The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 50 21 67
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 36 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.23% 6.35% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 6.50% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 34 1
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +107.14%
Applications Support
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
392 554 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 96.31% 97.71% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 297 313
Median daily rate £354 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 92 50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.25 £35.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Essex region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Essex region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 3 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
Colchester +3 3 £300 -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 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 Essex region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) SLA
4 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
4 5 (22.73%) VBA
4 5 (22.73%) Release Management
5 4 (18.18%) MOS
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) J2EE
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Front Office
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.09%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) COBOL
7 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) MS Access
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) XenApp
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) Acrobat
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) assyst
1 1 (4.55%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (4.55%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Essbase
1 2 (9.09%) MS Access
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
2 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Release Management
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) VBA
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) COBOL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MOS
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) CODA
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Thunderhead