The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 91 89 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.87% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.94% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Average daily rate
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- £388 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £264
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +23.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +25.67%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1480 1491 1474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 92.50% 92.72% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 757 650
Average daily rate £350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 99 148
Average hourly rate £16.60 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Leicestershire +8 2 - - 3
Northamptonshire -8 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) iSeries
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) BMC
6 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) Back Office
6 2 (16.67%) AS400
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (8.33%) Legal
7 1 (8.33%) Shell Script

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) iSeries
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) BMC
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Aquila
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle