Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £324 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 108 114
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 48 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.59% 1.23% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.28% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 16
East Midlands median daily rate £324 £165 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.21% -45.00% +76.47%
10th Percentile £253 £125 £231
90th Percentile £525 £525 £438
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% - -
England median hourly rate £22.20 £16.00 £23.26
% change year-on-year +38.75% -31.21% +10.76%

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 2,861 3,039 2,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.96% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,785 1,920 1,743
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £206 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £520
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 175
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.97 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.85% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £9.48 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £33.90
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Nottinghamshire +10 15 £330 - 1
Northamptonshire +6 14 £300 -10.45% 2
Derbyshire -7 12 £218 +61.11% 1
Leicestershire +7 4 - - 2
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 28 (58.33%) SQL
2 23 (47.92%) ITIL
3 21 (43.75%) Windows
4 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
5 16 (33.33%) Oracle
6 15 (31.25%) Service Management
7 12 (25.00%) Linux
7 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
9 10 (20.83%) Unix
9 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) Retail
11 8 (16.67%) ITSM
11 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
11 8 (16.67%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) Release Management
11 8 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (14.58%) CRM
12 7 (14.58%) IIS
12 7 (14.58%) .NET
12 7 (14.58%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (14.58%) XML
12 7 (14.58%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (14.58%) QMS
12 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
13 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
13 6 (12.50%) Publishing
13 6 (12.50%) HPUX
13 6 (12.50%) Crystal Reports

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 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.25%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (2.08%) Demantra
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP GTS
3 1 (2.08%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (2.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Boomi
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) SMS
2 1 (2.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.08%) Maven
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.08%) PeopleTools
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Retail
3 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (12.50%) Publishing
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
1 7 (14.58%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) X-Windows
3 2 (4.17%) ODBC
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) MDX
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.08%) XSD
4 1 (2.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Unix
4 6 (12.50%) HPUX
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Service Management
3 8 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 8 (16.67%) ITSM
3 8 (16.67%) Release Management
4 7 (14.58%) CRM
4 7 (14.58%) QMS
5 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) ETL
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (4.17%) Case Management
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 5 (10.42%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) C++
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) XMLA
5 1 (2.08%) XPath
5 1 (2.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) SAP