The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 209 217
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 43 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.79% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.84% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 22
Median daily rate £275 £375 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +37.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £228 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -5.28% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £38.25 £25.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% +40.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £23.45 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.05 £19.20
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
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 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Surrey -1 10 £360 -14.02% 8
Buckinghamshire -25 10 £213 -22.72% 3
Oxfordshire 0 6 £263 -25.00%
West Sussex +25 5 £420 +34.40% 1
Berkshire +21 5 £300 -20.00% 11
Hampshire -13 3 £342 -8.80% 7
Kent 0 2 £338 -
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 27 (32.14%) SQL
2 21 (25.00%) Finance
3 20 (23.81%) Java
4 16 (19.05%) Oracle
4 16 (19.05%) JBoss
5 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (16.67%) Windows
6 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 13 (15.48%) ITIL
7 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
7 13 (15.48%) Incident Management
8 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 11 (13.10%) SLA
10 10 (11.90%) Problem Management
10 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 10 (11.90%) SAP
11 9 (10.71%) Unix
11 9 (10.71%) Linux
11 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
12 8 (9.52%) SDLC
12 8 (9.52%) Apache Camel
12 8 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (9.52%) Web Services
12 8 (9.52%) Red Hat
13 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.33%) IIS
13 7 (8.33%) Drupal
13 7 (8.33%) Time Management
13 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012

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 16 (19.05%) JBoss
2 7 (8.33%) Drupal
2 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 4 (4.76%) Apache
4 3 (3.57%) Alfresco
4 3 (3.57%) Mule
4 3 (3.57%) Mule ESB
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.38%) FileNet
5 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.38%) WildFly
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.19%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.19%) Postilion
3 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.19%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) iTunes
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Network Security
2 3 (3.57%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) Broadband
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (1.19%) DVB
4 1 (1.19%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.19%) SSH
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.14%) MySQL
4 5 (5.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.19%) GIS
8 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.19%) QlikView
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
3 1 (1.19%) Front Office
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Publishing
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (9.52%) Apache Camel
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 6 (7.14%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) HTML
2 6 (7.14%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 3 (3.57%) Middleware
4 3 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 2 (2.38%) RESTful
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.19%) COM+
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.19%) LAMP
6 1 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.19%) Lucene
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.38%) Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.38%) Tandem
2 2 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (1.19%) EPoS
3 1 (1.19%) FMCG
3 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.19%) Life Science
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) STB
3 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Unix
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Incident Management
1 13 (15.48%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 10 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 8 (9.52%) SDLC
5 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.33%) Time Management
6 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.14%) Change Management
6 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.14%) Release Management
7 5 (5.95%) Application Performance Management
7 5 (5.95%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.95%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.76%) Automated Trading
8 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) ERP
8 4 (4.76%) OOD
8 4 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) PHP
4 4 (4.76%) Python
5 3 (3.57%) C#
5 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) JCL
6 2 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.19%) AAT
4 1 (1.19%) ACCA
4 1 (1.19%) CIMA
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.19%) Docker
4 1 (1.19%) KVM
4 1 (1.19%) Xen
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
4 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Ansible
1 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) WSUS
2 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Oracle
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) SAP
3 8 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.14%) VMware
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (3.57%) Northgate
7 2 (2.38%) Civica
7 2 (2.38%) Genesys
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
7 2 (2.38%) Informatica
7 2 (2.38%) McAfee
7 2 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (1.19%) Apple
8 1 (1.19%) CODA
8 1 (1.19%) Epicor
8 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.19%) Sage
8 1 (1.19%) Symantec
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas
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