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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 176 218 205
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 74 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 30
Median daily rate £300 £351 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.59% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £265
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £25.50 £26.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +90.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +38.15%
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
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +30 22 £300 -21.05% 6
West Sussex +7 17 £360 +1.40% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £200 -42.85% 1
Surrey +2 7 £463 +105.55% 11
Kent +13 6 £179 - 4
Berkshire +2 6 £338 -15.62% 5
Oxfordshire -11 3 £300 +36.36% 2
East Sussex - 2 £309 -
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 58 (40.28%) SQL
2 51 (35.42%) Oracle
3 49 (34.03%) ITIL
4 47 (32.64%) Linux
5 37 (25.69%) Java
6 29 (20.14%) Tomcat
7 28 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (18.06%) Oracle Database
8 26 (18.06%) Windows
9 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 24 (16.67%) XML
9 24 (16.67%) Finance
10 21 (14.58%) Perl
11 20 (13.89%) Bash Shell
12 18 (12.50%) XSLT
12 18 (12.50%) .NET
12 18 (12.50%) Service Management
13 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
13 17 (11.81%) Unix
14 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
14 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
15 15 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (9.72%) J2SE
16 14 (9.72%) CSS
16 14 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (9.03%) VMware
17 13 (9.03%) Incident Management
17 13 (9.03%) Web Services
17 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
17 13 (9.03%) High Availability

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 29 (20.14%) Tomcat
2 12 (8.33%) Apache
3 11 (7.64%) IIS
3 11 (7.64%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.86%) JBoss
5 6 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.39%) Drupal
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.39%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.39%) WordPress
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) HFM
1 6 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
1 6 (4.17%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (1.39%) AWD
2 2 (1.39%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.69%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.69%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.69%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.69%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.69%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.69%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) Firewall
2 8 (5.56%) Internet
2 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.86%) IPv6
3 7 (4.86%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (4.86%) SSL
4 5 (3.47%) SSH
5 3 (2.08%) DNS
5 3 (2.08%) FTP
5 3 (2.08%) HTTP
5 3 (2.08%) SNMP
6 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.39%) Intranet
6 2 (1.39%) LDAP
6 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.69%) DHCP
7 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) Oracle Database
2 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.94%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.56%) SAP BI
6 6 (4.17%) SQLPlus
7 5 (3.47%) Kalido
8 4 (2.78%) DB2
8 4 (2.78%) MySQL
9 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.39%) Cognos Powerplay
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.69%) Big Data
11 1 (0.69%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Log4j
1 9 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.39%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.39%) JUnit
4 2 (1.39%) Maven
4 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Retail
3 4 (2.78%) German Language
3 4 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (2.08%) Automotive
4 3 (2.08%) Local Government
4 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.39%) Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) XML
2 18 (12.50%) .NET
2 18 (12.50%) XSLT
3 14 (9.72%) CSS
3 14 (9.72%) J2SE
4 13 (9.03%) Web Services
5 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (7.64%) Middleware
6 11 (7.64%) WebCenter
7 9 (6.25%) XML Schema
8 8 (5.56%) HTML
9 7 (4.86%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (4.86%) J2EE
9 7 (4.86%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (3.47%) Apache Camel
10 5 (3.47%) REST
10 5 (3.47%) SOAP
10 5 (3.47%) XSL
11 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Smart Meter
3 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.08%) PACS
4 3 (2.08%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.39%) iPad
5 2 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) Life Science
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (32.64%) Linux
2 28 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (18.06%) Windows
4 17 (11.81%) Unix
5 12 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.47%) Solaris
10 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.69%) AIX
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.03%) ITIL
2 18 (12.50%) Service Management
3 15 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (9.03%) High Availability
4 13 (9.03%) Incident Management
5 11 (7.64%) Change Management
6 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.25%) DevOps
7 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.56%) Change Control
8 8 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.17%) ERD
9 6 (4.17%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.17%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.47%) CRM
10 5 (3.47%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.78%) Migration
11 4 (2.78%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.28%) SQL
2 37 (25.69%) Java
3 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.58%) Perl
5 20 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.64%) C#
6 11 (7.64%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.94%) Python
8 8 (5.56%) PHP
9 7 (4.86%) VB
10 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.78%) C++
12 4 (2.78%) VB6
13 3 (2.08%) C
14 2 (1.39%) VC++
15 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) Degree
4 4 (2.78%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) SLA
2 7 (4.86%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.69%) Docker
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) Puppet
2 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 2 (1.39%) yum
4 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.69%) SCCM
4 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (35.42%) Oracle
2 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 13 (9.03%) VMware
4 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.64%) Cognos
5 11 (7.64%) Hyperion
5 11 (7.64%) SAP
6 10 (6.94%) IBM
7 8 (5.56%) Citrix
8 6 (4.17%) Northgate
8 6 (4.17%) Orchard
9 5 (3.47%) ILOG
9 5 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (3.47%) Splunk
10 4 (2.78%) F5
10 4 (2.78%) FatWire
10 4 (2.78%) Sybase
11 3 (2.08%) Cisco
11 3 (2.08%) Siebel
12 2 (1.39%) Remedy
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