The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / South East
Rank 199 215 225
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 42 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.61% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 25
Median daily rate £300 £253 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -22.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £133 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £63.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.57% +215.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -58.09% +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 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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 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
Surrey +19 14 £294 +78.03% 9
Hampshire +11 7 - - 6
Berkshire +13 6 £450 +66.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £203 -46.40% 3
West Sussex -4 4 £450 +221.42% 2
East Sussex +7 3 £325 +13.04% 1
Oxfordshire -15 3 £200 +14.28% 9
Kent - 1 £305 - 1
Sussex - 1 £305 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 32 (37.21%) SQL
2 21 (24.42%) Oracle
3 19 (22.09%) Linux
3 19 (22.09%) Finance
4 15 (17.44%) Windows
5 13 (15.12%) CRM
5 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
5 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
6 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (13.95%) Unix
7 11 (12.79%) ITIL
7 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
7 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
7 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
8 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
8 10 (11.63%) Service Delivery
9 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.47%) C#
9 9 (10.47%) Java
9 9 (10.47%) XML
10 8 (9.30%) Web Services
10 8 (9.30%) .NET
10 8 (9.30%) Perl
10 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.30%) SDLC
11 7 (8.14%) WebCenter
11 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
11 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
11 7 (8.14%) Middleware
12 6 (6.98%) Internet

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.98%) JBoss
4 5 (5.81%) Apache
4 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.33%) Drupal
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.16%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.33%) Cognos Planning
2 2 (2.33%) Sonata
2 2 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.16%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.16%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.16%) Postilion
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) iTunes
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) Network Security
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) Broadband
3 3 (3.49%) SSL
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) LDAP
4 2 (2.33%) SSH
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.16%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Japanese Language
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) XML
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 8 (9.30%) Web Services
3 7 (8.14%) Middleware
3 7 (8.14%) WebCenter
4 6 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (6.98%) Apache Camel
5 4 (4.65%) J2EE
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.16%) Autofac
7 1 (1.16%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.16%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) Spring
7 1 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.16%) Life Science
3 1 (1.16%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Linux
2 15 (17.44%) Windows
3 12 (13.95%) Unix
4 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.81%) Solaris
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) CRM
2 11 (12.79%) ITIL
3 10 (11.63%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.30%) SDLC
5 6 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.98%) High Availability
6 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.65%) OO
6 4 (4.65%) OOD
6 4 (4.65%) Service Management
7 3 (3.49%) Change Management
7 3 (3.49%) ERP
7 3 (3.49%) Migration
7 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.49%) Time Management
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) SQL
2 9 (10.47%) C#
2 9 (10.47%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) Perl
4 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) AAT
3 1 (1.16%) ACCA
3 1 (1.16%) CIMA
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) WSUS
2 1 (1.16%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) OVSD
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) Northgate
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) Civica
5 3 (3.49%) Cognos
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) F5
6 2 (2.33%) FatWire
6 2 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.16%) Aareon
7 1 (1.16%) Capita
7 1 (1.16%) Epicor
7 1 (1.16%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.16%) Lotus
7 1 (1.16%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Orchard
7 1 (1.16%) Sage
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