Period
to 18 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £298 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 62 43
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.47% 0.15% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.16% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £298 - £220
10th Percentile £284 - £150
90th Percentile £307 - £253
East of England median daily rate £350 £185 £238
% change year-on-year +89.19% -22.11% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £102.50 £45.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +127.78% +34.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 394 610 511
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.84% 94.14% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 417 348
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +2.24% -
10th Percentile £241 £130 £212
90th Percentile £594 £600 £575
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.06% +14.29% -65.00%
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.16 £11.06
90th Percentile £49.99 £35.00 £23.40
East of England median hourly rate £15.98 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.69% -16.67% -2.33%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £295 -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) Struts
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) SLA

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Struts
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle