The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 118 109
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -4.92% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.26% +17.94%  

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 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 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 27 June 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
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading +18 1 £250 -33.33% 3
Slough - 1 £350 - 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Applications Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (9.09%) iTunes
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (9.09%) GDPR
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Sonata
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (9.09%) IaaS
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (9.09%) KVM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (9.09%) Sonata
1 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) iTunes
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
1 1 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow