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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 48 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.71% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -51.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
402 523 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 94.59% 91.43% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 298 137
Average daily rate £350 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 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 30 January 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
Brentwood -7 1 £200 - 2
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Colchester - - - - 1
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) EDI
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) EDI
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
Colchester
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 18 days ago