The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 North East 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 51 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.57% - 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% - 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £219 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+63.83% -27.86%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
591 278 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.63% 91.45% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 111 207
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £474 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.40 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Applications Support
England

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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 9 £219 - 1
Durham - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (60.00%) ITIL
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) COBOL
3 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) Curam
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) PL/1
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (20.00%) SAS
6 3 (20.00%) VME
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (13.33%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (20.00%) SAS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (6.67%) Maximo
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) VME
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) PLM
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) COBOL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (20.00%) PL/1
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Curam
4 1 (6.67%) Borland
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos