The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 64 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.82% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.32% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£365 - £333
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £236
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.75% +6.50%
Applications Support
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
754 314 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.29% 91.81% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 146 169
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 44
Average hourly rate £14.40 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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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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
Tyne and Wear - 7 £365 -
Durham - - - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) .NET
4 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
4 12 (34.29%) Java
5 11 (31.43%) UNIX
5 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (28.57%) Linux
6 10 (28.57%) ITIL
7 9 (25.71%) Web Services
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) HP
8 8 (22.86%) C#
9 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle
9 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
9 7 (20.00%) PVCS
9 7 (20.00%) XML
9 7 (20.00%) SAS
10 6 (17.14%) Change Management
10 6 (17.14%) RDBMS
10 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
10 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
11 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (14.29%) AppFabric
11 5 (14.29%) WCF
11 5 (14.29%) WF
11 5 (14.29%) Statistics
11 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 7 (20.00%) SAS
2 3 (8.57%) Documentum
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MicroStation
2 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.86%) PRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) RDBMS
2 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) PVCS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) Web Services
3 7 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (14.29%) AppFabric
4 5 (14.29%) WCF
4 5 (14.29%) WF
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.86%) jQuery
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) UNIX
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
2 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Workflow
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Data Management
7 1 (2.86%) MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) CAD
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) RPG IV
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) RPG
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) Business Objects
4 3 (8.57%) Informatica
5 1 (2.86%) IBM