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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 36 17 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 48 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.30% 7.41% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 7.69% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 3
Median daily rate £288 £350 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £32.27 £30.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £30.00 £28.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.37 £30.00 £29.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
429 624 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.06% 96.30% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 366 224
Median daily rate £324 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.73% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 71 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 0 5 £300 -25.00%
Basildon - 2 £240 -
Chelmsford -7 1 £475 +35.71%
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) MS Office
3 13 (30.95%) .NET
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) IIS
4 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) Finance
6 8 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (16.67%) MOS
7 7 (16.67%) HTTP
7 7 (16.67%) Citrix
7 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (16.67%) Classic ASP
7 7 (16.67%) Capacity Management
8 6 (14.29%) XenApp
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (14.29%) SLA
8 6 (14.29%) VMware
8 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 6 (14.29%) WCF
9 5 (11.90%) SCOM
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (11.90%) assyst
9 5 (11.90%) Mainframe

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (26.19%) IIS
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) assyst
2 1 (2.38%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (2.38%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (2.38%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
2 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) Essbase
2 2 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
1 1 (2.38%) VisualVM
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) Classic ASP
3 6 (14.29%) WCF
4 4 (9.52%) XML
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.14%) J2EE
5 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.38%) COM+
6 1 (2.38%) HTML
6 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Release Management
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
5 3 (7.14%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Wealth Management
7 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.38%) Test Management
7 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) VBA
3 3 (7.14%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) MOS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) XenApp
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) Xen
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
3 1 (2.38%) Opsview
3 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) Northgate
6 1 (2.38%) CODA
6 1 (2.38%) Cognos
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Software AG
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) Thunderhead
6 1 (2.38%) webMethods