Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 251 276
Rank change year-on-year -66 +25 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 58 130 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.83% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 89 84
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £214 £195 £185
90th Percentile £455 £444 £434
England median daily rate £400 £350 £359
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
South East median hourly rate £11.50 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.18% -2.86% +97.18%
10th Percentile £10.30 £22.88 £14.79
90th Percentile £43.15 £34.00 £39.63
England median hourly rate £22.20 £21.12 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.14% -6.16% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -25 21 £270 -1.82% 17
Surrey -7 13 £438 -7.89% 10
West Sussex -24 10 £325 -9.72% 1
Buckinghamshire -40 10 £270 +24.14% 1
Hampshire -16 8 £346 -1.14% 9
Berkshire +9 7 £350 +3.70% 8
Oxfordshire +9 4 £263 -12.50% 8
East Sussex 0 2 - -
Kent -11 2 £340 +90.21% 1
Middlesex +4 1 £275 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) ITIL
4 9 (15.52%) Windows
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle
5 8 (13.79%) Change Management
5 8 (13.79%) Java
6 7 (12.07%) Unix
6 7 (12.07%) SLA
7 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.34%) CRM
7 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
7 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.34%) Finance
7 6 (10.34%) DevOps
7 6 (10.34%) Microservices
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.62%) REST
8 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.62%) .NET
8 5 (8.62%) Web Services
8 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
9 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
9 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
9 4 (6.90%) JBoss
9 4 (6.90%) MySQL
9 4 (6.90%) IIS
9 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (6.90%) Migration

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (6.90%) IIS
1 4 (6.90%) JBoss
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) Drupal
3 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.72%) Kentico
4 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.17%) GitHub
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
1 3 (5.17%) Intranet
1 3 (5.17%) SMS
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) DNS
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DVB
3 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.72%) Network Security
3 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.72%) QlikView
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) French Language
4 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
1 5 (8.62%) REST
1 5 (8.62%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 3 (5.17%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) RESTful
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.72%) J2EE
5 1 (1.72%) Java EE
5 1 (1.72%) JSP
5 1 (1.72%) LAMP
5 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.72%) Lucene
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Life Science
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) EPoS
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) STB
4 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) Unix
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Change Management
3 6 (10.34%) CRM
3 6 (10.34%) DevOps
3 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.34%) Microservices
3 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
5 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Release Management
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
7 2 (3.45%) Matrix Management
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.45%) Process Architecture
7 2 (3.45%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.17%) Perl
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) Korn
6 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) GxP
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.72%) KVM
3 1 (1.72%) Xen
3 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.45%) Nagios
2 2 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Lumension
4 2 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (1.72%) BEA
5 1 (1.72%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) Concur
5 1 (1.72%) hybris
5 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.72%) Nintex
5 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) Remedy
5 1 (1.72%) Sage
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) WSO2