Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 February 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 102 98
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 14 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.57% 1.37% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.43% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 42
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £319 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +84.78% -42.50%
10th Percentile £250 £276 £125
90th Percentile £373 £525 £513
England median daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +140.00% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £21.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £17.75 £32.00 £13.75
England median hourly rate £20.16 £23.25 £29.25
% change year-on-year -13.28% -20.51% +0.86%

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 2,334 2,861 3,026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.30% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,767 1,897
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £222 £217 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 166 137
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £22.45 £47.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 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
Nottinghamshire +8 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire -16 4 £345 +15.00% 2
Leicestershire +11 3 £263 - 4
Derbyshire +3 3 £319 +41.67%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 East Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) French Language
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) GIS
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Retail-J
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (14.29%) WebEx
4 2 (14.29%) Case Management
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Power BI

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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) French Language
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) VMS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Case Management
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) ETL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Business Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Capita
3 1 (7.14%) ESRI
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau