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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 94 97 132
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 34 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.33% 1.70% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.79% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 6
Median daily rate £280 £325 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.76% +40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £311 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £32.27 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £30.00 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.37 £36.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +31.25%
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
2430 2965 2886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.33% 95.09% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1800 1692
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 248 237
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.60 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 -25 15 £300 -11.11% 4
Cambridgeshire +29 13 £183 +14.06% 6
Hertfordshire +15 6 £375 - 3
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (32.26%) SQL
2 29 (31.18%) Windows
3 18 (19.35%) Finance
4 17 (18.28%) IIS
5 16 (17.20%) MS Office
5 16 (17.20%) ITIL
5 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
5 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.13%) .NET
7 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
8 13 (13.98%) Linux
9 12 (12.90%) Oracle
10 11 (11.83%) T-SQL
11 10 (10.75%) Java
11 10 (10.75%) XML
11 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
12 9 (9.68%) HTTP
12 9 (9.68%) VMware
12 9 (9.68%) Windows Server
12 9 (9.68%) Civica
13 8 (8.60%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
13 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
13 8 (8.60%) HTML
13 8 (8.60%) PHP
14 7 (7.53%) Classic ASP
14 7 (7.53%) SLA
14 7 (7.53%) Python

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 17 (18.28%) IIS
2 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.53%) Apache
4 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.23%) Drupal
5 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.23%) Mule
6 2 (2.15%) CMS
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.08%) JBoss
7 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) MS Office
2 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) assyst
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (3.23%) Maximo
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.15%) Primavera
5 1 (1.08%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (1.08%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.08%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) HTTP
2 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.30%) Internet
4 3 (3.23%) Firewall
5 2 (2.15%) Network Security
5 2 (2.15%) SMS
6 1 (1.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.23%) MariaDB
3 3 (3.23%) MS Access
3 3 (3.23%) OLAP
4 2 (2.15%) Essbase
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.08%) FindBugs
1 1 (1.08%) JIRA
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
1 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.08%) VisualVM
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Advertising
2 5 (5.38%) Marketing
3 4 (4.30%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Front Office
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) XML
3 8 (8.60%) HTML
4 7 (7.53%) Classic ASP
5 6 (6.45%) WCF
6 5 (5.38%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.38%) SOAP
6 5 (5.38%) Web Services
6 5 (5.38%) XML Messaging
7 4 (4.30%) Ajax
7 4 (4.30%) CSS
8 3 (3.23%) J2EE
8 3 (3.23%) Middleware
9 2 (2.15%) ELK Stack
9 2 (2.15%) Google Maps API
10 1 (1.08%) COM+
10 1 (1.08%) Software Packaging
10 1 (1.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.30%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.23%) Statistics
4 2 (2.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.08%) DataPower
5 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.18%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Linux
3 9 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.38%) Unix
6 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.08%) AIX
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.20%) ITIL
2 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.60%) Network Load Balancing
2 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.53%) Capacity Management
4 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (6.45%) Time Management
5 5 (5.38%) ERP
5 5 (5.38%) Release Management
6 4 (4.30%) Change Management
6 4 (4.30%) ITSM
6 4 (4.30%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.30%) Wealth Management
7 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.23%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.15%) Migration
8 2 (2.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.26%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.75%) Java
4 8 (8.60%) PHP
5 7 (7.53%) Python
6 6 (6.45%) Perl
7 4 (4.30%) C#
7 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.30%) VB
8 3 (3.23%) VBA
9 2 (2.15%) AWK
9 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.15%) COBOL
9 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.15%) sed
10 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) MOS
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (5.38%) XenApp
3 3 (3.23%) Varnish
4 2 (2.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCOM
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Kibana
3 2 (2.15%) logstash
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
3 2 (2.15%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.08%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.08%) Opsview
4 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Oracle
3 9 (9.68%) Civica
3 9 (9.68%) VMware
4 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (4.30%) IBM
5 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.30%) Siebel
6 3 (3.23%) Adobe
6 3 (3.23%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.15%) Google
7 2 (2.15%) Northgate
7 2 (2.15%) SAP
8 1 (1.08%) CODA
8 1 (1.08%) Cognos
8 1 (1.08%) HP
8 1 (1.08%) Software AG
8 1 (1.08%) Splunk
8 1 (1.08%) Vertica
8 1 (1.08%) webMethods
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