 (3.94%) Internet
6 4 (3.15%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.15%) SSH
6 4 (3.15%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.36%) FTP
7 3 (2.36%) Intranet
8 1 (0.79%) DHCP
8 1 (0.79%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.02%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (11.02%) MySQL
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.51%) DB2
5 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.57%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.57%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Subversion
2 6 (4.72%) JUnit
3 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.15%) IntelliJ
3 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.15%) Maven
4 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.57%) Ant
5 2 (1.57%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.57%) GitLab
5 2 (1.57%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.57%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) LSMW
6 1 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) German Language
4 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) French Language
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) Web Services
2 19 (14.96%) XML
3 13 (10.24%) LAMP
4 12 (9.45%) .NET
5 11 (8.66%) EDI
6 10 (7.87%) HTML
7 9 (7.09%) CSS
8 7 (5.51%) J2EE
8 7 (5.51%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (5.51%) MCollective
9 6 (4.72%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.94%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (3.15%) ELK Stack
11 4 (3.15%) Java EE
11 4 (3.15%) SAML
12 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.36%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (1.57%) Middleware
13 2 (1.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.15%) Cryptography
2 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.15%) PKI
3 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (1.57%) Online Banking
3 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.79%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.79%) Derivative
4 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.79%) PACS
4 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.94%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) Linux
3 32 (25.20%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.81%) Unix
5 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.36%) AIX
10 2 (1.57%) Solaris
11 1 (0.79%) CentOS
11 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) ITIL
2 11 (8.66%) Change Control
2 11 (8.66%) Service Management
3 10 (7.87%) Business Analysis
4 9 (7.09%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.09%) CRM
4 9 (7.09%) ERP
4 9 (7.09%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.30%) High Availability
5 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.30%) Web Development
6 7 (5.51%) DevOps
6 7 (5.51%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.72%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.94%) SDLC
9 4 (3.15%) Change Management
9 4 (3.15%) Open Source
9 4 (3.15%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.07%) SQL
2 17 (13.39%) Perl
3 16 (12.60%) Shell Script
4 15 (11.81%) Java
4 15 (11.81%) Python
5 12 (9.45%) PHP
6 11 (8.66%) VB
7 9 (7.09%) AWK
7 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.09%) sed
8 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.72%) C#
9 6 (4.72%) Korn
10 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.36%) VB6
12 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.57%) VBA
13 1 (0.79%) C++
13 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.72%) MCSE
3 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
4 5 (3.94%) MCP
5 4 (3.15%) MCSA
6 2 (1.57%) CCNA
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.57%) HNC
6 2 (1.57%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.51%) qmail
2 7 (5.51%) Squid
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.36%) Docker
6 2 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.57%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) Puppet
2 11 (8.66%) Cacti
2 11 (8.66%) Nagios
3 8 (6.30%) ZABBIX
4 7 (5.51%) collectd
4 7 (5.51%) Ganglia
4 7 (5.51%) Graphite
4 7 (5.51%) logstash
5 6 (4.72%) Ansible
6 5 (3.94%) WSUS
7 4 (3.15%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.15%) yum
8 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.57%) SCCM
8 2 (1.57%) SCSM
8 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) Oracle
2 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.81%) Red Hat
4 13 (10.24%) Hyperion
4 13 (10.24%) VMware
5 10 (7.87%) IBM
6 8 (6.30%) Baan
7 7 (5.51%) Remedy
7 7 (5.51%) Splunk
8 6 (4.72%) Rackspace
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco
9 5 (3.94%) Concur
9 5 (3.94%) Guidewire
9 5 (3.94%) Sybase
9 5 (3.94%) Thunderhead
9 5 (3.94%) Tripwire
10 4 (3.15%) Citrix
10 4 (3.15%) Cognos
10 4 (3.15%) CommVault
10 4 (3.15%) SAP
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