Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 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 of England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 166 125
Rank change year-on-year -24 -41 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 20 37 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.40% 0.76% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.80% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 36
East of England median daily rate £265 £238 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% -12.04% -16.92%
10th Percentile £211 £133 £153
90th Percentile £416 £388 £450
England median daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +1.59% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
East of England median hourly rate £21.41 £26.00 £32.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -19.43% +7.57%
England median hourly rate £24.50 £22.20 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.36% -3.48% +9.52%

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 4,734 4,604 4,764
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 94.13% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,692 2,718
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 361 381
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 25 September 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 25 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
Hertfordshire -3 12 £250 +13.64% 1
Essex +3 5 £350 -6.67% 2
Norfolk +19 2 £275 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Change Management
4 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Service Management
6 5 (25.00%) SSL
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) Squid
6 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (10.00%) Release Management
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
9 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) DevOps
9 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) ThingWorx
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.00%) Endur
1 1 (5.00%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Change Management
3 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Information Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) RPG
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Squid
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Civica
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Orchard
3 1 (5.00%) PTC
3 1 (5.00%) SAP