The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 46 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.54% 0.31% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.32% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £253 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £283 £281
% change year-on-year
+15.92% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
686 617 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.81% 95.51% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 313 351
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% -28.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.85 £9.25 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.91 £33.90 £37.00
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 Hertfordshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Hertfordshire region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Hertfordshire region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
St Albans - 5 - -
Watford - 2 £275 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £200 -
Potters Bar - 1 £230 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Advertising
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
3 4 (30.77%) Maximo
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (15.38%) Primavera
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (7.69%) ITSM
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Maximo
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Primavera
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Advertising
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) VMware