Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 24 November 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 40 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.69% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Slough median daily rate £350 £363 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +52.63% -12.84%
10th Percentile £325 £356 £214
90th Percentile £375 £369 £271
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £338 £387
% change year-on-year +3.70% -12.79% +61.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 275 295 461
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 93.06% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 193 314
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.36% +0.36%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £561 £488 £509
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 19
Slough median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.88 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £39.95 £39.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Slough

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Slough

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Slough region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) KVM
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Xen
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware