The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Tyne and Wear 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 50 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.86% - 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £219 - -
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 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+60.68% -33.17%
Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
493 187 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.47% 89.47% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 70 121
Average daily rate £284 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Applications Support
North East

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 16 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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £219 - 2
Applications Support
North East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) COBOL
3 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) MySQL
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
6 3 (21.43%) PL/1
6 3 (21.43%) SAS
6 3 (21.43%) Curam
6 3 (21.43%) VME
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (14.29%) Data Management
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (21.43%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (7.14%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (7.14%) Maximo
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) VME
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) PLM
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) COBOL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
3 3 (21.43%) PL/1
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Curam
4 1 (7.14%) Borland
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos