Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 14 November 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 of England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 178 132
Rank change year-on-year -4 -46 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.68% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.72% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 44
East of England median daily rate £350 £220 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -11.11% -29.29%
10th Percentile £254 £131 £153
90th Percentile £465 £278 £388
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
East of England median hourly rate £170.00 £17.50 £32.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +871.43% -45.88% +7.78%
10th Percentile £160.00 £15.25 £31.83
90th Percentile £180.00 £24.95 £34.40
England median hourly rate £36.00 £22.20 £23.00
% change year-on-year +62.16% -3.48% +3.37%

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 4,820 4,881 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 94.23% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,852 2,810 2,688
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.98%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 378 386
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -21.74% +9.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.16 £11.46
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%

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 14 November 2018.

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
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 14 November 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
Hertfordshire -2 5 £295 +34.09% 4
Essex -11 5 £350 +75.00%
Norfolk +11 4 £370 +34.55% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £350 +104.98% 6
Bedfordshire +8 1 £325 - 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 of England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) DevOps
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Apache
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Office 365
6 2 (11.11%) Migration

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
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) ThingWorx
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Windchill
2 1 (5.56%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
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%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Statistics
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.56%) PTC
3 1 (5.56%) SAP