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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / South East
Rank 190 201 212
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 49 62 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.71% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 37
Median daily rate £300 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £135 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.15% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +87.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
7170 8265 8983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.47% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 5039 4802
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 386 422
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Surrey +19 17 £300 -9.09% 5
West Sussex -13 8 £388 +76.13% 2
Berkshire +7 6 £450 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +10 5 - - 8
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £270 +5.36% 2
Oxfordshire -2 4 £200 +53.84% 6
East Sussex +6 3 £325 +13.04%
Kent - 1 £450 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 36 (37.11%) SQL
2 31 (31.96%) Oracle
3 22 (22.68%) Linux
4 19 (19.59%) Finance
5 18 (18.56%) ITIL
6 16 (16.49%) Unix
6 16 (16.49%) Windows
7 13 (13.40%) CRM
7 13 (13.40%) XML
7 13 (13.40%) Perl
8 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
8 12 (12.37%) WebLogic
8 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
8 12 (12.37%) WebCenter
9 11 (11.34%) High Availability
9 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
9 11 (11.34%) C#
9 11 (11.34%) Middleware
10 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.31%) Web Services
10 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.31%) Apache
10 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
10 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.28%) .NET
11 9 (9.28%) Internet
11 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
12 8 (8.25%) Service Management
12 8 (8.25%) 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 12 (12.37%) WebLogic
2 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.31%) Apache
4 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.12%) IIS
6 2 (2.06%) Drupal
6 2 (2.06%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.06%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.03%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.06%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (2.06%) Sonata
3 2 (2.06%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.03%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.03%) OPENHousing
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.03%) Postilion
4 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
3 1 (1.03%) iTunes
3 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) Internet
2 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.12%) SSL
4 3 (3.09%) Broadband
4 3 (3.09%) DNS
4 3 (3.09%) LDAP
4 3 (3.09%) Network Security
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
5 2 (2.06%) SSH
6 1 (1.03%) FTP
6 1 (1.03%) HTTP
6 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) JIRA
1 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 19 (19.59%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Japanese Language
3 2 (2.06%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.06%) Military
4 1 (1.03%) Advertising
4 1 (1.03%) Billing
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) XML
2 12 (12.37%) WebCenter
3 11 (11.34%) Middleware
4 10 (10.31%) Web Services
5 9 (9.28%) .NET
6 6 (6.19%) J2EE
7 4 (4.12%) XSLT
8 3 (3.09%) CSS
8 3 (3.09%) HTML
9 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.06%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.06%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.03%) Autofac
10 1 (1.03%) jQuery
10 1 (1.03%) REST
10 1 (1.03%) Spring
10 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.06%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Life Science
3 1 (1.03%) PACS
3 1 (1.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.68%) Linux
2 16 (16.49%) Unix
2 16 (16.49%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.22%) Solaris
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) ITIL
2 13 (13.40%) CRM
3 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.34%) High Availability
5 8 (8.25%) Service Management
6 7 (7.22%) SDLC
7 5 (5.15%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.12%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.12%) OO
8 4 (4.12%) OOD
8 4 (4.12%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.12%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.09%) DevOps
9 3 (3.09%) ERP
9 3 (3.09%) Migration
9 3 (3.09%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.11%) SQL
2 13 (13.40%) Perl
3 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.34%) C#
5 5 (5.15%) Java
6 4 (4.12%) Python
7 2 (2.06%) C
7 2 (2.06%) C++
7 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.06%) VB
7 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.06%) VB6
7 2 (2.06%) VC++
8 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) MCP
3 1 (1.03%) AAT
3 1 (1.03%) ACCA
3 1 (1.03%) CIMA
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) WSUS
2 1 (1.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) OVSD
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (31.96%) Oracle
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.15%) Orchard
4 5 (5.15%) VMware
5 4 (4.12%) Northgate
6 3 (3.09%) Civica
6 3 (3.09%) Cognos
6 3 (3.09%) F5
6 3 (3.09%) FatWire
6 3 (3.09%) Remedy
6 3 (3.09%) SAP
7 2 (2.06%) Citrix
7 2 (2.06%) Lotus
8 1 (1.03%) CODA
8 1 (1.03%) Epicor
8 1 (1.03%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.03%) NetApp
8 1 (1.03%) Sage
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