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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 98 89 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 35 61 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 1.98% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 2.07% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 8
Median daily rate £245 £325 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% +48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £250 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £32.27 £30.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £30.00 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.37 £35.25 £110.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +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
2392 2950 2987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.53% 95.59% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1755 1778
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 256 230
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Essex -16 19 £265 -24.21%
Cambridgeshire +30 10 £180 +12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +6 6 £250 - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 20 (23.53%) Windows
3 18 (21.18%) MS Office
3 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (20.00%) Finance
5 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 15 (17.65%) .NET
5 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 14 (16.47%) IIS
6 14 (16.47%) ITIL
7 11 (12.94%) T-SQL
8 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
9 9 (10.59%) HTTP
9 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (10.59%) Civica
10 8 (9.41%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
10 8 (9.41%) SLA
10 8 (9.41%) Oracle
10 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.41%) VMware
11 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.24%) Apache
11 7 (8.24%) Classic ASP
11 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
11 7 (8.24%) Citrix
11 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (8.24%) Capacity Management
11 7 (8.24%) MOS
12 6 (7.06%) WCF

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 14 (16.47%) IIS
2 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.24%) Apache
4 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) Drupal
5 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.53%) Mule
6 2 (2.35%) CMS
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.18%) JBoss
7 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) MS Office
2 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) assyst
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.35%) Primavera
4 1 (1.18%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (1.18%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (1.18%) Maximo
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) HTTP
2 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) Internet
4 3 (3.53%) Firewall
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) SMS
6 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.53%) MariaDB
3 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.53%) OLAP
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) Essbase
4 2 (2.35%) MS Access
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) FindBugs
1 1 (1.18%) MSI
1 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.18%) VisualVM
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Front Office
2 5 (5.88%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Back Office
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Automotive
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Classic ASP
3 6 (7.06%) WCF
4 4 (4.71%) XML
5 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.53%) J2EE
5 3 (3.53%) SOAP
5 3 (3.53%) Web Services
5 3 (3.53%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.35%) ELK Stack
6 2 (2.35%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.35%) Middleware
7 1 (1.18%) COM+
7 1 (1.18%) HTML
7 1 (1.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.71%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.53%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.35%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) DataPower
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.88%) Linux
5 5 (5.88%) Unix
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) ITIL
2 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
2 8 (9.41%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (8.24%) Capacity Management
3 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (7.06%) Time Management
5 5 (5.88%) ERP
5 5 (5.88%) Release Management
6 4 (4.71%) ITSM
7 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Change Control
7 3 (3.53%) Change Management
7 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.35%) Resource Allocation
8 2 (2.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VBA
4 4 (4.71%) Java
4 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.71%) VB
5 3 (3.53%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) PHP
6 2 (2.35%) AWK
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.35%) COBOL
6 2 (2.35%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.35%) sed
7 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) MOS
2 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) XenApp
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.53%) Varnish
6 2 (2.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.18%) Xen
7 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) SCOM
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.35%) Kibana
3 2 (2.35%) logstash
3 2 (2.35%) Nagios
4 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.18%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 1 (1.18%) Opsview
4 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Civica
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) Citrix
5 3 (3.53%) Adobe
5 3 (3.53%) ForgeRock
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) Google
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.35%) Northgate
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) CODA
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos
7 1 (1.18%) HP
7 1 (1.18%) Software AG
7 1 (1.18%) Splunk
7 1 (1.18%) Thunderhead
7 1 (1.18%) webMethods