The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 130 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.71% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.76% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
Average daily rate
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£200 £265 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £171 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £50.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% +212.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £23.60 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £50.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +61.42%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2962 2239 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.62% 94.04% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1769 1114 1472
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 208 332
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.20 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Essex -2 5 £238 +79.24% 1
Hertfordshire -15 4 - - 3
Norfolk - 4 £169 -
Bedfordshire -22 2 £200 -13.04% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - - 9
Suffolk - - - - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) Oracle
4 11 (35.48%) ITIL
5 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
5 9 (29.03%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
7 4 (12.90%) IIS
7 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
7 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (9.68%) SCCM
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (9.68%) Banking
8 3 (9.68%) Linux
8 3 (9.68%) UNIX
8 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
8 3 (9.68%) XML
8 3 (9.68%) NHS
8 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.68%) SLA
9 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.45%) Lotus
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Citrix
9 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.45%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) LiveCycle
4 1 (3.23%) JCAPS
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) InstallShield
1 2 (6.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.23%) VisualVM
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) EPoS
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Informatics
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.45%) ETL
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Release Management
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB6
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Delphi
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Lotus
2 2 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
2 2 (6.45%) Northgate
2 2 (6.45%) AppSense
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Capita
3 1 (3.23%) Orchard
3 1 (3.23%) webMethods
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe