The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 48 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 0.31% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.33% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £150 £213 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -52.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £33.50 - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +100.00%
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
602 598 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.86% 93.44% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 307 413
Median daily rate £437 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 32
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £150 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £190 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £275 - 1
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) EFT
6 3 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (20.00%) Change Control
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) Apache
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) FTP
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (13.33%) Middleware
7 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (13.33%) EPoS
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (20.00%) Apache
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) EFT
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Change Control
1 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.67%) Clinical Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) SDLC
2 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) AWK
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (13.33%) sed
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) SAP