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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 29 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 27 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.28% 1.90% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.43% 1.94% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 6
Average daily rate £338 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
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
420 515 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.67% 97.91% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 282 391
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 7 £338 -
Brentwood +8 5 £220 +10.00%
Colchester -8 4 £348 +41.83%
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 29 (48.33%) SQL
2 27 (45.00%) Finance
3 23 (38.33%) .NET
4 20 (33.33%) IIS
5 16 (26.67%) Windows
6 13 (21.67%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 11 (18.33%) Change Management
9 10 (16.67%) XML
10 9 (15.00%) Web Services
10 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
11 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (13.33%) SLA
11 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 8 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (11.67%) XML Messaging
12 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (11.67%) HTTP
12 7 (11.67%) Classic ASP
12 7 (11.67%) SOAP
12 7 (11.67%) C#
12 7 (11.67%) Capacity Management
13 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (10.00%) WebLogic
13 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (33.33%) IIS
2 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.00%) Apache
3 6 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (8.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) HTTP
2 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) .NET
2 10 (16.67%) XML
3 9 (15.00%) Web Services
4 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (11.67%) Classic ASP
5 7 (11.67%) SOAP
5 7 (11.67%) XML Messaging
6 6 (10.00%) WCF
7 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.00%) COM+
8 2 (3.33%) Middleware
8 2 (3.33%) Software Packaging
9 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) DataPower
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 11 (18.33%) Change Management
3 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (11.67%) Capacity Management
5 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Time Management
8 4 (6.67%) Wealth Management
9 3 (5.00%) Defect Management
9 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.00%) SDLC
9 3 (5.00%) Test Management
10 2 (3.33%) High Availability
10 2 (3.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C#
3 4 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.67%) Xen
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Opsview
3 2 (3.33%) Nagios
3 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) VMware
2 5 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Citrix
3 3 (5.00%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Splunk
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Northgate
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.67%) Software AG
5 1 (1.67%) webMethods