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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 200 167 200
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 42 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.79% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 23
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£335 £213 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.64% -24.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £137 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £10.57 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.17% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
Applications Support
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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
8422 8223 9197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.95% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 4342 4273
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 505 638
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Hampshire -13 18 £375 +89.87% 6
Surrey -4 11 £225 -30.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £450 +309.09% 4
Berkshire -9 3 £240 -43.52% 7
Oxfordshire - 3 £388 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 42 (45.65%) SQL
2 29 (31.52%) ITIL
3 24 (26.09%) Windows
4 22 (23.91%) Oracle
5 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
6 17 (18.48%) Java
7 14 (15.22%) .NET
7 14 (15.22%) Service Delivery
8 13 (14.13%) C#
8 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.04%) VB
9 12 (13.04%) UNIX
9 12 (13.04%) Finance
10 11 (11.96%) VB6
11 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (10.87%) Linux
11 10 (10.87%) CRM
11 10 (10.87%) ERP
12 9 (9.78%) SLA
12 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
12 9 (9.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database
14 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
14 7 (7.61%) HTML
14 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
15 6 (6.52%) SAP
15 6 (6.52%) QlikView
15 6 (6.52%) Data Management
15 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Management
16 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (5.43%) IIS
1 5 (5.43%) Documentum
2 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) Drupal
4 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Office
3 2 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.17%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.09%) arcHouse
2 1 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.09%) Cordys
2 1 (1.09%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.09%) BusinessWare
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.09%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) FTP
2 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.17%) Intranet
2 2 (2.17%) Firewall
2 2 (2.17%) NAS
3 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.52%) QlikView
4 5 (5.43%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.26%) DTS
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.09%) Ingres
8 1 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.09%) Toad
3 1 (1.09%) Introscope
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Local Government
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (7.61%) HTML
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) COM+
6 3 (3.26%) SOAP
6 3 (3.26%) XML
7 2 (2.17%) WinForms
8 1 (1.09%) JRules
8 1 (1.09%) Spring
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.09%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.09%) XHTML
8 1 (1.09%) Middleware
8 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) iPad
2 3 (3.26%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.26%) NHS
3 2 (2.17%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.09%) DTV
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) UNIX
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (10.87%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.26%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) HPUX
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) ITIL
2 14 (15.22%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.87%) CRM
3 10 (10.87%) ERP
4 6 (6.52%) Data Management
4 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Management
5 5 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.43%) Change Management
5 5 (5.43%) Workflow
5 5 (5.43%) Migration
6 4 (4.35%) Project Management
6 4 (4.35%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.26%) Six Sigma
7 3 (3.26%) MVC
7 3 (3.26%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.26%) Change Control
7 3 (3.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.65%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) Java
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 12 (13.04%) VB
5 11 (11.96%) VB6
6 5 (5.43%) Korn
6 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.35%) VBScript
7 4 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) sed
9 2 (2.17%) AWK
9 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.09%) VBA
10 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.09%) XenApp
2 1 (1.09%) XenServer
2 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) SAP
4 5 (5.43%) Sun
4 5 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.35%) Cognos
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.26%) Capita
6 3 (3.26%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) EMC
6 3 (3.26%) Cerner
7 2 (2.17%) Citrix
7 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.17%) Sage
7 2 (2.17%) Northgate
8 1 (1.09%) Civica
8 1 (1.09%) Vitria
8 1 (1.09%) Orchard
8 1 (1.09%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) Lumension
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