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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 83 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 15 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.96% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -29.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
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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
1468 1392 1237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.68% 95.54% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 714 588
Average daily rate £350 £343 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 120 107
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £36.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015. 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
Derbyshire -2 5 - -
Leicestershire - 4 £250 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (25.00%) Workflow
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) IIS
5 5 (25.00%) VB
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) SLA
5 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) LiveLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (15.00%) WinForms
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Workflow
2 4 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VB
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) LANDesk