Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 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 of England
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 174 151
Rank change year-on-year +3 -23 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.49% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.52% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 30
East of England median daily rate £355 £172 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.00% -26.24% -31.11%
10th Percentile £260 £137 £150
90th Percentile £503 £248 £352
England median daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £102.50 £45.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.78% +34.33% -
10th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £31.75
90th Percentile £165.50 £45.00 £35.25
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 of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 3,978 4,456 4,286
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.91% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,336 2,573 2,486
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £585 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 299 338
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the East of England

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in the East of England

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in the East of England

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in the East of England

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support in the East of England

Applications Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 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
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £388 +127.94% 5
Hertfordshire +5 5 £424 +88.33% 5
Suffolk +8 3 £275 -8.49%
Norfolk - 3 £385 - 2
Essex -20 2 £250 +11.11%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 of England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Apache
6 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) HTML

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) HipChat
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.56%) Endur
2 1 (5.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) CAFM
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Facilities Management
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Grafana
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Tagetik