The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 19 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 46 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.23% 0.83% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 0.92% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 1 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £238 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £238 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £238 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
620 436 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.48% 90.64% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 222 205
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 62 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.72 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 23 £350 - 1
Brentwood +3 2 £200 -15.78% 3
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 19 (33.93%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (25.00%) Change Management
4 13 (23.21%) Incident Management
5 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (17.86%) ITIL
6 10 (17.86%) Windows
7 9 (16.07%) SQL
7 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
7 9 (16.07%) Project Management
7 9 (16.07%) Service Management
7 9 (16.07%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (14.29%) Workflow
9 6 (10.71%) Internet
9 6 (10.71%) SLA
9 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.71%) .NET
9 6 (10.71%) IIS
10 5 (8.93%) VBA
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.93%) Thunderhead
10 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
11 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (7.14%) Document Management
11 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 4 (7.14%) SDLC
11 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.14%) SunGard
11 4 (7.14%) Citrix

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.71%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Lync
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) DTS
4 1 (1.79%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Law
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) SOAP
2 4 (7.14%) XML
2 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Change Management
2 13 (23.21%) Incident Management
3 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (17.86%) ITIL
5 9 (16.07%) Project Management
5 9 (16.07%) Service Management
6 8 (14.29%) Workflow
7 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.14%) SDLC
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.14%) Document Management
9 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.57%) Software Delivery
10 2 (3.57%) Security Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Wealth Management
10 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.57%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) VBA
3 2 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) MCP
1 2 (3.57%) MCSD
1 2 (3.57%) MCSE
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.36%) XenApp
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Thunderhead
4 4 (7.14%) SunGard
4 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 4 (7.14%) CODA
4 4 (7.14%) Cognos
5 3 (5.36%) Pega
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Altiris
6 1 (1.79%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) webMethods
6 1 (1.79%) Software AG
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Talent Spa
Rate: £25 - 35 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago