Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 97 144
Rank change year-on-year -18 +47 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 24 53 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.87% 1.67% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.77% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 4
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £186 £220 £190
90th Percentile £451 £499 £361
England median daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +1.59% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £22.20 £21.12
% change year-on-year +10.36% +5.14% +0.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,616 3,001 3,070
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 94.55% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,625 1,836 1,919
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £225 £235
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 162 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.75 £8.75
90th Percentile £43.08 £42.38 £25.20
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the East Midlands

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -23 9 £350 +19.15% 2
Derbyshire +8 7 £300 +36.36% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 5 £369 +13.90% 1
Leicestershire +7 3 £145 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 East Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) ITIL
4 8 (33.33%) Unix
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (29.17%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) VB
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle
7 5 (20.83%) ETL
7 5 (20.83%) VMS
8 4 (16.67%) MQSeries
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (16.67%) Office 365
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) .NET
9 3 (12.50%) IIS
10 2 (8.33%) CSS
10 2 (8.33%) SOAP
10 2 (8.33%) Web Services
10 2 (8.33%) XML
10 2 (8.33%) VBA
10 2 (8.33%) JavaScript

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Endeca
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) WSDL
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) VMS
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) ETL
3 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Release Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Application Discovery
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Control-M
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee