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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 96 134 111
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 52 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.67% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.53% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -51.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
2910 2813 2246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.39% 92.69% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 1654 1135
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 229 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.32 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 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
Essex +32 43 £338 +42.10% 7
Hertfordshire -10 6 - - 3
Bedfordshire +11 2 £315 +110.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £160 - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 36 (46.75%) Finance
2 23 (29.87%) Windows
3 20 (25.97%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) ITIL
4 18 (23.38%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (18.18%) Change Management
6 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
7 12 (15.58%) Project Management
7 12 (15.58%) Service Management
7 12 (15.58%) Linux
8 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 11 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.29%) SLA
9 10 (12.99%) Oracle
10 9 (11.69%) Workflow
10 9 (11.69%) IIS
10 9 (11.69%) .NET
11 8 (10.39%) UNIX
11 8 (10.39%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (10.39%) Internet
12 7 (9.09%) Apache
13 6 (7.79%) CRM
13 6 (7.79%) Cognos
13 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
13 6 (7.79%) VMware
13 6 (7.79%) Degree
14 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
14 5 (6.49%) Zope

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 9 (11.69%) IIS
2 7 (9.09%) Apache
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.49%) Zope
4 5 (6.49%) Plone
5 3 (3.90%) Lync
5 3 (3.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.60%) LiveLink
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.60%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.60%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) Intranet
3 3 (3.90%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.19%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.30%) DTS
7 1 (1.30%) MS Access
7 1 (1.30%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (46.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) SOAP
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 3 (3.90%) XML
2 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) NHS
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) UNIX
4 5 (6.49%) Debian
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Change Management
3 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
4 12 (15.58%) Project Management
4 12 (15.58%) Service Management
5 11 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.69%) Workflow
7 6 (7.79%) CRM
8 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
9 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.19%) SDLC
10 3 (3.90%) Migration
10 3 (3.90%) Document Management
10 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.60%) ERP
11 2 (2.60%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) VBA
2 5 (6.49%) Python
2 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.30%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.19%) LPIC
4 3 (3.90%) MCP
4 3 (3.90%) MCSD
4 3 (3.90%) MCSE
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (7.79%) Cognos
4 6 (7.79%) VMware
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.19%) CODA
6 4 (5.19%) SunGard
6 4 (5.19%) Citrix
6 4 (5.19%) Thunderhead
7 3 (3.90%) Pega
8 2 (2.60%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.30%) webMethods
9 1 (1.30%) SmartStream
9 1 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.30%) Software AG
9 1 (1.30%) Altiris
9 1 (1.30%) Google
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