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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 24 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 29 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.65% 1.56% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 1.62% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 2
Average daily rate £325 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £310 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -
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
492 431 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.91% 95.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 241 331
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
Brentwood +7 8 £219 +9.37% 3
Chelmsford - 5 £338 -
Harlow +4 1 £300 -14.28%
Colchester 0 1 £250 +2.04%
Basildon - 1 £242 -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 34 (58.62%) SQL
2 29 (50.00%) Finance
3 21 (36.21%) .NET
4 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (24.14%) C#
6 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
7 12 (20.69%) Change Management
7 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
8 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.07%) IIS
11 6 (10.34%) ITIL
11 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
12 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
12 5 (8.62%) Apache
12 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
13 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
13 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (6.90%) JBoss
13 4 (6.90%) Cognos
13 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
13 4 (6.90%) HP
13 4 (6.90%) Windows
13 4 (6.90%) Web Services
13 4 (6.90%) XML
13 4 (6.90%) MS Office
13 4 (6.90%) CODA
13 4 (6.90%) CODA-Financials
13 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 7 (12.07%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (3.45%) Cognos Planning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) VisualVM
General
1 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.21%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) COM+
4 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 2 (3.45%) SOAP
4 2 (3.45%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.45%) DataPower
1 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.45%) Statistics
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Change Management
1 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.17%) Line Management
5 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.17%) Time Management
5 3 (5.17%) Workflow
6 2 (3.45%) Defect Management
6 2 (3.45%) High Availability
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) SDLC
6 2 (3.45%) Security Testing
6 2 (3.45%) Software Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Test Management
6 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) Java
4 2 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Nagios
2 2 (3.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) CODA
1 4 (6.90%) Cognos
1 4 (6.90%) HP
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Capita
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 2 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) Thunderhead
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