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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 212 192 162
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 42 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.60% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 32
Average daily rate
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£353 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
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 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Oxfordshire - 12 £300 - 9
Berkshire -7 6 £425 +21.42% 11
Hampshire -9 6 £355 +57.77% 1
West Sussex -21 6 £313 -36.22% 1
East Sussex - 5 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £501 +228.19% 5
Surrey -7 3 £350 -6.66% 7
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (48.28%) SQL
2 39 (33.62%) Windows
3 36 (31.03%) Oracle
4 34 (29.31%) UNIX
5 27 (23.28%) SQL Server
6 22 (18.97%) Linux
7 21 (18.10%) Finance
8 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 18 (15.52%) ITIL
9 18 (15.52%) IIS
10 17 (14.66%) Migration
11 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
11 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (12.93%) .NET
12 15 (12.93%) Java
13 13 (11.21%) J2EE
13 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
13 13 (11.21%) Tomcat
13 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
14 12 (10.34%) SLA
15 11 (9.48%) Apache
15 11 (9.48%) MS Office
15 11 (9.48%) Remedy
15 11 (9.48%) VMware
16 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
17 9 (7.76%) Performance Monitoring
17 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
17 9 (7.76%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 18 (15.52%) IIS
2 13 (11.21%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.48%) Apache
4 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.59%) JBoss
6 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.72%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.86%) SAS
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.72%) SPSS
4 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Agresso
2 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.72%) assyst
2 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) FTP
1 8 (6.90%) DNS
1 8 (6.90%) Firewall
2 6 (5.17%) SSH
2 6 (5.17%) Intranet
2 6 (5.17%) Internet
2 6 (5.17%) VPN
3 5 (4.31%) DHCP
3 5 (4.31%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.45%) SSL
5 3 (2.59%) SAN
5 3 (2.59%) HTTP
6 2 (1.72%) DMZ
6 2 (1.72%) NAS
7 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.31%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.59%) MySQL
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.86%) MS Access
9 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.59%) Toad
General
1 21 (18.10%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Electronics
3 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.72%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) .NET
2 13 (11.21%) J2EE
3 8 (6.90%) HTML
4 7 (6.03%) Web Services
5 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.31%) CSS
7 4 (3.45%) jQuery
8 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.59%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.59%) WCF
8 3 (2.59%) WPF
8 3 (2.59%) Middleware
9 2 (1.72%) EJB
10 1 (0.86%) LAMP
10 1 (0.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) Statistics
3 4 (3.45%) EFT
4 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.72%) NHS
5 2 (1.72%) DTV
5 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.72%) VLE
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.86%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.62%) Windows
2 34 (29.31%) UNIX
3 22 (18.97%) Linux
4 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.45%) AIX
7 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) Solaris
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.52%) ITIL
2 17 (14.66%) Migration
3 9 (7.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 8 (6.90%) Time Management
5 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.17%) Project Management
6 5 (4.31%) CRM
7 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.45%) Release Management
8 3 (2.59%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.59%) Change Control
8 3 (2.59%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.59%) Change Management
8 3 (2.59%) MVC
8 3 (2.59%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.59%) OO
8 3 (2.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.28%) SQL
2 15 (12.93%) Java
3 13 (11.21%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.90%) C#
6 7 (6.03%) Perl
6 7 (6.03%) Korn
6 7 (6.03%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.45%) PHP
9 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.59%) ActionScript
9 3 (2.59%) AWK
9 3 (2.59%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (2.59%) sed
10 2 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.72%) Python
11 1 (0.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.90%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) VCP4
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (0.86%) MCP
5 1 (0.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) SCCM
1 3 (2.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.86%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.86%) Nagios
3 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (31.03%) Oracle
2 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.48%) Remedy
3 11 (9.48%) VMware
4 8 (6.90%) HP
5 4 (3.45%) Citrix
5 4 (3.45%) Sun
5 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.45%) Akamai
5 4 (3.45%) F5
5 4 (3.45%) ForgeRock
5 4 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (1.72%) Blackboard
6 2 (1.72%) Charles River
6 2 (1.72%) Alias
6 2 (1.72%) Cerner
6 2 (1.72%) CA
6 2 (1.72%) i2
6 2 (1.72%) ILOG
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £220 per day
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