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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 44 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.25% 1.91% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 2.14% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
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
358 234 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.40% 89.31% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 119 63
Average daily rate £365 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £177 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 34
Average hourly rate £14.80 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
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 28 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Applications Support
North East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) HPUX
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) Business Objects
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
5 3 (17.65%) Informatica
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Documentum
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (23.53%) RDBMS
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) PVCS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) WF
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) AppFabric
5 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) HPUX
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Business Objects
4 3 (17.65%) Informatica