The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 110 132
Rank change year-on-year +17 +22  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.68% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.74% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Median daily rate £450 £255 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -34.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £150 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £338 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.20 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.06% +107.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Berkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Berkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Berkshire

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Berkshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Reading +5 5 £450 +76.47% 5
Newbury - 1 - -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Berkshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Sonata
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) iTunes
6 1 (11.11%) GDPR
6 1 (11.11%) IaaS
6 1 (11.11%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Sonata
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) iTunes
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) STB
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
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