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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / East of England
Rank 98 91 111
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 22 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.03% 1.48% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 8
Median daily rate £220 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +84.12%

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
2041 2193 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.42% 95.22% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1312 1481
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 225 190
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Bedfordshire - 7 £210 - 6
Hertfordshire +6 6 £150 -43.18% 2
Essex -26 4 £300 -14.28%
Norfolk +8 3 £363 +79.01%
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £150 -50.00%
Suffolk - 1 £300 - 2
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 10 (21.28%) SLA
5 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.15%) ITIL
5 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
5 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
6 8 (17.02%) Linux
6 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.89%) VBA
7 7 (14.89%) Java
8 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
8 6 (12.77%) IIS
8 6 (12.77%) JSP
8 6 (12.77%) Struts
8 6 (12.77%) XML
8 6 (12.77%) XSL
8 6 (12.77%) XSLT
8 6 (12.77%) Unix
8 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
8 6 (12.77%) Spring
8 6 (12.77%) JSF
8 6 (12.77%) Java EE
8 6 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (12.77%) High Availability
8 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database

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 6 (12.77%) IIS
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (2.13%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) FTP
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
1 6 (12.77%) Java EE
1 6 (12.77%) JSF
1 6 (12.77%) JSP
1 6 (12.77%) Spring
1 6 (12.77%) Struts
1 6 (12.77%) XML
1 6 (12.77%) XSL
1 6 (12.77%) XSLT
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) EFT
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.26%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) High Availability
3 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.51%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.38%) Change Control
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
4 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Workflow
6 1 (2.13%) Application Discovery
6 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Clinical Data Management
6 1 (2.13%) ERP
6 1 (2.13%) ITSM
6 1 (2.13%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.13%) SDLC
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) VBA
3 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) AWK
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.13%) sed
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) MOS
2 1 (2.13%) MCP
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
1 3 (6.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) BEA
4 3 (6.38%) Epicor
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Adobe
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) CODA
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) Thunderhead
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