The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 99 90 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 28 41 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.23% 1.58% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.66% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 9
Median daily rate £220 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £33.50 - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +107.14%
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
2170 2472 2757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.26% 94.97% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1439 1762
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 267 186
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire +8 9 £150 -29.41% 4
Bedfordshire - 7 £210 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £155 -43.63% 3
Essex -25 4 £288 -17.85% 1
Suffolk - 4 £300 -
Norfolk +10 1 £355 +75.30%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 East of England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 32 (51.61%) SQL
2 16 (25.81%) Finance
3 14 (22.58%) MS Office
3 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.97%) ITIL
4 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
4 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
5 12 (19.35%) Oracle
6 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
6 11 (17.74%) Windows
6 11 (17.74%) SLA
7 9 (14.52%) Linux
8 8 (12.90%) VBA
8 8 (12.90%) Unix
8 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
9 7 (11.29%) Java
10 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
10 6 (9.68%) JSP
10 6 (9.68%) Struts
10 6 (9.68%) XML
10 6 (9.68%) XSL
10 6 (9.68%) XSLT
10 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (9.68%) Front Office
10 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
10 6 (9.68%) Spring
10 6 (9.68%) JSF
10 6 (9.68%) High Availability
10 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
10 6 (9.68%) Java EE

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (6.45%) IIS
1 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Office
2 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) assyst
1 1 (1.61%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.61%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) FTP
3 2 (3.23%) DNS
3 2 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (4.84%) OLAP
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.23%) Essbase
6 2 (3.23%) MS Access
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.61%) DB2
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Front Office
3 4 (6.45%) Back Office
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
1 6 (9.68%) Java EE
1 6 (9.68%) JSF
1 6 (9.68%) JSP
1 6 (9.68%) Spring
1 6 (9.68%) Struts
1 6 (9.68%) XML
1 6 (9.68%) XSL
1 6 (9.68%) XSLT
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) J2EE
3 2 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.45%) EFT
3 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) EPoS
4 2 (3.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Unix
4 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) High Availability
3 5 (8.06%) Release Management
3 5 (8.06%) Time Management
4 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.84%) Change Control
5 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) ITSM
5 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.61%) CRM
7 1 (1.61%) Data Management
7 1 (1.61%) ERP
7 1 (1.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) SQL
2 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
3 8 (12.90%) VBA
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) VB
7 2 (3.23%) AWK
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) COBOL
7 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.23%) sed
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) MOS
2 1 (1.61%) MCP
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
1 3 (4.84%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.23%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) BEA
5 3 (4.84%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) Adobe
7 1 (1.61%) CODA
7 1 (1.61%) Cognos
7 1 (1.61%) Epicor
7 1 (1.61%) Thunderhead