The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 34 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 24 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.95% - 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£150 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £87.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +94.44%
Applications Support
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
445 168 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.75% 89.36% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 74 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £216 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.90 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £188 -
Applications Support
North East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 15 (44.12%) Windows
3 14 (41.18%) UNIX
4 12 (35.29%) Java
4 12 (35.29%) .NET
4 12 (35.29%) Oracle
5 10 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 9 (26.47%) Web Services
6 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) HP
6 9 (26.47%) Workflow
7 8 (23.53%) C#
7 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
8 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.59%) XML
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (17.65%) PVCS
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
9 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
9 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (17.65%) SAS
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (14.71%) AppFabric

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (20.59%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 6 (17.65%) SAS
3 3 (8.82%) Documentum
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle UPK
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (2.94%) PRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) PVCS
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 9 (26.47%) Web Services
3 7 (20.59%) XML
4 5 (14.71%) WCF
4 5 (14.71%) WF
4 5 (14.71%) AppFabric
5 1 (2.94%) Drools
5 1 (2.94%) XSLT
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) UNIX
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 5 (14.71%) HPUX
5 2 (5.88%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Workflow
3 6 (17.65%) Change Management
3 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Migration
4 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.82%) Data Management
6 3 (8.82%) Content Management
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Cash Management
7 2 (5.88%) CRM
7 2 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (2.94%) SOA
8 1 (2.94%) ETL
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.94%) Service Management
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 8 (23.53%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) COBOL
6 1 (2.94%) RPG
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.94%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
1 4 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) Business Objects
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Informatica
5 1 (2.94%) IBM