The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.17% 1.01% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £261 £625 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 180 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 94.84% 90.45% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 97 147
Average daily rate £396 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) PBX
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) NEC
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 2 (16.67%) Firmware
4 2 (16.67%) Toad
4 2 (16.67%) CRM

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) PBX
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) VLAN
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) NEC